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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:25:43 AM on 12 November 2015.
Trackhappy's Gravatar
 Location: Brisbane, QLD
 Member since 12 November 2015
 Member #: 1824
 Postcount: 20

Hi All,
Joined today as I have taken on the repair of a Mullard MAS 1153L Radiogram for my boss. I am not really into collecting, more into fixing things and helping people.

I started electronics in January 1980 and spent many hours learning thermionic valve theory in a Navy classroom, and now remember about none of it.. Sad
I am these days a computer chappie, more into networks and firewalls than desktop stuff, however over the last year or two my interest in electronics has re-kindled.

Thanks for providing this valuable resource.

Oh, and just for kicks I am building a full size classic Dalek.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 4:46:08 PM on 12 November 2015.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
 Member since 21 February 2015
 Member #: 1705
 Postcount: 1685

You will pick it up and you have chosen the right place to join. They are a top bunch of guys here.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:46:22 PM on 12 November 2015.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 6237

Welcome to the site.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:31:45 AM on 9 December 2015.
Tim C's Gravatar
 Location: Brisbane, QLD
 Member since 9 December 2015
 Member #: 1836
 Postcount: 1

Hi all. I'm fortunate enough to have beaten my siblings to my parent's Little Nipper. Whilst it works well enough I wouldn't mind having it returned to its former glory. I've not dabbled with this sort of thing before and as a result I have a few questions.

1. Is this the kind of thing a novice could contemplate?
2. The set has been kept indoors and out of the weather, but is it recommended to have the electrics checked.

I switched it on for the first time yesterday and to my pleasure it worked well

I'd love to keep it that way

Appreciate any feedback


Tim C

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 8:08:26 PM on 9 December 2015.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Hill Top, NSW
 Member since 18 September 2015
 Member #: 1801
 Postcount: 1517

A novice has to start somewhere, so you might as well start with this - as long as you know what a capacitor is.

Probably the only thing to look for is to replace the greasy waxy old capacitors with nice new ones.

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