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Old 10-08-2015, 11:01 AM
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The Teledyne is OBVIOUSL:Y a GE set--the C2 or whatever--from maybe 1971-73 or so. NEVER saw one wiht what I would call a "good picture". NEVER Liked those--use d WEIRD HV rect which is COATED with lead and a strange # H-out tube--26HU5, too. Hot, doubler, , compactrons.. NOT the quality of a Zenith, or even RCA or Mag..
GE cheaped out big time with the C1/L2 chassis after making a very reliable set in 1969-70 known as the KE and KE-II.

My uncle had one of these "appliance store specials" and you certainly got what you paid for. While easy to troubleshoot and keep on life support, they were nothing compared to a Zenith, Motorola WID or Sylvania OR even the Admiral, RCA, Mag and Philco in those days. The lousy tuners, short-lived 23VAGP22, and that 3DS3 lead covered rectifier tube was an added bonus
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:06 AM
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Tim, that Solarcolor is a nice rare set. Those early 70's Admiral colors hardly ever show up no matter what part of the country you're in. I had a very nice early 70's solarcolor about 8 years ago and let it go. Same old story, we all had sets we wished we could have kept... That was one of them.
Weirdest tube complement ever!!!

26LW6 - Horiz output
5JW8 - Horiz osc
10T10 - audio output
11CH11 - AGC keyer, sig. amp, video amp
8CB11 - 3rd IF chroma amp
8AR11 - 1st/2nd IF
8BU11 - Sync clipper, burst gate amp, subcarrier amp
9AM10 - color amp
10GF7A - Vertical amp/output
4LJ8 - mixer
2HA5 - VHF amp
19DK3 - Damper

My tester won't even do half of these.......
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:20 AM
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Did a little bit of work to this one. It worked fine but the face of the picture tube was badly scratched. Just by luck I picked up an identical parts set a week before the meet, so I swapped out the picture tubes. What an easy chassis to service!!

Model number AH054H, Sams dates it to 1965.

And Tom, I had to laugh....really hard!! I was pulling the chassis and one of your spider's babies (I assume) crawled out from behind the tuner

Cute little guy, probably the size of an eraser head. I laid him to rest
This 16" RCA and Big Daves CTC22 were good examples of RCA in the mid-60s, probably a bit less expensive than their Zenith Counterparts. When RCA dropped Victor in 1968, their sets got kindsa crummy - and stayed that way until the XL-100 and Colortrack saved them - IMAO

I have to attend this swap meet with a few fun sets Id like to pass along
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:55 PM
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THIS is what I brought back...

It is a 19 Emerson portable BW....with a COLD chassis and a 5U4 rct tube !! I had seen a pic of one of these...but NEVER thought I would actually OWN one !!

VERY good tube---checks VERY well on the CR-70..even down to 4.5 volts--good emission.


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My CAT ANGEL..even seem to like the chassis !!
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:32 PM
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Nice set. That was in the solid-built BW days, like 1963?
Chassis number is 6 digits beginning with 120___
Hope it passed the sniff test, lloks like she approves
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:58 PM
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I considered buying that set, but the seller had all but the price on the tag (why tag it at all if no pricing?) and I did not get a good chance to ask him what he wanted.

Glad it's in good hands.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:31 PM
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I absolutely couldn't believe that one guy just plugged in one of the sets he bought, it was like a 12" late 40s series string GE. He actually got a raster and a fuzzy wavy picture came in. Rather than unplug it and say "great, got something to work with!!", he left it plugged in and running for like 20 minutes trying to fool with the knobs to get the picture in better.

I felt so bad for that set.....
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:44 PM
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I would have done the same thing...... And all those people selling stuff that say " I was
told not to plug it in so I didn't" They lie ! As long as it looks ok, not wet looking damp
smelling, mouse house looking, rusty chassis.... plug it in and see what happens....

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Old 10-09-2015, 09:56 PM
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I absolutely couldn't believe that one guy just plugged in one of the sets he bought, it was like a 12" late 40s series string GE. He actually got a raster and a fuzzy wavy picture came in. Rather than unplug it and say "great, got something to work with!!", he left it plugged in and running for like 20 minutes trying to fool with the knobs to get the picture in better.

I felt so bad for that set.....
And here I had a Variac with me and was actually WALKING around with it for a while.....If someone had asked I'd have let them use it.
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Old 10-10-2015, 02:33 AM
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I would have done the same thing...... And all those people selling stuff that say " I was
told not to plug it in so I didn't" They lie ! As long as it looks ok, not wet looking damp
smelling, mouse house looking, rusty chassis.... plug it in and see what happens....

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In a 1940s set with wax caps, it's one thing to variac it slowly and run it for a few minutes....but once you get something, don't try to dial it in for 20 minutes!!!!
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:31 AM
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GE cheaped out big time with the C1/L2 chassis after making a very reliable set in 1969-70 known as the KE and KE-II.

My uncle had one of these "appliance store specials" and you certainly got what you paid for. While easy to troubleshoot and keep on life support, they were nothing compared to a Zenith, Motorola WID or Sylvania OR even the Admiral, RCA, Mag and Philco in those days. The lousy tuners, short-lived 23VAGP22, and that 3DS3 lead covered rectifier tube was an added bonus
Well now I know why I have no raster on it. The HV is only 4-6KV. Damper and H-out are good, B+ lines seem okay, but I can't find test settings to test the 3DS3 HV rect in my B&K 606.....Though the arc from the top cap suggests it is not the problem.
I may need a schematic for it.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:59 PM
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Here are some pictures of set's I picked up at the ETF meet.
Ctc 7. It was a trade for a 21axp with Nick. He did a lot of work to this set and it is working good. CTC 11. This set I bought from Dave. It is in like new condition and all it needed was a alignment of the crt.
Ge porta color Set that was flat lined. A cleaning of the lin control fixed that. A really nice Sharp portable with stand. Have not worked on this set yet. Chassis is really compact and will have to spend some time on it to get at the horz board. This was the first time I saw the ETF and it was vintage tv over load. Just Awesome. Also, This was the first time I got to meet other Tv collectors and they where really cool people. For sure I will go to the tv convention next year.
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:16 AM
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Interesting modulator. Hope you can find the schematic and specifications on it.
I decided to make my own schematic of it, and a thread on it.
http://videokarma.org/showthread.php...65#post3146365
The darn thing is somehow still plugging along just fine on it's original parts!

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i have some tube audio only modulators, once used by a hotel to put radio station audio on to unused Tv frequencies, so guests could get radio in addition to Tv. Would it be practical to combine the outputs to get both video and sound?
I'd be interested in trying that now that I know I have a working unit.
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