The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
I am working on my Scott AW 12 Deluxe.I need to identify the values of the electrolytic capacitors that are mounted on the tuner chassis. They are not marked with values but each one has a dot of…Continue
My AW Deluxe has 9 tubes in the tuner section and 3 in the power supply / amp. It has the pedestal speaker.The power supply drawing showing one speaker is most like the PS I have. There are some…Continue
I am still replacing the capacitors in my BOL Philharmonic (1939). Usually I make a hook on the end of the new capacitor and do likewise with the lead from the old one to tie them together before…Continue
My Philharmonic is running since I installed a new voltage divider.I am still in the process of replacing capacitors. All power supply capacitors are replaced and about half of the receiver caps. The…Continue
Ken Carr has not received any gifts yet
Unfortunately there was no postal date stamp since a precancel stamp was…Continue
I subscribe to an excellent blog called the SWLing Post. It is run by Thomas Witherspoon, a man who has boundless energy.
Recently he featured a Crosley radio that was competing for the high end market back in the late '30's. At the end of the article he asked if any of his readers had a 'benchmark' radio.
I responded with a few photos of my BOL Philharmonic and he created a post from my information.
You can check it out at: …Continue
My Philharmonic had a number of problems when I first began to repair it. Once all the major problems were taken care of (thanks mostly due to several very helpful people on this forum) I finally got around to the nasty bits. There is rectangular box under the chassis which I think is called the Bass Boost Box. All seams are fully soldered together and the wires that leave it come out just one hole. It was recommended that I change out all of those capacitors. I saved that job for…Continue
The shortwave station WTWW runs a Christmas event each year. They ask listeners to submit a photograph of the radio you are using while listening to Christmas music on their station.
Last year I submitted a photo of a Zenith Trans-Oceanic I was using.
This year I took a photo of the Scott Philharmonic which I recently put back together and placed in my radio room so I can use it. My photo is below. ( the knobs are all wrong - someday I will find a set).…Continue