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Kenwood HS-5 Headphones – Replacement Pa

Kenwood HS-5 Headphones – Replacement Pads

If you use headphones on the air, as either a short wave listener or radio amateur, you’ll appreciate the advantages of a comfortable set of headphones with a frequency response tailored to speech. The Kenwood HS-5 headphones have been around for many years and receive rave reviews on places such as eham. The HS-5s are […]

SSB Products of Derby Cannonball Transmi...

SSB Products of Derby Cannonball Transmitter

On behalf of a friend, I’m trying to find someone who has the details of a transmitter known as the Cannonball, produced by SSB Products of Derby. Back in the 1960s, Norman Birkett G3EKX, created a range of products for the radio amateur. Most were available as kits and ready built. He had an interest […]

Victa Mustang GTS V40

Victa Mustang GTS V40

Back in the mid 1980s I bought a brand new Victa Mustang GTS lawn mower from David Coulson’s shop in Prudhoe, Northumberland. It had the new, at the time, Vortex V40 engine. Really easy to start and use. I still have it, but at the end of 2020 disaster struck…I started it one day, it […]

Small Steps

Small Steps

After the fairly long ‘fixathon’, I took my G3LS out for a short ride…after checking oil flow as always. Beforehand, some of the petrol drained from the tank before Christmas was returned to the tank and the tyres were inflated to the correct pressure. I had already filled the primary chaincase with oil to the […]

Replacement Rubbers and Plastic Trim

Replacement Rubbers and Plastic Trim

The existing footrest and kickstart rubbers have been on the bike for at least fifteen years. They split fairly early on and have been held on with tie wraps. Now most of the other jobs are done, I thought it was time to replace them. I put an order in with Steve Surbey at AMC […]

Panasonic TX-32LZD80 TV Sound but No Pic...

Panasonic TX-32LZD80 TV Sound but No Picture

Way back in 2005 I bought a brand new flat screen LCD television to replace my old Philips 24 inch CRT one. I chose a Panasonic TX-32LZD80 from John Lewis and got a five year warranty. It’s given sterling service until about a week ago. I’d left it on and gone to make some tea…when […]

WordPress 5.5 and Theme4Press Evolve Plu...

WordPress 5.5 and Theme4Press Evolve Plus Theme

If you, like me, use the excellent Evolve Plus theme from Theme4Press, chances are you’ve had a problem or ten since the latest upgrade to WordPress 5.5. It took me a while to find what the problems were and how to fix them…here’s what I did. After the WordPress 5.5 upgrade, my website still worked […]

WW1 RAF Syntoniser

WW1 RAF Syntoniser

In 2019 the old WW1 RAF Syntoniser shown below, came into my possession. It was made by Siemens Brother & Co. Ltd of London.  I’ve never seen another one and can’t find out much about it on the web. I think these came into use at the end of WW1 and were used by the […]

AVO No 1 Radiac Survey Meter or Geiger C...

AVO No 1 Radiac Survey Meter or Geiger Counter

AVO No 1 Radiac Survey Meter or Geiger Counter If you attend Ham Radio Rallies in the UK, especially in the North East of England, you will know Alan Clegg a.k.a. ‘The Valve Man’. He bears a striking resemblance to Santa Claus and, quite often, helps people find wonderful things that bring a smile to […]

Netronics Explorer 85 from 1979

Netronics Explorer 85 from 1979

Back in the mists of time, before mobile phones, flat screen TV, the internet and many of the modern technological marvels, personal computers were very much in their infancy. Many people I knew were playing with Motorola 6502 based computers; we used those at university in the form of a Rockwell AIM-65.  I’d been working […]

 
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