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slow death spiral

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:18 am
by nyazzip
it's been sad to watch this place become a ghost town for the past 2-3 years...admittedly i have been busy and not doing tube-related things, but i have a ton of future projects lined up...and when i get to them, i am going to have lots of questions: will this site (and it's members) still be here...?

thanks a bunch for all your help so far. it was invaluable.
still sad about Ed.


regards

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:39 am
by IceFyre13th
I check here every day.......and I am saddened by the lack of posting too....

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:16 pm
by mike567
Another whom checks in regularly

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:56 pm
by Thermion
I also check in regularly. It has been a long time since I posted anything. I have some projects in the works and will try to get some interest generated.

JT

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:37 pm
by WA4SWJ
I check in as well often. I have two amps planned but I haven't had time to get to them due to life getting in the way. But when my browser starts up, this is my home page.

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:42 pm
by DeathRex
Still has tons of information here, hate to lose it.

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:18 am
by Oleg73
I check regularly. So many info for many years...

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:53 pm
by nyazzip
well, it is encouraging to read that there are still a few people logging in!
you guys are really a wealth of information for people like me who just aren't competent enough to fully understand this type of thing from reading text books...i've tried.
:o)
thank you all.

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:51 pm
by WA4SWJ
Well, I miss the old gang for sure. Ed, Eric and many others were great people. I don't have the historical stories that those guys had. I was fortunate to meet Shannon face to face a few years ago at the Dayton Hamvention (which I've gone to every year for the last 45 years) even if it was a brief meeting. If I can help anyone let me know. I'm not the world's expert on amplifiers, but I have built about 25 different amps (one of which is my avatar pic) and I'm an electronics engineer so I can help with most things probably. I do check in almost every day so even if I don't post, I'm around. One of these days I'll build a couple more amps and I'll post info. I have the parts, just not the time right now - and I'm retired!! Still no time!

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:33 pm
by Auricle
WA4SWJ wrote: I have the parts, just not the time right now - and I'm retired!! Still no time!


I know that feeling. I think I had more spare time when I was working. 'Must be done with mirrors.

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:33 am
by IceFyre13th
No Kidding, I should have way more time than when I was younger........but it just keeps on slipping slipping slipping....into the future.

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:07 am
by Quad
Another one here who checks in periodically.
I fondly remember the regular posters here like Ed Brown, Geek, Tom McNally, Mike Sherman, Minn and so many
others from the hey days, and I learnt a lot from this site and my point to point GetSetGo is a reminder of that.

Clearly the tube board business is not going to create any Elon Musks - Geek also
posted a note on the Classic Valves site that they are exiting the PCB business.
However, as site dedicated to all things "DIY tube", it would be great to see life here

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:27 pm
by soundbrigade
Just moved to a smaller place and had to pile up boxes with unfinished projects in the basement. But I also have a great need to finish projects that I have invested lots of $$$ in and since I retired almost two years ago I have at least some spare time ...

This is the very best forum, great people with all feet on the ground, but the lack of activity is sad and bad. And would it be possible to get the various amplifier projects up and running again!?

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:30 pm
by TomMcNally
Hey I'm always reading the forums. I have a couple of amps I'm building, will post pics soon !

Shannon's designs are not all that difficult to build by hand. Give it a try !

... tom

Re: slow death spiral

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 12:02 pm
by mesherm
I check in from time to time but I don't really build tube amps anymore since I retired and moved to Texas.
I do have some of Shannon's unused PCB amp boards packed away that I should dig out.