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Eric Nelson Coon
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Attic Antenna

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Winder Feb 12. 6 Replies

Hi, I'm looking for some suggestions about installing a omni-directional antenna in my attic.  I've sent off my late 7 knob AW23 with two antenna posts for repair, and I'm hoping to have a good…Continue

Scott Antenna Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by David C. Poland Jan 12, 2017. 9 Replies

I have just received my late 7 knob Allwave 23 from repair, and while it seems to be working well pulling in the strong stations and my AM transmitter, it is lacking in receiving more distance…Continue

Allwave 23 repair

Started Jun 29, 2012 0 Replies

Hi, I'm a new member and I have a Allwave 23 7 knob set that I would like overhauled.  I was wondering if there is either a recommended individual or repair shop that would be able to perform a…Continue

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Brad Winder replied to Eric Nelson Coon's discussion Attic Antenna
"Your antenna *could* be protected, mostly, if it was in the attic, and you had lightning rods on your house. Otherwise, no. I experience a lightning strike when I was young. It hit our outdoor tower, which had a two-way radio antenna on the top. It…"
Feb 12
David C. Poland commented on Eric Nelson Coon's blog post AW/23 RF Plate Screws?
"Yes it is a Radio Frequency (RF) shield. During service  the big full width bottom plate is removed for access to internal parts. Absence of the big metal plate would alter the adjustment of some coils but for the smaller RF shield staying in…"
Feb 8
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Eric Nelson Coon's blog post AW/23 RF Plate Screws?
"Eric was referring to the inner bottom shield. Norman"
Feb 8
Eric Nelson Coon commented on Eric Nelson Coon's blog post AW/23 RF Plate Screws?
"Hi David, I was referencing the plate that covers underneath the radio chassis.  I have no understanding of electronics, and someone told me that it was the RF plate;is it some kind of shield? Norman has answered my question, thanks for your…"
Feb 7
David C. Poland commented on Eric Nelson Coon's blog post AW/23 RF Plate Screws?
""... that hold the RF plate"?  Do not understand what you are trying to reference. RF plate?"
Feb 7
Eric Nelson Coon posted a blog post

AW/23 RF Plate Screws?

Hello, I have a AW23 in a Napier cabinet and currently the screws that hold the RF plate are rounded head.  Should I replace them with counter-sunk screws, or are the rounded head screws correct to this set?Thanks, EricSee More
Feb 7
Day Radebaugh replied to Eric Nelson Coon's discussion Attic Antenna
"David:   Your suggestion to disconnect antenna leads when an electrical storm is nearby is excellent.  I believe the safe thing to do is leave it disconnected, with a convenient way to hook it up when you want to play."
Jan 30
Eric Nelson Coon replied to Eric Nelson Coon's discussion Attic Antenna
"Thanks David for dispelling my notion that a antenna in my attic would be safe from lightning.  I'll keep this in mind when I come up with some type of antenna.  I have I HAM nearby, and perhaps he might have some suggestions about…"
Jan 23
David C. Poland replied to Eric Nelson Coon's discussion Attic Antenna
"If you can find one, Scott recommended Vis-O-Glow lightning arrestor. They were clear (plastic or glass) with a little neon bulb between the antenna and ground terminal. I have both a single lead and a twin lead version. When discharging normal…"
Jan 22
Eric Nelson Coon replied to Eric Nelson Coon's discussion Attic Antenna
"Thanks Norman.  Is there a company that sells a specialized antenna that I can utilize in my attic? "
Jan 22
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Eric Nelson Coon's discussion Attic Antenna
"Lightning doesn't care whether a wire is insulated or not.  Your best protection is to have a lightning arrester (spark gap) between the lowest point of the antenna lead and a wire direct to ground.  Keep the antenna off the radio…"
Jan 22
Eric Nelson Coon posted a discussion

Attic Antenna

Hi, I'm looking for some suggestions about installing a omni-directional antenna in my attic.  I've sent off my late 7 knob AW23 with two antenna posts for repair, and I'm hoping to have a good antenna in place for it once I get it back.  There is about 4' of clearance at it's highest point.  Because the wire to the radio will have to run down the side of the house, I feel that it would be a good idea to have it insulated to prevent damage from lightning.Any help would be greatly…See More
Jan 22
David C. Poland replied to Eric Nelson Coon's discussion Scott Antenna Question
"Oh - and after connecting the middle antenna post to the ground post, also connect the ground post to a good ground, if you use a ground wire. If you reproduce the Scott super antenna,  note that the lead in is a specific length with excess…"
Jan 12, 2017
David C. Poland replied to Eric Nelson Coon's discussion Scott Antenna Question
"Glad I helped, Eric. The ground may improve reception and may reduce noise. I haven't used a ground for sometime as Scotts are so good anyway. Try a ground and decide. (Do not connect to any gas pipe!)  Scott manual says drive a pipe into…"
Jan 12, 2017
Eric Nelson Coon replied to Eric Nelson Coon's discussion Scott Antenna Question
"Hey David, I followed your instructions and now my set is really sucking in the channels.  Thanks from a newbie.  Eric"
Jan 11, 2017
Eric Nelson Coon replied to Eric Nelson Coon's discussion Scott Antenna Question
"Thanks Curtis!"
Jan 11, 2017

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AW/23 RF Plate Screws?

Posted on February 7, 2018 at 1:29pm 4 Comments

Hello, I have a AW23 in a Napier cabinet and currently the screws that hold the RF plate are rounded head.  Should I replace them with counter-sunk screws, or are the rounded head screws correct to this set?

Thanks, Eric

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At 1:48pm on June 29, 2012, Ted Coombes said…

Welcome, Eric! You should post a picture of that Scott AW 23 in the Napier cabinet. Also, you need to send the serial number of your radio to Kent (see continuing thread in forum),

I'll get back to you on the Scott repairs, but you might post on the forum seeking help. There's a lot of expertise in this group...

At 1:09pm on July 1, 2012, Ted Coombes said…

The AW 23 is actually on this site: http://ehscott.ning.com/photo/albums/aw23-restoration-checklist

 

Give it a try. Let me know if it does not work...

At 1:22pm on July 1, 2012, Ted Coombes said…

Curt Lutz, a charter member of HLARA, restores a lot of radios for folks. He lives in Broken Arrow, OK. Email: curt.lutz@hlara.org.  Phone: 918-251-8282. He has a Scott AW 15 he's been trying to sell me; I already have two.

At 1:29pm on July 1, 2012, Ted Coombes said…

I've been meaning to tell you how upset I was that you didn't win a ribbon for your AW23 at the HLARA Summer Sizzler. I was one of the judges, but because I had a radio entered in the console category, I was not allowed to participate or even listen in on the judging of that event. Afterwards, when I expressed my surprise that you did not win an award, I learned from one of the judges that they didn't really know what you had. When I told him that your Napier cabinet was one of the rarest and most desireable, he was quite surprised that it was actually a Scott cabinet. Apparently they thought you just put your tuning chassis on top of an ordinary speaker box. They also were not aware that all of that literature surrounding your radio was yours. I gave 'em a good talking to, but by that point the ribbons had been awarded and there was no going back.

I sure feel bad about it, especially after you hauled that heavy but heavenly radio all that way. I got burned once in a similar fashion, when the judges did not understand my entry nor take the time to read all the material I had prepared.

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