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Offline hybrid

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Hello from Downunder
« on: June 14, 2013, 01:09:27 AM »
Hi,
I'm from Downunder (Australia) and I just want to introduce myself. I started in electronics at age 9, when I finished High School I got my first job in an electrical store. My second job was in an electronics retail store in the inner city of Newcastle. I went to college for all of 1980 and upon graduation joined the Tel co - Telecom, now called 'Telstra' where I learned about local and trunk telephone exchanges (central offices).

I went up to Brisbane, Queensland in 1986 and entered into the business machine trade, first as a techy, than as a salesman and programmer, who could also do some service work.

I'm now retired, but work voluntary at a Men's Shed here in Brisbane 2 days a week, and am setting up and electronics lab and one of my favourite projects is - you guessed it - telephones! I'm working on some old intercom designs, with more modern handsets than were available 10 years ago, so have had to 'reinvent the wheel' a little here and there.
Anyway, enough from me for now........

Austin Hellier


Offline Mr. Bones

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Re: Hello from Downunder
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 01:17:48 AM »
Welcome, Austin, and G'day! (Night, here) ;)

I think you'll have a good time here...kind folks, much amassed knowledge, and enough searchable info to make your head spin...

Please, make yourself 'to home', and enjoy the forum!

Best regards!

Bones
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