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 HRSA meeting in Goulburn 2018
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:19:50 PM on 5 May 2018.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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I tell you what , Goulburn put on a really good day. I got to meet a few facebook friends and some of the better known people in the collecting scene and I gotta tell you that they are a great bunch of guys. I managed to snaffle a beaut Airzone Tombestone . I have sent photos please enjoy and ask questions.

HRSA Valve Radio Auction - Goulburn, NSW
HRSA Valve Radio Auction - Goulburn, NSW
HRSA Valve Radio Auction - Goulburn, NSW
HRSA Valve Radio Auction - Goulburn, NSW
HRSA Valve Radio Auction - Goulburn, NSW
HRSA Valve Radio Auction - Goulburn, NSW
HRSA Valve Radio Auction - Goulburn, NSW
HRSA Valve Radio Auction - Goulburn, NSW
HRSA Valve Radio Auction - Goulburn, NSW
HRSA Valve Radio Auction - Goulburn, NSW
HRSA Valve Radio Auction - Goulburn, NSW
HRSA Valve Radio Auction - Goulburn, NSW
HRSA Valve Radio Auction - Goulburn, NSW


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:02:19 PM on 7 May 2018.
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Photos uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 11:58:47 PM on 7 May 2018.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Interesting array. Familiar with the "Egg Crate" sorted out a couple of them. Quite a few worthwhile projects in that lot.

The Philips ones like the Bakelite can be a worry. I have seen different models and own one, where the winding has exited the side of the wrap. Whilst it looks nasty, do not touch & contaminate it with your oily fingers. In all the ones that I have dealt with the transformer was good. It was only a case of easing it back in as best as & then spraying it with a Mar to hold them in place.

Interesting you mention HRSA: I got a phone call today from another member wondering about the latest Newsletter?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 7:20:34 AM on 8 May 2018.
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Same here marcc I have had a few enquiries as to the newsletter . I guess they are a bit snowed under.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:21:48 AM on 8 May 2018.
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Those 2 consoles on top went for 200 bucks each. Cheap as chips.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:20:13 AM on 8 May 2018.
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Agree that price is low but these have a high buyer resistance: Along with the large radio grams they limit their sales appeal by there clutter value, as you actually need the space for them.

I have actually fixed a few that were going into Retro restorations and they did not want it as an ornament (Shelf Queen).


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:22:56 AM on 8 May 2018.
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A green stromberg carlson mantle set went for close to $750 . In my eyes it wasn't a attractive unit at all.

I bought the Airzone for $120 pretty stoked with it.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 11:45:53 AM on 8 May 2018.
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Re HRSA Radio Waves magazine, the online index on the HRSA website still only lists up to the Jan '18 edition. An emailed newsletter from Kevin Poulter on 27/4/2018 mentions the April 2018 edition only with respect to the membership update form included. Hopefully a bit late due to overworked or otherwise inconvenienced volunteers.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 8:55:34 PM on 8 May 2018.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Volunteers: Therein lays the heart of the problem. The young seem to be totally obsessed with texting & social media & not interested in anything else. Traditional meetings: not on. Everything from Neighbourhood Watch to Clubs & many Churches are ceasing to be viable through losses of participants as the Baby Boomers & those before them die off and are not replaced.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:53:22 PM on 8 May 2018.
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I was wondering about Radio Waves and began thinking that I was becoming forgetful. I'd honestly forgotten whether I had in fact received it or not but it looks like no-one has as yet...

No worries. I am a patient man.

As for consoles, it is a shame but they are not much sought after unless they are classic early AWAs, Astors or some of the six-leg Airzones or true rarities like Raycophone or Beale. Holders of large collections in large sheds do sport dozens of them but most collections being inside the house, there's very little room available. I once had 14 consoles in three rooms, along with around 200 table and mantel models. I can't do that these days though and my console collection is limited to the types listed above.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 12:16:58 AM on 9 May 2018.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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One collector here has a container. Joy of being rural.

I have 2 forty footers here, one being full of someones furniture & there is very little Radio stuff in the other one. I have three Valve sets & some old but working test equipment. None of that is in the house. Additional test equipment, Power tools, Radio's & miscellaneous items are just repairs passing through. Even the computers are not in the house. The Insulated shed, is office, & electrical repairs (mainly) but is a convenient 30ft by 14ft.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 12:39:44 AM on 9 May 2018.
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I would have liked to attend the auction... if I'd known the address.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 12:45:24 AM on 9 May 2018.
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I would have liked to attend the auction... if I'd known the address.

HRSA activities are listed in Radio Waves.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 5:12:46 AM on 9 May 2018.
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I must apologise Robbert I always promote it before it happens but not this time. Lots of things happening.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 10:14:38 AM on 9 May 2018.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Is this becoming similar to the song a "Hole in the Bucket"?

Modern equivalent, "all the info you need to get your Computer & Internet working is on our website" htttp:// really!. The very thing you can't get onto as your computer is not working.


 
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