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Old 27th Jan 2016, 7:42 pm   #1
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Default 2016 Solihull Meetup - Saturday 14th of May

Hi everyone.

As is customary round this time of year I thought I ought to organise a bit of a junk-swap and general get-together of all us TV-types on the forum. This year it will be on Saturday the 14th of May.

As per usual, there will be TV-fixing-a-plenty, eating, drinking, exaggerated tales of TV-fixing-of-old, plenty test-card music and general chitter-chatter to occupy everyone during the day.

There will be the usual fixing going on in the dining room / lounge and a workshop full of tools, spares and components upstairs for the using.

Thick crispy bacon sandwiches on lovely soft bread with red or brown sauce will be on hand up until mid-late morning; tea, coffee, squash, beer etc. will be flowing all day and then a trip to The Drum and Monkey on Four Ashes Road at lunch time followed by some kind of unhealthy evening meal for those staying late or staying overnight.

Also, although there won't be the huge pile of stuff like there was last year, if people could bring any junk that they might consider giving away / selling / swapping then that would it even better. Junk includes anything vaguely TV / radio related - bits and bobs, components, sets etc. Anything you like.

The meetup / junk swap will take place the day before the NVCF so for those people coming any distance there are a few beds / bunks / sofas / floors etc. available. There are also several local hostelries / hotels nearby. (The NVCF is about a 20 mile drive down the M40 from Solihull.)

Anyway - all are welcome and it's always a lot of fun.

Thanks everyone.

Kind regards.

From Mike.

PS. Mods - Is it okay for this thread to stay here in the TV section (at least for a little while) please?
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Old 27th Jan 2016, 7:55 pm   #2
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Hi Mike
I`d love to come along so please count me in.

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Old 27th Jan 2016, 8:22 pm   #3
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Hi Mike. Providing i have a car by may i might well be coming too if that's ok.

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Old 27th Jan 2016, 9:50 pm   #4
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Default Re: 2016 Solihull Meetup - Saturday 14th of May

Khryssy has offered to help again like last year if she is needed and I will be there as usual
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Old 27th Jan 2016, 9:51 pm   #5
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Hi Mike,
I plan to be there and will need to stay. I'll also need lifts to station/NVCF etc. as I will be coming by train.

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Old 27th Jan 2016, 9:58 pm   #6
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Hi hopefully I will be able to make it this year .Regards Alan.
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Old 27th Jan 2016, 10:12 pm   #7
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Hi Mike,
Excellent news, I'll gladly be there mate and would like to stay over again if ok with you?

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I would live to come if I can. I shall mark this date down in my calendar
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 8:52 am   #9
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Can I camp over, please on Sat night, Mike?
Andy, I can give you a lift to NVCF on Sunday morning.
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 12:34 pm   #10
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Arrrrgh! I only get "proper" late shifts once every six months and I'm on them on this particular weekend! I'll try to change them if I can and then I'll be in for sure
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Old 31st Jan 2016, 10:18 am   #11
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If I can tag along Mike, that would be great (don't think I have anything planned).
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Old 31st Jan 2016, 10:24 am   #12
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Hi Mike love to pop up if that's OK and I can take orders for proper pasties !
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Old 1st Feb 2016, 8:30 pm   #13
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Hi all.

That's excellent that you can make it. I think I'm probably triple-booked as far as beds etc. are concerned but I'm sure we'll squeeze everyone in somehow.

Thanks everyone.

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Ps. Pasties sound tip-top to me.
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Old 2nd Feb 2016, 11:32 am   #14
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ansum, if nearer the time I know numbers I will bring some yummy Cornish pasties direct from premier pasties just along the road (and St Austell brewery do 5 litre mini casks of ales too..they are next door !)
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I'd like to join in as well, just for the day.

This event has become almost legendary - I'm looking forward to it already! Cornish pasties sound nice too

Hope to see you then.

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Hi Mikey,
For once I'm actually off all weekend so I would love to attend!
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Old 9th Feb 2016, 11:15 am   #17
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Hi Mike, didn't get chance to introduce myself at RWB then you disappeared ! I had the brown Inspector Clouseau T shirt on...
Bought a few bits of junk to cheer 'er indoors up.

Can you PM your address for the meetup please.

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I would love to come Mike. I will try to bring an interesting receiver with me... John.
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Wouldn't miss it for the world...even if I am due to be at some fancy radio fair (NVCF I think) at something o'clock in the eary hours of the next morning...
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I would love to come if that is ok , I hope that I will be able to scrounge a lift from John HKS
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