Author Topic: Can anyone identify the equipment that A1 Telephone uses?  (Read 1460 times)

Offline Vacuumlad1650

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Re: Can anyone identify the equipment that A1 Telephone uses?
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2018, 08:40:50 PM »
Just what I've been looking for!
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Re: Can anyone identify the equipment that A1 Telephone uses?
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2018, 04:28:15 PM »
Every one of his videos are exactly the same in that he follows a certain format/script every time.

And with each production he annoys me with his CB radio lingo.

Whistling and saying ďModulationĒ as he tests the transmitter is a tell as is his collection of 10/11 meter SWR meters that appear occasionally on the top of his stack of seemingly inoperable test equipment.

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Re: Can anyone identify the equipment that A1 Telephone uses?
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2018, 07:55:54 PM »
What I want to know, is what he is referring to when he works on payphones, when he says "my own parts, to make it work". I have noticed he makes it seem harder to "fix" a phone, any phone with how he cuts out the actual process to acheve what he wants to do.

I spoke to him once with a repair question. His response was "We are NOT a How-To service. The only purpose for the videos you see online is to allow the telephone owner to see the telephone, and how it works to ensure it is to their standards before we ship it out."

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Re: Can anyone identify the equipment that A1 Telephone uses?
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2018, 09:23:50 PM »
I donít mean to bust on the guy.

Clearly heís got his own ideas on what he should relay to the viewers of his videos..

Iím just personally not impressed with his work or with the way he relays said information.
Maybe Iím just a jerk and I suppose I could always just not watch his videos.

But in my defense, I thought originally it was an educational series.

I learned quickly that itís anything but.

A big stack of worthless test kit... show off.

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Re: Can anyone identify the equipment that A1 Telephone uses?
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2018, 10:05:40 AM »
Note to Admin:
Just to cover my butt, I'm not trying to be an elitist.. I was just pointing out some things I noticed in A1's videos that errk me..

I know the thread is old and the horse has been dead for a while, but something compelled me to post..
Please accept my apologies if I'm out of line or my remarks seem too disparaging.

I definitely don't want to be banned.

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Re: Can anyone identify the equipment that A1 Telephone uses?
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2018, 03:46:51 PM »
I see the videos as more advertising his services than helping the community out.

I have no idea how much he charges, but there are probably enough folks out the with a phone that's been in the family for a long time that they want to work again and are willing to pay. 

I do like some of the more unique ones just to see what the innards are like (especially some of the Design Line phones).

Jim
A phone phanatic since I was less than 2 (thanks to Fisher Price); collector since a teenager; now able to afford to play!
Favorite Phone: Western Electric Trimline - it just feels right holding it up to my face!