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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:56:05 PM on 10 February 2021.
BurntOutElectronics's Gravatar
 Location: Alexandra, VIC
 Member since 2 October 2019
 Member #: 2392
 Postcount: 210

Quite exciting! I'd been checking the site on and off for a while and seeing Brads updates I thought I'd give it another go today and...
Here we are!

Great to see Brad got the NBN sorted out.

How has everyone been through the covid period?


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 2:37:30 PM on 11 February 2021.
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 Location: NSW
 Member since 10 June 2010
 Member #: 681
 Postcount: 1002

It is great to have the Forum back again. Thanks for your work and commitment Brad.
Hope everyone has dodged the covid bullet. It has delayed some medical treatment on my part, but that's done now.

Special thanks to the standby content contributors, especially Fred with your tour de force on the Tasma 304. Very relevant to me, especially circuit description which jogged the memory when revisiting my STC 830 because of a long term intermittent which resulted in final failure during the Australia-India cricket. In the end mainly the wire from the RF valve to the tuning gang; also had elements of poor valve base contacts and dirty wave change switch contacts. Now checking thirty years older original resistors (radio originally restored in the late '80's), and reinstalling a voltage divider. HT up to 320 volts! Considering taking out and cleaning and painting the tuning gang, but crowded under there.

Also restored a brown AWA Champion - straight forward except the dial has the typical heat cracks. Shined up nicely using wax for repairing furniture dings - needs lots of elbow grease as well though.

Getting difficult given deteriorating close vision.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:20:15 PM on 28 February 2021.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
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Guys, these are still the old forums. I am still about two weeks away from having the forums up at their new location.

I will do my best to see that recent posts get carried over but hang tight until I make an announcement just to be sure.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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