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Kent King's Discussions

Scott Special available

Started Mar 31 0 Replies

I am assisting another individual in helping sell a Scott Special Communications Receiver. It is on a custom built rolling stand, with the original speaker and amplifier. Based on the serial number,…Continue

Philosophical Debate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Carr Mar 17. 15 Replies

I bought a World Record Super 9 at the Estes auction last weekend (photos attached). This is supposed to be the set described in the March 1927 issue of Citizen's Radio Callbook. I say supposed to be…Continue

Scott Masterpiece alignment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Feb 9. 4 Replies

Small puzzler this evening...I am aligning a Scott Masterpiece that I just overhauled. The set plays well, and all the tuning adjustments went "by the book" except for one: the 1st IF, under the…Continue

2017 begins with our 500th member!

Started Jan 2 0 Replies

The request arrived yesterday (1/1), but I didn't get it until this morning...1/1/17 saw our 500th member join the group! I hope this is a good omen for 2017 and the future of the group. Thanks to…Continue

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Kent King replied to Jon Ketron's discussion Understanding E.H. Scott's World's Record Receivers
"Part 3 - As mentioned previously, the "rage" in late 1928 and into 1929 was for the "all-electric" set - meaning a radio that could be plugged in to an outlet and require no batteries or other connections except for an antenna.…"
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Kent King replied to Joseph W Strickland's discussion Phishing Attempt?
"We try to manage our system against fake accounts and spamming, it is an uphill battle. When we do have a problem, we try to resolve it as quickly as possible. Please just know that we try very hard to keep this site clean and helpful...and the…"
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Kent King replied to Jon Ketron's discussion Understanding E.H. Scott's World's Record Receivers
"Yes, what you've stated here is probably as close to understanding Scott as we can get. "Super" was used generically for superheterodyne...many companies did that, to distinguish their set from the much more common TRF designs.…"
Oct 13
Kent King replied to Jon Ketron's discussion Understanding E.H. Scott's World's Record Receivers
"Part 2 - A number of superhet designers (and even TRF and other designs) were often described in magazine articles of the day and then kits of parts were offered. Scott did not do this with the original WRS9 design however. Through the summer of…"
Oct 11
Kent King replied to Jon Ketron's discussion Understanding E.H. Scott's World's Record Receivers
"Jon - I apologize for not replying sooner, as you know, I was away on vacation last week. You are delving into areas where we do not have a lot of data. However, I'll try to expand on this and answer your questions:  You are correct, the…"
Oct 10
Kent King commented on Michael Harris's photo
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"Ah, makes sense, and I'll bet you are right. It probably was repaired or at least stored there at some point."
Oct 10
Kent King replied to Matt Endicott's discussion Intro - AW15 ?'s Static or Sensitivity control & Wave Change Switch Lever
"I still have a small number of the original (1990s) metal repro knobs available. They are $20 plus $5 postage each, combine orders and save on postage. All proceeds help defray the costs of operating this site. Kent"
Sep 27
Kent King replied to Igor Golioto's discussion Dial scale lights for 30 tube Philharmonic
"Igor - I am not sure that I've seen a spec for these in the Scott materials. I always use the #47 since the current requirement is lower. I'd be interested in what anyone else might know/think on this.... Kent"
Sep 25
David Wilson replied to Kent King's discussion Scott serial numbers
"Kent, Here are three more Scott serial numbers for you AW 12: X-179  AW 15: L-310 Philharmonic BOL: BB-380 "
Sep 24
Kent King replied to mike hadley's discussion homemade parts escutcheons bezels etc
"All great work, this is amazing. Norman - if you fellows get the Radio-Phono escutcheon made, I would sure like to have one for my AW27..."
Sep 22
Kent King commented on Michael Harris's photo
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"For everyone's information: There are several versions of this booklet, it was produced across several models, and was updated accordingly. I really need to document the different versions...never enough time."
Sep 17
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"So here is the tag on my SLRF, some differences from yours, which is hardly surprising. There are two things about your tag that I find interesting: (1) it was accepted by the military for use, because it has the small orangish triangle stamp on the…"
Sep 17
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Super XII Troubleshooting & Alignment

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 8:04am 1 Comment

I've spent several days working on a particularly difficult chassis and learned something I thought I'd share. First, here is what I had to start with: A nice single chassis Super XII. The IF aligned beautifully, and the 3 SW bands also aligned "by the book". The set sounded great on any SW band, AM was basically dead. There are only 3 things that are AM only, so I verified each coil. While checking continuity on the oscillator coil, I happened to notice that the 1K resistor seemed to move a…

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Super XII Restoration

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 1:48pm 8 Comments

A Fast Tour

 

The first step I always take is to remove all the tubes, shields, covers and anything else that can be removed from the chassis. This leaves us with something that looks like this:

 

And underneath we have:…

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Shield Grid 9 SW coils

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 10:03pm 1 Comment

Scott made plug-in SW coils for the Shield Grid 9. I'm researching them a bit and I could use more data points. If ANY of you have some of the SG9 SW coils, please contact me. I've got a few questions for you. Thanks!

AW 23 help needed

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 9:49am 10 Comments

Ok gang...so I have an AW 23 that I fully restored about 4-5 years ago. Played great. For lots of reasons, it hasn't been run much since then. I ran it up on the Variac this weekend, and here's what happened: AM and first SW band are dead, and the osc VR tubes don't light. On SW2 and SW3, osc VR lights up and the set plays great. Good audio on the phono input too.

So I take the tuner apart and check the osc circuit. The grid resistor is significantly off value, so I replace it. Clean…

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Comment Wall (17 comments)

At 4:54pm on March 3, 2010, Merle Jones said…
Hello Kent, long time since we've last spoke. Thanks for the invite. I look forward to conversing with you and all the other Scott collectors and seeing their nice radios. -Merle
At 6:34pm on May 23, 2011, Thomas Day said…

Kent;

In a post you mentioned having a check list for the allwave 23. Is there a link to that here?

Having a new transformer made and want to be sure everything else is good. The power supply had been re capped at some point. Haven't looked at the main chassis yet except to determine that it needed one tube which I have replaced. I have the operation and service manuals coming from Great Northern.

Thanks

Thom

At 10:20pm on April 1, 2012, Renee A. Zeller said…

Kent.....thank you..... I would love more information on the Sheraton cabinet with a Laureate chassis  - if you could provide some PDF's that would be wonderful.  This has been sitting in the corner of my Great Grandfathers cabin ever since I was young.....I never realized what it was until last summer when I uncovered it and looked at it....but I finally took some pictures so I could ask about it.  Thank you again for your time.....I may bug you again with a few more questions when I take a look at it closer this Spring when I am up North at the cabin!  Renee:).   If you'd like to email the PDF's my e-mail is renee54636@charter.net   Thanks:)

At 11:35am on December 28, 2012, Richard Green said…

Kent, got a quick question.  In photos 19 thru 24 of your photos, what is that device?  I have something like that has either 5 or 6 of those tubes.

Thanks,

Richard

At 4:05pm on December 28, 2012, Kent King said…

That is the Scott FM converter...it changes 88-108 FM down to 42-50 so that the older FM tuners could receive the modern band established post-war. The 717A tubes are used in a number of higher frequency applications. If your device has 5 or 6 of them, it could be most anything....

At 7:46pm on December 28, 2012, Richard Green said…

Thanks,

I'll have to dig it out of the garage tomorrow.  Maybe I can find out more info from google, now what I know it is.

Richard

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At 8:23pm on March 2, 2013, Steve Boracchia said…

Hi Kent,

I am not sure what to do with this one.  I thought I may be able
to strip it and re-crome, but that would stretch my abilities quite a bit. 
I'm sure I  could get it to work if it was just a re-capp and resistor/coil
check, its not so difficult electrically. All the parts are there. The cabinet is nice, the original owner stripped it so it just needs a refinish.  I really don’t want to pay
much for a good chassis, so I am not sure what to do.  I'll have to check
the serial number and get back to you.

Steve

At 7:49am on March 4, 2013, Kent King said…

Steve -

I would like the serial number for my research. Actually, rechroming a 23 will probably cost as much (if not more) than locating a nice chassis....so it you want to get it operating, I'd say "Go for it". You are right, even if it isn't pretty, you will be able to make it play, and it will sound great. It's worth the effort! If you need anything along the way, just ask, folks here are always glad to help!

Kent

At 8:38am on December 28, 2013, Darrell Schneider said…

Hi Kent,

Working on pics and serial #'s, but what is meant by the term "Serbs"?

Thanks, Darrell

At 6:33pm on November 19, 2016, Joseph W Strickland said…

Kent;

I have been cleaning up the schematic for the early (Feb. 1946) schematics for the 800B. Here are those two pages. I am working on another page that combines the radio tuner circuit and the electric tuning circuit on one page. The paper size is printable on 11 X 17 inch paper for the two files included here.

Joe

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