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Old 31st Jul 2019, 12:47 am   #1
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Default Ekco Valve Radio Repair in the North East

Aye aye �� I'm wondering if anyone can help?

I bought an Ekco Valve radio, it wasn't working too well so I sent it down to Ray Radio repairs, but this poor Radio just didn't make it up the road. So I replaced a cracked valve but no. So the radio now switches on, the speaker hisses, the 2 bulbs now light up since I replaced the valve but it's not picking anything up. So...

Is there anyone in the North East who does valve radio repairs, or can anyone push me in the right direction? Any help as always I'm really grateful for.

Cheers, Glen.
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 9:21 am   #2
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I'm not sure what model Ekco you have, but most early valve radios require an external aerial. A long 20 foot or more piece of wire in the socket at the bace marked A or aerial should enable you to pick some thing on MW. Sorry if I'm stating the obvious here!
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 1:21 pm   #3
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I'm wondering if anyone can help?
Hi Glen,
Yes but not professionally.

I don't know Ray but I'd assume it was restored properly so probably not much wrong.
What model is it and can you share some photo's?
If the experts on here can't get it going remotely and no one better pops up I may be able to have a look at it for you .

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Old 31st Jul 2019, 2:30 pm   #4
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Hi Glen, if you want to bring it over sometime I can give it a quick assessment for you.

PM or email me for contact details. I live at NE16

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Old 31st Jul 2019, 7:33 pm   #5
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hi glen, if ed or john are not convenient for you , i will certainly have a look at it .i am in pity me durham dh1
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Awe! Guys That's totally excellent!! Really appreciate that �� Please please don't be offended if I don't get in touch, I'll grab the nearest and work from there as I'm in Bearpark, so Brian hopefully if he has time I'll annoy him ��
Really appreciate it. Thank you
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No problem at all Glen, I’m even closer but don’t have any time for several weeks anyway.
Let us know how you get on, maybe open a new thread in the radio section?

Best of luck

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hi glen, as john is nearer to you ,and replied before me think its only only fair to offer him the chance
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hi glen, as john is nearer to you ,and replied before me think its only only fair to offer him the chance
regards brian
Itís no problem Brian Iím just a hobbyist and spoke up because Iím local, I wasnít expecting other responses. It maybe more about timing, I canít look for a few weeks.
We still donít know what weíre dealing with, more details and pics would be nice Glen, I may see them and run a mile

John

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Maybe we should all get together and have a go?

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I feel privileged we’ll have 10 folk all looking at it. Honestly appreciate any help ��
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Hi Gents, perhaps we should have a get together, or perhaps all arrange a group trip to Golbourne (or Spennymoor)

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