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Introductions: Restorer-John from Australia. Hi All!

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I'm Restorer-John. I've been a resident on AK since 2002 and DIYA from 2004, back in the dial-up modem days and have had almost 5000 posts at AK. I wanted to see if a more technical, science-based site like this could be a new place for me to hang out with like-minded people.

I have an enormous collection of HiFi gear, that I have restored/repaired/rebuilt although these days, I generally only repair gear for friends & family. My first paid job in 1981 when I was 15 was repairing HiFi equipment for a local pawnbroker after school. I also repaired and was paid by my school the following year or so to repair our AppleII clones, along with their fleet of Ohio Scientific Challenger 1Ps (1k RAM).

My first HiFi gear was scrounged and built from kits or traded/bought or sold. I've also worked in retail electronics and sold HiFi at specialist dealers. As a forty something, I went back to uni and started an engineering degree but put that on hold due to me becoming a dad.

Anyway, looking forward to contributing to the discussion in this place.

john
 

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I think you will be comfortable here. There is an Aussie/Kiwi contingent residing.:rolleyes:

Cheers.
 
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I'm Restorer-John. I've been a resident on AK since 2002 and DIYA from 2004, back in the dial-up modem days and have had almost 5000 posts at AK. I wanted to see if a more technical, science-based site like this could be a new place for me to hang out with like-minded people.

I have an enormous collection of HiFi gear, that I have restored/repaired/rebuilt although these days, I generally only repair gear for friends & family. My first paid job in 1981 when I was 15 was repairing HiFi equipment for a local pawnbroker after school. I also repaired and was paid by my school the following year or so to repair our AppleII clones, along with their fleet of Ohio Scientific Challenger 1Ps (1k RAM).

My first HiFi gear was scrounged and built from kits or traded/bought or sold. I've also worked in retail electronics and sold HiFi at specialist dealers. As a forty something, I went back to uni and started an engineering degree but put that on hold due to me becoming a dad.

Anyway, looking forward to contributing to the discussion in this place.

john
Welcome John , I look forward to your contributions :)
 

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I'm Restorer-John. I've been a resident on AK since 2002 and DIYA from 2004, back in the dial-up modem days and have had almost 5000 posts at AK. I wanted to see if a more technical, science-based site like this could be a new place for me to hang out with like-minded people.

I have an enormous collection of HiFi gear, that I have restored/repaired/rebuilt although these days, I generally only repair gear for friends & family. My first paid job in 1981 when I was 15 was repairing HiFi equipment for a local pawnbroker after school. I also repaired and was paid by my school the following year or so to repair our AppleII clones, along with their fleet of Ohio Scientific Challenger 1Ps (1k RAM).
Welcome to the forum John and thanks for the introduction. We have a lot in common as I too grew up with computers in the age of dial-up. And repaired electronics from 1978 to 1982 while going college.

The only computers I tried to repair then though was the college's Radio Shack system. The main unit that had a printer has its expansion box go bad. I opened it up and tried to mess with it while forgetting to power the thing off! Needless to say, I made it much worse. Fortunately the ICs were socketed and I went to Radio Shack and bought the replacement and with a prayer and hope, got it working. Otherwise, no one could print their projects in the lab anymore!!!
 
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