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Auction Talk / Re: [FALSE ALARM] USPS Not Shipping or Delivering for Awhile
« Last post by TelePlay on Yesterday at 03:50:22 PM »
Thanks, didn't know about the sub-contractor aspect and agree on the rest.
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Telephone Troubleshooting and Repair / Re: Wiring 50AL Candlestick
« Last post by poplar1 on Yesterday at 03:40:24 PM »
poplar1,

What was the purpose of the optional varistor in the subset? What did it do or when was it needed?

I would have to look for the BSP, but I am guessing it is shown for a head receiver, such as on a 52AB desk stand. It reduces the clicks (voltage spikes) in the receiver. All 500 sets are equipped with a varistor on the back of the U1/U3 receiver unit.
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Auction Talk / Re: [FALSE ALARM] USPS Not Shipping or Delivering for Awhile
« Last post by compubit on Yesterday at 03:38:54 PM »
On a side note, government contractors aren't paid, since we can't work (we don't have a valid charge number to use and can't access the facilities), we don't get paid for the time off, unless we take vacation.

The civil servants historically end up getting paid for their time off, but not us...  BTW, Congress Critters do get paid during the furlough - you know if they didn't, I bet it would get solved very quickly.

During the furlough, government systems are off-limits (no email, no phones).  Now if we could impose that rule on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill, we might get a few quiet days without any tweets (which would just flummox the media, whatever side they're on!)...

That's all for my "political" rants (hopefully) for the year...

Jim
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General Discussion / Re: How many of you actually use your antique phones?
« Last post by compubit on Yesterday at 03:31:31 PM »
Paul -

As long as the HT-502 isn't locked to a carrier and has the generic firmware, it should work.

If you are connecting it to one of the outgoing lines on the 616, then any ATA should work, as I believe the 616 converts all pulse to tone on the outgoing lines.

I've received a new HT-802 (unlocked), but haven't gotten it hooked up, as my internet at home is down, and I'm stuck with checking things on the guest network at work...

Jim
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Telephone Shows & Events / Re: Florida Phone Show
« Last post by Jim S. on Yesterday at 03:29:44 PM »
It was a fun show.  I bought a large format BSP and 2 photos. Hauled everything  back, except for the Strowger. Will probably attend next year.
Jim S.

I did not take any photos at the show
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Telephone Troubleshooting and Repair / Re: Wiring 50AL Candlestick
« Last post by TelePlay on Yesterday at 03:06:15 PM »
poplar1,

What was the purpose of the optional varistor in the subset? What did it do or when was it needed?
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Auction Talk / Re: [FALSE ALARM] USPS Not Shipping or Delivering for Awhile
« Last post by TelePlay on Yesterday at 02:58:07 PM »
Post office is a quasi government agency.

And, nothing important or essential shuts down anyway and any of the 10% which is not essential to daily operation of the government, those 10-15% that do not have to come to work today (Saturday, Sunday?) will receive full pay checks. Give that 10% of the government a fully paid vacation day or days.

And since that 10% isn't essential to the federal government, why not just fire them? Every person who did not go work in the last government shutdown (except those who got overtime to put fences around the WW-II Memorial in DC the day a few Honor Flights arrived so the oh so few WW-II vets who flew there could not see the Memorial, it was shut down by a chain link fence, remember that) got reimbursed for the days they did not work - I can spell paid vacation again.

Alarmist news media trying to scare people (no military, no SS checks, no nothing - bull!

But I hope people are catching on. Nothing important shuts down and no one looses pay if they get the day off. How about that for bloat?

The Google Machine has the proof of all said above.

"Not intended to be Political in any way, shape, or form...I'm just letting everyone know publicly."

PS: Mail-person just delivered a box and letters to my house.

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Phone Booths / Re: List 31 Enclosure?
« Last post by Sigmaz on Yesterday at 02:11:19 PM »
Wow.. the difference is so minuscule, I wonder just who would, or could notice.
I have Helvetica over Ariel in this photo.. (Ariel-red, Helvetica-gray)
I guess I would need an actual example of an original sign to match up what font they use for sure.

My final was helvetica.
See my other thread to check it out.


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Phone Booths / Re: Can you ID this enclosure?
« Last post by Sigmaz on Yesterday at 01:54:52 PM »
Guess I'm on the hunt for an aluminum pedestal now..
 ;)

Made a test cut of the vinyl lettering and Bell logos today.. I need to get some more blue Oracal but I tried it in red and it came out well.
I'm going to do another run with the Helvetica font as suggested in another thread. and see what it looks like.
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Phone Booths / Re: List 31 Enclosure?
« Last post by Sigmaz on Yesterday at 01:53:49 PM »
Original Text would most likely be in a Helvetica (or Swiss - Bitstream's "clone") font variant, vs. Arial - as Arial wasn't developed until 1982.  If you're looking to (re)build for Authenticity, then I'd look at Helvetica.

The two fonts look similar, but experts can tell the difference, and Arial is not Helvetica!!!!

Jim
Good eye Jim.
Thanks for the info I'll give it a try.

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