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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 3:25:50 PM on 30 January 2016.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 18 February 2014
 Member #: 1507
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Hi Folks,

My father passed away recently at the ripe old age of 90 and I’m in the process of clearing out his electronics workshop. My Dad had a long and varied interest in electronics, beginning with servicing radios in a country town in North East Victoria before joining the RAAF (during WWII). Although he wanted to be a pilot he had ear troubles which meant that he ended up being a wireless technician. After the war, Dad trained and worked as a school teacher however he maintained a strong interest in electronics, building and repairing radios, hi-fis, TVs, etc. For example, he built a TV to watch the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. My Dad was pretty typical of his generation in that he never threw anything away that was even remotely usable so there’s quite a bit of stuff to go through. I have an interest in some of his stuff for sentimental reasons but also because I play guitar and work in audio production and build my own guitar effects and recording gear. I’m planning on posting items on the For Sale forum so I’m hoping they’re going to go to a good home! For those interested the workshop is in Carnegie in Melbourne’s South East. From what I can see so far there’s quite a range of stuff including a whole lot of test gear that my Dad built e.g. valve testers, signal tracers, and also components like speakers, oil-filled capacitors, tuning capacitors (probably military), etc.

Anyway, I thought I’d introduce myself.


Chris Share

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:06:35 PM on 30 January 2016.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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Thanks, Chris.

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