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#1 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 02:57 PM

ATTENTION UK MEMBERS!!!!!

 

I’m going to throw this idea out to start the discussion…

 

I want to know if anyone is interested in “UK BLASTER MEET 2017”

 

This year I have some big travel plans, which include the Dessau 2017 meet in Germany August 17th, the Old Audio Fest, Minsk, Belarus (September) and I would like to add a meet up with our fine UK members!

 

The goal is to also cover all of these events for Boombox Magazine.

 

So, in order for me to be able to do this, I do need to ask for a little help. Due to the cost of airfare, I’m wondering if there might be anyone that might be able to help me out with transport from the airport and possibly a couch to crash on? If so, then I could go from there on where to book a flight to or where to get a hotel if need be. 

 

The southern end of the UK is most cost effective for me.

 

I have ordered a hard-shell Pelican flight case to house my TRC-920 for these travels so I can have at

least one radio with me!

 

Please let me know your thoughts if we can make this happen.

 

Dates, locations….members who are interested.

 

 



#2 Fatdog

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:28 PM

Oh, hell yes!  Make this happen!!



#3 Northerner

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:47 PM

Totally in! I'm in the North but am willing to travel or whatever is needed to make this happen. I'm in! :-)

#4 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:59 PM

Totally in! I'm in the North but am willing to travel or whatever is needed to make this happen. I'm in! :-)

 

AWESOME! 

 

The conversation has begun!



#5 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 02:57 AM

Hi Chris,

How's life in Italy so far? :-)

#6 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:36 AM

Hi Chris,

How's life in Italy so far? :-)

 

It's going good, we're getting settled in. It's been a real learning curve for sure.

 

So, any other UK members interested in Cranking Up?



#7 geoffhartwell

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:44 AM

I'd be up for uk meet, i'm in the south , what airport would you be flying into, if its Stansted i could prob pick you up as its only about 1 hr from my house, could prob put you up to, as i have 3 spare bedrooms at mo, but id have to run that one be the missus first



#8 Hisrudeness

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:33 AM

Hey Chris,
Would be great to see you.

stereo mad is right by Gatwick airport.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 01:36 PM

Hey Chris,

 

I am south of England but very very south of Cornwall so probably a bit out of the way, however if its an option you are more than welcome here to stay. I will travel to wherever the meet is though, be great to meet you  :thumbsup:

 

Due to a recent promotion work for me is extremely hectic though so let us know some dates near the time and i'll get some time off work booked. Looking forward to it



#10 Northerner

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:24 AM

Come on UK people, where are you hiding?!

#11 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 03:06 AM

I'd be up for uk meet, i'm in the south , what airport would you be flying into, if its Stansted i could prob pick you up as its only about 1 hr from my house, could prob put you up to, as i have 3 spare bedrooms at mo, but id have to run that one be the missus first

 

 

I will have a look at that airport, thank you, please let me know what the missus says, I could also get a cheap hotel. 

 

Hey Chris,
Would be great to see you.

stereo mad is right by Gatwick airport.

 

We haven't heard from him yet  :hmmm:

 

Hey Chris,

 

I am south of England but very very south of Cornwall so probably a bit out of the way, however if its an option you are more than welcome here to stay. I will travel to wherever the meet is though, be great to meet you  :thumbsup:

 

Due to a recent promotion work for me is extremely hectic though so let us know some dates near the time and i'll get some time off work booked. Looking forward to it

 

Thank you T-Ster,

 

I guess we need to figure out what dates would be best for everyone (since we have the topic going now). What do you all think?

 

I was also thinking about the type of meet.

 

In the past, with many meets around the world we have seen (as with last years Las Vegas meet) a room was secured and 2 metric tonnes of radios were trucked in!  :blink: I will say, from doing that more than a few times. That is a lot of work.

 

As an option, someone could suggest a cool "Blaster Friendly" location and we strut our stuff with one radio in hand. Of course the more people we get together, the more radio's will will have. IMHO, the highlight of Las Vehas was walking with our radios on the Vegas strip.

 

I'll tell ya, the idea of meeting with you guys and cranking some radio's is just amazing! After meeting many of the mid west US crew last year and getting together with the northern west coast crew and along with my regular so cal buddies in Las Vegas, meeting with the UK members is simply wild.

 

So lets hone in on a date. Is there any ideas?

 

South UK, looking at Stansted airport location. I have no idea how it is to move around that area. If members can get near that location easily. Please advise.



#12 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:33 AM

Im in :-)



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:00 AM

I think a rented venue etc would be great, especially as you could bring multiple radios and possibly do a bit of buying/selling/trading, but as Chris said this does require a fair bit of leg work.

Possibly just meeting up in a blaster friendly area and having a bit of a walkabout may be better and easier to arrange.

As far as walking about with a radio is concerned, and to avoid everybody bringing the same box, I will probably bring my Goldstar tsr 800 as a 1st choice, Lasonic 931 or Rising 2020 as second choices.

Whatever we do I will probably be arriving by train so I can have a few beers :yes:



I think a blu-fuz strap may have to be ordered before this happens.



#14 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:08 AM

I think a rented venue etc would be great, especially as you could bring multiple radios and possibly do a bit of buying/selling/trading, but as Chris said this does require a fair bit of leg work.

Possibly just meeting up in a blaster friendly area and having a bit of a walkabout may be better and easier to arrange.

As far as walking about with a radio is concerned, and to avoid everybody bringing the same box, I will probably bring my Goldstar tsr 800 as a 1st choice, Lasonic 931 or Rising 2020 as second choices.

Whatever we do I will probably be arriving by train so I can have a few beers :yes:



I think a blu-fuz strap may have to be ordered before this happens.

 

Awesome man!

 

Whats our head count....

 

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THIS IS ALREADY A PROPER MEET!  :rock:

 

Of course I'll be traveling with the TRC-920 :-D  And I have my blu_fuz strap with universal ends.

 

Summer Blasting in the UK! :cool:



BTW, any other collectors care to meet us all in the UK, feel free to jump in!



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:18 AM

Depending on how far it is I might turn up in my camper/ambulance so I can bring several boxes and wild camp somewhere :-)

#16 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:50 AM

Depending on how far it is I might turn up in my camper/ambulance so I can bring several boxes and wild camp somewhere :-)

 

HA HA! That would be great!



#17 Hisrudeness

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:18 AM

I'm in. How about Brighton as a venue?

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:00 AM

Depending on the date i may be able to fly over and have a weekend at it.



#19 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:35 AM

I'm in. How about Brighton as a venue?

 

Ive not been to Brighton in years, does it have a good reputation?

 

If everybody else was in agreement I would happy with Brighton.



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:37 AM

I'm in. How about Brighton as a venue?

 

You know what that is a bloody good idea Rudey, central and very blaster friendly i would say..



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:23 AM

Totally happy with Brighton...a great place to show off boomers! Attached File  IMG_1415.JPG   142.55K   4 downloads

Even tho its about as far away fro me as it gets lol

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:18 PM

Im thinking about dates, and this is whether we choose Brighton or anywhere else.

I guess we have to think of whether before school summer holiday (Meet before late July), during the holidays (late July till early September), or after school holidays (after September). 

I mention the school holidays as it will have a bearing on whether some people can make it or not and also £££ costs if any members we thinking of staying overnight.



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:38 PM

I'll turn up whenever so I'm easy to please. I'll defo be staying over as it's a bloody long way lol :-)

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 03:31 PM

This is a great idea and I'd love to attend but I know my health won't allow me to.  I'll not ruin the thread with details but it's been a bit of a rough ride the last few months hence my lack of forum activity and resto work on my BB's.  I wish you all the very best for a great meet up and sincerely wish I could be there. 



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:20 PM

Always welcome here Chris, as long as you don't mind a barrage of boomers surrounding you!

 

They are everywhere here!!

 

Oh, & very easy to get here by train from either Gatwick or Heathrow & the beach is only a mile from my place!!



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:09 PM

Always welcome here Chris, as long as you don't mind a barrage of boomers surrounding you!

 

They are everywhere here!!

 

Oh, & very easy to get here by train from either Gatwick or Heathrow & the beach is only a mile from my place!!

 

Many thanks for the offer.  :yes:  To be honest, some days I can hardly walk 2 or three steps but other days are better/much better than this, my lungs are farked.



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:40 PM

Ditto - the stroke in 2013 did so much damage, walking is very hard now!! We could somehow get to Brighton though from here! I have plenty of friends who would happily take us!



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:02 PM

Im too ill and can't travel either, but i wish you guys all the best with this uk meet :-)



#29 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:04 AM

This sounds like it is shaping up into something!

 

I will go where the winds blow, so you guys decide. The only thing I need to really know is the date, but I'm hoping it won't be during the high cost travel season.

 

Thank you to everyone that has offered me a ride and a place to stay. I guess that will play out once the date and location is settled on. It is HUGELY generous of you to offer!

 

Really sorry to hear about the health issues everyone is suffering from. Yet another reason to do something like this before our time slips away. 

 

I can really see this developing into something AMAZING!



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:02 AM

Depending on numbers maybe It could be held at my house?



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