"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by HowardPgh, May 24, 2021, 03:07:15 PM
Quote from: HowardPgh on December 12, 2022, 04:19:38 PMThanks to Witty I got a diagram for my Partyline North.The only thing I didn't have was the .1 mfd condenser that is used in the monitor circuit before the button releases the hookswitch. I was able to test the phone and it actually works except that I just used a wire instead of the condenser. I miss Radio Shack where I could walk in an buy a 1 mfd 400 volt capacitor nd not pay shipping for a $1.00 part.
Quote from: HowardPgh on December 12, 2022, 04:19:38 PMI miss Radio Shack where I could walk in an buy a 1 mfd 400 volt capacitor nd not pay shipping for a $1.00 part.
Quote from: Contempra on December 12, 2022, 08:49:55 PMRadio Shack changed its name here in Quebec a few decades ago and goes by the name 'La source'
Quote from: poplar1 on December 13, 2022, 08:41:40 AMhttps://www.radioshack.com/
Quote from: RDPipes on December 13, 2022, 05:20:27 AMHere in the states I believe it's called Tandy now and I'm not even sure there around anymore..I haven't seen one since I was a young man. Of course that's only been a few years, LOL!
Quote from: Contempra on December 14, 2022, 09:12:50 AMI actually saw this on the web ( TANDY ) . On the other hand, if I'm looking for a phone, Radio Shack only has one phone for sale and I've had it for a few years ( Found it in a garage sale ) . Since Amazon came online, Radio Shack has dropped quite a bit I guess. I may be wrong too .
Quote from: RDPipes on December 14, 2022, 01:02:50 PM"Tandy Corporation was an American family-owned leather goods company based in Fort Worth, ... Tandy Corporation name was dropped and the entity became the RadioShack"
Quote from: TelePlay on December 14, 2022, 01:17:20 PMBut Tandy Leather Stores still exist, have one about 20 miles from my home.https://tandyleather.com/Seems to have been two distinct operations, Tandy bought Radio Shack (was Tandy Radio Shack for many years), then became Radio Shack (why was Tandy dropped, because maybe they split, RS was bought by someone else?) and then Radio Shack went out of business leaving Tandy Leather still in business today.I had a Tandy Radio Shack TRS-80 computer back in the day, the 80s - "The TRS-80 Micro Computer System is a desktop microcomputer launched in 1977 and sold by Tandy Corporation through their Radio Shack stores."Really confusing and I don't have the time or interest to do a deep dive on the history of the two brand names or operations.