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Author Topic: NEW RESTORATION WEBSITE  (Read 12059 times)
K8AXW
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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2012, 06:20:05 PM »

Dale:

Went through your website looking at each piece of gear you restored.  I need to spend as much time looking for a more descriptive term than "impressed" or "impressive!"  Beautiful work Dale.

Now a question.... Have you ever considered writing a book describing your procedures for restoration?  You answered a few questions for me but without a doubt there is a book full of suggestions or procedures that many of us would like to see.

Al
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« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2012, 08:13:30 AM »

I have just posted a photo of the station accessory I built for my Hallicrafters FPM-300 MK II; dubbed  FPM-300SA
The accessory adds:
1. Hi Fi front firing speaker
2. Switchable 14dB gain front end preamp.
3. audio CW filter with an active audio stage to make up for the filter's insertion loss
4. RIT This is really necessary if you don't want to be listening to the other station at a 1400 Hz tone
5. Internal 200W dummy load
6. Custom wattmeter using a meter from a parts FPM-300
Click on the photo of the FPM-300 in the bottom row:

http://www.parelectronics.com/vintage-radio-restoration.php

Dale W4OP
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« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2012, 08:57:47 AM »

Very nice, Dale.  You really have the magic touch for these things!

73,

Terry, WØFM
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« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2012, 07:27:08 AM »

Dale
 Nice looking radios I just wish you would have listed some of your secret technique's for restoration.

73,Dave
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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2012, 02:00:38 PM »

Hi Dave,
Thanks. I am slowly putting a CD together of restoration techniques. Many I have never seen before- as in taking a dent out of a plastic knob..
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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2012, 08:21:26 PM »

Dale:  Please post when you finish the CD.
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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2012, 03:48:48 PM »

Some here may be interested in 3 videos I have placed on YouTube:
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=O077VLhmCD4   Homebrew RX

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=HPilAT8anG8     Cubic 103 + station accessory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Phbgz1J0Xa8     Atlas 350XL + station accessory

I hope to have the Halicrafters FPM-300 MK II + station accessory video up first of December

If I have posted these before, just ignore.

Dale W4OP
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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2012, 10:08:14 AM »

I have just added the Knight Kit Ocean Hopper #749 restoration photos to my restoration page at:
http://www.parelectronics.com/vintage-knight-ocean-hopper.php

Enjoy,

Dale W4OP
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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2012, 06:39:36 PM »

I thought of you Dale, when I saw the 2 Alda 103 radios listed on eBay (KL7VZ seller).

Nice Ocean Hopper restoration,
looks like it just left 25th Avenue in Melrose Park, IL (Knight-Kit of Allied Radio) 60 years ago for Christmas!
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« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2012, 07:30:25 PM »

Thanks Greg for your kind words. As you know, it's  a passion to keep these rigs alive.
So far, I have resisted the Alda pair. Now, if a 5 band version  becomes available......
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« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2013, 06:46:16 AM »

I have just about finished my restoration of the KW Electronics KW-2000B. These were Brittain's answer to the Collins KWM-2 and existed in a number of models- each with  a bit different features and front panel graphics. Like the Collins, it is all aluminum construction, runs a pair of 6146's  and tunes in 200KHz band segments. Overall, the rig is a bit smaller than the KWM-2 rigs. The 2000B tunes at a wonderfully smooth 6kHz/revolution. But unlike the Collins, it has 160M and also has RIT/XIT (they called those terms IRT/ITT). I bought the rig from a ham in England and had it and the P.S. shipped over. Quite  dirty, scraped up  and had a LOT of electrical issues which I hope to go into more detail on the website as time permits. Until then enjoy.....

http://www.parelectronics.com/vintage-kw2000b.php

Dale W4OP
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