Month: February 2014

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla, Brilliant engineer and inventor of the “Death Ray”? Born in Croatia, 1856, Tesla was to become a massive influence in the area of electrical engineering. After school and university, Tesla went to work for the Budapest Telephone company, where he helped redesign a lot of the transmission equipment, making amplifiers and repeaters which …

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BBC Radio 4 (real name, Home service), the end is nigh?

I have written about some important topics in my time, but this towers over global warming, asteroid hits and the Spanish economy…. The end of BBC Radio 4 long wave, which has far reaching implications as will be discussed later. In the ‘20’s the BBC had set up two styles of broadcasting stations: National and …

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What to look for when your TV, HiFi decides not to work properly

I have written a few articles of late relating to domestic equipment, TVs and HiFi etc. A lot of you have dropped me a line, having found the information useful. Well, that’s good, glad it’s useful. Here are a few more things to hopefully help before giving me a call. Mains plugs and sockets I …

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TV sets, what to buy, when to repair, how to look after…….

There comes a time, inevitably, when your old TV set eventually goes to meet its´ maker either suffering a serious illness or being beyond economical repair. In the ’50s and ’60s TV sets were not overly reliable so renting was the best option. In ’67 we saw colour TV enter the scene. These sets were …

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