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Scott 16A capacitors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Feenstra Jun 9, 2018. 17 Replies

While I wait for some re-chroming to get finished on my Scott 16, I decided to start on my 16A.Question: There are a LOT of Tobe and Sangamo molded capacitors in this thing.  What are they, Mica or…Continue

New member - Scott 16

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Feenstra Dec 11, 2018. 109 Replies

 I just got into this fascinating hobby.  Just redid a couple of radios I grew up with - a Majestic 1941, and Philco Model14 - 1933, chassis only. Now working on a Philco 96, 1930.  I decided I…Continue

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Robert Feenstra commented on Doug Holt's photo
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"Hi Doug.  I didn't realize that the Scott company made a stereo amp.  I'n not sure when Scott went out of business.  EH Scott was bought out in the 1940's and became just Scott.  Your amp has the same logo as my…"
Jan 27
Robert Feenstra replied to Jon Ketron's discussion ELECTRICAL RESTORATION: E.H. SCOTT AC-10
"Thank you!"
Dec 15, 2018
Robert Feenstra replied to Jon Ketron's discussion ELECTRICAL RESTORATION: E.H. SCOTT AC-10
"I need to know where you are getting the cloth cover for the cable.  I have not been successful in locating that nice of looking stuff!"
Dec 12, 2018
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Thanks David.  I've tried the 6K7's in every possible combination. Not much change in the hum level.  I've got some NOS 6k7's coming soon and hope that I can find a quiet one for the 1st AF.  I may see if I can get…"
Dec 11, 2018
David C. Poland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"(a cathode to filament leak can cause hum and the 1st AF of the model 16 is a touchy tube location. Try, another 6K7.  Meanwhile swap with other 6K7 on the chassis. FYI, Scott supplied Sylvania tubes at that time."
Dec 11, 2018
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"No effect.  I can only think that Scott's answer is the only answer - spiral wound filament!  I have some NOS 6K7's coming.  Hopefully one of them may have the proper filament.  One of the 6J5's I have has such a…"
Dec 11, 2018
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Amplifier position has no effect.  Interesting though, if I put my finger on the grid cap of the 1st AF, I can cancel out the hum.  If I turn the AC plug in the outlet, then putting my finger on the grid cap adds to the hum. …"
Dec 11, 2018
mike hadley replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Robert, Is your radio on the bench next to the amplifier, close proximity can cause hum, just a thought, Mike"
Dec 11, 2018
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"With the exception of a couple of tube problems, this radio performs admirably except for one problem.  I am trying to track down an unacceptable amount of hum.  It is coming from the 1st AF 6K7 and is there whether the radio is in radio…"
Dec 10, 2018
Todd Scrivens left a comment for Robert Feenstra
"Robert, Thank you for the warm welcome.  My apologies for the delay in my reply but i'm not only new here but relatively new to discussion groups, forums etc. You are absolutely correct when you said that a lot can be learned here. …"
Oct 17, 2018
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Oct 17, 2018
Robert Feenstra commented on Brad Winder's photo
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"Brad, did you have this Philharmonic re-chromed or did you find it in this condition?  I'm looking at the coil shields.  I need to get my 16's shields re-chromed but don't dare."
Oct 7, 2018
Robert Feenstra left a comment for Todd Scrivens
"Welcome Todd!  You're going to find a wealth of info here.  Several people here are VERY knowledgeable on these radios.  I've learned a lot."
Oct 7, 2018
Robert Feenstra commented on Kent King's status
"Thanks David.  So, bottom line, is it worth the effort?  Or, is a long wire (which I already have) close enough in performance that I wouldn't notice that much difference?  I don't want to do a ton of work only to be…"
Oct 6, 2018
palegreenthumb replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Thanks!  I just ordered one too. -Rodney"
Oct 6, 2018
Robert Feenstra commented on Kent King's status
"David, your second comment came in as I was typing the response.  So, some sort of coupler would be necessary to properly match up the antenna to the radio.  Perhaps there are other sources of info on similar antennas that could give a…"
Oct 5, 2018

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At 7:10am on January 7, 2018, Joseph W Strickland said…

Robert;

You are doing a great job on your 16! I too am amazed at the reduction in size of modern electrolytics. Lately I have been working on some Fisher tuners from the early 1960s. I am able to find high voltage rated individual electrolytics that easily fit inside the typical size multi-section electrolytics used in those products. Mike Hadley has an excellent thread on making the dogbone resistors and also making replacement bezels. Of course if you can find someone who has already reproduced the one you need, go for it. It is encouraging to others to see how well many of these radios are being restored!

Keep us updated.

Joe

At 10:32pm on October 17, 2018, Todd Scrivens said…

Robert,

Thank you for the warm welcome.  My apologies for the delay in my reply but i'm not only new here but relatively new to discussion groups, forums etc. You are absolutely correct when you said that a lot can be learned here.  Been here a short time and I've already learned a lot.

Todd 

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