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 Post subject: Re: UPDATE: RC-30 Manual Homemade television
PostPosted: Dec Sun 06, 2020 8:33 am 
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I bought that VTVM from Barry. Couldn't have done the project without it.

That photo is a bit outdated. Here is the most recent:
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The 21LU8 was replaced with a 15KY8 (Yes, it was a big substitute), because the 21LU8 wouldn't oscillate. The 17JM6 was replaced by a 21GY5. The 15BD11A was replaced by a 15AF11, as it matched the 11LQ8 tube better.

The whole chassis is made of fiberglass copper clad boards. The front and back are held together by L brackets. The picture tube, control panel, and yoke are wired by plug in octal sockets. It was not very cheap, but quality doesn't cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: UPDATE: RC-30 Manual Homemade television
PostPosted: Dec Mon 21, 2020 7:00 pm 
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Impressive work. Keep it up! :D


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 Post subject: Re: UPDATE #2: RC-30 Manual television Cabinet Almost done!
PostPosted: Jun Wed 09, 2021 3:22 am 
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Thanks.

Here I got the cabinet made. I have a friend who is working (3D printing) on the bezel.
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 Post subject: Re: UPDATE #2: RC-30 Manual television Cabinet Almost done!
PostPosted: Jun Wed 09, 2021 3:53 pm 
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Now that's what I call a switch plate!

I never would have thought of using those for my projects. How novel!


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 Post subject: Re: UPDATE #2: RC-30 Manual television Cabinet Almost done!
PostPosted: Jun Wed 09, 2021 7:08 pm 
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Macrohenry wrote:
Now that's what I call a switch plate!

I never would have thought of using those for my projects. How novel!


What better to mount pots, switches, lights, and a transformer on a switchplate!

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 Post subject: Re: UPDATE #2: RC-30 Manual television Cabinet Almost done!
PostPosted: Jun Wed 09, 2021 10:51 pm 
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In the mid-80's I worked for a company called Timeplex where we made time division multiplexers. Anyway, one of the tech writers there, Harold Driscoll, would tell me stories about how he worked in the early days of TV point to point wiring them. What amazes me is that you could collect the parts and make the most important electronic device in your household. Don't try that nowadays....

Your TV set came out really nice. You should be proud of that as it is a great accomplishment for someone your age. Chasing girls ruined my younger years :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: UPDATE #2: RC-30 Manual television Cabinet Almost done!
PostPosted: Jun Thu 10, 2021 12:25 am 
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Excellent work! That set is looking great!


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