"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by gands-antiques, February 08, 2017, 11:02:52 PM
Quote from: gands-antiques on February 09, 2017, 09:40:54 AMThanks Poplar. I made the ringer connections you recommended and also taped the black wire to the subset and the phone works perfectly now. I have always used anti-sidetone subsets with anti-sidetone candlesticks but this combination (151AL & 534A subset) seems to have good quality reception and transmission. What should the quality of communication difference be between the a sidetone and an anti-sidetone combination?Thanks again,Gary
Quote from: poplar1 on February 09, 2017, 09:58:28 AMIn a sidetone circuit, your own voice will sound louder in your receiver. The mechanical sound of the dial picked up by the transmitter (i.e., traveling through solids) will also seem louder to you. The less efficient sidetone circuit also means that less volume will be transmitted to the other end, though this may not be noticeable. Also, the AST (anti-sidetone) effect causes the user to talk louder, which also helps...On cell phones, many people talk louder because they don't hear themselves through the receiver (no sidetone at all).