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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:22:06 PM on 6 August 2011.
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 Location: Bondi Junction, NSW
 Member since 6 August 2011
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Hello. I found this site a few days ago when I Googled a search looking for a schematic on a Stromberg-Carlson radio I recently bought. I've also bought an STC Radiogram and also in the mail is a Kriesler 11-99, a model I remember my family had in the1960's.
As a former TV sound operator I've observed technicians and worked closely with them, but I'm not qualified nor had any formal electronics training (apart from a Computer assembly course I did some years ago).
It is my intention to restore these valve radios to full functionality and if successful they will be well used by my family.
Beyond that I've always wanted to learn more about electronics and this seems a very worthwhile and interesting way to get into it.
Like so much from the past, the old valve radios carry a certain charm you just don't find these days and I'm pleased to see internet sites such as this helping to keep these old beauties alive.
Glad to be on board!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 4:30:35 PM on 6 August 2011.
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 Location: NSW
 Member since 10 June 2010
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There is no doubt that there is a charm and satisfaction for instance in listening to an Ashes test on a radio built when Bradman was at his peak - real cricket on a real radio.

The first thing is to be sure that you are ready for the risks involved in working on valve radios. A good introduction to this is Brad's Introduction to safety with electricity on

http://vintage-radio.com.au/default.asp?id=safety-with-electricity

One of the best on-line radio repair sites is

http://www.thebakeliteradio.com/page102/page102.html


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:39:28 PM on 6 August 2011.
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 Location: Bondi Junction, NSW
 Member since 6 August 2011
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I really appreciate the guidance thank you.
Yes I'm very aware of the danger when dealing with electricity and I'm going to take my time and research before I do anything.
Cheers.


 
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