For the September meeting we invited some valve equipment enthusiasts to come along and bring examples of their collections. We had several examples of early communications receivers, mostly working and a good display of loose valves to pick up and discuss.
Colin, G3YHV having a go on a restored American BC-348 receiver belonging to and restored by Andy, G4RIC (standing on the right).
Behind is an R1155 also restored by Andy.
Here we have some examples of loose valves of various types. Malcolm, G8NT provided some interesting information on some of the different types.
A good example of an RCA AR-88 receiver belonging to Luke 2E0VHV.
G3YHV showing off some of his more unusual valves to 2E0GHT, G4OTJ and G8NT. Colin brought a couple of his construction projects. One being an SSB transmitter but with keypad entry of frequency and a PIC/DDS VFO (much to G4RIC's horror as he is a bit of a purist when it comes to valve equipment).
Another was a 40/80m CW transmitter using some ancient valves, one dating from the 1920s.
Some of the members and guests in discussion and enjoying a cup of tea.