Old Radio Manuals available online

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by tailwag, May 13, 2009.

  1. tailwag

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    Hi Radio Friends,

    The Manual Museum is an awesome "FREE" resource that is collecting, formatting and storing manuals in PDF format and giving them away for free, check out the site at: http://manualmuseum.com/

    We can all help by sending copies of different radios, in PDF format to info@manualmuseum.com scan each page using PDF format, that way it will come out looking exactly the same as your real world copy. This will help put these valuable and especially older manuals that are no longer in print, available to hobbyists of not only today but especially the future.

    Let's get behind this worthwhile venture, before it’s too late and they are lost forever. Even send the latest manuals, because it’s funny how quickly what was in vogue yesterday is soon today’s fish and chips wrapper.

    Thanks for reading and helping them out.
     
  2. AlexR

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    Its all very nice and a good idea but is this a one way sort of deal? I see no way to actually view any manuals that they claim to have. If you can't see them what's the point?
     
  3. jpanhalt

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    It claims to send the manual by e-mail and asks for a donation. The Fair Use button on the site's home page explains why.

    Boat Anchor Manual Archive is another useful site.

    John
     
  4. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello John,

    You are pointing to a copyright notice.


    They probably only give links to "partner" websites to avoid the rights to link to copyrighted material directly.

    The BAMA is a good source for the older manuals.
    I also have put it in the Useful Website thread some time ago.


    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  5. jpanhalt

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    Our computers are tricky. When I click on that link, I get this:
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    Let me play with it a little and see what I can figure out. Can you try that URL in the header and see what you get?

    EDIT: What is the URL of the site you use to get to BAMA? I will add it to my post.

    John
     
  6. bertus

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    Hello John,

    What happens when you use Firefox as browser?
    I use Firefox all the time. I see the BAMA homepage.
    What you see is correct.

    I use this link : http://bama.sbc.edu/

    Greetings,
    Bertus

    PS I am running a LINUX computer, so I do not have explorer.
     
  7. jpanhalt

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    I use IE6 on this computer. The only thing I don't like about IE6 is that I can't have multiple sessions ("tabs") like with IE7. There are some things I didn't like about IE7, so I just stayed with IE6. Haven't tried Firefox, but I might.

    It must be an OS/browser difference. I will start just posting the actual link rather than use the link button.

    Thanks for pointing out that issue.

    John
     
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