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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:14:21 AM on 18 April 2018.
Arcadus's avatar
 Location: Nildottie, SA
 Member since 7 April 2018
 Member #: 2236
 Postcount: 43

I started my illustrious career with Telecom in an electromechanical exchange, moving onto Data Services installing and maintaining modems, VDUs,etc., then to the Card Repair Centre repairing the same plus test equipment.. and some 'foreignies' hehe.
On the way I bought an electromechanical pinball machine followed by some electromechanical arcade games then moved into electronic video games.
Realising that CRT TV's were disappearing fast- some TV tubes can be used as replacements, I started collecting TVs, cheap hobby that one.
One day, on an outback highway in the middle of nowhere, there was a small Philips B&W TV sitting upright on the verge.
Well that started the collection of vintage TVs.
I have an Astor 3 in1, repaired the TV, an epic learning curve in valve technology.
I have also aquired a few 1950s radiograms which brought me here.
After repairing the TV, I realised I know little about the proper restoration of valve radios etc.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:41:28 PM on 18 April 2018.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 18 September 2015
 Member #: 1801
 Postcount: 1465

Welcome to the forum. Smile

What do you wish to know?

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 12:57:46 PM on 18 April 2018.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 6142

Welcome to V-R.

There are quite few vintage TV aficionados on here to help you.

Best approach is to start a thread in Vintage Television with the name of a model that you are working on, or want to work on, or in Tech Talk on a particular electronic topic, and fire away with the questions.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 3:57:11 PM on 18 April 2018.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
 Member since 21 February 2015
 Member #: 1705
 Postcount: 1594

I hate to tell you there is NO CURE! lol welcome aboard from another telecom nutter.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 4:36:06 PM on 18 April 2018.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
 Member #: 1844
 Postcount: 1981

Welcome to VR!

Carl is right.

First thing to do is read the safety warning on this site.

Then google Dim Bulb Tester.

These should help you falling into common traps.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 5:38:46 PM on 18 April 2018.
Arcadus's avatar
 Location: Nildottie, SA
 Member since 7 April 2018
 Member #: 2236
 Postcount: 43

Thanks everyone Smile

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