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Old 13th Sep 2023, 12:14 pm   #1
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Default The UK Radio Museum.

Have not seen this myself before and do not know if it has been posted before.

https://www.radiomuseum.uk/
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Old 13th Sep 2023, 1:04 pm   #2
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I’ve not seen it before, looks very interesting!
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Old 13th Sep 2023, 1:31 pm   #3
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We visited the old museum at Washford 30 years since, I did not realise at the time it had only just opened. I see Neil at various BVWS events and He told me about the move. I wish Him every success.

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Old 13th Sep 2023, 2:30 pm   #4
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He has some very interesting BBC studio gear.
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Old 13th Sep 2023, 3:26 pm   #5
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Apparently around since 1993!

Mentioned here under a different guise: https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?p=656898

Looks absolutely fascinating.

I wonder whether Neil Wilson is a member here?
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Old 13th Sep 2023, 4:06 pm   #6
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I visited early August - I'd definitely recommend!

It's under 5 minutes walk from Watchet station, on the West Somerset railway - I caught a train from Minehead - it made a very good day out.

He has on display a fraction of what he has, and it's well laid out. I'm going to remember the collection if I end up with anything to restore that has bits missing or detached.
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Looks really good. Thanks for posting.

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Old 19th Sep 2023, 11:53 am   #8
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It's under 5 minutes walk from Watchet station, on the West Somerset railway
One of my favourite heritage railways, and now with a good reason to get off at one of the intermediate stops.
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Visited it about two years ago and wished I could have stayed for much longer. Absolutely fascinating.

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I have been on holiday in Watchet this week staying at Doniford Bay so I visited the museum yesterday. I was very impressed with the quality of the display right down to the period wall and floor coverings. What Neil has done is to take visitors on a clockwise circular tour of radio history starting with the 1920s and finishing with the 1980s with the broadcasting section in the centre. It is quite overwhelming to take in the amount of work that Neil has carried out here not just with preparing the exhibition spaces but with the sheer amount of heavy shifting of very large units.
Fair play to him, do try to visit,
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I visited the Radio Museum many years ago, back when it was in the old Washford Transmitter buildings. A very enjoyable day out!
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I wonder if he's licensed? There's a WS19 in his collection along with an 1154/1155 and a BC348, all of which would be welcome on 80/60M AM nets.
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I'd heard of this Museum but it's clearly worth a visit. The various disc recording and playback equipment is of particular interest, to me, along with the history of the Radio Station itself. It seemed to take a long time to re-purpose it, when Transmissions ceased but that reminds me of a recent housing development, near Rugby, which, cleverly, turned another redundant Radio building into a school on the Estate! The "loudspeaker" [shown at p21] doesn't seem so interesting but it reminds me 1930's radio workshops. They often included just a baffle board across one corner of a room. This might be a free-standing version? I've read that a 5' 6" square board would reproduce the full frequency range of an 8" spkr. Not very convenient in the home of course but that would be before all the subsequent attempts to, effectively, fold the square into a "HI-Fi" box over quite a few decades. I can't help thinking that Murphy Radio may have got the idea of their range of upright "baffle" sets from that history. I've seen one or two of the larger models [ie A146/272] fitting in very well with the interior design of trendy wood and stone loft conversions in former industrial buildings!

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