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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:32:55 PM on 28 December 2016.
Stan Dean's Gravatar
 Location: Dromana, VIC
 Member since 27 December 2016
 Member #: 2025
 Postcount: 14

Hello to you all,
I discovered this site whilst looking for information on a "palec WYA 4456 multitester" which came into my possession along with a lot of other stuff some years ago, and your club came up on google with a posting from May 1012.
I have had an interest in vintage radio from when it wasn't vintage, but in every day use. So what I was going to do then as a trade is now a hobby. At present I am restoring a "Vidor model CN426 AC DC portable.
I'm sure I will enjoy being a member
Stan


 
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Fred Lever's Gravatar
 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
 Member since 19 November 2015
 Member #: 1828
 Postcount: 569

Hi Stan, I've only been on this site for a year or so learning about radio and have found members really helpful in my various projects you will find in the 'special projects' section. I was never in the radio industry but involved in a lot of tech stuff and now noodle about making things with valves. Enjoy the site. Cheers, Fred Lever.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:36:48 PM on 28 December 2016.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 5262

Welcome to the site.

At present I am restoring a "Vidor model CN426 AC DC portable.

I guess there wouldn't be many of those still around in Oz. I note it has a metal rectifier. They are mostly past their use by date now and are usually replaced with silicon.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:47:05 AM on 29 December 2016.
Stan Dean's Gravatar
 Location: Dromana, VIC
 Member since 27 December 2016
 Member #: 2025
 Postcount: 14

Yes, this one still has the metal rectifier and when I got it up and running after replacing a couple of resistors that had gone high and a capacitor that had shorted it burst into life although I think the IF may need trimming, when I sort out how to do it. It must be over 50 years since I last tried it.
Thanks for the welcome Stan


 
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