But volume I covers most of what a beginner will need. It is not as heavy on theory as the above volumes but can still be a useful introduction. You can download the third edition from and the fourth from the. Bucher, Vacuum Tubes in Wireless Communications Wireless Press, Inc. Each volume begins with a large selection of catalog pages and advertisements, each dated by year and most in black and white. Never stick your hands or anything else inside an old radio if you don't know what you're doing.
All of the books described here are in my personal library and, like everything else on this site, are not for sale. I have used this gun and iron to restore many sets; both came from garage sales: You may already own the other small tools you'll need: a few screwdrivers Phillips and normal head in different sizes, a small adjustable wrench, pliers regular and needle nose , wire cutter, a knife for stripping insulation from wire, and the like. Someone with basic knowledge who wants to move up to the advanced level will find these texts invaluable. Tube manuals can be invaluable in troubleshooting a set when you have little more than a schematic to work from. Two editions of the most widely used price guide for transistor sets.
Some excellent radio-repair books are listed on my page. This is the definitive guide to '20s radios and their manufacturers for both collectors and historians. How can I fix my old radio? Schematics and info for Netherlands radios. Rider - Inside the Vacuum Tube 1945 - 424 pagesJohn F. Many even tie the hot end of the line directly to their metal chassis known as Hot Chassis radios , notably most of the post-war table top radios. What's the best way to learn? Beginning with the third edition the transistor sets were spun off into a separate volume see below.
All volumes complete, readable, and usable for service. An excellent introduction to radio history and electronics, radio circuits, troubleshooting and repair. If the output transformer is available, can you supply it to me? If you restore more than a handful of sets per year, a tube tester may be worth having. Replacement tubes and many other radio parts, schematic diagrams, vintage radio kits, restoration and refinishing supplies, books and reference materials. Books for Collectors These are recent works aimed at the growing community of antique radio collectors.
Sams service manuals can also be purchased directly from. If you would like to know condition of a particular publication before ordering. Be very careful when working with old radio equipment. Sets and folders can be expensive. Positive feedback is left for all smooth transactions. The second edition of 1938 added many more technical articles about receiver design and circuits and parts replacement. The wood enclosure was cleaned and waxed.
This college text focuses on all types of radio circuits, both transmitting and receiving, and the uses of tubes therein. A fine survey of methods of electronic measurement with an emphasis on practical applications. Turner, Radio Test Instruments Chicago and New York: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1946. The Weekend Refinisher explains how to detect what finish is on a piece and restore it authentically. In this post we will show you how to restore any vacuum tube radio.
The purists will hollow out the old caps, insert the wired-in new caps and then reseal the end s as necessary. Rider - Servicing Superheterodynes 1934 - 286 pagesJohn F. Restoration of phonographs and wire recorders. Postal Service First Class or Priority Mail Sorry, No International Shipping are also available. Late January Order on line now. Turner, How to Use Grid-Dip Oscillators, second edition New York: John F. When replacing electrolytics my current preference is to put the replacements under-chasis and leave the can un-modified on top just as you have suggested.
Yes, there is alot of room. Is there a book that I can read? My most common headache is dealing with cosmetic things as I do not have the room or facilities for the wood repair and such. Restoring these radios is not difficult. My favorite book on sweep generators covers all types of sweep circuits and includes an appendix with experiments. And certain tube functions, such as oscillation, can't be judged by any tester. Scott's site has vanished, so I have posted it on this site and you can.
For a current list of physical and electronic works in my reference library, see. Fortunes were made and lost, empires built, epic patent battles ensued, all of which resulted in the world being more connected than ever before, and a great. A text for students who have had one year of college physics. Even if the nearest club isn't next door, they might know someone closer to you. Right now the radio sits prettily on an old bookcase. For instance, if you inject an audio signal into the audio output stage and no sound comes out of the speaker, you know there's a problem in the audio output section. Positive feedback is left for all smooth transactions.