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Offline 19and41

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Re: Anyone else here into tube electronics?
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2017, 12:13:10 AM »
I have several old radios and also a wire recorder.  My favorite toy is this 1947 Magnavox 153B Hepplewhite AM/Shortwave with optional FM tuner.  I've set up an antenna and grounding rod and it is a decent receiver.  It uses a tuning indicator tube to assist in centering the tuned station.

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Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: Anyone else here into tube electronics?
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2017, 03:37:34 PM »
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Offline 19and41

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Re: Anyone else here into tube electronics?
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2017, 07:12:02 PM »
Nixies have been counting for years, now.   :D
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Re: Anyone else here into tube electronics?
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2017, 01:56:54 PM »
If its a piece of antique electronics, I will probably enjoy playing with it.

I routinely restore/play/collect  40s and 50s tv sets, tube era radios and amplifiers. Ive gotten into homebrewing my own ham equipment, 20s and 30s era stuff.

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Re: Anyone else here into tube electronics?
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2017, 10:46:27 AM »
I love all this stuff, some nice pieces you guys have!  :) Anything old with tubes I like! I also like old engines and tractors and mechanical stuff, and old cast iron electric motors!
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Re: Anyone else here into tube electronics?
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2017, 10:39:33 PM »
I was a moderator on ARF for several years I joined in 2007. Had a dispute with John the new administrator when Alan semi retired. It became a Good Ol Boys club.
It's been 2 years or more since I've posted. Right after Curt Reed passed, the forum seemed to fall apart.

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Re: Anyone else here into tube electronics?
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2017, 10:42:05 PM »
I see! I can agree! Although the forum seems to still be going good! I always browse the forums each day reading posts in my free time, even at school.  :)
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Re: Anyone else here into tube electronics?
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2017, 11:13:31 PM »
I was a moderator on ARF for several years I joined in 2007. Had a dispute with John the new administrator when Alan semi retired. It became a Good Ol Boys club.
It's been 2 years or more since I've posted. Right after Curt Reed passed, the forum seemed to fall apart.

D/P

It's gotten better in those 2 years.  Alan seems to be doing pretty well in keeping the malefactors in check these days.
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Re: Anyone else here into tube electronics?
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2017, 11:16:02 PM »
I agree!!
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