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slow death spiral

Postby nyazzip » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:18 am

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.


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Re: slow death spiral

Postby IceFyre13th » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:39 am

I check here every day.......and I am saddened by the lack of posting too....
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Re: slow death spiral

Postby mike567 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:16 pm

Another whom checks in regularly
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Re: slow death spiral

Postby Thermion » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:56 pm

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.

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Re: slow death spiral

Postby WA4SWJ » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:37 pm

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.
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Re: slow death spiral

Postby DeathRex » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:42 pm

Still has tons of information here, hate to lose it.
At first I wanted to be a ET. Now I are one.
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Re: slow death spiral

Postby Oleg73 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:18 am

I check regularly. So many info for many years...
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Re: slow death spiral

Postby nyazzip » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:53 pm

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.
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Re: slow death spiral

Postby WA4SWJ » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:51 pm

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!
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Re: slow death spiral

Postby Auricle » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:33 pm

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.
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Re: slow death spiral

Postby IceFyre13th » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:33 am

No Kidding, I should have way more time than when I was younger........but it just keeps on slipping slipping slipping....into the future.
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Re: slow death spiral

Postby Quad » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:07 am

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
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Re: slow death spiral

Postby soundbrigade » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:27 pm

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!?
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Re: slow death spiral

Postby TomMcNally » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:30 pm

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 !

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Re: slow death spiral

Postby mesherm » Tue May 28, 2019 12:02 pm

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.
Mike's N-1 Rule: When looking for N number of components to finish a job, you have a 95% chance of only finding N-1 of them.
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