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 Post subject: Does anyone have the schematic for the Tom Kipgen radio
PostPosted: Oct Fri 08, 2021 6:06 am 
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Would consider buying on. A cool magc eye tube radio

http://www.1n34a.com/kipgen/radios/gall ... -radio.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone have the schematic for the Tom Kipgen radio
PostPosted: Oct Fri 08, 2021 6:59 am 
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Sadly, Tom passed away in July 2020

Dave Schmarder has hosted a bunch of schematics on his website.
http://makearadio.com/index.php

Dave is a member here at arf, though not very active.
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=6923

He can also be found at…
The RadioBoard Forums
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http://theradioboard.com/rb/


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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone have the schematic for the Tom Kipgen radio
PostPosted: Oct Fri 08, 2021 7:44 am 
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Tom Kipgen had his own website www.kipgen.com which is gone now, but it has been archived on archive.org. Here is a link:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160624190 ... /index.htm
You may possibly find some schematics there. I didn't spend any time looking. In any event, I recall that there was nothing special about his circuits. Tom built fairly standard regens, based on schematics that you can find anywhere. It was the artistic construction that made his radios special.


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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone have the schematic for the Tom Kipgen radio
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found this googling, but it is missing some of the resistor values, and the antenna coil?
http://makearadio.com/visitors/jararat.php

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone have the schematic for the Tom Kipgen radio
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Wow, those are very nicely built radio. It's sad to see someone with such an artistic talent passed away.

The schematic for his magic eye radio is probably similar to the Cyclops which many in this forum have built or breadboarded.

https://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=239000

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone have the schematic for the Tom Kipgen radio
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Yes, I have that one, but then I saw this cool tube display.

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone have the schematic for the Tom Kipgen radio
PostPosted: Oct Sun 17, 2021 12:26 am 
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Hi y'all
Tom was never too good about posting schematics. I remember when he built his cyclops radios.
I wrote and maintained his websites for years. He had a small site on archtop guitars.
Here are the plans for the original radio:
http://peeblesoriginals.com/radioarticl ... clops1.jpg
http://peeblesoriginals.com/radioarticl ... clops2.jpg
I wrote these pages for Mike Peebles.

Here is some recent discussion on TheRadioBoard forums:
http://theradioboard.com/rb/viewtopic.php?t=9715

This project seemed to be one of those "cult projects" as it was very unique. I don't remember building one of these, but I did advise Tom on his project.

Hope that helps.
Dave Schmarder, N2DS


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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone have the schematic for the Tom Kipgen radio
PostPosted: Oct Sun 17, 2021 5:50 am 
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So could I swap out the 6E5 for the EM80? Gathering parts for the Cyclops.

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone have the schematic for the Tom Kipgen radio
PostPosted: Oct Sun 17, 2021 7:28 pm 
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https://frank.pocnet.net/sheets/030/e/EM80.pdf https://frank.pocnet.net/sheets/201/6/6E5.pdf .

You might have to adjust some resistance values .

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone have the schematic for the Tom Kipgen radio
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This is Tom's daughter, Jennifer. My dad was certainly one of a kind, and a master craftsman. Thank you for appreciating him.


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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone have the schematic for the Tom Kipgen radio
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JenCrow wrote:
This is Tom's daughter, Jennifer. My dad was certainly one of a kind, and a master craftsman. Thank you for appreciating him.


Thank you for the wonderful photo .

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone have the schematic for the Tom Kipgen radio
PostPosted: Nov Mon 29, 2021 9:08 pm 
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JenCrow wrote:
This is Tom's daughter, Jennifer. My dad was certainly one of a kind, and a master craftsman. Thank you for appreciating him.

Hi Jennifer,
I sure appreciated your dad's work. I'm the one that he contacted around 2006 or so. I was so impressed with his work that I offered to put up a website for him. I helped him with some of the designs too. I have a couple of his projects here. They will always be treasured. The link to his projects are in an earlier post I made on this thread. I knew Ian and had communicated with your mother.

Best wishes, Dave


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