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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:38:17 PM on 1 May 2019.
Brad's avatar
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To all members and guests,

It has been decided, due to my sixth sense detecting that it may well become necessary, that Forum 3 - Wanted and For Sale be suspended for the time being.

During this time, Vintage Radio will not be accepting any ads for wanted items or items for swap, sale or give away. This will including posting such ads in any of the other forums. If an ad is seen, it will be deleted immediately.

Around this time last year, a member posted some suggestions that may go to improve how the Wanted and For Sale forum works for all of us. It is planned that the Wanted and For Sale forum will remain suspended until these suggestions have been implemented in the site's code. At this stage there will not be a 'due date' for completion and finishing this work will depend on time available plus my ability to carry out the upgrade without shutting down the webhost's server.

I apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this decision, however as mentioned before, my sixth sense tells me it's time for the upgrade and my sixth sense is usually on the mark. I will post a progress report when appropriate.

Just repeating, that Vintage Radio is not currently accepting any ads for items wanted, for sale, swap or give away. Such ads, including any links to Gumtree, Ebay, etc will be deleted immediately.

Forum 3 will remain open but is in read-only mode.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:01:58 PM on 1 May 2019.
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Hmm, I was thinking of giving away some old stuff, but it's ok. The garbage bin is a more convenient alternative.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:15:54 PM on 1 May 2019.
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I'll be selling some radios soon and due to this they'll just go straight on Ebay. In the past I've always offered them here first.

That's the trick. When it comes to fairness, the rules apply to everyone, including me.

I'm not going to go into what the trigger may be for this decision. It's not worth discussing at this time however once the changes are made it'll lead to a better experience on that particular forum for everyone.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:26:57 PM on 1 May 2019.
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Gosh that's a bummer


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 8:44:32 PM on 1 May 2019.
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Whilst I completely understand the descision, it's definitely unfortunate that a minority have to ruin it for the rest of us.
Obviously I look forward to the re-vamped code to allow the trading to continue as I can see it benefitting the community; with the understanding of recoding the site is a reasonable undertaking, especially when it's not a full-time occupation and more of a hobby/community service that you're providing Brad.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:52:36 PM on 1 May 2019.
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Perhaps as a reminder, I should post a link to where I posted the proposed changes, which are here. This was in response to a previous thread with a lengthy discussion.

Please note that today's move is not in response to an incident on this site, merely to make sure an incident does not occur here. I am just taking a pro-active step to ensure that things remain calm because I don't have the time to run a mop up operation.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:32:39 PM on 1 May 2019.
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I'll be selling some radios soon and due to this they'll just go straight on Ebay. In the past I've always offered them here first.

I guess that's fine. I do not conduct any monetary transactions on the web, such as buying things online, so my only alternative is to offer things for free or at a cost for someone who wants to visit (and pay in cash if it isn't free), or for me to drop it in the bin.

This change simply makes the bin the only choice. It isn't a problem, really. I'm just putting it out there for discussion. It might be sad for someone who misses out, except they'll never know.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:40:15 PM on 2 May 2019.
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Good move for the time being Brad!


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Steve.

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 8:42:58 PM on 2 May 2019.
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If your selling a few sets soon Brad I could be interested, in the next few weeks I have a few sets coming in too, few unusual ones as well.


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Steve.

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 5:37:16 AM on 4 May 2019.
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Good move Brad. This is a friendly site. With the sets you are selling please let us know the titles on eBay so we can look.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 7:18:01 AM on 4 May 2019.
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There is perhaps scope for an expansion of the fixing to allow requests for information on getting circuits and such & put commercial sales into its own group.

I would note that Antique Radio Forums within their fixing forums, people direct others toward various commercial purveyors of parts.

Its worth a look.... and its big.

https://antiqueradios.com/forums/index.php?sid=9188c063e5ae204b0f9d195ffc4bcfb0


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 1:22:39 PM on 4 May 2019.
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I've been a member there for a while, though not a regular commenter there (or on the UK forums). We have the Services Directory here, though it is certainly not big. Whilst I've always been ready to add to it, it's probably a reflection that Australia's population is 30 times smaller than that of the US. Whilst I've seen the Services Directory referred to numerous times, I've never seen any particular vendor there specifically mentioned on the forums.

I'm keen for a way to stir up a bit more activity but at the same time we have to remember that the radio fraternity in Australia isn't that big.

Carl: No can do. I mentioned before that links to sales cannot be provided here whilst Forum 3 is suspended. The rules apply to me too.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 2:59:16 PM on 4 May 2019.
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Thanks to MonochromeTV for posting the ID and circuit diagrams for the Precedent 3 in1 before forum 3 was shut- much appreciated.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 4:29:10 PM on 4 May 2019.
Brad's avatar
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He's a fast gun with PDFs. Whoa


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 7:41:09 PM on 4 May 2019.
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One often sees a reference to Mouser, a guy in Canada and a few of the radio super markets there. They have a totally different approach to things. With cars there is no such things as a 14 year rule for parts. E.g. If its a Model "A" Ford, parts & panels are made.


 
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