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bobv

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Wont break dial tone
« on: December 07, 2018, 08:55:17 AM »
Hi,
only #1 wont break the dial tone. any help please

thanks
VB

Offline RB

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Re: Wont break dial tone
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 09:43:03 AM »
Dial contacts bent, or damaged?
Not much to go on there...

Online HarrySmith

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Re: Wont break dial tone
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 10:21:20 AM »
What's a #1?
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Wont break dial tone
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 10:32:20 AM »
Guessing the #1 on the dial 2 to 0 are working?
Kidphone

Offline CanadianGuy

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Re: Wont break dial tone
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 11:57:41 AM »
Rotary or touchtone?

Online HarrySmith

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Re: Wont break dial tone
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 12:09:13 PM »
Some pictures of the phone in question would be helpful, especially pictures of the dial and wiring.
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Offline Key2871

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Re: Wont break dial tone
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 09:54:53 PM »
Like everyone else is asking, we need more information on the phone to give you help.
Do you use VOIP? Or standard POTS . Touch tone, or rotary.
KEN

bobv

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Re: Wont break dial tone
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 02:27:54 PM »
Sorry for the late replay.  2 days I am out of country. I am back now.
I clean the dial and lubricate

thanks
VB
« Last Edit: December 09, 2018, 02:32:08 PM by bobv »

Offline dsk

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Re: Wont break dial tone
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2018, 04:42:31 PM »
If you let the dial return slowly from 0, you should observe 10 breaks before the other contact springs closes.

dsk

bobv

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Re: Wont break dial tone
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2018, 10:17:48 AM »
If you let the dial return slowly from 0, you should observe 10 breaks before the other contact springs closes.

dsk

Hi Dsk,
thanks for the information.  I am waiting for my B&K Precision  :)

VB
« Last Edit: December 10, 2018, 11:26:34 AM by bobv »

Offline dsk

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Re: Wont break dial tone
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2018, 01:55:54 PM »
 :-[ I spent pretty much on my B&K and it is absolutely useful, but the dial testing is a go or not go test based on what standards the exchanges should accept at that time it was sold.Sometimes the B&K reads everything, and it will snot work on the telephone line, then you need more detailed analyzes using audacity, or the German analyze software using an RS232 port to display everything.  The audacity are probably the most accurate, but also harder to decode. The German one are easy to use.

I took a W48 and just dialed one single zero, and got this.
I'm impressed, never tuned and 10.0 pps! The close percentage  should have been 33.3% for UK and 40% for US if I remember right, so 43% is to high. Still, i do not want to adjust it before I get problem with it.

dsk
« Last Edit: December 10, 2018, 02:00:42 PM by dsk »