TV house..Suffolk

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Mikeymutt

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After a friend found this old tiny house hidden up in so much overgrowth down a little lane we decided to give it a look as it was quite interesting. The person who owned it was a little bit of an electronics fanatic. It really was an interesting place to look around. The speaker system downstairs was really something to see. Just a load of old hi fi speakers screwed to the wall. With wires going everywhere. I wanted to see upstairs though. The stairs were none existant so a clamber up a few stacked items to get upstairs was required. Well I have never seen so many old televisions ever. They were even in the downstairs toilet. Keeping this in mind this house is tiny consisting of one up and one down.

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Mike Millen

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It's possible the owner was a radio ham.
In the 12th picture down from the top, there are some "QSL" cards on the wall. The bottom one appears to read G3XAP.
This is the callsign of a guy called Peter Ashton who lived in Eye, North Suffolk.
 

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It's possible the owner was a radio ham.
In the 12th picture down from the top, there are some "QSL" cards on the wall. The bottom one appears to read G3XAP.
This is the callsign of a guy called Peter Ashton who lived in Eye, North Suffolk.
"Well spotted, Pike"!
 

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It's possible the owner was a radio ham.
In the 12th picture down from the top, there are some "QSL" cards on the wall. The bottom one appears to read G3XAP.
This is the callsign of a guy called Peter Ashton who lived in Eye, North Suffolk.
And in another photo a copy of Radio Communication from the 70s/80s, the members' magazine of the Radio Society of Great Britain.
 

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It's possible the owner was a radio ham.
In the 12th picture down from the top, there are some "QSL" cards on the wall. The bottom one appears to read G3XAP.
This is the callsign of a guy called Peter Ashton who lived in Eye, North Suffolk.
Strange, my 1993 edition of the Call Book shows G3XAP as A.P Ashton in Stowmarket......Is the 'Eye' address earlier or later than this?
 

Mike Millen

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Strange, my 1993 edition of the Call Book shows G3XAP as A.P Ashton in Stowmarket......Is the 'Eye' address earlier or later than this?
Now I'm confused. I looked him up on the QRZ website and there was only a name and address. I've just checked it again and now there's a full entry for a Phil Ashton, still in Eye. I'm pretty sure he isn't the ex-occupant of the house, so the card was probably just sent there as confirmation of a contact.
 

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Now I'm confused. I looked him up on the QRZ website and there was only a name and address. I've just checked it again and now there's a full entry for a Phil Ashton, still in Eye. I'm pretty sure he isn't the ex-occupant of the house, so the card was probably just sent there as confirmation of a contact.
Almost certainly correct. No point in a ham displaying his own QSL card, only those confirming contacts he'd made. Also he may have only been a short wave listener as they often exchange QSL cards with stations they've heard.
 

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