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Robert Feenstra
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Scott SLRM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Ramirez Jun 20. 9 Replies

Purchased this radio from the Philco guru, Ron, and have been playing with it a bit.  I studied the parts list and discovered that all of the coupling caps are Mica, and the bypass caps are bathtub…Continue

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 and Brandon Sylvester are now friends
Saturday
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Committed. The easy side has been stripped."
Saturday
Robert Feenstra replied to Brandon Sylvester's discussion My First Scott (Phantom FM Deluxe)
"Is that original chrome or did you have it re-chromed?  I'm always looking for plating options."
Thursday
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Yes, the plug connects to the final wafer on the band switch.  When I said no connection, I meant there was no connection to the electronics of the tuner.  Too bad this one doesn't have the expanded audio system!"
Thursday
David C. Poland commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Robert - after reading your comment above:  To further clarify, your receiver's small socket does not power tweeters. Rather, it connects to a special wafer on the band switch to control the tweeters of the optional high fidelity speaker…"
Thursday
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"David, Thanks for the info. Since this one has the phono strip, the socket is for the tweeters that I don't have.  This makes perfect sense since there are no connections to the tuner itself.  That's what was confusing me and I…"
Wednesday
Norman S Braithwaite commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"I haven't rechromed a Philharmonic yet but I did rechrome a Scott Special Communications Receiver which in some ways is more difficult.  When I have time, I hope to rechrome a remote control pointer dial Philharmonic chassis. Norman"
Wednesday
Scott Seickel commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"I can send you my redraw of the AM/FM schematic on an 18"x24" print if you would promise to mark up any changes you find and mail it back to me when you are done.  (You can keep a copy for yourself) I did this 9 years ago and it is…"
Wednesday
Scott Seickel commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
""A couple of questions for you collectors out there. Stripping this chassis for the plating shop is a MAJOR undertaking, let alone getting it back together again. Here are a couple of photos of chassis. How many of you would go through the…"
Wednesday
David C. Poland commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Trace your small socket to be sure, but the small socket should be for use with the optional 4 unit high fidelity speaker system introduced in 1940. This socket for your FM Philly is wired to the band switch, to turn "on" the tweeters for…"
Wednesday
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"A couple of questions for you collectors out there.  Stripping this chassis for the plating shop is a MAJOR undertaking, let alone getting it back together again.  Here are a couple of photos of chassis. How many of you would go through…"
Wednesday
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Disassembly is well under way.  A real pain to get the RF/Osc./ band switch out.  The structural switch supports/shields cannot be lifted out.  The switches and FM coils need to be removed so that the panel can be rotated to get it…"
Wednesday
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"The schematics I have for this radio is from Riders and is the "combination" set of schematics.  I'm not sure how many changes there may have been from those schematics to the radio I have.  One change I have found is that…"
Aug 11
Thomas Day left a comment for Robert Feenstra
"Robert: As far as we know the Allen is in storage at the theatre. The speakers are still in the chambers, but not being used with the Kimball. It has its own set of 20 Klipsch and 4 other speakers  located in the chambers. 10 on House left,…"
Aug 10
Robert Feenstra commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"No, I sent the parts off to Wisconsin.  Badger I believe.  Dave T. had good luck with them.  By the way, My associate, Joel, knows you guys and was wondering what happened to the old Allen at the theater."
Aug 9
Thomas Day commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Were you able to find a local to you plating company?"
Aug 9

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Philharmonic AM/FM

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 12:24am 29 Comments

Ever since I first heard of EH Scott radios and joined this forum, I've been looking for a Philharmonic to "fall into my lap". Well, when Ron R. sold me his Marine SLRM I saw his AM/FM Philharmonic sitting in the corner.  When he offered it for sale, I knew I would own it, I just didn't know how soon.  Now, a couple of months later, it's here in my possession.  Thank you Ron!

This will be a major project including some re-chroming.  I want to do the radio and Ron proud!  I…

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Comment Wall (3 comments)

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 

At 2:27pm on August 10, 2019, Thomas Day said…

Robert: As far as we know the Allen is in storage at the theatre. The speakers are still in the chambers, but not being used with the Kimball. It has its own set of 20 Klipsch and 4 other speakers  located in the chambers. 10 on House left, main side and 14 on house right, solo side. The amplifiers are in the console and all new 4 conductor cable was run to the chambers. 12 4 conductor Neutrik plugs and sockets connect everything.

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