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Old 11th Sep 2019, 2:08 pm   #21
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I watch Shango066 a fair bit but have found that over the last 12months his ego has grown due to his popularity, which gets on my wick after a while..

Due to me acquiring my first valve radio a while ago I have been doing a fair bit of research on them and have found that Electronics old and new by M Caldeira is by far the best for me on youtube at the moment.


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[QUOTE] getting braver at fixing things but it's mainly about finding and chronicling gear which then has the unfortunate side effect of becoming very sought after. Commonly known as the 'Techmoan effect' !! \[QUOTE]

The exact reverse of the Tim” effect, which is when an item becomes desirable only I no longer own said item.
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According to Pete: A bit of maths but good explanation regarding transistors etc.(US)

StanGibilisco. Good explanations of how things works, transistor circuits etc. Aimed at students, but we can all learn something. (US)

JohnAudioTech. Mostly amplifiers, but some breadboard demos, circuit analysis etc. Some valve stuff too. ((US)
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Another like for Uncle Doug. Mostly amp related but some very good explanations of how valves and valve circuits work, rectification, isolation transformers etc. with practical demonstrations.
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Watching the vintage computer restorations from 'the 8-bit guy' and 'adrian black' is what motivated me to fix my own commodore. I'm pretty ok knowledge-wise when it comes to vintage radio and tv repairs but it's the motivation that I get from watching restorations or 'resurrections' that I like.

Having been self-employed for some years, it's also nice to keep in touch with other engineers' little wheezes, tricks and cheats which I miss from working as part of a small team. I don't always agree with some of them (eg unplugging the lop valve anode connector with the set operating or the final anode cap) but its all very entertaining.

Another one is 'Curious Droid' who makes little documentaries on science subjects and events.

Electrical contracting-wise I like John Ward, Dave Savery Electrical and CJR Electrical. Nice to keep up with the ever-changing 'IEE' regulations which change so often that it's known as the IET this week, next week who knows.

BigClive of course, not always 100% accurate with his circuit theory but very entertaining and you never know what he's going to pull apart, stick his fingers into, blow up or put in his mouth next.

Mrmattandmrchay who is a vintage lift gear enthusiast and gets to explore old lifts and motor rooms still in use around the UK.

Mikeselectricstuff who has a mixture of dismantling stuff and designing stuff. He's a serious professional design engineer who can pull stuff apart and roll all the chip numbers and functions off the top of his head at a glance and then make a gizmo to reverse-engineer the firmware while narrowly avoiding an exploding fuel cell he smashed apart

I prefer it to the main TV really, after having bought a smart tv. Some of the more professional 'vbloggers' use HD uploads which look great on the box. And it's constantly evolving!
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Lots of good YouTube contents I’m familiar to all those channels and subscribe to most of them. But let’s not forget our home grown restorer a few are on this forum but to modest to mention themselves. Also if you like a channel perhaps include a link in you post and let us know why you like them. Some of you have already provided some great site descriptions.

I know a few people have said that they prefer the book route and that’s fine and good I have a huge printed collection myself for reference. This certainly is not about YouTube content being better than books just an alternative. Personally I do enjoy the entertainment value that some channels provide. It was also a surprise too see just how much restoration of vintage equipment of all types is going on. Fantastic.

I know what people mean about the Techmoan effect but I don’t see it as being negative if it save vintage gear from the Landfill!

Cheers Everyone for great comments and interesting outlook

LOL I suffer from the TIM effect!
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Yes, CuriousDroid is good for historical aerospace technology. And to see what eyeball-searing shirt he will wear.

Slightly off topic, Rider Iziru (Rider1109) - "集めるより使うクラシックカメラのキコ" does videos of vintage 35mm cameras in his native Japanese that somehow, even with my very limited knowledge of the language, are entirely understandable. Also a must for anybody who benefits from ASMR.

Brick Experiment Channel is good too, especially for somebody like myself who back in the day got into engineering via Lego.

For something a bit more like real metal, Project Farm is good at torturing lawnmower engines!!

Back to electronics again, the sadly deceased River Huntingdon did some good repair videos. Thankfully Synthesizer Dave (via Electronic Sound) seems to be alive and does some lovely synth repair videos in a tumbledown workshop.

Computer wise, 8-Bit Guy and LGR are good. CodeBullet is a good educational laugh if you are into software / AI.

For music I quite like Hainbach (experimental/musique concrete) and OldBoxTopper (vinyl)

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Watching the vintage computer restorations from 'the 8-bit guy' and 'adrian black' is what motivated me to fix my own commodore. I'm pretty ok knowledge-wise when it comes to vintage radio and tv repairs but it's the motivation that I get from watching restorations or 'resurrections' that I like.

Having been self-employed for some years, it's also nice to keep in touch with other engineers' little wheezes, tricks and cheats which I miss from working as part of a small team. I don't always agree with some of them (eg unplugging the lop valve anode connector with the set operating or the final anode cap) but its all very entertaining.

Another one is 'Curious Droid' who makes little documentaries on science subjects and events.

Electrical contracting-wise I like John Ward, Dave Savery Electrical and CJR Electrical. Nice to keep up with the ever-changing 'IEE' regulations which change so often that it's known as the IET this week, next week who knows.

BigClive of course, not always 100% accurate with his circuit theory but very entertaining and you never know what he's going to pull apart, stick his fingers into, blow up or put in his mouth next.

Mrmattandmrchay who is a vintage lift gear enthusiast and gets to explore old lifts and motor rooms still in use around the UK.

Mikeselectricstuff who has a mixture of dismantling stuff and designing stuff. He's a serious professional design engineer who can pull stuff apart and roll all the chip numbers and functions off the top of his head at a glance and then make a gizmo to reverse-engineer the firmware while narrowly avoiding an exploding fuel cell he smashed apart

I prefer it to the main TV really, after having bought a smart tv. Some of the more professional 'vbloggers' use HD uploads which look great on the box. And it's constantly evolving!
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I enjoy watching and learning about the various topics which the videos cover. I can understand some of the comments about preferring to read a book or manual, if you have one, but I have to say that seeing something being done ( correctly I hope) really is a huge benefit.
I recently repaired my grandson Hoverboard, with the help of videos on tube, I had never seen the inside of one before ( no manual available), but after viewing a few I soon knew what was occurring.
Every body to their own, but I find them excellent.
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John I think you make an excellent point!
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I can thoroughly recommend diodegonewild if you want to learn all about power supplies, or just appreciate teardowns of assorted inexpensive eBay items.

He also has an amazing accent
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Here is a short selection from my YouTube Subscriber list and is by no means complete. I have tried to keep this to content providers that mainly work with vintage radio and computing technology most relevant to this forum. I’m sure there will be lots of channels I have missed through error or personal choice so please add your own favourites. Hope there will be something of interest for everyone.

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https://youtu.be/hLbDZzxUG2I Homegrown Tony Thompson takes us on a journey scratch building a valve amplifier.

https://youtu.be/mx3IOlzMKp4 Across the pond. Genius at work Glasslinger builds a Pilotron valve

https://youtu.be/uzEN9BzleTo Across the pond Shango006 king of the radio and TV resurrection


https://youtu.be/POAUlMmTpfo Homegrown radio royalty Graham the RadioCruncher

https://youtu.be/dDGX4Yv4YaA From across the pond Jim Lindenas radio restorer and all around nice guy.

https://youtu.be/QQ7V3wve5eE Homegrown TheOldGit amplifier rebuild a thing of beauty

https://youtu.be/lqEwKR4TDOI From across the pond The Vintage Electronics geek. Show and tell all kinds of Vintage gear!


https://youtu.be/-0n3vg0mfEI Homegrown the man needs no introduction John Ward the king of dead pan delivery

https://youtu.be/P0OlV5mcwk0 Homegrown Robert radio royalty Codeeze

https://youtu.be/B-TAyT-W4Jw Homegrown Simon Spiers all kinds of vintage fun it’s all good here

https://youtu.be/2qm3Hiu9fqM Homegrown The Mancave Workshop welcoming and alway a pleasure. Transistor Radio

https://youtu.be/rAjRXJT-Zj0 Across the pond, Bandersentv vintage TV restoration

https://youtu.be/Yx9iY2zxPhU Across the pond, RestorOldRadios speaker impedance matching a practical example


https://youtu.be/XIWBvL1dOtU I wouldn’t like to walk it. David Tipton vintage radio fun and restoration

https://youtu.be/PIdVYpNbmIE Across the pond, Tomtektest you will learn a lot from the man!

https://youtu.be/4DcLCIP-sVo Homegrown and one of our own Andrewausfa vintage radio and test gear it’s all good here!


https://youtu.be/c2M_euBM_x8 Ojnoj Irish Vintage TV and radio. I don’t know how to describe this channel but it’s great. LOL

https://youtu.be/8WKipzIU68I Across the pond, Elpaso TubeAmps. One of the best tube amp channel and highly recommended

https://youtu.be/OOlxetppURk Homegrown one of our own. AllTheGearNoIdea. I have no idea but it’s fun vintage madness.

https://youtu.be/MhfTgIXDaj8 Homegrown, TheHappyLittleFox. Show and tell Benji has it all going on here!

https://youtu.be/-1-J1BWtL1M Across the pond, The Radio Shop. Watch how a full time radio repair man does it

https://youtu.be/8VwikscymUU Homegrown George Christof. Definitely vintage radio madness, it’s always a pleasure George

https://youtu.be/mUePvVxFCP8 Across the pond, Mikes Radio Repair. The best classic CB and radio old and new. Highly recommended

https://youtu.be/pUK_l6q1sPo Max Koschuh. Show and tell loony it’s away a pleasure Max.


https://youtu.be/YfVV0xGsv6A Across the pond. Arthur Hollingsworth. Vintage restoration enthusiasts.


https://youtu.be/4t9E-YFnOWU Playing With Junk. This is much better than it sounds, show and tell really interesting stuff well explained

https://youtu.be/ufyz58_66uk msylvain59 lots of very unusual soviet vintage tech show and tell. Interesting.

https://youtu.be/R3i6rSVOwKk Across the pond, XrayTony lots of really good tube amp stuff. Highly recommended.

https://youtu.be/m2PJ5OYscfE Homegrown. cmjones01 Vintage Tektronix and test equipment

https://youtu.be/e-75DD-tkpU Across the pond, Artifact Electronics vintage computer and games repair highly recommended

https://youtu.be/6QqPh-qHE2k Homegrown, UK CB Radio Servicing. The best U.K. servicing information on YouTube. Lots of other vintage tech and a really nice guy.


https://youtu.be/8VrTlhaJpOg Homegrown 2E0KKQ. A mix of vintage radio and amateur radio related contents

https://youtu.be/3ka1wwvex5o Across the pond, Ray Fantini. Show and tell Ray makes me so jealous of his lovely vintage tech.


https://youtu.be/54roz8IUoVI Across the pond. W2AEW. Probably the best electronics tutorial on the net. Highly recommended


https://youtu.be/mNfPVqL0f4Q Homegrown Darren Coe radio restore and vintage enthusiast

https://youtu.be/WulPCvJC7Dw Across the pond. TGsoapbox, Vintage test gear repair. Highly recommended

https://youtu.be/68mhSJn2a_o Across the pond Radio Physics And Electronics’s . Does what it says on the tin

https://youtu.be/YjPGL-qsx3s Across the pond. Retro Logic Lab. vintage computing at its best.


https://youtu.be/YSZCdAJzgt8 Across the pond. Blueglow Electronics. Vintage Tube amplifiers design and repair.


https://youtu.be/MJOjK746cYw Across the pond. The Obsolete Geek. Vintage computing

https://youtu.be/8KxFT2MQNfw Dr Cassette. Vintage 70s 80s 90s vintage amplifier repair


https://youtu.be/Fnlq9F1CeeQ Electronics Old And New by M Caldeira. Beautifully presented radio and electronics.


https://youtu.be/rI-nl0DFjEM Across the pond. W0QE wonderfully presented radio related tutorials. Highly recommended

https://youtu.be/v6U6FE5e5QA Homegrown Rob Titheridge shows how to get out B+ from a cheap DC to DC converter.

https://youtu.be/D6h-ZzMTsoM Homegrown. The RadioMuseum.org show and tell so many beautiful radios here.

https://youtu.be/UT_fTStM7DU Homegrown, John Hawks lots of lovely vintage technology on show here. Very nice John


https://youtu.be/WVJM0WY87H8 Across the pond, Dennis Carter. Come On Dennis give us a smile !

https://youtu.be/JoSpLUAiKc0 Across the pond, Jeff Tanner. Lots of interesting vintage radio and test gear repair

https://youtu.be/214TFyJqCfc Homegrown And one of our own. Wonderful history of radios under repairing and the most interesting collection of Christmas jumpers on the net.

https://youtu.be/6xGWNEc4w9g The 8 Bit Guy. Probably the best known and greatest home computing channel on the tube.

https://youtu.be/erzOVDPSYw8 Bap8Guy Vintage test gear repair channel


https://youtu.be/wlLOQWjNliA Across The pond. D-LAB Electronics, One of the best radio and amplifier repair channels on the tube and a really nice guy. Highly recommended

https://youtu.be/cMe0JQ4LRew SwizzRadios the most beautiful collection of CB radios on the net. Highly recommended

https://youtu.be/JOAqkuACWjA Across the pond. The Radio Mechanic. Has a great series on putting together a 10 bucks workbench. Nicely presented

https://youtu.be/UIIHeAxVpr0 Across the pond. Radio Rescue, need I say more?

https://youtu.be/scJLRgvkfSY LifesTooShortFirQRP. Couldn’t agree more !

https://youtu.be/cC8aqfAWupg Techmoan. The best vintage tech show and tell channel on the tube.
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Oh dear, I appear to have made "the list". Haha, thanks Chris!

I enjoy watching YouTube video on a range of subjects, including vintage radio and TV. It is a great resource, and these days much more entertaining than main stream TV.
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MIKROWAVE1 Lots of projects plus military and ham radio restorations
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Another shout for Manuel Caldeira (Electronics Old and New by M Caldeira.)
He specialises in high end German valve kit (Grundig, Telefunken, Nordmende, Leowe-Opta, Blaupunkt etc) but not exclusively.
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I agree with greenstar, Mickrowave1 has some very interesting videos.

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Linescan I didn’t know that was you. Sorry I’m still laughing at the Fluke box in its natural environment you loony. Hopefully they will all be coming out the YouTube closets now !

MR Caldeira is a lovely guy and he has helped me out with advice and nice comments several times.

I have to say my TV viewing is just the same more than enough content on YouTube and far more entertaining

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No worries Chris, YouTube is a good outlet. Lots of interesting channels have been mentioned, perhaps the list could be considered sticky material, just as the other websites thread?

One thing I would say though, I would not like to see YouTube replace the forum. I have seen other forums on different topics become nothing more than "I made a video, watch here" etc.

I really enjoy reading some of the longer restoration threads, something which video can't capture. I do feel however that both formats can compliment each other, especially when say someone does not know how to describe a fault, then a short video can be a great asset.
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Not enough time in the day (or night) to view all these engrossing videos, wonderful to have access to all this information, it would have been such a help back in the days of Technical College, long may it continue.
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Yes, there is so much content on YouTube I'm sure it would be impossible to see it all.
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Explanations including maths that even I understand, and breadboard demos of various BJT, FET and op amp circuits
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