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Post by denver on Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:33 pm

Might get mad at me . But this site will never get busy staying at the other sites. They can get along without you all. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:26 pm

I hardly see anyone here posting.
I'm truly dissappointed as I've been trying very hard to make this a friendly, educational site.
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Post by terrydec on Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:51 pm

I'm guilty of not spending more time here too, and I'm sorry. I was one of your biggest supporters when Alan was having his problems. And of course there was that "faux paus "(sp?) where I said, "my only...", instead of "one of my...".

I've been trying to think of some ways to bring more attention to this site. I create a lot of threads on ARF. Maybe bringing up a bunch of off the wall subjects there would bring more attention here.

Someone created an AA5 forum, figuring it would be a nice spinoff from ARF. It failed miserably.

Anyway, I'm here now-
Hi Bill.
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Post by BigBandsMan on Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:22 pm

Bill, I'm as guilty as anyone else of not spending more time here.

In my case, I think it's because I haven't "staked out any turf" here. On ARF, at least, I've had time to establish a certain presence that people recognize, and I do what I can to keep Vintage Audio busy.

I have even tried serious LP disc reviews on my Big Bertha thread during testing procedures, trying to bring back some of the flavor of the old hi-fi magazines before they all turned into commercials. The response so far hasn't been what I wanted, but all the same, I've tried.

I'll try to start spending more time here, too.

Smile Larry
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Post by sprman on Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:53 am

I stop in every day! Ido post and in in a few other forums racing, trains,planes..Ido what i can to keep it going.. Sprman : )

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Post by terrydec on Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:09 am

I'm making it a point to put this site on my daily tour too. Usually that's eBay, here, N.A., ARF Clubhouse, (plus any ARF tech forum I might be in), and Facebook. Don't worry, I only use Facebook to keep up with my son. I wouldn't know how to "social network" even if I DID know what it was.
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Post by Gordon on Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:55 am

I am a reader! I log on as much as possible and read all the new posts. My level of knowledge is low so I have little to offer. Thus the lack of posts. My questions are always asked by others and I can find the help I need by reading the threads already posted.
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Post by terrydec on Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:08 pm

Just checking in. Note to nay-sayers:
Put this in your queue of sites to visit each day.
Wanna help this site grow? Post some interesting Threads.
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Post by Nick666 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:44 pm

I'm going to start trying to sdend as much time here as i do on ARF.

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Post by Nick666 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:17 pm

I've been trying to make up for my absense by posting 5 replys today. Very Happy Lots of people here that i can help out. Very Happy

P.S.-To everyone on here who is also on ARF, my ARF screen name is GuitarGuyNack.

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Post by Resistance is Futile on Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:41 pm

As of this posting ARF is down, at least on my connection.
So We should be getting more visitors and members.

Opps! its back up again!


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Post by bill57 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:11 pm

Everytime I post a question here I get quick friendly help so this is the first place I go to for assistance. So thanks Bill Cahill for your efforts on this forum. I will try to post more.

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Post by ve1arn on Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:25 am

Gordon wrote:I am a reader! I log on as much as possible and read all the new posts. My level of knowledge is low so I have little to offer. Thus the lack of posts. My questions are always asked by others and I can find the help I need by reading the threads already posted.

Hi all,

This is pretty much my situation. I was being tutored by an old ex Navy chap for a short while. I was just about to the point where I would have been comfy sticking my fingers into the circuitry when the poor guy had a massive stroke and never recovered. Now I figure I know just enough to be dangerous. Smile

I try to comment when I can, but there isn't a great deal I can contribute in a technical way. But I have made an effort to drop by more often than I first did, and I do enjoy reading what is posted.

I can understand Bill's concern. One would want to see as much activity as possible for sure. But l figure it out this way. Right now you may not have the quantity, but you definitely have quality! Wink

Just my thoughts............ Bob
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Post by terrydec on Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:38 pm

Hi Bob. Might I suggest that you invest in some reference material. One book I would STRONGLY recommend for a beginner is Alfred Corbin's book "A Modern Look at Antique Radio Repair" It's available from Amazon and on eBay. Alfred is great people and a member of ARF. He's probably a member here too. And if he isn't I'm gonna get on his case.
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Post by ve1arn on Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:14 pm

Hi Terry,

I've often seen that book mentioned and wondered about it. I haven't really any bad comments on it either.

While I do have other books, both hard copy and on my computer, this one sounds like it could be a good one to have as well.

My biggest problem as far as book learning is concerned, is how my old mind works. I can only get so much out of a book before my minds sort of stops and I need to do hands on to really get the big picture. That's why I was doing so well with my friend till he passed away.

If a couple of my hints for Christmas cash comes through, this book might just be what I get with it. Very Happy

Thanks for the comments, Bob
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Post by exray on Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:30 pm

Wife and I were talking not too long ago and I happened to mention "would you be interested in refurbing an old radio?" She liked the idea and although she doesn't know a capacitor from a resistor she's pretty savvy craftwise.

I've got a junker RCA tombstone candidate set on the way and I'm putting her name on it. It will give me a chance to revisit some of the things I take for granted and maybe I can do some video clips like some of the other guys have done. I'm more excited about helping/teaching her to do it than I would be doing it myself!

If this comes to pass I'll blog about it here.

-Bill
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Post by ve1arn on Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:33 pm

Exray........ I'll be looking forward to seeing it.

Great that your wife is interested in it too. Mine couldn't care less about the workings of stuff like this. Crying or Very sad
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Post by terrydec on Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:41 pm

Bob-
The neat thing about Alfred's Book is that it's in REALLY big print. And it isn't full of a lot of theory. What little theory he, of necessity, does include is brief and tailored for dummies like us, (me anyway).

I ran into a problem with an FM radio recently and asked for advice. I was directed to "FM Simplified" , and it wasn't cheap.
Wow, I'd hate to see "FM- not so simplified" This is a college textbook and I was totally lost in the first chapter. By the forth page I needed an understanding of Trigonometry.

Alfred's book is the Opposite of that. And it's bound so that it lays flat. Nice touch.
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Post by exray on Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:53 pm

Well Bob, she doesn't share my same affinity for old radio in general but there's certain radios around the house that she takes a liking to. I was going to sell my Philco chairside at one time and she was shocked and asked that we keep it. That's always a good sign!

She's been working as a crafts 'leader' for the old folks home and has gotten in the groove of having her own toolbox and stuff. It may be more of a craft project than a radio project for her but I promise I will not allow her to paint it white and decorate it!

-Bill
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Post by GaryRabbitt on Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:07 am

Hi guys!
I try to at least visit the forum here every coupld of days, just to check out the posts. I am guilty too for not posting enough here. However it sometimes is a case of having a short time to go to the regular sites, check emails, check other sites, then the other non-computer stuff going on takes up time.

One this that bothersme just a bit, is the flood control, If I make a post, then need to correct it, I have to wait the 120 seconds to edit the post. No biggie, but it would be nice to have that 'feature' turned off.
This site however is the first place I will come to when the ARF goes down. I know that a site owner wants to have a lot of traffic on their site. I will make it a point to drop by more often though in the future.
Take care,
Gary.

PS, plus this is the only site that still has "Mr. Itchy" still scratching himself 24/7/365 Smile
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Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:21 am

Gary, I know of no flood control I could turn off. I think sometimes the internet is just veeeerrryyy slow.
Right now, this forum is fast for me. Sometimes it's fast, other times, it crashes.
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Post by Eliot Ness on Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:49 pm

Yeah, Bill that's happened to me here before also. It actually comes up with a message telling you you have to wait something like 120 seconds.
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Post by Resistance is Futile on Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:55 pm

I think there is a control on our webpage. I will look for it and change that to a more reasonable time if I can. It was used to prevent multiple postings from malicious persons.

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Bill its found in the security section.
I changed it to 20 seconds. Wink


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Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:26 pm

Thanks.
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