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THE MIND OF CHARLES ALLEN

The Mind of Charles Allen is a murder mystery but also a study of one man’s obsession. Charles is gifted –though he’d consider himself cursed – with paranormal ability. The price for this ‘gift’ is appallingly high; the search for the killer of his friend Hazel means he must die, many times over.

NO RADIO CONNECTION - JUST AN ENGROSSING READ.

ROBERT LAING IS A PSEUDONYM... guess who

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http://robert871.wix.com/robert-laing

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NEW for 2015

Valve radios may belong to yesterday but valve technology remains a work of genius. This essentially practical book explains how valve radios work and how to restore them.

Written by an established author in the field and suitable for all levels of experience, it is packed with information for the restorer and progresses in easy stages from basic principles through to full chassis and cabinet restoration.

 Beginner-friendly, simplified and virtually maths-free theory starts from the atom, through electron flow (conduction) and on to cover the functions of components – resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, diode, triode, tetrode, pentode and multiple valves. The principles of radio transmission and reception are explained, from mixer/oscillators through to output stages then fault-finding and full electronic restoration techniques are thoroughly covered together with an arrowed and numbered exemplar circuit diagram, useful features for even the skilled restorer. Example sets suitable for the improving restorer are described. The repair and restoration of all types of cabinet plus an appendix packed with useful data and information brings the book to the glossary and index.

 

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NEW for 2015

Now available in printed form and new for 2015 is edition 3 of our first and most popular book. Redesigned, fully revised and expanded.

Domestic valve radio receivers manufactured during the 'era of the wireless' from the late 1920s to around 1960 are fast becoming the antiques of tomorrow. There is a growing interest in collecting and restoring these once neglected sets, both UK and worldwide. Some radios are prized for their appearance and as a consequence are becoming rare and expensive.

This book covers all aspects of finding, collecting and restoring sets. From design and styling and the influence of Art Deco there is full coverage of the practical aspects involved in restoration including what valves radios are and how they work, component types and purposes, the locating and correction of faults, tools and materials and fully illustrated examples of chassis and cabinet restoration techniques. All presented in an easily accessible and largely non-mathematical manner.  

An invaluable reference for the vintage radio enthusiast