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Old 1st Dec 2012, 11:55 pm   #41
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Surplus RF components like attenuators, couplers, detectors, coax adaptors, Bird power meters, switches, packaged amplifiers:

SSE RF Products

http://ssejim.co.uk

I've used them several times and found the items exactly as described.

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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 3:28 am   #42
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I used to live pretty close to this tool shop and if you email and ask perhaps even American screw thread taps.
http://www.technasales.co.uk
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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 10:48 am   #43
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

I assume by American you mean Unified Fine (UNF) and Unified Coarse (UNC) threads?

If it's taps you're after I can recommend these suppliers:-

http://www.tracytools.com/

http://www.tapdie.com/
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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 11:16 pm   #44
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

If you need the right looking resistors and capacitors for that vintage amplifier then I can recommend the Hi Fi Collective and the Tube Amp Doctor. May be a little pricey but being a bit bigger size have the right look, and not quite so fiddly.
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Old 24th Dec 2012, 5:11 pm   #45
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Just ordered a drive belt for the tray on my Philips CD602. This site was the only place I could find that did replacement belts, http://www.ajhills.co.uk/be-cassette-player-belts.shtml

3.99 for a 38mm square belt but P+P 3.50 is a bit steep, but hey ho.
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Old 12th Jan 2013, 10:27 am   #46
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CP Lighting have a vast range of bulbs / lamps. Have bought some very hard to get bulbs from them twice in the last month. Prices are better than elsewhere too.
www.cp-lighting.co.uk
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Old 12th Jan 2013, 1:28 pm   #47
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I've used them and they're very good.
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Old 19th Jan 2013, 3:03 pm   #48
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Hi, recommended UK supplier:-

http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk

My Casio watch has two different batteries, both of which had expired.

As 5 years ago Casio charged 15 to replace, this time I decided to replace myself, although not straightforward as a retaining cage is used, which appeared difficult to release.

A local watch repairer advised he had neither in stock, but could order for around 5 each.

Thus I ordered midday Thursday from the above website and they arrived early Friday.

Total cost - 3.34.

me on the way to the bank!.

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Old 19th Jan 2013, 3:13 pm   #49
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Excellent site and service, Mike.
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Old 25th Jan 2013, 10:59 am   #50
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

I used to use Quarndon (www.quarndon.co.uk) a lot in the 80s and 90s. An excellent source for integrated circuits, many engineers used their well-printed datasheet catalogues. Their name does not crop up much nowadays.

But they are still in business. I found them again yesterday when I was searching for some slightly scarce transistors.

I ordered at mid-day and they arrived this morning, recorded delivery. And the devices were a lot cheaper in this case than auction site alternatives. Very reasonable delivery charges as well (2.75+VAT), very professionally packed.

Not an enormous range but well worth a look.

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Old 25th Jan 2013, 12:07 pm   #51
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Hi Jeremy,

They look like a useful source, thanks.

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Old 6th Feb 2013, 9:36 pm   #52
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Chinese supplier of prototype PCB

Recently recieved some very good quality PCB's from a company in China.

Artwork was prepared in KiCad, and sent as Gerber.

Very good communication, sent me confirmation of recieving files, Quote for manufacture, confirmation of payment recieved, and confirmation when started manufacturing PCB's.

Then confirmation they were complete, along with Photos of the completed boards, and shipping details, including tracking number and sent by Belgium post Phewww!!

Recieved boards just over 1 week after sending order, and they were very high quality, double sided, solder mask both sides, and one side silk screened.

Pictures found at

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...9&postcount=14

They have soldered up with no problem, and exactly to my specifications.

Price was $44 USD including shipping, for 10 pieces 80mmx80mm

Storefront is DIYGSM (http://www.aliexpress.com/store/208170)

tedchen163@yahoo.com

Usual bit here, I have no connection with the seller, and can not be held responsible if you dont have as good a service as I recieved.

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Old 7th Feb 2013, 8:59 pm   #53
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Mainly aimed at lighting restoration, but a useful source of cotton covered cable in a range of colours, also handy for some obscure types of lampholders and thread adapters etc.

http://www.lampsandlights.co.uk/index.php
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Very fair prices too.
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Old 28th Feb 2013, 9:49 pm   #55
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Adam Hall can be useful for hinges, latches, handles etc. of the kind often found on portable record players and the like.

http://www.adamhall.com/en/Flightcase_Material.html
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Dealt with this company recently

www.spiratronics.com

My order arrived quickly & they'll send a catalogue upon request.

I have no business connection with them.

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Old 10th Mar 2013, 7:52 pm   #57
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I've dealt with these people:

http://www.tynemount.com/obsolete.php

on a number of projects.
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Old 31st May 2013, 12:51 pm   #58
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I needed some 2BA 1/4 inch slotted grub screws for the knobs on a Murphy radio.

I used http://www.gwr-fasteners.co.uk/

Excellent service.

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Old 19th Jun 2013, 1:05 pm   #59
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I have just purchased a couple of switched pots from this Ebay supplier.

http://harrisonelectronics.co.uk/

They do quite a range of single, dual and switched pots with log and linear tracks. Unfortunately they don't appear to do 500k (470K) or 1meg switched log pots (at least at the moment) which are values we commonly require.

The pots have 1/4 inch round shafts (not standard flat) which are 55mm (2.17 inches) long. They use the standard fixing thread, so if you loose the nut, the one off the old pot will fit. The shaft is plastic, not metal, but that can be an advantage giving extra safety in live chassis sets.

I paid 1.75 each for my 2 switched pots plus 1 postage. Although that is cheap the quality looks quite good but only time will tell for sure.

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Old 9th Jul 2013, 10:19 pm   #60
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Quote:
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Just Radios.
http://www.justradios.com/

Located in Canada this company is best known for supplying capacitors for use in valve radios.
Hi, Just got capacitors from them. Very good! Great supplier. Thanks for the suggestion.
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