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PostPosted: Jan Mon 23, 2012 3:40 pm 
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PostPosted: Jan Mon 23, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Yes good resource site. Phil's site is one of the "long-timer" websites.
He started his site 2 yrs. before mine.
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PostPosted: Jan Mon 23, 2012 8:11 pm 
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When I first started poking around the web for antique radio websites, the three that I remember most, and the ones that I ran across first, were Chuck Schwark's Philco Repair Bench, Phil Nelson's Phil's Old Radios, and Ron Ramirez's PhilcoRadio.com.

All of those sites I frequented many times in the late 90's when there wasn't a whole lot online for those interested in vintage radio. Much has been added over the years, and they remain a trove of information for radio enthusiasts.

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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
PostPosted: Jan Mon 23, 2012 10:56 pm 
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I would like to have permanent reference to you alls sites. I am sure some may be getting tired of seeing them pop-up from time to time. but they are invaluable resources to be able to refer to. maybe stored here in Hints and Kinks or Resources or somewhere so it is not lost or have to pop-up again. maybe we can vote on it. store this dont store that ya know ?
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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
PostPosted: Jan Wed 25, 2012 2:49 pm 
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this is great technique coil soldering
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI9P01eYbjA
we need to save this stuff somewhere

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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
PostPosted: Jan Fri 27, 2012 7:05 pm 
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I recognize John Badrestorer's voice in that video. Thanks for a link to his video.

That is an invaluable technique. I know some say that all traces of the old component lead should be removed, but that is a recipe for broken tube sockets or band switch wafers. Then you are in deep doo-doo.

John's restorations threads are a must read. And would make wonderful instructional DVD's. And the naval jelly endorsement contract alone would be huge. :D

Here are a couple of his restoration threads that I have bookmarked on my new machine. There a few more out there - if anyone has links, hint hint...

Philco 41-255
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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
PostPosted: Jan Sat 28, 2012 2:51 pm 
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yes these are great. I have seen the Philco thread. realy fine detail. would be nice if we could save this stuff here on the forum. would be good for reference for new and seasoned hobbiests

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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
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tubeAMP wrote:
I have seen the Philco thread.
I watched John's earlier Philco thread, but have you seen his series on the 630B? Personally I think it qualifies as a tutorial on how to restore a basket case complete with helping teach how to read a schematic, make measurements, and aligning the radio (not to mention dealing with a shadow meter). He is up to Part 34 and isn't quite done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IelT-Qp13po

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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
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definately a tutorial. I like the how to cook home grown potatoes on a fan grill. really this guy is truely inspirational. incredible patients. smoothe. no swearing. real cool :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
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tubeAMP wrote:
I like the how to cook home grown potatoes on a fan grill.
Rarely, if ever, will you find Part 1 of a radio restoration video that makes you hungry! :D

John continually emphasizes taking your time, don't get in a hurry, it's not your job, it's a hobby.

The most I have ever seen him upset was over the way the seller packed that particular radio. For anyone that hasn't seen it, the packing resulted in a LOT of serious physical damage (busted case, damaged power transformer wiring, broken rectifier, damaged shadow meter, etc.). However, after John's work on the chassis it looks beautiful and actually a shame to hide it in a case. And, yes, he should be a spokesman for Naval Jelly :-) Yes, I went and bought some just last week.

What I really liked about this particular series is the way he carefully and meticulously showed people how to work back and forth between the schematic and the real radio and how to find the thing you are looking for and making correct measurements.

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this one is a real basket case. would love to see how it comes out. need to figure how to find YouTube episodes in some kind of order :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
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tubeAMP wrote:
this one is a real basket case. would love to see how it comes out. need to figure how to find YouTube episodes in some kind of order :shock:
One way is copy part of the title including where it says Part 1. Then paste it into the search and change the 1 to 2 and so forth. He has Parts 1 through 34 so far. It doesn't work if someone isn't consistent with their titles, but John does keep them the same except the number after the Part.

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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
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I have tried that before. it does work sometimes like you say

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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
PostPosted: Feb Thu 09, 2012 6:58 pm 
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anything you need to know right at your finger tips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjmwZEdk ... re=related

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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
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selenium rectifier replacement another good article worth saving
http://www.w3hwj.com/index_files/RBSelenium2.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
PostPosted: Feb Fri 24, 2012 10:24 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IelT-Qp13po
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9_z2jEDnDo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu6Ym5e26Nw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_tUoa2EAfs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LduOYt0OJXk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jcrnx438qA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgjGIa4CroQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy5TSBVI2M0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n7guaLl7r0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu6Ym5e26Nw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN4e855AeY4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kB5zn3LHYM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NkGw-kw7tE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQlLKDMlaEk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a31C5MsH-sI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SFhhzHSx0o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li0Z-d5QFFo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb43TF5Ue40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWIMtOQpvpc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gvMWTwVM08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv73maWeCYQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8aQzihx0r4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTrvVDEaUNI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svXAZmeBtVQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_tUoa2EAfs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPN-GNLHupM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nc2dLf6a0s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFVmi1vc9Mc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB7WvPFSiA4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7Humidss4I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnlPvf46eOs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiAyggOZd2w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCUrjP4Ljys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzfAJ7nRD2M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQHMrPhjUag

I believe that's all the links to John's restoration videos....

And I'd certainly not recommend running the list through something like youtube-dl and watching the resulting mp4's on a TV or nothin'....

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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
PostPosted: Feb Sat 25, 2012 1:57 am 
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dholland wrote:
I believe that's all the links to John's restoration videos....

And I'd certainly not recommend running the list through something like youtube-dl and watching the resulting mp4's on a TV or nothin'....
:-) I was thinking of putting together this same list. So, thanks for doing it. I think it is a great training series.

Edited to add:

OK John is making me hungry again plus he is starting on the cabinet and also picked up his next project set (a B&W RCA TV).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIyMt75W ... AAAAAAAAAA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjx5auwo ... AAAAAAAAAA

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Ok, gents,...enough with the accolades already. It's undeserved and I'm truly humbled by it all. It was David Shulma who brought this thread to my attention.

For those of you who have followed the restoration threads I generated here on ARF and the videos posted to Youtube, please understand that it was the very considerate and patient members of this forum who early-on suffered through, and graciously answered, my steady barrage of ignorant repair and restoration questions. They're the ones responsible for it all. I'm just spitting back, parroting if-you-will, what I was taught, and am still being taught by very learned folks like Norm Leal. In my mind, Norm is a thoughtful and courteous genius. He never fails to answer my still ceaseless questions. And for you new members who never had the good fortune to learn from former member, Curt Reed...well, what can I say about the man? He was the first to allow me to pick his extremely experienced brain. I'm still saddened at his loss. Everytime I listen to my Hammarlund HQ-129-X I think of Curt. It was he who recommended that I buy it.

So a pat on the back is more deserving of the many forum members who assisted me during the beginning throes of my antique radio learning curve. Without them there would have never been a Badrestorer, ARF threads or Youtube series. So please send the accolades their way.

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 Post subject: Re: Good Stuff
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I'm just spitting back, parroting if-you-will, what I was taught, and am still being taught by very learned folks like Norm Leal.
Isn't that really what we all do? In my case it was mostly things I was taught by my instructor at Tulare Union High School (Nelson Witte, W6MOU). He taught me about tubes, radio circuits, how to trouble shoot a radio, and the things I needed to get my first Ham Radio license. He was also instrumental in helping me get my first job during High School as a radio repairman working for another one of his former students (Ray Brazil, Brazil's TV). That's where I worked on home radios, car radios, phonographs, and B&W TVs and saved enough money to get me through college.

I think the most we can hope for is picking up a few things on our own that we in turn pass along. Things like letting the "magic smoke" out of a few radios and how not to do that again (I remember wiping out 5 transistors in a direct coupled stereo output with the slip of a test probe, to top it off that was the "good" side of the stereo), or spending two days finding a ground loop hum design problem in a warranty repair brand new console stereo (ultimately it only required moving the ground side of a filter cap 1 inch and re-attaching it).

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Here is an auto playing play list of John's 1936 Philco Model 630B Repair and Restoration series that will start at the first one and take you right through the whole series if you click "play all" at the top left.
I will add more as he continues with the cabinet restoration.

I have watched it twice and taken notes and I can say with John that I have greatly benefited from the people on this forum and their influence and teaching John who in turn is teaching me how to restore old radios.
So thank you to all on here.
I wish I had joined in time to get to know Curt too, he sounds like a great guy.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL806DBD0EC75273C1

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