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Title: Offering – for free – old electronics magazines
Post by: the graveborn on 01:27, 01 July 18
Greetings,

I haven't posted to this forum in years, and what I'm posting today concerns Amstrad in no way, but it may – may – be of interest to any members of this forum who're interested in old electronics...

A year or so ago my grandmother died, and I'm helping to clear out her house; amongst the things in her house are a lot of old electronics magazines; the magazines have been stored in a kind of "home laboratory" in the cellar since at least 1975 – when my great uncle to whom they belonged died – and likely a lot longer than that; although the magazines seem to have avoided being creased, being torn, and being damaged by water, in general they are dusty, have damaged covers and/or spines, and have corroded staples, and a few have notes written in them in pencil.

To tell the truth, I think that the magazines are likely of little-to-no usefulness or value – they're concerned with using components that are no longer manufactured to build receivers for broadcasts that are no longer sent... but it's anathema to me to just throw out something that may be useful- or have value- to somebody, particularly information, so I'm offering these magazines – for free – to anybody who wants them.

The magazines are located in east London; whilst I may be willing to post the magazines if you're willing to pay for the packaging and postage, I think that because of the weight of them it may be a lot less expensive to collect them.

Title: Re: Offering – for free – old electronics magazines
Post by: Bryce on 13:04, 01 July 18
Extremely interesting reading, even if they are about obsolete devices made of obsolete parts. I just got my hands on some Elektor Electronics magazines from the early 70's and am reading through them this summer (yes you get strange looks on occasions).

Unfortunately I am a long way from London, but if nobody local takes them, then maybe you could weigh them and see what the postage to Germany might be?

Bryce.
 
Title: Re: Offering – for free – old electronics magazines
Post by: the graveborn on 14:10, 02 July 18
@Bryce (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=225) : There's a lot more to list – indeed, I've just updated my first post with a further twenty-four issues of Wireless World – so when I think there's no more to list I'll let you know so you can tell me what you may want and I'll try to determine the cost of packaging it up and posting it to Germany..?
Title: Re: Offering – for free – old electronics magazines
Post by: Bryce on 14:22, 02 July 18
Oops, where did that "y" go to?... edited.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Offering – for free – old electronics magazines
Post by: Sykobee (Briggsy) on 13:37, 05 July 18
Im sure there are some retro radio / wireless / ham forums out there that might be interested.


they may be the only copies left in existence!
Title: Re: Offering – for free – old electronics magazines
Post by: Bryce on 14:46, 05 July 18
I'm involved in those sort of forums too, maybe I'll ask around there. I know a few who might be interested, but they're not in the UK either.


Bryce.
Title: Re: Offering – for free – old electronics magazines
Post by: tjohnson on 21:24, 05 July 18
I work at Heathrow. How far are you from there? I might be able to collect and try and arrange something to get them to Bryce

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Title: Re: Offering – for free – old electronics magazines
Post by: the graveborn on 00:19, 06 July 18
@Bryce (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=225) : Thanks, that'd be appreciated!

@tjohnson (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129) : The magazines are located in Leytonstone – off of the top of my head I don't know how far that is from Heathrow.
Title: Re: Offering – for free – old electronics magazines
Post by: Bryce on 09:37, 06 July 18
@Bryce (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=225) : Thanks, that'd be appreciated!

@tjohnson (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129) : The magazines are located in Leytonstone – off of the top of my head I don't know how far that is from Heathrow.
That's about 40km across London = 2 hours with a car, 11 Minutes with a helicopter, 54 seconds with an F14,  800ms with a space shuttle or 5 hours 37 minutes if the wife is driving.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Offering – for free – old electronics magazines
Post by: Gryzor on 15:00, 23 August 18
You forgot the "3 hours if the wife is sitting in the passenger's seat", or have you found a solution for that?