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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 2:26:44 PM on 9 April 2023.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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This is a interesting little set which was built by a gentleman named Douglas Walters of 2GB.
Im thinking its a little General but haven't had time to look at the valve types.
I am now sending photos to Brad.

Unknown valve radio
Unknown valve radio
Unknown valve radio
Unknown valve radio
Unknown valve radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 2:48:47 PM on 9 April 2023.
Tallar Carl's avatar
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Here is a excerpt from what the previous owner sent me.

Yes, and without the knobs! I don't know where they are, I will look through my collection and see what I can find. Thanks for taking over custody of it, much appreciated.
Made by Douglas Walters, who worked at Radio 2GB in Sydney. He died very early 1950's, thus the octal valves.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:58:19 PM on 9 April 2023.
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Ok the valve line up is 6K8, 6B7S, 6F6GT and the rectifier is a 83V ?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:43:00 PM on 9 April 2023.
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#83V is a four pin version of 5V4G and has the same pinout as #80. #80 became 5Y3 only difference is the base. The wheel was not re-invented and that sort of thing applied to many valves where, sockets & heaters were changed: Nothing else.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 8:53:06 PM on 9 April 2023.
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 GTC
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With that line-up it could be a Little General, or a variant thereof. In my experience, the 83V is not a commonly seen rectifier.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:41:05 PM on 9 April 2023.
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I have been advised that the 83V is toast and to sub in a 80!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:57:40 PM on 9 April 2023.
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Before doing anything, I'd be checking voltages.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:37:48 AM on 10 April 2023.
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The transformer either has a short or a dry joint. I say this because there was a new power cord fitted and there is a intermittent short when I lightly tap the fibre board on the transformer. No other caps have been replaced.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 5:42:50 PM on 10 April 2023.
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I am starting to think it's just a wire shorting


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 7:43:44 PM on 10 April 2023.
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Photos uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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4 valves, one IF transformer, hmmm.

6K8 (mixer)
6B7S (IF amp and diodes)
6F6G (AF output)
83V (rectifier)

As has been said, 80 is a perfect replacement for the 83V.

A fascinating little radio, but I wouldn't expect much out of it performance-wise.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 8:16:16 PM on 10 April 2023.
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Robbert its actually very well built. I'm just hoping its only a loose wire shorting under the fiberboard. Robbert would you have a 6B7S as I dont have a good one.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 8:17:39 PM on 10 April 2023.
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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That is a great looking little set!
(except for the horrible shiny speaker)
Will be a great restoration project.

Its a "LG" in my book using whatever parts were on hand.
the cabinet will look great with a re-varnish and the black contracts filed in.

But please please do not polish the escutcheon, that will make it look like a cheap tart!
Leave the bronze toning as is.
A couple of round brown knobs would look nice.
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 8:19:14 PM on 10 April 2023.
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Just remembered something, was there not a Doug Walters who wrote radio articles for R&H?
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 8:20:15 PM on 10 April 2023.
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Fred I believe you are on the Money and this is his set.


 
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