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View Poll Results: When do you want the workshop
13th November 2 22.22%
20th November 3 33.33%
27th November 3 33.33%
I don't care I just want to fix stuff! 7 77.78%
I would like a 2 day event that starts on the 26th 3 33.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 9. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 15th Nov 2011, 8:42 am   #41
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Cottered Village Hall - in the village of Cottered, Herts. Between Stevenage and Buntingford
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Old 15th Nov 2011, 11:12 am   #42
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https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...&postcount=164 has a link to the Google map etc.
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Old 15th Nov 2011, 6:07 pm   #43
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I'm coming with a friend will be PMing Sean
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Old 18th Nov 2011, 1:31 pm   #44
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Booking is now closed for this workshop.

Thanks to all that have paid in advance!

An addition for this workshop will be a couple of spare tables where attendees can bring their unwanted items to swap/sell/give to others - if you want to use this facility please remember that we dont want to be removing piles of unwanted gear at the end of the day - if any of you would like to see sales proceeds donated to the museum that would be fine!

Also, no modern stuff please!

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Best laid plans and all that.......

After being given express landing clearance by SWMBO I have been asked to work on Sunday so I cannot attend. Have a great day and I look forward to the next one.

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Old 24th Nov 2011, 2:17 pm   #46
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Ok Folks,

What are we bringing then?

Is there anything that I should be bringing along that people might be needing?

As Chris said we have the hall from quite early on, so we have plenty of time to play radio!

Lets be hearing about some of the wonderful stuff we will be seeing

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Old 24th Nov 2011, 2:40 pm   #47
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Pre-war GEC Fidelity 5. Been repaired in the distant past, untouched by me as yet. Needs to be made 'safe' with a new mains cable first off, as the set has a proprietary two pin power connection and I ain't not got one. Set has a Tuneon indicator which hopefully still works.

Ekco A144
Pye P45
Pye T19D possibly
AVO No.2 Sig gen. Not sure it's doing what it should, though it's doing something.

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Old 24th Nov 2011, 3:02 pm   #48
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Thanks Andrew, that's a great haul!

So a frequency counter and 'scope might be handy then.

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My Mullard High Speed - which has developed some sort of instability, help appreciated!
Ekco AC85 - I have 1 + a spare - no idea of electronics of either.
Bush VHF90A - have 3, hoping to get one working well.

The item I could most love to bring is a Beau Decca radiogram. Previously done but now not performing it's best. I could fit it in and leave some of the other sets - just feels a little large to be transporting?

I was going to bring some tools / meter / few capacitors etc.. I am by no means an expert and am mainly hoping to learn from others.

Looking forward to it,
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No Worries Kneale,

The Beau decca - stereo a al EL34, or mono a la PX25?

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I'm not bringing anything, just myself! Willing to assist others with their repairs this time.

A friend is currently borrowing my laptop so I won't have that for service data. If Michael Maurice or someone else could bring along service data printing facilities that would be appreciated.

If any attendees are thinking of buying the DVD-ROM and/or CD-ROM on the current special offer but haven't done so yet, let me know (by PM) and I'll bring them along. Further 10% discount for cash payments on the day.
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Old 24th Nov 2011, 5:56 pm   #52
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As far as I can make it we have 12 attendees

Paul Stenning
Audio Magpie (Greg)
Andrew Ausafa
Ricardo
Radio Doctor (Kneale)
Tis your junk (Nick)
Onewatt (Chris)
Glowing Anode (Rob)
Sean Williams
Michael Maurice +1
Ian B

I think thats it, if I have forgotten anyone then please let me know ASAP, Likewise if you arent coming I also need to know!

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I intend to bring,
Bush AC11 looks a wreak - probably is
Cossor 470 - the rust wreak which caused much amusement last time - now works but not very lively.
Kolster-Brandes BR40 - untouched for 20+ years
Avo All Wave oscillator of which I know nothing.
AR88D..........(plus winch and crane).......worth having a look at I think.

And

DAC90A

See your there!

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Roughly what time do we start? I have a 2.5 hour drive so probably get there around 9:30am.
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Old 24th Nov 2011, 9:15 pm   #55
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Chris wil be on site from 0830.....

I should be there around that time, and might even stretch to bacon sarnies for the earlybirds.....

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We have one more attendee....

Eric - from the local radio club - will be bringing some green kit along to play with......

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Decisions, decisions!?

On the radio front, I've got a Murphy A72 that works well on short but deaf on long & med.
Also an Ekco A28, looks original as found (didn't Andrewausfa fix one of these last meeting?)

On the TV front, a nice little pinky Pye LV or BV 30, as found,
A GEC BT1746 minus all the valves (I've got the replacements) but the all important beretta is still in place.

I'll probably limit it to two of the above. Looking forward to a great day

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Also an Ekco A28, looks original as found (didn't Andrewausfa fix one of these last meeting?)
I think I watched while Paul fixed it! Lovely sets though so I think you should bring it
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audiomagpie, make it one radio and one TV for variety. Or bring the lot and see how we get on.
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Looks like a nice varied selection of sets this time!
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