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Old 14th September 2010, 01:05 AM   #41
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Hi Bigun,
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There are symbols on there I don't recognize. I'm going to have to take my time.
Just a European style of drawing. If you have any questions, I can help.

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Heck, maybe it'll work first time I power it up.
I can't remember, did you say you have a variac? If not, I have one you can borrow or you can swing by if you're itching for some windshield time.

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Old 14th September 2010, 01:57 AM   #42
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I can't remember, did you say you have a variac? If not, I have one you can borrow or you can swing by if you're itching for some windshield time.
No, don't have one of these thingies so I may have to take you up on the offer somtime this Fall. Always a good plan to include some


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Old 14th September 2010, 02:35 AM   #43
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Hi Bigun,
I wish we were closer. It would make these things easier.

I can let you use the variac for a bit - no problems at all. I have the variac unit itself that we could swap something for. It's the same model I use on my bench all the time.

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Old 27th January 2011, 08:17 PM   #44
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Well, look what I just found in the e-waste basket at my work place. No idea where it came from or why it was in the junk pile but looks to me like a kind of Variac. I'll have to see if it's functional and if so, it's going to enable me to progress with the Florida radio at some point.
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Old 27th January 2011, 08:33 PM   #45
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It says Powerstat, watch out or the Variac people will sue you for diluting their brand name!

What's that fuse, 10 amp? That's a helluva thing to be called "e-waste," I bet it was several hundred dollars new, and still worth most of that now.

Plug an incandescent lamp into it, and see if it works as a dimmer.
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Plug an incandescent lamp into it, and see if it works as a dimmer.
It works !
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Old 28th January 2011, 04:40 PM   #47
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Radio... score, powerstat... score. Things are looking up eh?

BTW I hope something comes of the WE acquisition of EI. Regulations make it tough to manufacture tubes at reasonable cost here but it would be nice if one of our old classic companies could really get back in the business even via. eastern Europe.
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Radio... score, powerstat... score. Things are looking up eh?

BTW I hope something comes of the WE acquisition of EI. Regulations make it tough to manufacture tubes at reasonable cost here but it would be nice if one of our old classic companies could really get back in the business even via. eastern Europe.
WE have EI? that's interesting... heard rave reviews about EI stuff and hated it everytime I came into contact with it .. I think I was just unlucky. Naff ECC83's and EL84's that wouldn't go to spec anode voltages spring to mind....
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Default It came to life !

Well, the radio was rescued out of my garage. I soldered on a power cord. I plugged it into my Variac. I turned it on. Lights came up. The tubes glowed. The magic eye winked at me. And on FM sound poured forth.

It works !
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