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Old 31st Oct 2019, 12:51 pm   #41
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Default Re: What's your winter project?

For the moment, dropping temperatures are concentrating my mind on partitioning the loft. Attempting to heat the northern hemisphere is proving to be impossible.
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Old 31st Oct 2019, 7:08 pm   #42
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As we continue to see the warning signs of Global Warming I'm wondering if I should go about ordering my row of vines to plant up here in Glasgow?

Too soon ...?

Meantime, I've got to get that Kolster-Brandes MR10 finished and move on to my ToDo pile, in no particular order: -

Roberts R303
Philco A535W
Dansette Conquest
HMV 101 portable gramophone
HMV 102 portable gramophone
Acoustic Research 28S speakers to re-foam, re-wire and re-cap
Heathkit Signal Generator
Velleman k7000 signal injector/tracer - stopped working?
Raspberry Pi and Volumio music player
Bush TR82/B

Various other network points to make live; speaker cables to extend and fix; new mains leads to construct.

And for the audiophiles (audiofools!) among us I'm waiting for Linn Products to release Space Optimisation Version 2 for Exakt ...!
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Old 31st Oct 2019, 7:30 pm   #43
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Get the vines!Though it was -5C when I was up Killin last week.
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Old 31st Oct 2019, 9:21 pm   #44
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My to do pile just got 2 more jobs added! A Pure Evoke flow DAB radio with a duff OLED display, you can still see the display in a dark room, sound quality is good! And the other is a Roberts RD50 DAB radio, which needs re-covering since the original black leatherette stuff fell apart and turned sticky, a bit like that horrible rubber paint does. I’ve got some dark coloured denim to cover it!

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Old 31st Oct 2019, 11:27 pm   #45
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One right now - a super-regen FM front-end, based around an ECC81 (RF amp + SR detector). I am working on a design here to cut my teeth on before branching out myself (aim to use TV VHF tuner valves).
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Old 31st Oct 2019, 11:50 pm   #46
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I hope to return to restoring my Garrard ‘high fidelity’ 78 head from the RC60, which I first mentioned here:
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...54#post1136154 , Sadly, it found its way onto the ‘too difficult’ shelf because of its stage of deterioration. But I have ambitions to rebuild it in order to find out just how good was this 1940s milestone in audio quality.

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Old 7th Nov 2019, 3:39 pm   #47
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Currently I am working on a CVC8 on loan from Bobby Ball.

So far I've repaired the cracks in the colour mod board, repaired the control panel, cleaned up the switches and of course had to take the power switch apart to clean it (what a nightmare). Just a matter of recapping now then putting back together.

Another is to get a converter and have the Philips 1200u running with Amazon Firestick (has anyone tried this?) and of course sort out the Head Servo issue on a Sanyo VTC-5600p.

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Old 8th Nov 2019, 2:38 am   #48
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Where do I begin

Having just had to clear my late father's house of all my "conveniently forgotten about" effects and half finished projects, I have an influx of all things electronic and lots of ready re-polished cabinets waiting to be re-united with their not yet restored works.

I need to retire...
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