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Old 11th May 2017, 7:44 am   #1
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Smile New book out about the history of Rugby radio station

Good morning,
I have just bought and received a copy of a new book which has just been published about the history of Rugby radio station.

Although for 5.99 it may seem a very small book it is in fact a very big book with plenty of pages and with many excellent pictures of the radio station, its transmitters and associated equipment through the years from the very beginning right up to the stations demise and the demolition of the masts. It includes the history of the Rugby time signal as well.It also has personal accounts of some of the staff who worked there.

All proceeds go to the air ambulance. A link to the book details page is below

http://rugbyradiostation.co.uk/the-h...radio-station/

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Old 11th May 2017, 8:35 am   #2
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Looks interesting. Rugby was the archetypal radio station that was talked of in my childhood - perhaps a hangover from its importance in WW2.

I've just ordered a copy of the book.

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Old 16th May 2017, 2:27 pm   #3
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Sounds interesting, I've ordered a copy. If anyone is undecided, remember that the money is going to charity.
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Old 16th May 2017, 3:38 pm   #4
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Default Re: New book out about the history of Rugby radio station

Just received my copy. Fascinating reading - very comprehensive with its 235 well-illustrated pages.

Not only full of technical detail, but also informative about staff, apprentice training etc. We learn what it was like to work there - through the eyes of one who was actually there.

Great value! Thanks for the recommendation Christopher.

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Old 16th May 2017, 4:02 pm   #5
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Just ordered mine, I can't wait!!

As to the price, about the same as a 'quality' magazine from WH Smith and not thrown away.
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Old 17th May 2017, 2:02 pm   #6
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I'll second previous comments, especially as it was my first BBC posting-great memories of hot transmitters, mercury arc rectifiers, etc! Excellent, well researched book.
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Old 20th May 2017, 6:28 pm   #7
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My copy arrived today. A quick glance suggests that it is a real labour of love and contains much of both technical and human interest. I look forward to reading it thoroughly.

It is excellent value for money. I hope that it sells well and contributes significantly to the air ambulance funds.

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Old 20th May 2017, 9:30 pm   #8
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Received my copy today at last. It a great read tells us all about the important work of the Rugby setup
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Old 21st May 2017, 8:44 am   #9
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According to Facebook page has so far raised 2K for Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance..
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My copy arrived yesterday too. Just the size, number of pages and printing quality is a bargain at 5.99, without even thinking about the content (which I haven't started reading yet).

Local news story about the book http://www.rugbyadvertiser.co.uk/new...ance-1-7964015
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Apart from all the techy details, the info about the weights of masts, details of stays etc
is mind blowing......200 tons per mast !!
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My copy arrived today. A quick glance suggests that it is a real labour of love and contains much of both technical and human interest. I look forward to reading it thoroughly.

It is excellent value for money. I hope that it sells well and contributes significantly to the air ambulance funds.

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Old 22nd May 2017, 9:51 am   #13
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Mine has just turned up at work, very good value for money indeed. Well that's this evening sorted!
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Brilliant,
Thanks for all the info everyone, looks fascinating.

Just ordered mine.

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Old 22nd May 2017, 3:04 pm   #15
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Currently popping (have popped) back to the kitchen for a beer and then returning to the garden in the sunshine to read some more. It is really a very good book, for both quality and contents, I would have gladly paid over a tenner for it.
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Just bought mine, it seems like a real bargain.
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Old 23rd May 2017, 4:51 pm   #17
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Thanks for the heads up. We donate to the Air Ambulance already, so this book is a great idea. Ordered and looking forward to a good read.
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Well after reading all these glowing reviews buying this was a no brainer, so I just ordered a copy! Some monthly mags are a fiver now, so this is incredible value for money! Thanks High Vac!
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Old 26th May 2017, 9:56 pm   #19
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I was brought up in the general area. I remember there was a book about the station in the house when I was a teenager which I found very interesting.

I bet it's still in Mum's house.
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