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Old 4th June 2020, 23:25
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Hi Tony not sure if my last reply went through, just need to know when the last QSO went as I haven't received one in awhile.
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Your book sounds wonderful - I've ordered a copy from Amazon (US).

People who buy the book from Amazon - I hope you'll put a review up - it makes a great difference!
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Old 5th June 2020, 17:22
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Postage and Packing rates for signed copies of the Portishead Radio/GKA history book have now been worked out.

In the UK the P&P will be 3.00 for 1 book, 4.50 for 2 books and 6.00 for 3 books. You can order through the link on the website:

https://portisheadradio.godaddysites.com/gka-book

P&P for Europe is 6.50, N and S America/Africa/Asia is 10 and Australia/NZ 11.00 for 1 book. Please contact me for prices for multiple copies.

The price of the book itself is 9.99 and copies are due to be received here by the end of next week. They will be sent out immediately after receipt.

Of course you will still be able to obtain the book through Amazon and other on-line retailers, athough these will not be signed.

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Old 5th June 2020, 18:14
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Larry, I sent you an email to the address we have for you on the ROA membership list. Did it land? I used a BT address.
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Old 5th June 2020, 18:18
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Hi Tony not sure if my last reply went through, just need to know when the last QSO went as I haven't received one in awhile.
Hi David. The post in this country is very erratic at the moment. I only just received my QSO five days after another member who lives in Essex. Give it a bit longer and if nothing lands then we will send you another.
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Old 5th June 2020, 18:24
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Hi David. The post in this country is very erratic at the moment. I only just received my QSO five days after another member who lives in Essex. Give it a bit longer and if nothing lands then we will send you another.
Since I live in California it will probably take a little longer, but haven't had one this year at all. Thanks for the reply
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Old 5th June 2020, 18:43
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Ah - wish I'd waited for your reply - I ordered through Amazon already :-/

Looking forward to receiving the book though!
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Old 5th June 2020, 21:06
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Larry, I sent you an email to the address we have for you on the ROA membership list. Did it land? I used a BT address.
Hi Tony,

Can't seem to find a recent email from you - I will see if got lost in my spam filter. My email is indeed a btinternet.com one.

If not please private message me on here.

Cheers

Larry
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Old 6th June 2020, 08:44
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Back in stock on Amazon UK this morning and available to pre-order for 9.99.

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If a book is bought through thebookdepository.com then postage is free to anywhere in the world.
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Old 6th June 2020, 15:23
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Postage and Packing rates for signed copies of the Portishead Radio/GKA history book have now been worked out.

In the UK the P&P will be 3.00 for 1 book, 4.50 for 2 books and 6.00 for 3 books. You can order through the link on the website:

https://portisheadradio.godaddysites.com/gka-book

P&P for Europe is 6.50, N and S America/Africa/Asia is 10 and Australia/NZ 11.00 for 1 book. Please contact me for prices for multiple copies.

The price of the book itself is 9.99 and copies are due to be received here by the end of next week. They will be sent out immediately after receipt.

Of course you will still be able to obtain the book through Amazon and other on-line retailers, athough these will not be signed.

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Greetings Larry,
Just ordered the Book through the above link. Looking forward to receiving my signed copy and re living some of the memories from a time passed. Best of luck with book.
Regards,
Pat.
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Old 6th June 2020, 16:35
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For those intending to order their book through the GKA website, there was a glitch which prevented overseas orders from applying the correct postage rate. Therefore I have removed the automatic link to PayPal to allow prospective purchasers to use the correct tariff.

Costs have not changed - just an extra step or two in the ordering process.

Thank you all for the astounding response - over 80 pre-orders via the website alone over the last 24 hours!

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Dear me. Turn 80 and it's not even a bank holiday.
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Ordered mine on Amazon Australia. $24 including postage. Perhaps you can send me a post it note with your autograph on it,only joking.
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Old 7th June 2020, 09:38
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Ordered mine on Amazon Australia. $24 including postage. Perhaps you can send me a post it note with your autograph on it,only joking.
You'll get one of the rare unsigned copies! Can't compete with that price at UK postage rates, it costs more than the price of the book to send a copy outside of Europe, even at printed paper rate.
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Old 11th June 2020, 15:00
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Stock copies of the GKA book have arrived. They will be signed and despatched over the next few days. Thank you all for your patience!

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Today I was advised by Waterstones that my book has been posted.
Now to find my reading glasses...............
Hoping it is a really good bodice ripper Larry !
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I have received mine. Complete with signature.
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Got mine with sig. Thanks.
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Old 24th June 2020, 19:47
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Reading mine now.
Thanks Larry - it is answering a lot of questions I had over the years but never bothered to ask !
At last I know where GRL came from.

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Old 25th June 2020, 10:39
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I received my copy today from Amazon in Sydney. It says that it is printed in Australia. Makes me wonder if they are remote printing on demand.

Looks interesting.
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Old 25th June 2020, 12:33
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I received my copy today from Amazon in Sydney. It says that it is printed in Australia. Makes me wonder if they are remote printing on demand.

Looks interesting.
Yep, it's international print on demand. Quite common these days and saves the logistical costs of posting books worldwide. As far as I know the publishers have printing contractors in the USA, Canada, Australia and Germany (and no doubt in other countries as and when required).

Enjoy the book!

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Old 25th June 2020, 12:35
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Reading mine now.
Thanks Larry - it is answering a lot of questions I had over the years but never bothered to ask !
At last I know where GRL came from.
I must admit I didn't know either until I started my research. Interesting that when the callsign came to Burnham it had already been used at 2 other locations.....

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Old 25th June 2020, 12:57
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I am at that stage in the book as well. I suspect that few of us knew where GRL came from, it has flitted through my mind a couple of times over the years and then equally quickly flitted out again! All sorts of interesting stuff so far and I am only just getting stuck into it.
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