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 Post subject: P1986-A
PostPosted: Oct Tue 10, 2017 3:22 pm 
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Hi
I am new to the page. I work in a repair shop and am looking for a schematic or diagram for the antenna. The model is P1985-A and that was a challenge to find since the sticker was a mess. Please help as I want to see this fixed. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: P1986-A
PostPosted: Oct Wed 11, 2017 3:14 am 
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Hi, welcome to the forum.

What kind of antenna is it (radio, television, telephone, etc.) and what type of equipment would you typically attach it to... transmitter, receiver? How big is it? Do you know who manufactured it? Is that number a part number, a model number, or what? And is the correct number P1986A as in the title, or P1985A as in the text?

Can you post a picture of it?

Usually, antennas are pretty straightforward. I don't know of published antenna schematics. But if we can see what you have, we might be able to help you figure it out.

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 Post subject: Re: P1986-A
PostPosted: Oct Wed 11, 2017 9:04 pm 
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https://www.samswebsite.com/en/photofac ... x/id/59384


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 Post subject: Re: P1986-A
PostPosted: Oct Thu 12, 2017 3:57 am 
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Hmm. In hopes of catching a glimpse of that Photofact, I checked eBay, and found this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-General-Ele ... 2739013685

Is that what you've got?


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 Post subject: Re: P1986-A
PostPosted: Oct Fri 13, 2017 12:17 am 
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It is a ball and socket end that retracts into the unit. Unfortunately my boss only charges $18 for an estimate so a $10 or $22 manual is really eating into profits, the customer bought it at a yard sale and the antenna falls out if you extend it. We don't want to leave the gentleman with no options so I am trying you kind people on my own time.


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 Post subject: Re: P1986-A
PostPosted: Oct Fri 13, 2017 12:28 am 
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Yes Palegreenthumb, that is it. Honestly it took me ages to find it with a heavily damaged model sticker... The unit works, it is just an unattached antenna. If I knew how it is secured my boss may be able to use wire or something to get it fixed... Or I have a 50 lb box of old antenna to go through, I tried briefly but everything was too small for the opening and since someone was in it before our customer bought it I am at a loss... Frustrating since my boss has so many old parts he even has vacuum tubes in a couple of cases out back...


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 Post subject: Re: P1986-A
PostPosted: Oct Fri 13, 2017 12:26 pm 
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I'm a bit confused. Is this a mechanical problem or are you having difficulty finding where the antenna connects to the circuit board? Perhaps both?

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 Post subject: Re: P1986-A
PostPosted: Oct Fri 13, 2017 10:39 pm 
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Since the radio came in incomplete, the correct connection for the antenna is MIA. We can't get the schematic with what we charged for the estimate, and we don't see enough to justify purchasing it. The kicker is that we had tons of manuals on microfiche and they were tossed about 5 years ago since they were not used...


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 Post subject: Re: P1986-A
PostPosted: Oct Sat 14, 2017 12:38 am 
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If you think SAMs data is answer to repair, ask you customer to pay for it. If not pass on the repair. Your estimate should include cost of documentation if you don't have it.

Bill J.


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 Post subject: Re: P1986-A
PostPosted: Oct Sat 14, 2017 2:17 am 
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Have you tried Googling the model number to see if there are any interior pictures posted anywhere which would show the antenna configuration ?

Maybe someone here might have the radio and help by taking some inside photos ?

Don't give up easily as some people only "check-in" here occasionally...

Good luck !

John


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 Post subject: Re: P1986-A
PostPosted: Oct Sat 14, 2017 4:03 am 
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MelissaPilalas wrote:
the customer bought it at a yard sale and the antenna falls out if you extend it. We don't want to leave the gentleman with no options

I would suggest that that's exactly what you do. He probably paid $5.00 or less for it. If your boss hasn't spent much time on it, refund the guy's estimate, or part of it, and tell him that to repair it would cost him much more than it's worth, given that you would have to obtain a service manual, and search for the correct part to repair the mechanics, which might take a long time.

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