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 Return to top of page · Post #: 31 · Written at 3:02:00 AM on 22 March 2014.
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Like I said it was breadboarded and transformers chosen to light neons, not ring telephones!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCDIe_x1XuI.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 32 · Written at 12:33:32 AM on 4 April 2014.
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This ought to make sure the old phone dials are behaving themselves Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_TLeplQQbA.

The one in the video is a tad slower than it should be.

Incidentally, the ACMA (not Telstra) is the responsible authority
for telephony equipment compliance in Australia.
It wouldn't hurt to ask what if any modifications would be
acceptable, and what qualification would be needed to carry them out.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 33 · Written at 8:58:40 AM on 4 April 2014.
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No modifications are legal, in a strictly legal sense. Unless you have an ACMA cabler's licence (previously known as an Austel Licence) changing a broken plug on a phone is illegal and can attract a large fine - $17,000.00 or thereabouts.

That said, home brewing or modifying gear and connecting it all to the phone network is more or less part and parcel of being an Australian and unless the equipment damages anything at the exchange or the ring equivalents total more than three then you are likely to fly under the radar.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 34 · Written at 5:39:29 PM on 3 January 2015.
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...USA Verzion FiOS system. You can get cable TV, phone and high speed internet. Requires a box powered by the mains. And I haven't tried a rotatory phone on it.

Just tried phone socket on an AT&T modem, unlike the "SLIC" at Telco, it does not accept pulse phones Sad . Very unsporting of them.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 35 · Written at 5:44:07 PM on 3 January 2015.
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it does not accept pulse phones

Would this suit? :

http://www.oldphoneworks.com/rotatone-pulse-to-tone-converter.html.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 36 · Written at 7:05:29 AM on 4 January 2015.
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A good thing these adapters are available! Modern ISP's not sensitive to Phone CollectorsSad
(those of us who like the sound of 10 PPS dial speed-governors).


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 37 · Written at 8:19:49 PM on 4 January 2015.
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It would make sense for the manufacturers of that device to include a full wave rectifier bridge in the package. Half the phone sockets in Australia would be incorrectly wired and this would stop the device clagging without the need to add further components.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 38 · Written at 1:39:09 AM on 5 January 2015.
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Apart from the non-compliance issue, I wouldn't use an American phone product on our landline system anyway.

There is a similar product made in Melbourne, also presumably non-complaint:

http://www.dialgizmo.com/index.html.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 39 · Written at 4:58:38 PM on 5 January 2015.
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Yeah, the chances of an A-Tick on that is slim although I cannot really see why there shouldn't be a standards-compliant one if they are tested and verified and factory-sealed.

Assuming it works correctly and won't land the user with a $17,500.00 fine, this would be a better option simply for the fact that it connects in line with the phone rather than having to hardwire it.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 40 · Written at 2:21:51 AM on 5 March 2017.
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Hi everyone, just wondering if there have been any developments in the area of decadic to DTMF converters, and also in ring current for mechanical bells.

Something else: anyone on the NBN using a corded phone: what're ring tone, busy tone and dial tone like?

Cheers!

All the best,
Erik at Wollstonecraft


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 41 · Written at 11:56:27 AM on 5 March 2017.
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I an now lucky enough (just) to have the option of connecting to either the NBN or TPG Fibre but for technical reasons (relating to the hosting of this website) have chosen to remain on ADSL2+. I've heard from many users that the NBN is indeed faster for larger downloads but is in no way a more reliable connection, and for some has become somewhat more of an unreliable connection, possible due to the shonky workmanship. This would be a concern to me as I host this site from home.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 42 · Written at 12:04:57 PM on 5 March 2017.
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Not on NBN yet myself, but two properties I own are scheduled to go to NBN before the end of 2017, one supposedly FTTP and the other HFC.

But given that it's a government project, I treat it all as fantasy until it happens.


 
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