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05-16-2012, 01:30 PM
I have visited this site and today decided to join. I hope to get assistance with getting my CTC 9 set back up and working. I really dig the engineering and quality that America once had with it's radio and tv manufacturing and am discusted with what our country has lost. Look forward to seeing what freinds I can make in the forum. :)

John R. Pope

05-16-2012, 01:41 PM
Welcome to the funhouse.

Your password is any tube number that RCA used in the CTC7-11 sets...Just kidding

The Early Color experts here are among the most deadly serious techs.

05-16-2012, 01:45 PM
Thanks DavGoodlin that's good to know.

Sandy G
05-16-2012, 03:43 PM
CTC 9s all had this Mysterious part called a Hooleyockus that breaks in 'em, rendering them unrepairable...Yr Best Bet is to box it up & send the whole kit 'n' kaboodle to me, as I have a LARGE Gooleyhole in my backyard that I'm tryin' to fill...(grin) Welcome to VK...I'm obviously NOT one of the more serious ones 'round here...

Electronic M
05-16-2012, 07:32 PM

Sounds like you have a fun project waiting in the wings.
If you have no experience with fixing vintage electronics I recommend starting with a tube radio first, and then a cheap 60's monochrome set in order to build skills and confidence to do that CTC-9 right.

Lots of early color nuts here including me(I was working on a CTC-4 earlier this year before I got too busy with college and preparing for a move).

05-16-2012, 08:54 PM
Welcome! Most of us have at least 1 roundie color. Some of us have more(6). :). Post some pics of it when you can.

05-17-2012, 08:50 AM
Hi forum, I thought I would post a bit of history about myself and welcome any other old timers who love CRT television. Personally, I think HDTV sucks.

When I was in 7th grade I new what I wanted to do with my job choice and that was to go into tv and radio servicing. My senior year of high school I started a 2 year vocational schooling for "service electronics". Which helped me get the start into the wonderful world of tv and radio servicing. There was a small tv sales and service shop that I would frequently go and watch Star Trek in their showroom floor. After awhile they got tired of my loitering and asked me if I would like a job as a "gopher". Go on pickup's and deliveries for repair. That was in 1975, the year the first betamax came out, and I was a junior in high school. I worked at that store known as J&L TV in Boulder, CO for 10 years, working my way up from a "gopher" all the way to a bench tech. Unfortunately the industry was already on its way to begin dying out. We were a authorized dealer for Zenith, RCA, and Sony. A small shop of just 5 employees. I bought a Sony KV2648R wholesale that lasted me until January of this year. My neighbor gave me his Grandmothers 1959 RCA CTC 9 chassis that I put a CRT in and was working until 2007 when a verticle problem started. Thanks to Ed Reitan's site I was able to identify the model as the Atherton (what a name for a tv). That and a few other items are my projects I hope to start, but 7 years of doing nothing with. I joined yesterday to get encouragement and help as I hope once again to strart on this wonderful project. Sorry for the long epistle, but I thought some would enjoy the read. :)