It does come in handy if you keep dropping your plectrum though...I cut my finger on Monday, whilst re-grouting a small area of tiles in the shower.
Not wishing to miss Tuesday's ukulele club zoom meeting, where I was due to lead some songs, I superglued the wound and got through the night successfully.
A second coat of glue last night got me through another uke club zoom meeting without blood being shed.
Just be aware that the glue takes a few minutes to dry. Don't touch anything unless you want to risk being permanently fixed to it.......
I like radios also, I admire the efforts of people who restore radios to original condition but I tend to bust open and fix or bodge whatever needs doing and carry on using, hence my poor old Grundig Yacht Boy has a piece of 32/0.2mm wire for an antenna, I could have found another telescopic whip but my enthusiasm ran out before I got around to doing anything about it.View attachment 578926
The production fault was to flow-solder them too hot, and the capacitors started to deteriorate from that moment on, usually conking out after about 15 years. If (very carefully) replaced with ceramics, the radio should last virtually for ever.
When working correctly, they are one of the best small shortwave sets you can buy, even today. I previously had an ICF7600DS, which I gave to my younger son when I got a new ICF-SW7600GR, the last model in the line, in 2003. That will probably work for decades, as all the bugs had been worked out over the preceding 20 years. It's my totally overkill alarm radio!
I like radios!
Come on this stretching our credulity , Drago a Guardian reader. .I've gone off the Gruinard in recent years, since a certain national ballot their reporting became petty and petulant. Nevertheless, this is a well written article that might interest the mend it and make doers.
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