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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:50:10 PM on 31 May 2012.
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This forum, officially opened tonight will be for those wanting to tell the world a story about anything to do with vintage radio. As the author, you would automatically receive credit for what you post in the same way as for any post made on the forums and any historical information provided would assist other collectors and historians in their own private research.

When posting in this forum, material supplied must be either your own work or a combination of your own work with quoted material from other resources with the appropriate credits/acknowledgements to the source of any third party material.

There is to be no plagiarism on this forum - any material found to be simply cut and pasted here without due credit to the author of the material will be removed without warning by virtue of Australian copyright laws.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:55:51 PM on 31 May 2012.
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I almost forgot to mention... Both text and photos are welcome as are links to video content. Smile


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:03:47 PM on 21 June 2013.
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Brad,

I have been collecting a lot of material that may be suitable for this section.

I'm compiling a listing of as many Australian TV models and images of the sets where possible. As a starting point I'd like to create a listing of the sets by brand.

Do you have any preference on how to format such material for this forum? It would basically be like a large photo gallery of TV's with a brief description underneath.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:35:36 PM on 21 June 2013.
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TV collector, what types of televisions are you documenting? I can supply photos and basic details of the following if required, if they are of any interest (I'm unsure of which are Aussie, aside from the AWA).

1990's AWA C4828 (19" colour)
1990's CHUBB VM-20 (20" colour CCTV monitor)
1988 AIKO AR45BW (5" B&W personal set)
1980's NATIONAL Quintrex TC-1406R (14" colour)
1980's THOMSON Telecontrol TS-3652 (14" colour)
1980's PHILIPS KA-910 Natural 10 (10" colour portable)
1980's SANYO CTP3620N (14" colour portable)
1980's TEMPEST TE-12M (12" B&W portable)
1970's PHILIPS 02TA122 (12" B&W portable)
1970's PYE 12G13 (12" B&W portable)
1970's AWA P1Q (11" B&W portable)
1970's AWA C2201Z (10" colour portable)

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 8:45:39 PM on 21 June 2013.
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I was intending to start with the earliest models first, say from 1956 to 1975 and then expand it from there. The more popular models are the easy part and I have pictures of about 40-60% of all TV models for that period. This is something that has taken me around 3-4 years to get to this stage so it has not been easy.

I would be interested of a good quality picture of your Pye 12G13. The colour models will have to wait until the B&W models are done.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:08:21 PM on 21 June 2013.
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I'll email you some photos now. Is there any specific criteria for the photos (aside from being clear and well-lit)?

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:18:13 PM on 21 June 2013.
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There, photo sent.

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 9:20:52 PM on 21 June 2013.
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As long as they are clear and in focus!

If you could send me pics of the Pye, Sanyo and National I'll add them to my image collection. Thanks for the contribution.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 9:43:25 PM on 21 June 2013.
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I'll send you a photo of the National, and I'll take some better photos of the PYE and SANYO in the morning.

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 10:03:52 PM on 21 June 2013.
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There, I've sent two emails of photos which will hopefully be of some interest to you.

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 9:14:03 AM on 22 June 2013.
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Sorry guys. I've been very busy of late with a lot of non-vintage radio things happening at the moment and I am a bit disorganised.

To be honest I haven't given much thought to a preferred format and I must admit that I got the idea for this forum from the UK and US vintage radio forums - they have a subject line similar to this. I am happy to allow a precedent to be set over time. Content can include normal post content (text) plus photos, links to videos, Powerpoint, Excel or Word files, or anything else worthwhile. I can pretty much host any Windows-compatible file types here. Video can be a bit of a problem though due to the limited available bandwidth - best to post these on Youtube and link to them from your posts.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 10:15:49 AM on 22 June 2013.
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Hmm, ok I'll have to think about the best way to present the content. Since it would be best for the images to be hosted on the server (linked hosts are very unreliable) it could potentially take up a lot of your time Brad unless I embed everything in a Word document and send you that.

The problem then is that it is less accessible, people will need to download the Word doc. and won't have a preview of the content.

I could do it as a series of posts within a thread. One thread per brand. That way it is browsable and user friendly. Are you happy to upload 20-30 images at a time into a post Brad?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 1:05:44 PM on 22 June 2013.
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I could do it as a series of posts within a thread. One thread per brand. That way it is browsable and user friendly. Are you happy to upload 20-30 images at a time into a post Brad?

Probably the best way. It'll keep people coming back and yes, cross-platform compatibility is best.

This website is on a 3TB hard disc, so no problem with images of any number. Images embedded into posts are limited to a width of 655 pixels though larger images can be linked to without problems, as has sometimes been done in the past.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 4:48:07 PM on 22 June 2013.
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It would be a lot less load on Brad's time and his server capacity if stills were loaded to a free on-line album, such as Google's Picasa. It can be set to "private" so that it is only accessible via the links, and the links are included in the text posts here in this forum.

Anyone with items to upload could be authorised to do so directly by the album owner - who could be TVC or Brad.

I've worked with shared albums like this in other subject areas - it works well. It's just important that somebody keeps a complete backup of the material, in case the web-album provider suddenly goes bankrupt or changes terms of use etc.

Maven


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 6:14:01 PM on 22 June 2013.
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A linked image is something I've considered but have decided to reject for a couple of reasons.

1. The images are at the mercy of the host. I see countless posts on assorted forums that have lost the linked image for various reasons. This means posts have a limited life.

2. If I decide to get sick of this project and delete my hosted image account, any work I've done here will be rendered useless. I'd rather the content stay online once placed here for as long as Brad is willing to host it.

This is intended to be a reference resource, a bit like a Wiki page if you like. A don't fancy the idea of rebuilding it every couple of years as image hosts come and go.

That is why I wanted to get Brad's opinion on what I intend to do as he is the one who'll be affected by this. Until users can upload their own images, he has to do all the hard work of doing it for us. The images will not be large in size, just large in quantity. I'll make it as easy as possible as I can for Brad as long as he is willing to do so.

I'll do a trial run in the next few weeks and see if Brad is comfortable with the process. This will be a slow task on my side as I need to write the accompanying text etc. I'd probably only do 20 or so models every 3-4 weeks.

Another potential side effect is an increase in site traffic. Possibly something you'd like to see Brad?


 
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