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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:22:13 PM on 28 December 2016.
Vince Graham's Gravatar
 Location: Goulburn, NSW
 Member since 28 December 2016
 Member #: 2026
 Postcount: 9

Gidday people,
Just found this site and joined. I started collecting old radios when I was about fourteen years old. Worked in various local TV repair shops in the seventies then joined Telecom Australia in 81. Went back into TV repair in 2002. I've restored several valve and transistor sets over the years and built both solid state and valve equipment.
Very glad to see the Australian perspective represented.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:29:09 PM on 28 December 2016.
Brad's avatar
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 6348

G'day Vince,

Welcome to the forums. I too started collecting radios in my teens though not quite as far back as 14, so well done. We have a few television collectors on the site too, so you won't be alone.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 11:02:31 AM on 29 December 2016.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
 Member since 21 February 2015
 Member #: 1705
 Postcount: 1574

Vince did you actually work at the Goulburn exchange. I worked there in 1984 under Bob Hursey for CI3. Joe Farrel and Phil Gartner were there as well.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:02:38 AM on 30 December 2016.
Vince Graham's Gravatar
 Location: Goulburn, NSW
 Member since 28 December 2016
 Member #: 2026
 Postcount: 9

Yes Carl, I was in service control in the crossbar, great to hear from you. What have you been up to?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 4:11:22 PM on 1 January 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
 Member since 21 February 2015
 Member #: 1705
 Postcount: 1574

Thought that was you. You can't get away from these old radios hey. Joe Farrel started me of with a 1935 AWA Console and what a beauty it was. I did the normal thing, I just plugged it in and off it went. I think I must have been lucky. Yep I have loved these things ever since. Hey I'm on Facebook as Carl Francis Tallar. Look me up.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:19:25 PM on 25 April 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
 Member since 21 February 2015
 Member #: 1705
 Postcount: 1574

Hey Vince I will be at the HRSA MEET in Goulburn on the 6th. It's at the scout hall. Maybe we should catch up hey. It starts at ten.


 
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