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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 3:43:57 PM on 4 December 2014.
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 Location: Gold Coast, QLD
 Member since 28 June 2011
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for having me along.

I'm a retired ex telecom and computer tech who dabbles in all things nerdy from astronomy to z80's.

I have a large collection of old valves, and several valve testers along with other test gear.

I mostly use my treasured AVO CT160 that I got from long defunct treasure house Direct Disposals in Brisbane.

I started collection old radios, TVs and valves long long ago when I was about 8 years old and used to pester my grandfather to take me to the tip where I could pull valves out of all and sundry bits and pieces.

I also have lots of old service info like every edition of JR manuals for TVs and radios from the dawn of Aussie TV right into the colour years.

Im happy to try and help where I can with circuits etc.

Thanks,
Raff


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:33:58 PM on 4 December 2014.
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 GTC
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Welcome to the site.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:07:33 PM on 4 December 2014.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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when I was about 8 years old...

And here I am thinking I was young when I started - at about age 17.

Welcome to the forums Raff.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 7:17:54 PM on 4 December 2014.
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 Location: Gold Coast, QLD
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Yes its true, I was around 8 years old when I started collecting electronic doodads.
I put it down to my natural curiosity which has at times got me into lots of trouble like when I was quite young I used to pull all the valves out of the family AWA TV to look at them, and panic when dad came home and just shove them in wherever they fit. Dad would turn the set on to watch the news, bang it on the head and swear at it, and go next door to the local TV tech who knew Id been in the back. Smile


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:38:18 PM on 4 December 2014.
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I had a similar curiosity though knew better than to try something like that. As a kid I was in strife for too many other reasons.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:49:38 PM on 13 April 2017.
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 Location: Noosa, QLD
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Hi Raff, any chance I can get your email so I can chat about TV and manuals cheers.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 7:57:33 AM on 15 April 2017.
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 Location: Grenfell, NSW
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His Email seems to be available in his profile.


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Clive

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 12:01:33 PM on 15 April 2017.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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It's currently showing as "Email: (Hidden)"

Email addresses are hidden by default on V-R. That can be changed via Control Panel.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 3:29:04 PM on 15 April 2017.
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 Location: Grenfell, NSW
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My apologies I checked the wrong person!


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