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Old 29th Apr 2018, 8:49 pm   #1
LenC 54
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Penrith, Cumbria, UK.
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Default Hi from Cumbria

Hello all

Iíve just joined although have been reading and referring to various posts on here over the past few months. No experience other than an enjoyable six month govt training course back in the early 70s, although it led nowhere for me at the time. Consequently, I spent the following forty-odd years behind various desks.

Over the winter I seem to have acquired a fair collection of DAC90As and sectric clocks, together with a few AVOs. A couple of the radios and clocks are now back in use and luckily an AVO mk3 I bought online turned out to be like new - although not before Iíd bought some ugly ducklings.

Through the forum I identified the family radio from my childhood, a Bush VHF70. However, having looked inside the one I found a couple of days ago it looks a little more adventurous than the DAC90A, so hopefully Iím not pushing my luck.

I guess a couple of things have struck me recently. The first being that mass production and built in obsolescence were not the same thing when these things were being turned out. The second, slightly concerning, is that the every day items I grew up with are now considered vintage...
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 11:05 pm   #2
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Location: Exeter and Poole, UK.
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Default Re: Hi from Cumbria

Hi Len

You're amongst friends here!

A good number of us are vintage in our own right and in danger of being preserved by being pickled

The biggest danger is being overloaded by your collection.


Mike T
Don't care if it was a bargain why's it in my kitchen
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 7:51 am   #3
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Location: Durham, County Durham, UK.
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Default Re: Hi from Cumbria

Welcome, this site is an excellent resource with many skilled engineers always willing to help.

I was born in Penrith, itís where I bought my first Ďvintage valve radioí about 40 years ago and another just a year ago....take heed of Mikes warning

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Old 30th Apr 2018, 5:51 pm   #4
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Hexham, Northumberland, UK.
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There are a growing number of forum members around these parts. I lived in Penrith for seven years back in the 'eighties so I know the area well. Hopefully we will be able to provide some help as and when you need it.
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Old 1st May 2018, 9:53 pm   #5
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Welcome Len.
I'm just to the East of Penrith in the Eden valley.

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Old 3rd May 2018, 10:39 pm   #6
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Location: Oxfordshire/Bucks borders, UK.
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Weclome to the forum. I worked in Spadeadam for a while, lovely part of the country. Freshest air I ever breathed.
Avometer and vintage Fluke collector. Metrology addict.
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