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My attitude is out with the old and in with the new,
but I sure look back fondly at all the old stuff I
collected for parts and then tossed.
Ken

Re: Nostalgia Radio & TV
On Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:30:45 -0700, "Ken S. Tucker"

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Nice.  I used to work on such stuff in my Dad's radio & TV shop.
        
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Shortly after my discharge from the Army in 1945, I built one of these:

http://antiqueradio.org/RCA630TSTelevision.htm

For the schematic: (It really did use thirty tubes!)

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/electronics/schematics/video/rca630ts.pdf

The pre-punched chassis was available on "radio row" in NYC, as were a
set of the IF transformers, the RF tuner and the flyback transformer.

For the rest, I scrounged from various places, with the exception of the
thirty tubes, which I had to buy.  It wasn't quite like a Heath-Kit,
since the only instructions was the schematic!

We had that set until 1955.  After altering the AGC to avoid "flutter"
every time a plane flew near, it was a pretty good set!

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Virg Wall

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Nice. A friend's dad had a TV with Channel 1 -- he started out after
the war as a TV repairman. He also still had a tool box, a tube box,
and some Sams Photofacts from the late 40s/early 50s.

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You scrounged the flyback and the coils, too?

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We kept our Hallicrafters for ten years, too.

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