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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 3:58:19 PM on 16 August 2018.
Pa Man's Gravatar
 Location: Golden Grove, SA
 Member since 10 April 2015
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Hi all,
I have started to setup a basic pictorial website about my collection of
Aussie Made Public Address gear with basic descriptions.
It will be expanded (when I get the upgraded software) to include sub
galleries under each image and more detailed descriptions and histories.


I'm still looking for any Aussie Made Public Address Gear to buy Smile

Cheers Josh

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:13:44 PM on 16 August 2018.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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Nice work! Do you possess all of items in those photos?

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:29:14 PM on 16 August 2018.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
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A very nice start. That is pretty much how this site started out in 2003. The first forums were still around two years away. To be honest I wish I had the time to devote to creating such a site again, not to replace the forums of course but merely as an offshoot.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:43:45 PM on 16 August 2018.
Pa Man's Gravatar
 Location: Golden Grove, SA
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Yes I have all of them 😁
To set that up took around 6 Hours inc.
Learning how Wordpress and Envira (which
was free) worked and compressing the photos.
I need to buy the upgrade to Envira to get it to the next
level but that a little while off.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:15:03 PM on 16 August 2018.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
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A large number of the older XP vintage & newer image editors like what is now Corel Paint Shop always did "compress" The secret in many is "Save as": That brings up a window where there is provision for changing the size of the file and there is another feature to change the pixels. One site I often send to has a maximum of 800 by ...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 5:05:40 PM on 17 August 2018.
Pa Man's Gravatar
 Location: Golden Grove, SA
 Member since 10 April 2015
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The bonus is in Microsoft Office Picture Manager you can manually or automatically compress images.
Im not even at 100MB in images with 1GB limit

 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:46:36 PM on 2 May 2019.
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 Location: Donald, VIC
 Member since 7 January 2006
 Member #: 13
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In the future, and not far away the Radio Revival Parts website will be going back up, with lots of interesting items on it. Let you know when its up and running!


 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 9:32:19 AM on 3 May 2019.
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
 Member since 19 November 2015
 Member #: 1828
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Hi Josh, it was nice to trawl through the site and look at stuff I remember seeing in shops and clubs and factorys.
I had one of those Philips factory PA amps with the perforated cover and using those cranky line output valves ? (6CM5??)
That came out of a factory PA system in the 70's.
Naturally I turned it into a guitar amp! I turfed the cranky whatever they were replaced with bigger 6DQ6??, rewound the OPT for 8 ohm, put in bigger filters, pulled the mike input transformer out, put in guitar sockets built a wooden box for it and sold it. As you do.
When I was cleaning the workshop up about 10 years ago I found the top perforated cover and bottom base plate with the circuit diagram pasted on it. I put them aside and um , have no idea where they are now! If I ever find them i'll stick them in a box and mail them to you.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 8:56:00 AM on 5 May 2019.
Pa Man's Gravatar
 Location: Golden Grove, SA
 Member since 10 April 2015
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Thanks Fred, I felt it was a category that not many were collecting and saving as a piece of Aussie manufacturing history.
I have since found a few like minded people around the place making sure the information and History get preserved.
The Philips amp were some of most sold amps around as they were simple and reliable, and because of the sheer
numbers have seen some amazing examples of guitar amp conversions
Any information and bits are greatfully excepted.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 4:50:00 AM on 8 May 2019.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
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Yes, 6CM5s should make great lead amps, they are designed to work as switches and so will be nice and dirty, particularly with no negative feedback.

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