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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:15:39 PM on 15 February 2015.
Aussie's Gravatar
 Location: Lilydale, VIC
 Member since 15 February 2015
 Member #: 1702
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Hi guys,

I've come here to join others with a passion for the old radios.

I have a fully restored 1936 floor standing AWA radio (french polished) and owned for 10 years...will upload photos soon and my biggest find a Blaupunkt Arkona 21. This needs repair. Turntable not spinning, radio plays but needs going over, speakers need reconing and TV needs repair. A big job but hopefully with a little help I'll get her back in good order - why is she a good find? One owner and immaculate original cabinet.

Looking for diagrams / service manuals. Can anyone assist / point me in the right direction?

Blaupunkt Arkona Television Radiogram
Blaupunkt Arkona Television Radiogram
Blaupunkt Arkona Television Radiogram


Regards

Aussie


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:19:31 PM on 15 February 2015.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
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G'day Aussie,

Welcome to the forums. It sounds like you've already been bitten by the collecting bug. Whilst there's no cure, it's not lethal.

If you have photos and don't want to use an image hosting site you can e-mail the photos to me and I'll put them on this server for you. I do have a new uploader under development but it is giving me a bit of grief at the moment. Click my username to access my e-mail address. Smile


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:30:19 PM on 15 February 2015.
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 Location: Lilydale, VIC
 Member since 15 February 2015
 Member #: 1702
 Postcount: 4

Hi Brad,

Thanks for the welcome. You have mail.

Cheers

Aussie


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:43:39 PM on 15 February 2015.
Brad's avatar
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
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Done. That three-in-one would be a rare beast these days. Being a German brand I would expect it to be quite complex inside. It wouldn't be easy to lift either, though at least that would have helped stop it from being stolen back in its heyday.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:07:42 PM on 24 February 2015.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
 Member since 4 January 2011
 Member #: 803
 Postcount: 456

Your best bet for finding service information would be on the http://radiomuseum.org/ website. Your Blaupunkt is a very rare sight here in Australia and may even be a private import.


 
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