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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:15:53 PM on 16 July 2023.
Nikita's Gravatar
 Location: Canberra, ACT
 Member since 16 July 2023
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Hey everyone, very new to this and was wanting some advice.
I recently bought a 1971 astor electronics TV, radio and stereogram (model R53G/8A-CZ).
The radio and turntable work perfectly however I am having issues connecting it to my VCR.

My current set up is a universal video to RF modulator to an Outdoor Type Balun. I’ve screwed the balun into the antennae inputs on the TV unit. When I turn the TV on I get a lot of static (picture and audio). No tuning helps. Modulator does work on other CRTs.

Any advice?

To be specific:

modulator: DSE L 1507
can be found at this link: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mcdowall/tv-accessories/universal-video-modulator...

Transformer: jay car LT3028
Can be found at this link: https://www.jaycar.com.au/outdoor-type-balun/p/LT3028?pos=1&queryId=6cd...


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:14:27 PM on 16 July 2023.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
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Here is your problem:

"Converts Video & Sound into UHF signal, UHF channels 21-69 "

Er, that TV only receives VHF, channels 0 to 11...

This link might help

https://www.siliconchip.com.au/Shop/?article=11007


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:16:06 PM on 16 July 2023.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
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What is the make and model of the VCR?
Chances are it may have a suitable VHF modulator in it.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 5:39:20 PM on 16 July 2023.
Nikita's Gravatar
 Location: Canberra, ACT
 Member since 16 July 2023
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Yes! Just noticed this issue too. Thank you so much. Will post update once new mod arrives


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:00:24 PM on 16 July 2023.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
 Member #: 1844
 Postcount: 2405

You might be interested in this post about the same Astor chassis:

https://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=414063


 
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