View Full Version : Capehart 3001B A4 series


EdKozk2
03-18-2017, 02:43 PM
I plugged in this set since the seller had. After a short while the partial raster faded away. I was suprised it even worked in the first place. The selenium rectifiers started to stink, so just turned off the set. It will need to be recapped and rectifiers replaced.
I found two litle brown painted copper boxes connected in line with the original power cord. One inside the set, the other outside. The inside one also has a 300 ohm twin line going into it. Has anyone ever seen this before? I was wondering if this may have been a motel set ?

Boobtubeman
03-18-2017, 04:08 PM
Reminds me of those AC line antennas..

SR

Kevin Kuehn
03-19-2017, 12:49 AM
Definitely looks like an antenna hookup to the AC line. If this was a motel set I wonder if there was ever such a thing as carrier current distribution for TV? I know they used it for college dorm radio station distribution. :scratch2:

EdKozk2
03-19-2017, 01:18 AM
Definitely looks like an antenna hookup to the AC line. If this was a motel set I wonder if there was ever such a thing as carrier current distribution for TV? I know they used it for college dorm radio station distribution. :scratch2:

You now Kevin, you maybe on to something. The set was found in a storage locker in Valparaiso, home of Valparaiso University. I remember now that you and boobtubeman mentioned it, seeing an article years ago about piggybacking television signals on power lines.