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Old 23rd Feb 2003, 8:29 pm   #1
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Before posting your service data request here, you may want to try these other sources:

On my website at http://www.service-data.com I offer service data instant downloads for 1.99 per set (pay online by PayPal or credit/debit card) or on a DVD-ROM containing thousands of service sheets for 39.99. Purchases from this website help towards the running costs of this forum.

There are a selection of manuals and schematics for test equipment on Jon Evans site at http://www.TheValvePage.com. Jon also sells a CD-ROM of television service data for 15.

If you require data for American radios, there is a large amount available for free download at http://www.nostalgiaair.org/, in the " Riders Online " and " Online Manuals " sections.

For online valve (tube) data try http://frank.pocnet.net/index.html. You can also download a Windows based valve data program from http://duncanamps.com/.

Other suggestions for reliable sources of service data are always welcomed.
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Would recommend that anyone into doing up old Radios should purchase the 3 CD-Roms of Service Data that Paul Stenning produces. Best money I have ever spent, extremely good value. The Valve Data CD-Rom is also amazing value.
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Old 3rd Jun 2003, 7:45 pm   #3
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Hi Paul,

Thanks for the service data links. Another good
boat anchor link is http://bama.sbc.edu/

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Another good boat anchor link is http://bama.sbc.edu/
Although you might be better off using an FTP client to access the BAMA site.
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Old 16th Oct 2004, 7:45 pm   #5
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Another excellent source of schematics, service data, and component layout drawings. Unfortunately mostly USA manufacturers. http://techpreservation.dyndns.org/schematics/
 
Old 19th Jul 2005, 12:21 pm   #6
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I have all four of your CD ROM's paul as well as the valve data CD ROM and I use them frequently, I would not be without them.


Any news about when you'll be including the 5th volume (with such sets as the Ultra Panther TRF etc) and the sets covered in the Newnes volumes which have not appeared elsewhere as yet? really look forward to this.

Are there any plans afott for a pre-war TV and early post-war TV service data CD ROM, this is so little service data available for any of the pre-war TV sets and some of the early post-war sets are extremely hard to obtain data for.
Thanks for the great work done on the current CD ROM's available.
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Are there any plans afott for a pre-war TV and early post-war TV service data CD ROM, this is so little service data available for any of the pre-war TV sets and some of the early post-war sets are extremely hard to obtain data for.
As regards telly CD's, I had started a second volume but am in two minds as to whether I'll release it. Instead, I'm bunging them on-line, admitedly at a lower resolution than would have been put on the CD but I do keep higher resolution versions in case vol 2 does go ahead.

The big problem is that of getting hold of pre-war and early post-war data. Theres no point buying it just for a (very low volume) CD, and those who do have access to such data often prize it so much that a loan is not forthcoming.

Currently, the pre-war stuff that's on-line is just for the Cossor 1210 and those horrid little HMV/Marconiphone table sets.

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The big problem is that of getting hold of pre-war and early post-war data.
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As Jon said, the main problem is getting hold of data that isn't already on the existing CD-ROMs - especially the earlier stuff. It is too expensive to buy much (apart from bargain job-lots) for a CD-ROM that might sell a hundred copies in the first year if I'm lucky. Sometimes I can borrow the odd item, but with a target of 800-1000 manuals per CD, it takes a long time to accumulate enough good material for another CD. I have a box full of manuals under the spare bed, but have not looked through it yet - I suspect it's the usual post-war stuff.

There is also the issue of finding time to sort, scan and process it all; but once I have enough material to make it worthwhile I will find the time and get on with it!
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 7:58 am   #11
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Jon - The work you are doing with compiling the data sounds great, I do hope you will eventually decide to release another CD ROM. I'd also like to buy a copy of your first one if it's still available please.

Peter - Thanks for posting the service data for the HMV 901, that's very useful to have.

Paul - I certainly understand how difficult it must be to locate the service data, hopefully you will eventually have enough for another volume. The four volumes you currently have available are so useful, I use them a great deal, there are so many sets which have not been covered by the trader sheets and hence your CD ROM's are essential.

All the best,

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I just thought I'd pop in a post here and see if anything has changed since we discussed this last year?

Personally I still use dial-up instead of broadband, which does limit me in what I can download.

I'm extremely grateful for the data that we have made available by Paul and Jon here, I use it very regularly indeed, I did just wonder if there is any likelyhood of pre and early post war TV data and more pre-war radio data being available on CD ROM?

All the best,

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There are some more pre- and early post war telly manuals and period brochures scanned (with a lot of help from Phil (SWB18)) and I'm most of the way through PDFerising them. I ditched any thoughts of doing a CD of stuff a long time ago, however you never know what might turn up on a BVWS disk one day.

All's I need at the moment is an injection of motivation - I'm currently totally fed up which is partly why the website hasn't been updated recently despite some nice acqusitions at the BVWS special auction.

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Old 26th Feb 2007, 4:47 pm   #14
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Sorry that you're feeling so fed up Jon, I know that many of us, myself certainly included, very much appreciate all that you have done in making the data available.

It can be difficult to obtain data for the earlier sets, certainly pre-1949 can often be a challenge. I've recently bought (but haven't yet got) a copy of a book issued by EMI after the war with complete service data for, supposedly, all of their pre-war sets.

It would be great if, eventually, as much data as possible for TV sets from the 1930's, 40's and early 50's could be available. Certainly a BVWS CD ROM of early TV data would be great, but I do realise that this can all take a great deal of time.
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