EH Scott Radio Enthusiasts

The Fine Things are Always Hand Made

Fortunately this one was in very good overall condition. The original Thorens changer works very well. The crystal cartridge that came with this set amazingly sounds wonderful, date coded 1966. I use Victor Tungstone needles that I have a good stash of. This set also came with the Dynamic Noise Suppressor option, stamped "patented by H.H. Scott".


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Comment by Tom Jardine on January 20, 2015 at 2:42pm

Sounds good, John. The 800B is not a simple radio. You'll find a lot of challenges moving forward. I found quite a few out-of-tolerance resistors on both chassis. I replaced just about all capacitors. RF alignment was really touchy and I went back and re-aligned several times, especially the FM. The Service Manual found on this site is well done and a must for the novice troubleshooter. I have several radios down in my basement awaiting restoration, but it's too darn cold down there right now. It's been a cold winter in the NE.

Comment by john stafford on January 20, 2015 at 2:22pm

tom i have not had time to look at radio yet i have 3 800b i am working on this is the latest one i have others our early below 2000 and this one is DEAD and some over heating going on a few resistors burnt up i well have to save it untill i finish the others and i am 1/2 way finished with the lacquering the cabinet untill it went down to 25 dg and laq does not due well at that temp thank for your help i am used to philco's this is a little more involved

thanks for all the help from all the members i am not that savy on theory if i can see it i can build it so the deep stuff i well call for help if i can


Comment by Tom Jardine on January 20, 2015 at 8:54am

It's difficult to recommend to someone where to start troubleshooting when there is a problem like that. One wonders if the tuning motor is being asked to run as soon as power is turned on for some reason. The audio is muted when the tuning motor is running.

Comment by john stafford on January 19, 2015 at 11:10pm

thanks guys for your help that info was not on any of my papers the radio does not work and the wires to the 2 relays are burnt so their is a problem to work out


Comment by Tom Jardine on January 19, 2015 at 8:47pm

Thank you for clarifying that, Norman. I took a quick look at the schematic and assumed differently and incorrectly. Tom

Comment by Norman S Braithwaite on January 19, 2015 at 6:27pm

The relays next to the tuning motor are for operating the tuning motor.  The early version chassis did not have these relays hence relying on the full motor current passing through the adjustable contacts on the back of the set.  This caused sparking and problems with the motor tuning. The later sets ran a smaller current through the adjustable contacts to energize the relays.


Comment by Tom Jardine on January 19, 2015 at 4:51pm

John, one relay is the ON/OFF relay when you depress the ON button, and the other switches between AM and FM. There is complete information, schematics and other literature at this site for all Scott radios. Click on "Scott Into Archive" at the top of this page or go to this link:

Comment by john stafford on January 19, 2015 at 3:45pm

tom i just picked up a 800b # 2292 and it has 2 relays next to the tuning motor i see you have the same on your 800b can u tell me their use i can not find info any place your help would be great


Comment by Tom Jardine on November 13, 2014 at 9:14pm

Thanks, John. It was a decent set to start with, so I can't take too much credit.

Comment by john stafford on November 13, 2014 at 8:23pm

TOM you 800 brings a tear to my eye it is so fantastic we can only try to do as well thanks for the hard work a

hi 5 to u


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