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Old 2nd Jul 2018, 3:08 pm   #1
TonyRodda
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Default Newbie with a garage load of stuff!!!

Hi Guys,
My origins are in electric engineering (60s and 70s) and my dad is an ex-RAF Regiment radio operator and long-time Ham so I've some history in the world of "older" technologies although sadly outdated (sic).
He asked me to clear his "shed, storage, number 2, for the use of" recently and it's opened another world. Completely absorbing - much to my wife's dismay.
I've inherited about 80 items including (but no limited to!) nine pieces of Clansman radio kit, a 1942 US Navy aircraft radio, loads of other AM RTs, a Yaesu RT, a small Northcourt 60's guitar amp, about 150 valves of all ages, etc but my main interest at present is what appears to be a residential wooden-cased 1920s (?) kit-built two-valve radio (Mullard PM22, Cossor 210HF and a Slektun coil). It looks intact but I dare not put current through it before knowing a bit more about it - if I ever do!
Where do I start?
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Old 2nd Jul 2018, 5:06 pm   #2
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Where do I start?
"Give yourself to the dark side" (Darth Vader).

But seriously, start a new thread with lots of pictures (we love pictures) and ask lots of questions!

Ask for a radio ID. Show the front, the valves and the underside (we love the underside).

Once you have an ID you can search for a circuit diagram. From there you can get to grips with what will need to be checked /replaced.

Before you know it, you'll have a working antique!

Welcome and good luck!
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Old 2nd Jul 2018, 7:32 pm   #3
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Default Re: Newbie with a garage load of stuff!!!

Ken is right. Post lots of pictures, and members will give you an honest estimate of value, and also advise you on what is involved in restoration should you want to take that route.

Please remember that any offers for sale on this forum must include an asking price. Requests for offers are not allowed.
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Old 2nd Jul 2018, 7:49 pm   #4
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Hi Tony, you have a PM

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Old 5th Jul 2018, 9:33 pm   #5
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Thanks guys,
Any help appreciated. Just getting to grips with the cataloging (as per Ed's advice) and will take lots of pics to post as instructed by Paul and Ken (presumably in the relevant section).
And it is addictive. And very time consuming!
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Old 9th Jul 2018, 7:56 am   #6
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And it is addictive. And very time consuming!
A passing nod to summer at this point:

"Come on in, the water's lovely"

All the best
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Old 10th Jul 2018, 12:11 pm   #7
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"Come on in, the water's lovely" Just unplug your radio from the mains first : )

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Old 10th Jul 2018, 12:52 pm   #8
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'Where do i start?'

Suggest a bolt for the workshop door and an engaged sign (make sure the bolt is on the inside and the engaged sign on the outside!)
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 11:10 am   #9
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Just unplug your radio from the mains first : )



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I agree, Dave; in fact I make a bolt for my workshop door quite frequently
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