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 Post subject: Re: What has been your experience here on ARF?
PostPosted: May Thu 05, 2022 3:58 am 
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 Post subject: Re: What has been your experience here on ARF?
PostPosted: May Thu 05, 2022 12:45 pm 
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I happened to be "in a mood" when I made that post, but I know it's no excuse :-)

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You should see some of my posts before I edit them :shock:
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Nice one, Curtis! Can we all agree that The Far Side was wonderful?

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 Post subject: Re: What has been your experience here on ARF?
PostPosted: May Thu 05, 2022 1:22 pm 
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Can we all agree that The Far Side was wonderful?

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Yep. I have a daily calendar right here. :-)

I remembered that one in particular because I once worked with a guy named Doug.

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 Post subject: Re: What has been your experience here on ARF?
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Off topic but my favorite Far Side:


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 Post subject: Re: What has been your experience here on ARF?
PostPosted: May Fri 06, 2022 5:43 am 
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Gary was crazy funny!

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 Post subject: Re: What has been your experience here on ARF?
PostPosted: May Fri 06, 2022 12:07 pm 
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I posted a thread on this long ago, but I think it bears repeating; we are in the golden age of ARF. Most of the members here are 60+....people that were around and worked on this stuff when it was new. Right now ARF is a treasure trove of knowledge, thanks to you guys who lived it.


You're right, & it's really strange...when I first started lurking on ARF, I considered myself part of the younger generation whose parents & grandparents were the ones who "lived it." Now I'm 62 (on Monday) & I realize that in a sense I've "lived it" too. When I was a grade-school kid, the majority of the electronic stuff in my house used tubes & some of it was from the 40's & 50's. A "transistor radio" was still kind of new in my world. Since I started fiddling with tube-era stuff in my early teens (early 70's), as well as reading books on radio theory & servicing from the 30's through the 50's, I feel like I participated in the tail end of the golden era, though I was just a kid.

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 Post subject: Re: What has been your experience here on ARF?
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tubes4life wrote:
I posted a thread on this long ago, but I think it bears repeating; we are in the golden age of ARF. Most of the members here are 60+....people that were around and worked on this stuff when it was new. Right now ARF is a treasure trove of knowledge, thanks to you guys who lived it.


I wish that were true for the radios I collect. I doubt there's a lot of the over 100 crowd left on here. :(

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 Post subject: Re: What has been your experience here on ARF?
PostPosted: May Wed 11, 2022 4:08 pm 
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Hi,

I see myself as a long-time-member.
I am here since April 2006.

I am member of other forums, too.
My experience:

1.) There is a good knowledge here and I was able to solve a lot of problems with the advice of collectors.
I coppied some threads and translated them into german because of their high value! :roll: :idea:

2.) I was able to help other people with my knowledge and schematics - international help!

3.) The forums converter works really good, easy to use that forum and no problems to upload pictures.

4.) Radio Clubhouse gives you all kind of help outside our collecting interests, we can talk about cars,
household problems, health problems, animals problems, computer problems, etc.

The mixture of this community makes it possible to find people which are real specialists in other cases
because of their jobs, other hobbies, experiences and interests.

On the days I lost my parents I´ve found many people to help me out, even on PM.

People with health problems get help, too. This help is showing that you never stand alone when you are
asking for help at ARF.
There are a number of other things which were discussed on PM, too.

Just all that is something what you cannot find in other forums!

Seen with my eyes it is the best forum in the world.

However I see a lot of longtime members passing, people which were the salt in the soup of the ARF over many years.
This is touching me.

But new members are entering this forum. There is a change in generations.

I would like to see an ARF-schematics file, where I can upload my stuff, so that everyone gets it for free.

ANYWAY, ARF has to stay like it is, then its O.K.

Regards,
SIXMILLION DOLLARMAN :wink:

P.S. Many thanks to all moderators, their job may be sometime a little difficult.

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 Post subject: Re: What has been your experience here on ARF?
PostPosted: May Wed 11, 2022 4:45 pm 
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The main purpose of this forum is to help others, and I can't begin to express my gratitude for those who have helped me.


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 Post subject: Re: What has been your experience here on ARF?
PostPosted: May Thu 12, 2022 3:50 am 
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I too have gained so much information here and it helped me immensely with my main electronics interest, vacuum tube audio and television. I know who the experts are, who the purveyors of bovine scat are (not many on this forum; many on another one, unnamed) and the trolls. Trolls are easy to identify and go away quickly.

Some of you know that my daughter and family live in Australia. Naturally, I had to have an Australian radio or two (I have 3). A very nice member here immediately sent me a schematic of a radio that I have. I had searched everywhere and was unable to find it. Thanks, Marc C.

Oh, I’m in Australia now in the same state that he lives in!

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 Post subject: Re: What has been your experience here on ARF?
PostPosted: May Sat 14, 2022 10:34 am 
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I was guilty of lurking for a long time, but finally got smart and joined.

The level of knowledge here is simply amazing.

Me? I have degrees in Electronics Technology/Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, and (don't ask me why) Business Management. I also went to Tech School, where I'm pretty sure I learned more than in college.

Taught electrical and electronics at college and adult vocational level for 27 years, before a failed liver and failing kidneys put me out to pasture. Liver's taken care of, kidneys not so much...but anyway, I have plenty of time on my hands now, so I spend some of it pounding recalcitrant radios into submission!

Lurker no more!


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