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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #75 on: August 22, 2022, 07:14:35 pm »
At the bottom of the list on the rsgb website, the November rally is listed under cancelled events.
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #76 on: August 22, 2022, 07:36:31 pm »
Not according to the two browsers I've tried.

As I say, it's worth checking before travelling.

"To reserve tables contact rally@chippenhamradio.club for more information."
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #77 on: August 22, 2022, 07:57:09 pm »
Chippenham's second Rally is cancelled isn't it?

Horse's mouth... https://wiltshirespc.org/wp/g3vre/rally/

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #78 on: August 22, 2022, 08:29:29 pm »
That's interesting. Wonder where the rsgb got that from then. I may go in that case but it'll probably be very small if it's indoors at the same site?
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #79 on: August 22, 2022, 08:38:00 pm »
RSGB have a reputation of not being able to organise a piss up in a brewery. Took me a week for them to unfuck buying a book from them about 3 years ago.
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #80 on: August 22, 2022, 08:48:02 pm »
The pictures on the website tggzzz found look as if they were taken by an estate agent. "This rally in a bijou but deceptively spacious hall in a sought after location, is bound to attract a lot of interest among discerning clients".

I suppose mid November isn't too late in the year for outside stalls, if the weather is kind.

I assume it's on, but I'll check closer the day, and if so I'll go because it's an easy half hour drive.
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #81 on: August 22, 2022, 10:17:52 pm »
The pictures on the website tggzzz found look as if they were taken by an estate agent. "This rally in a bijou but deceptively spacious hall in a sought after location, is bound to attract a lot of interest among discerning clients".

I suppose mid November isn't too late in the year for outside stalls, if the weather is kind.

I assume it's on, but I'll check closer the day, and if so I'll go because it's an easy half hour drive.

There is, apparently, another indoor room available as well. I presume it will be smaller than the "cozy" main hall.

Sun or fog would be OK outside; rain wouldn't. It rained at their event earlier in the year. I took some treasures, but didn't bother to open the car boot.

I did find an ESI DekaPot there for £10, but otherwise it is merely bits and pieces.
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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #82 on: August 22, 2022, 11:16:15 pm »
If I lived in your part of the Bristol area I'd think the Chippenham November rally was a marginal one, certainly for what might be  a wholly indoor event. For me it's a shortish run down the M4.

Who knows what's going to turn up at these things? At the smaller ones there's less chance of coming across interesting junk people are trying to get rid of, but haven't the heart to take down the dump.
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #83 on: August 24, 2022, 01:02:20 pm »
Anyone going to St. Neots also?
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #84 on: August 24, 2022, 02:16:26 pm »
I'd have to be convinced it was on a par with Newbury or better. It's a three hour drive for me. That's a 6am start.

MK would have been on the limit.
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #85 on: August 24, 2022, 03:02:57 pm »
Yeah, a three hour drive isn't worth it at all really. I limit it to an hour, maybe a little more if there's other things in the area.
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #86 on: August 24, 2022, 03:36:02 pm »
I need to make sure my shopping list is up to date, I've a few projects and a rally is a good place to get some items.
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #87 on: August 28, 2022, 03:20:31 pm »
Was at the MK Rally today, was smallish, as it always has been, but picked up a few goodies.
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #88 on: August 29, 2022, 12:13:47 pm »
Just got back from the Huntingdon rally, a good turn out with a few goodies  :)
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #89 on: September 01, 2022, 10:42:31 am »
From the website, Telford looks like it might be good, but...

It is a 2+2hr flog for me.
I'm knackered.
Rain is forecast.

Doubtful I'll bother :(
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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #90 on: September 03, 2022, 11:13:09 am »
Yep, Telford is too far for me too really. Might, just might go to Andover tomorrow, still not sure yet, it's been a busy weekend so far and I'm quite tired. BBQ and too much drink already......
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #91 on: October 29, 2022, 12:06:21 pm »
Anybody going to Hackgreen Hangar Sale in Cheshire tomorrow 30th? https://www.hackgreen.co.uk/events/hangar-sale-autumn

At least we get an extra hour in bed tonight.
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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #92 on: October 30, 2022, 06:56:11 pm »
I went to the HackGreen hamfest today.

Small, in an MoD "farm shed", the usual traders I see were absent (probably too far for them). Not much new stuff, lots of old stuff, so relatively interesting.

I picked up three Philips ZM1050 decatron-like indicators


and an APC UPS, shown with a working front panel .

The adjacent "Secret Bunker" museum was well worth a visit. It would have been one of the regional centres of government if WW3 had started. Now it contains some interesting exhibits I haven't seen elsewhere e.g. Russian equipment, missile warheads and payloads and a WE177 400kt bomb. The WE177 and payloads were both surprisingly small, and I can see how the concept of a man-portable nuke-in-a-backpack is technically feasible.
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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #93 on: October 30, 2022, 07:21:09 pm »
Nice acquisition !
I didn't know you could get them with numeric-shaped electrodes, mine are all just pins.

I've only been to Hack Green once but it was a lot of fun - i stayed overnight in my tent and enjoyed a late night whisky-fueled chat. Don't know if they still do that but yeah, the site is interesting even though the rally is quite small.
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #94 on: November 24, 2022, 10:23:38 pm »
Hack Green is too far for me, but because of how far away it is, I use their web SDR for testing purposes.
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #95 on: June 28, 2023, 08:46:29 am »
Was at Newbury on Sunday, forgot to post here to see who'll be there. Was a good day, restraint in my buying things to hoard.
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #96 on: June 28, 2023, 09:02:21 am »
Was at Newbury on Sunday, forgot to post here to see who'll be there. Was a good day, restraint in my buying things to hoard.

Not so "good" on my part, nor on Zenith's. I got another Tek1502, this one working apart from the expected hazardous waste zone, a Tinsley galvanometer (bust), an HP5300A multimeter with the delightful dotted 7 segment displays (bust), a Tek 2465 operators manual which I'll keep, Sony/Tek 323 service manual which I'll flip.
There are lies, damned lies, statistics - and ADC/DAC specs.
Glider pilot's aphorism: "there is no substitute for span". Retort: "There is a substitute: skill+imagination. But you can buy span".
Having fun doing more, with less
 

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Re: UK Radio Rallies
« Reply #97 on: June 28, 2023, 10:26:24 am »
Was at Newbury on Sunday, forgot to post here to see who'll be there. Was a good day, restraint in my buying things to hoard.

Not so "good" on my part, nor on Zenith's. I got another Tek1502, this one working apart from the expected hazardous waste zone, a Tinsley galvanometer (bust), an HP5300A multimeter with the delightful dotted 7 segment displays (bust), a Tek 2465 operators manual which I'll keep, Sony/Tek 323 service manual which I'll flip.

The only thing I bought was a power factor and wattage unit for the Avometer. I don't expect it'll work and will never probably use it either, but for the price I thought why not.
 


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