Author Topic: Don Polito  (Read 388 times)

Offline Spenser

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Don Polito
« on: March 18, 2019, 08:16:04 PM »
Hey how's it going. My first time here. Was introduced to the site by vpgh. I'm a North Hills guy. Late '50s aged late bloomer in audio electronics and amateur radio. Thought I would pass on for those of you who know Don Polito -- seeing as he and his late father dovetial with the hi fi audio community from their many years or repair work and influence -- information from a North Hills Amateur Radio Club blast originating from Don Merz, who is a member, and also president of another club, know as Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society. "...FYI, well known local tube supplier and owner of Phil's radio and TV in Bellevue Don Polito is in the hospital apparently for a long stay. If anyone wants to give him a cheery call, he is at (West Penn Hospital)..."  Thought some of you might like to know. Thanks.  -Matt McConnell aka Spenser

Offline scorpio333

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Re: Don Polito
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 08:54:14 PM »
Welcome. That's sad news to hear about Don. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Don Polito
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 09:46:49 PM »
Welcome.   I never met Don but I've heard good things.

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Re: Don Polito
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 07:01:04 AM »
Welcome Spenser! 👏👏👏
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Re: Don Polito
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 07:43:21 AM »
Thanks for sharing and welcome to the Forum
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Re: Don Polito
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 09:18:53 AM »
A close friend of mine RAVES about Don.  I've never met him but apparently he's a really cool, knowledgeable guy.   
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Re: Don Polito
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 03:03:40 PM »
Welcome Spenser!

Offline EmperorNorton

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Re: Don Polito
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 04:42:49 PM »
I've met Don a few times.   It's always an enjoyable time.   He rebuilt a Heathkit I bought at an estate sale.   If I lived closer, I'd be up there taking lessons.   He really knows his stuff.   Hoping he's on the road to recovery.
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