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Old 26th Sep 2023, 12:54 pm   #1
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Default Aurora Standards Convertor.

Hi.

Do they still make the Aurora convertor and if so were could I get one?

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Old 26th Sep 2023, 6:14 pm   #2
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Default Re: Aurora Standards Convertor.

I’ve just had a look at Crowthorne tubes, who used to stock them, and it says on there that they are no longer manufactured. I bought mine back in 2009, and ordered it directly from Aurora design in the US. The only option left now is to get a Hedghog, or build one! Sometimes Aurora’s do turn up for sale, either on here or eBay. Might be worth putting out a wanted ad for one?

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Old 26th Sep 2023, 7:56 pm   #3
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Default Re: Aurora Standards Convertor.

As Lloyd says I don't think they are generally available anymore and the last batches were made to order a while back. You could try the Hedghog and you could PM Freya and see if he is still doing ready built ones.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 8:35 am   #4
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Worth keeping an eye on Ebay. you Might get lucky.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 11:58 am   #5
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Default Re: Aurora Standards Convertor.

Could still build a mark 2 hedgehog although you might have to search hard for the fpga, or take pot luck on our friends at ali express, Freya may still have some unpopulated boards.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 7:13 pm   #6
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All versions of the Hedghog are available fully built and ready, any details by PM only please.
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Old 28th Sep 2023, 9:45 pm   #7
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Default Re: Aurora Standards Convertor.

I believe that the aurora stopped being manufactured due to an IC becoming unavailable and no sensible equivalent being available to allow further manufacture.
The Aurora standards converter is brilliant and I have 2 of them and worth getting one if one comes up for sale.
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Old 24th Dec 2023, 12:32 am   #8
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Default Re: Aurora Standards Convertor.

One post moved to new thread here:

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...14#post1607414

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Old 21st Mar 2024, 6:46 pm   #9
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One post moved to a new thread here:-

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=209634
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Old 21st Mar 2024, 7:03 pm   #10
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Default Re: Aurora Standards Convertor.

Sorry chaps if this is OT, please remove if necessary.
PC generated 405 is brilliant.
I do have a PC already made up with the relevant card etc that I'll be putting up soon for sale if that's of any use.
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Old 21st Mar 2024, 7:33 pm   #11
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Default Re: Aurora Standards Convertor.

The OP already asked about this back in September of last year:-
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=204056

I would have thought the Hedghog was the way to go, as advised and pointed out in both that thread and this one.

And then of course there's Trevor's offer, as in the above post.
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Old 21st Mar 2024, 7:53 pm   #12
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Default Re: Aurora Standards Convertor.

I've just noticed that this is also a thread from last September. I hadn't noticed that someone had obviously added to it and brought it back to the top again. Never mind, it's a subject always worthy of discussion.
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