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Old 19th May 2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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Hello all,

My name is Tommy, I am from the foothills of Eastern Kentucky, where circumstances are unusual. I was expelled from high school at age 16, and was allowed to get my GED at age 17, by way of a frustrated superintendents signature.

My Father and uncles were always interested in electronics and achieved a lot on a small scale where they lived among the hills. One uncle of mine was able broadcast a radio show from a chicken house there.

With poverty, it was required that we repaired things if we wanted to entertainment. My father and his brother were always handing over some piece of refused old technology for me to play with. I learned what I could from my dad, but he died of a brain tumor two years ago.

I am on my way to a degree in engineering and am very excited about getting an education.

I came across a load of old vacuum tubes in a store near my home, and now I am studying them, and selling some to finance my education.

I hope I can contribute here, and take some information to. It's a great thing to find this place online.

If any one is looking for a particular tube, I might be able to find it among these cases.

I can't wait to take advantage of this great looking community.

As Ever,
Tommy
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Old 19th May 2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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Hello Tommy - and Welcome to diyAudio!!!

We have some members from KY - I don't know if any of 'em are near to you tho.

Be very careful around the vacuum tube circuits as very lethal voltages are used. Did Dad or Uncle tell you about the "one hand rule"????

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Old 19th May 2011, 02:48 PM   #3
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Hello Tommy - and Welcome to diyAudio!!!

We have some members from KY - I don't know if any of 'em are near to you tho.

Be very careful around the vacuum tube circuits as very lethal voltages are used. Did Dad or Uncle tell you about the "one hand rule"????

Thomas
Definite YES on the One Hand Rule. I was taught to keep one hand in my pocket.
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Old 19th May 2011, 02:49 PM   #4
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Not too different than my background- expelled at 16, no GED, went to college anyway (chose a cheap public school). You'll do fine, I think.
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Old 19th May 2011, 02:59 PM   #5
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Not too different than my background- expelled at 16, no GED, went to college anyway (chose a cheap public school). You'll do fine, I think.
I like to think of such beginnings as advantageous.
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Welcome to the forum, lots of helpful people. The tube section is very good with lots of creative & helpful members.

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Definite YES on the One Hand Rule. I was taught to keep one hand in my pocket.
Oh Ya mean THAT is where the other hand goes????? Damn! 40 years of gonad grabb'n right down the drain!!!
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