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 Post subject: ETF: did anyone here go?
PostPosted: May Mon 06, 2019 11:06 pm 
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Because of a couple of things that came up, I was not able to attend the convention. Any nice finds or stories?

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PostPosted: May Tue 07, 2019 12:00 am 
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I decided to go, it was about a 3 hour drive but was well worth it. Picked up a complete Admiral 30A13S for free, as well as a few other sets.


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PostPosted: May Tue 07, 2019 2:42 am 
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Gwcoty wrote:
I decided to go, it was about a 3 hour drive but was well worth it. Picked up a complete Admiral 30A13S for free, as well as a few other sets.

Wow, I'd say it was worth it!

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PostPosted: May Tue 07, 2019 4:00 am 
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Too far for me to go. I did make it to the AWA Spring Meet, still awful far for me.
I wanted the wood cabinet 19A1 because I was seriously outbid on the last one. I got this one for $25!
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PostPosted: May Tue 07, 2019 11:56 am 
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I usually go but opted not to this year. I'm attending Kutztown for the first time instead.


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 Post subject: Re: ETF: did anyone here go?
PostPosted: May Sun 12, 2019 5:18 am 
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I went this year. Had a great time. I picked up a Hickok Color Bar Generator, a (pretty rough) Sony 8-301, and some of those awesome Reproduction Predicta networks. I also gave a presentation on the REM CRT tester that was very well received.

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 Post subject: Re: ETF: did anyone here go?
PostPosted: May Sun 12, 2019 12:01 pm 
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I always say I would like to go to the big meets, but it's like fishing in barrel to me :D
It's just a matter of how much space you have and long your wallet will hold out! I like the thrill of the hunt a little more.

PS - Nice Admiral Bob. You see so many more bakelite versions compared to the wood one, although both are gems. One of the best performing 7" electro. TV's. Funny how the cloth is always shrunk on that model. Looks like Admiral cut them using the bare minimal amount of cloth.


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PostPosted: May Sun 12, 2019 2:28 pm 
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Great collection of photos! I visited maybe 15 years ago..... I'm glad it is still in operation... Sure wish it had far greater financial support from industry and civic institutions.

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PostPosted: May Sun 12, 2019 7:14 pm 
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I always say I would like to go to the big meets, but it's like fishing in barrel to me :D
It's just a matter of how much space you have and long your wallet will hold out! I like the thrill of the hunt a little more.

PS - Nice Admiral Bob. You see so many more bakelite versions compared to the wood one, although both are gems. One of the best performing 7" electro. TV's. Funny how the cloth is always shrunk on that model. Looks like Admiral cut them using the bare minimal amount of cloth.


I hadn't noticed the cloth. I'm still going through all the stuff to find out what I bought, like this Boonton RX meter:
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I wnet this year and had a good time, though I bought absolutely nothing. The presentations
were good. There were no exotica in the auction, though a couple in the flea
market, like a Conrac color monitor, which was too heavy for me. Nothing prewar, nothing with
whirling wheels.


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 Post subject: Re: ETF: did anyone here go?
PostPosted: May Mon 13, 2019 6:52 pm 
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I went and I know a couple of others from the Dallas area went.
I go every other year. I had to leave early because of a commitment somewhere else.
I've enjoyed it in the past, not so much this time.

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 Post subject: Re: ETF: did anyone here go?
PostPosted: May Tue 14, 2019 4:35 pm 
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I've enjoyed it in the past, not so much this time.

That seems to be the consensus from most everyone I've talked to that did go. I certainly don't regret missing it now, and may well stop attending altogether.

If you've been to one convention you've pretty much been to them all.


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 Post subject: Re: ETF: did anyone here go?
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 12:17 pm 
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I enjoyed all of the presentations this year. Matthew, excellent job btw.

The auction did not have too many of the more desirable TVs apparently. Many did not sell. I’ve been noticing that at the Estes auctions as well. Larger heavy items don’t do well or go to parts harvesters

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 Post subject: Re: ETF: did anyone here go?
PostPosted: May Fri 17, 2019 6:46 pm 
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Please note that "auction did not have too many of the more desirable TVs"
actually USUALLY translates to "nobody died". Which we all agree is good.


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