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AM FM Philharmonic Bleeder Resistors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph W Strickland May 8. 25 Replies

I am trying to help a friend who is working on a Philharmonic AM FM model. There are two bleeder resistors shown on the schematic of the tuner chassis. One has +250V on one end and multiple taps. The…Continue

Misidentified 800B on eBay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph W Strickland Oct 22, 2017. 5 Replies

This morning while searching eBay for Fisher audio equipment I noticed an E H Scott 800B listed as a Fisher from the 1950s. There were only two pictures of the unit in a blonde cabinet. I don't know…Continue

Phishing Attempt?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jonathan dollimore Oct 20, 2017. 6 Replies

I see a Kate Kwame listed as a new member and received a prompt for contacting the person through the PM of EHScott.ning.com site with the comment:I picked interest on you after going through your…Continue

800B Chassis Install in 16A Cabinet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Ketron Jul 2, 2017. 10 Replies

Over the last several days I have been working to get the 800B chassis to fit into my Metropolitan 16A cabinet. As part of the process I have moved the AM loop antenna somewhat forward inside the…Continue

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Joseph W Strickland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
"In the 16A the tone controls are placed between V6 a 6SL7G, the 2nd AF Amp., and V7 a 6J5 Audio Coupling. It does appear that the cathode resistor of the left half of the 6SL7 is a high value, perhaps 10K ohms (I can't quite make out the value…"
Jun 8
Joseph W Strickland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
"Rob; I started to mention the de-emphasis aspect but failed to. That is an easy fix for the treble response of these older receivers. Many of the older receivers had speakers that even when they had tweeters lacked the high end response we have…"
Jun 8
Joseph W Strickland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
"Robert; One acceptable way to broaden the IF and detector response is to add a resistor across the primary and secondary. It might change the tuning just slightly, but depending on what resistance you apply across a winding the amount of response…"
Jun 8
Joseph W Strickland replied to mike hadley's discussion philly amp info needed
"Scott and Mike; Was the toggle switch that was mounted on the cabinet a long shank type? I ran into that with a Philco 40-201 set which uses a separate cabinet mounted toggle switch for power on-off. The original toggle switch shank was quite long…"
Jun 8
Joseph W Strickland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
Jun 8
Joseph W Strickland replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM FM Philharmonic Bleeder Resistors
"Scott; Scott; Thanks for the clarification on those two resistors and the value of the Sensitivity control! My friend is working on the AM-FM set. I am just trying to update the schematic for a LW-AM-SW set based on the schematic that was in the…"
May 8
Scott Seickel replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM FM Philharmonic Bleeder Resistors
"On both the 7 knob and the 9 knob AM sets the the 600 ohm is 500k, and the 500 ohm is 50k. They were close on the schematic, weren't they...LOL. The Sensitivity control is 1k.  I thought you were working on an AM/FM set?"
May 8
Joseph W Strickland replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM FM Philharmonic Bleeder Resistors
"Norman; Thanks for that input. I suspected that was the purpose of the control, but was uncertain. Do you know the value of the Sensitivity control? The ends are marked "Lo" and "Hi", but there is no "R" number shown…"
May 8
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM FM Philharmonic Bleeder Resistors
""FID" = fidelity as in high fidelity.  Really, it is broad bandwidth as opposed to narrow bandwidth or selective. Norman"
May 8
Joseph W Strickland replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM FM Philharmonic Bleeder Resistors
"I have another question on the Philharmonic LW/AM/SW version, what is the value of the Sensitivity Control? It is not specifically identified in the parts list and I think it may be R33, a 2000 ohm control. There are two resistors in parallel with…"
May 8
Joseph W Strickland replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM FM Philharmonic Bleeder Resistors
"Scott; I need to check with my friend and see just what version he is working on. The schematic I downloaded from the archive here is supposed to be an AM-FM version, but so far I have not seen a discriminator in the diagram. In any case if the unit…"
May 1
Scott Seickel replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM FM Philharmonic Bleeder Resistors
"I have the 7 knob version completely redrawn with chassis layout, parts list, coil diagrams, you name it.  All laid out for easy reading.  I verified this drawing against 3 early sets and they all matched up 100%.  All errors in…"
Apr 30
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Apr 30
Joseph W Strickland replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM FM Philharmonic Bleeder Resistors
"Scott; Did you redraw the entire schematic? That is pretty much what I am doing at present. Maybe I am wasting time if this has already been done. Joe"
Apr 30
Scott Seickel replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM FM Philharmonic Bleeder Resistors
"If you right click the image above, then click "view image" it will expand it to be readable."
Apr 30
Scott Seickel replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion AM FM Philharmonic Bleeder Resistors
"This is the AM oscillator section.  Scott dropped the ultra shortwave band when they added FM, but the rest stayed the same thru the production run.  Forget the capacitor numbers and the terminal numbers below, they are my addition to…"
Apr 30

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Text Background Color

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 6:19pm 3 Comments

I am wondering if there is any way to change the background color displayed with the text of posts by members. I have difficulty in reading the text with the gray background color. I have had cataract surgery and have to use a magnifying glass in order to read the posts. A white background makes it easy for me to read the posts without resorting to the magnifying glass. I was able to make this change on my personal page, but not here on the forum or blogs.

Joe

800B Schematics and Relay connection differences

Posted on November 23, 2016 at 10:40am 1 Comment

Overall E H Scott Co. did a great job of documenting the 800B model versions, however, there is one area where they seemed to go into uncharted territory. The labeling of the Jacks and Plugs on the two chassis tends to lead to confusion. Normal practice in the industry is to have J numbers coincide with their mating P numbers. In the case of the 800B: the P1 Receiver plug of the Receiver chassis mates with J3 of the Power Supply chassis; P2 audio plug of the radio chassis mates with J4 audio…

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First Introduction to E H Scott Receivers

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 8:45pm 5 Comments

My first exposure to E H Scott receivers was through a friend who had acquired an 800B which was not functional. I was working in consumer electronics repair at the time. He had been unsuccessful in finding anyone who could repair it in Dallas. I finally agreed to try. It turned out to only have a shorted bypass capacitor in the FM IF strip that took out a B+ isolation resistor. It played fine after parts were replaced. No tubes were at fault and were still working very well.

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