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 Nowra Hospital Piped Valve Radio System (Check this one out Brad :-) )
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:03:25 AM on 7 December 2016.
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 Location: Golden Grove, SA
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This arrived yesterday, (I was like a kid at Christmas)
Its the Piped Radio System from the Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital Nowra, manufactured by Audio Engineers Pty Ltd.

The hospital came into being in 1952 and would believe this system was there from the beginning.
It had an association with Wollongong University, hence one of the Stations selected was 2WL
along with 2ST Nowra, which didn't start broadcasting till 1972 and of course 2BL-2FC ABC.
I reckon the resto wont be too hard as hammer tone will polish up well Smile

The rack (which was too hard to ship) was an open rack, so wont be too hard to replicate.
Also I was able find pictures of the system (in the rack) on Radiomuseum.org.
So looking forward to completing this puppy

Josh

Nowra Hospital Piped Music System
Nowra Hospital Piped Music System
Nowra Hospital Piped Music System


 
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It is a very similar structure to my STC one, which came from Royal Ryde Rehabilitation Hospital. Three radios with magic eyes and a selector console to monitor the output of each radio then three channels out to each patient room. The hospital I work at now offers five radio channels, 23 FTA digital TV channels and 20 analogue Foxtel TV channels plus three in-house channels, along with WiFi. More choice but it takes more maintaining.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:18:11 AM on 8 December 2016.
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 Location: Golden Grove, SA
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I thought the STC's might be a bit older.
These were last serviced very late 79 with multiple valve a component replacements
so were still in use in the 80's.
Just hit one with a vacuum last night and the chassis came up a treat.
The latest here is a flat panel on a swing arm for radio, tv and internet
even with its own credit card reader

Josh


 
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The latest here is a flat panel on a swing arm for radio, tv and internet even with its own credit card reader.

Yes, the most recent systems combine the entertainment with the nurse call system, your programme can be interrupted when you call for a nurse, who will initially respond from the sister's station coming to you via the video screen. No EFT facilities in private hospitals though, as patient entertainment is covered by room fees, which are already quite high.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 5:00:10 PM on 12 December 2016.
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 Location: Golden Grove, SA
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Well, vacuumed the chassis of all 3 and they came up well.
Under the chassis looks well made and component changes will be easy.
Unfortunately about a 3rd of the valves were broken the rest except for 2 x 6v6's low, BUT after a few checks and replacement valves,
powered them up.
All worked with only a couple of problems to sort out.
So a thorough clean, polish of the hammertone and a good going over of the components is next......after Christmas Smile


 
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