View Full Version : hello from Texas

03-31-2012, 11:13 PM
Im 13 i have been lurking around the audio site for a while never posted anything much but some one mentioned this site a few months ago to me so i thought i would check it out and i offically am on bord with the whole antique tv thing im hooked!

04-01-2012, 12:27 AM
Hello and welcome to VK :wave:

Electronic M
04-01-2012, 11:53 PM

Cool picture in your avatar BTW.

04-02-2012, 12:55 AM
Thanks its an old advertisemsnt for marelli.

04-02-2012, 07:02 PM
You're 13 and getting into this? Be careful, it's addicting and you'll want to "add" to your collection! Nothing wrong with that either. You are another set of eyes keeping a lookout for something that could turn to trash and these old sets represent a different day and time in our history that will never be repeated. You can't keep everything though and there's always the thrill of picking up, parts, re-selling and getting to know other collectors too.

I remember fondly the facinations of tube electronics at an early age, as a lot of here do. You're not alone in your interests...welcome!

04-03-2012, 01:55 PM
Glad you're here! I've been messing with TVs & radios since I was your age or younger....and that was a LONG time ago!:) Have fun!

04-04-2012, 09:52 AM
Welcome to the TV funhouse. I got started at your age, resuscitating TV's (mostly Philco Motorola GE and RCA) found in barns, farm dumps at field borders. Burned my fingers all the time.

Once you have reputation for tinkering, stuff will find you. Just be safe with things that plug-in. Use Ground Fault outlets, isolating transformers and ramp up the voltage nice and slow. The experts here know everything.

04-04-2012, 02:58 PM
Once you have reputation for tinkering, stuff will find you. I wish it would though i usually have to find it in junk shops and stuff once my aund had a tube radio with bad caps that i fixed for her.
also thanks for the wwelcome to the forum.

Sandy G
04-04-2012, 03:19 PM
Welcome Young Jedi ! Are you near DFW ? Hope you weren't affected by the storms...My dad has business interests out in Idalou, near Lubbock.

04-04-2012, 03:46 PM
No austin is about 3 hours away from dallis and fortworth though i do have some friends that moved up to forney recently and the roof was ripped off of their school. Here in Austin we just got some rain for afew minits.

04-05-2012, 07:33 AM
Was in Dallas-Denton for a job in 83-84. Lots of Zenith TVs it seemed and a Curty Mathes or two. I wished I was in Austin, a much better place IMHO. Good luck in thrift shops, ebay (try "antiques" instead of electronics)