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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:28:58 AM on 30 November 2013.
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 Location: Amsterdam, NL
 Member since 29 November 2013
 Member #: 1456
 Postcount: 8

Dear antique-radio-friends,

I am a 70+ year old Dutchman and new to this forum.
I'll introduce myself:
Even though I have no technical background/education (former -small- producer/director of art- and drama programmes for Public Television), like so many people I started listening to radio through my home made X-tal receiver at the end of the forties.
A couple of years ago it became clear that I would not spend my pension-time in the way I had planned: Arthritis and intestinal cancer (in full remission, right now!) have thrown me back at living (and 'playing') around my apartment and therefore at picking up the old radio hobby, not withstanding the complete lack of practical- and theoretical knowledge...
And I enjoy it!
My interest is into toying with radios from the inter bellum (±1918-1940). I say 'toying', because I am neither a 'restorer' nor a 'collector'.
I recently acquired my first American radio’s (for some reason, they have never been popular in Europe). An “American Bosch model 38” and a “Splitdorf R500”. The latter in complete and untouched condition; the former a modified (I assume from 25cpm – 125 volts, into 50cps - 230 volts) wreck without valves for which I need a schematic.
It is these two radios, which made me look outside the European forums and registering with yours!
Of course if I can provide any help from (around) the Netherlands, don’t hesitate to call on me!


Ted Mooren.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:26:34 AM on 30 November 2013.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 6625

G'day Ted,

Welcome to the forums. Glad to hear you are getting well. We have a few members here from various parts of Europe and hopefully your presence will get them active again. Smile

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:50:21 AM on 30 November 2013.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 6237

Welcome, Ted.

I have responded to your other thread regarding the Bosch.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:28:24 AM on 1 December 2013.
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 Location: Amsterdam, NL
 Member since 29 November 2013
 Member #: 1456
 Postcount: 8

Thanks for the pleasant welcome, friends.



 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 4:05:28 PM on 14 December 2013.
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 Location: Somewhere, USA
 Member since 22 October 2013
 Member #: 1437
 Postcount: 895

So long as you can see and your back is alright I'll bet you will be.

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