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Old 15th Jul 2005, 8:57 pm   #5
PaulR
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Default Re: Armstrong 625 Receiver

A total of four solder joints came apart. Fortunately I could see where three of them came from but the fourth stumped me until today. Anyway I have fitted the switch and it all now works. The third pole was not apparently fitted to all examples and it shorts the DC when switched off to give an instant cut off; just a little extra from Armstrong!

I remember these when they were originally on sale. They had a reputation for being of a sophisticated design but unreliable. I can see why this is. The soldering is very poor and the general build quality is not at all good. I suppose they are another example of British manufacturing standards in the 1970s.

There is no comparison with a valve Murphy radio!!!

Paul

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