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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 2:32:22 PM on 8 March 2010.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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I am about to purchase some new capacitors and other components for an old radio. A search of Jaycar (and my junk box) yielded a few caps of the correct value, but their range is limited. A search of this web site's Services Directory was more fruitful eg Evatco.
Where does everyone buy their components from?? I prefer to buy over the counter if at all possible. I am Melbourne based.
Thanks, Ian


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Cheers, Ian

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:32:41 PM on 8 March 2010.
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I've bought from Jaycar and also Steve Savell's Australian Vintage Wireless (also in the services directory) in the past. You could also try Altronics for browncaps (metallised polyester) for very small capacitance upto 630vw. The closest shop to you would be 891 Princes Highway, Springvale.

Forget Dick Smith Electronics. Woolworths has managed to complete their conversion of Dick Smith into a baby Big W which is great if you want a plasma telly or a laptop but not so great for the hobbyist.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:52:06 PM on 8 March 2010.
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I prefer not to use the red greencaps due to their shape & wire shortness. The axials are a better fit. Most of the supermarkets do not have a full range in Greencaps.

I have not had issues with Evatco.

You may have to consider WES or Willtronics to get 500V Ceramic caps to replace the Siver Mica type as I have not spotted any one here with a full range.

I would also note that Evatco has 2 & 3 Watt resistors, that were hard to find.

Be carefull buying 1/2 Watt & smaller supermarket resistors,most cannot handle the voltage of the HT of valve radio's.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:54:23 PM on 9 March 2010.
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Thanks guys. I live not far from Altronics in Melbourne, so I will visit them and a couple of others in the Services Directory over the next few weeks.
Whilst searching the Services Directory, I noted that two web links were inoperable - Brian Smith, Rockhampton and Direct Components WA.
Cheers, Ian


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Cheers, Ian

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:56:15 PM on 9 March 2010.
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I think at one stage EVATCO was also the wrong address, as it changed hands.

They are in Rosewood Qld.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:06:28 AM on 10 March 2010.
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Yes I do need to update those links. Brian Smith's website was on his Bigpond webspace and Bigpond trashed all those last year with little warning.

Some time back I seem to remember the owner of EVATCO e-mailing me with updated details. I'll double-check and update again if necessary.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:26:23 AM on 10 March 2010.
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Email is the same

If you search for Electronic Valve And Tube Company, it should show up.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 11:38:33 PM on 25 March 2010.
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Hi guys its steve here parts caps supply - for you guys restoring we have built up the lines caps , all axial 630 volt all the electros axial to 600 volt

Its all here now 14,000 in stock
We have em 16uf/ 500 volt 22's 10's 33's 47's you name it also the chassis - mount 50/50μF / 500 volt audio chaps and the 100/ 100 μF 500 volt chassis can moint types .

In the next 3 months we will have reproduced again in Europe 12 more radio badges to go along with the already 9 types in stock!
We chop to pieces any price of crowds as Wes / Evatco / anybody thats out there huh - all precious 3/5 that we have in aussie !

Jaycar no good for high voltage - not in axial they in the stone age ! Altronics nup they cant come to the rescue either !
we have the lot here and more lines coming !

SO FOR YOUR NEEDS IAM ALWAYS AT THE OTHEE END OF THIS EMAIL
SAVELL.COM.BIGPOND.COM

PS Book number 9 will be out in 2 months all about radios times the last 20 years interesting !

steve


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Steve.

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 9:26:52 AM on 26 March 2010.
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G'day Steve,

Long time, no see. I noticed your caps auctions on Ebay the other day and you have a few that I could definitely use. When I get back to work next week I'll drop you an e-mail. Smile

By the way, as a general announcement to all, the services directory has been updated. Sadly, a few entries had to be removed due to contact details being lost or people have just moved on to other interests.

If any of you know of anyone who are repairers or suppliers of spares, let me know and I'll look into adding them. We still have two or three states with no-one at all.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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