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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:48:21 AM on 4 April 2018.
Polybus's Gravatar
 Location: Baulkham Hills, NSW
 Member since 2 April 2018
 Member #: 2234
 Postcount: 6

Hi - Another new member here.

New to Radio Restoration, but I've had a (little) bit to do with Radios and Electronics over the years.

Live in Baulkham Hills, NSW - so quite handy to the Winston Hills meetings.

I've got two radios awaiting restoration, one - an Astor KK Radiogram - which I really quite like, and the second - an STC of some kind. This is about as close as I can narrow it down to at the moment - one of these three.

STC 1939 543T 543 AC DW Con. 5 455 6K8G, 6U7G, 6Q7G, 6AG6G, 5Z4G AORSM '40/41 295
STC 1939 543U 543 AC DW Con. 5 455 6K8G, 6U7G, 6Q7G, 6AG6G, 5Z4G AORSM '40/41 295 R.E.R. 30/11/39 32 28/7/0
STC 1940 543A 543 AC DW RG 5 455 6K8G, 6U7G, 6B8G, 6V6G, 5Z4G AORSM '40/41 295 See also AORSM 40/41 P 294

I've put a few photos up on my Web Page - feel free to check them out and let me know what you think.

http://RestorersShed.com/Menu-Radios.html

Don't pay too much attention to the Web Page itself - its a new site and I've still got a lot of work to do ...... in fact the Astor KK link doesn't work at all as yet - but I'll get some photos up at some stage - but the STC 543 link works, so check that out and let me know what you think about my new baby.

I'm looking forward to getting stuck in..... Smile

Cheers.

Gordon

STC 543 Console Radio
STC 543 Console Radio
STC 543 Console Radio
STC 543 Console Radio
STC 543 Console Radio
STC 543 Console Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 1:13:39 PM on 4 April 2018.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 5262

Welcome to V-R.

My Avast Antivirus would not let me connect to your site saying "malware threat detected". That may be a false positive, but it could pay to run a few antivirus tools over your site's code.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:39:39 PM on 4 April 2018.
Polybus's Gravatar
 Location: Baulkham Hills, NSW
 Member since 2 April 2018
 Member #: 2234
 Postcount: 6

That's a bit disappointing!!

I'll look into why that is happening - my WebPage is on my server at home and running behind my firewall - I built the server myself, wrote the web pages myself - so I know there is nothing malicious on there - the only thing I didn't write is a free hitcounter - I will take that off and see if it makes any difference.

Gordon


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 3:38:50 PM on 4 April 2018.
Polybus's Gravatar
 Location: Baulkham Hills, NSW
 Member since 2 April 2018
 Member #: 2234
 Postcount: 6

I've removed the Hit Counter - and run my site through half a dozen Malware detectors - they all say its clean.

Has anybody else had any issues viewing my site/photos?

Thanks

Gordon


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 3:55:24 PM on 4 April 2018.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 5262

I can now access the site, but Avast says "threat has been detected" when I click on the Shop tab (it doesn't complain about the other tabs) and mentions a bootstrap.js file, for what that's worth.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 4:48:33 PM on 4 April 2018.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 5262

Regarding your radios, according to Radiomuseum all STC543 versions used the same chassis and there's schematic for the STC543J here:

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/stcaus_543j_ch_543.html

(Non-members can download a limited number of schematics from that site per period of time.)

If you need the Astor KK schematic then unhide your email address via Control Panel, I'll send you that and the alignment notes.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 5:16:33 PM on 4 April 2018.
Polybus's Gravatar
 Location: Baulkham Hills, NSW
 Member since 2 April 2018
 Member #: 2234
 Postcount: 6

Thanks GTC.

I've downloaded the Schematic for the 543 - I'm sure it will come in really useful.

I have also unhidden my eMail address and I'd really appreciate whatever you can send me on the KK - I must admit to really liking the KK - I hope I can get it working again.

As for the "Shop" - I don't sell anything - that was just me playing around with the OpenCart eCommerce software - and that was my Sandpit. You will also see a Forum site there - again - its just me playing around with phpBB Bulletin Board Software.

Thanks for the pointers for the schematics Smile

Gordon


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 5:22:46 PM on 4 April 2018.
Brad's avatar
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 5502

Site works for me.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 5:49:26 PM on 4 April 2018.
GTC's avatar
 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 5262

OK, email sent.

I am able to see your Forum page. There's something in one of your scripts that triggers Avast's malware detection, which may be too sensitive, but it has saved my bacon a number of times.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 6:53:01 PM on 4 April 2018.
Fred Lever's Gravatar
 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
 Member since 19 November 2015
 Member #: 1828
 Postcount: 571

The link in post 1 worked ok for me.
Site comes straight up.
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 7:03:02 PM on 4 April 2018.
Redxm's avatar
 Location: Tamworth, NSW
 Member since 6 April 2012
 Member #: 1126
 Postcount: 435

No dramas here.
With the STC I spy the pot metal gears in the tuning dial. There are reproductions available for them, if yours is broken.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 12:07:16 AM on 5 April 2018.
Brad's avatar
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 5502

Photos uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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