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Old 11th Apr 2021, 8:36 am   #1
Graham_W
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Default Marconi T24DAB

Hi,
I've recently repaired one of these 50's portable radios. Following the usual wax capacitor replacement I found the HT to be low at 75V. I replaced the original rectifier with a silicon replacement and added a further 100 ohms to the mains droppers and the HT is now 90V.
The sound quality was very poor due to the speaker. I purchased a replacement and mounted the output transformer in the space vacated by the original rectifier.
Only other thing it needed was a DK91 valve. For what it is it works amazingly well but as you can see, could now do with some cosmetic restoration.
Regards
Graham
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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 7:42 am   #2
vinrads
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Default Re: Marconi T24DAB

Hi Graham well done repairing the chassis do you fancy re covering the case , and painting the top ,it would transform it , Mick.
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