[Homestead] Ancient Ham Radio Gear - Was survival plan

Tvoivozhd tvoivozd at infionline.net
Wed Sep 29 18:22:43 EDT 2004


Toni Hawryluk wrote:

>>There is some resurgence.  Fixing 60s era auto radios can keep one 
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>busy.  The knowledge to trouble shoot those old transistor circuits is 
>fading fast and the people who are restoring to 100 points need working 
>radios.  I have (name completely escapes me) the schematics for many Delco >
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>>Radios, most of which can be tested with only a VOM.  Yes, I know how to 
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>test and repair tube and transistors circuits. Don Bowen
>
>How about 40s-50s home radios ? My Ma's 
>ole wooden clunker - that I still listen to on
>weekends - needs tubes - does anyone still 
>manufacture an assortment of tubes ?
>
>Toni
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tvoivozhd, some years back I ran across a Polish manufacturer of vacuum 
tubes, don't know if the jarket is good enough for them to stick 
around---though it is nice to have a noncompetitive niche.  A search 
will probably tell you what happened.





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