EH Scott Radio Enthusiasts

The Fine Things are Always Hand Made

Bill Liers
  • Male
  • Youngsville, NY
  • United States
Share on Facebook

Bill Liers's Friends

  • Chris Wysong
  • Robert Feenstra
  • David Wilson
  • W4CLM
  • Alex P
  • Tom Jardine
  • Ken Carr
  • Richard Bedrossian
  • Joe Miller
  • Leonid Soloviev
  • Scott Seickel
  • Don Hauff
  • Y2K Bruce
  • Carlos Insa
  • Norman S Braithwaite

Bill Liers's Discussions

FM Converters at Kutztown

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Winder 5 hours ago. 7 Replies

I'll be headed to Kutztown with a few pre-war converters in tow this Friday. If there are any interested parties, Kent has offered to bring them back to his place for easy pick up and saving of…Continue

Found AW-27

Started this discussion. Last reply by Y2K Bruce Nov 12, 2019. 17 Replies

Hi guys,I have a line on one of these in a Warrington cab. The chrome is in very nice condition and the cabinet is clean. I'm looking for opinions on what this should go for? I'm thinking of putting…Continue

Different models, different tweeters

Started this discussion. Last reply by David C. Poland Nov 16, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi all,I'm aware that Scott used a number of different types of tweeters through the years starting with the field coil type on the Allwave 23. I've seen two types of PM tweeters, some with…Continue

Philharmonic in a Laureate Grande'

Started this discussion. Last reply by David C. Poland Dec 28, 2012. 2 Replies

One of my wishes for the New year is to find a Phil in a Laureate Grande cabinet (possibly just a cabinet). Rare as hen's teeth I know and I've never actually seen one. I have seen a couple of AW23s…Continue

 

Bill Liers's Page

Latest Activity

Brad Winder replied to Bill Liers's discussion FM Converters at Kutztown
"Bill, I'd like to get a digital one. But after you get back home...I'm in Canada, and we can't travel this year."
5 hours ago
Bill Liers replied to Bill Liers's discussion FM Converters at Kutztown
"Your welcome Karl, The early Scott FM quality was the inspiration to make these."
yesterday
Karl Sherwin replied to Bill Liers's discussion FM Converters at Kutztown
"Thanks Bill, that's a nice solution which still uses the Scott FM portion!"
yesterday
Bill Liers replied to Bill Liers's discussion FM Converters at Kutztown
"Karl, The TV tuner converter is made by another fellow altogether. This is a new design which uses a broadband preamp and mixer fed by a low noise VCO to create a LO output of 45 MHz. The preamp is a variable gain type which allows you to…"
Tuesday
Karl Sherwin replied to Bill Liers's discussion FM Converters at Kutztown
"Hi Bill, Could you expplain the differences between the 2 versions? I'm assuming the analog one is based on a TV tuner, but have not heard of the digital one. Thanks, Karl"
Tuesday
Bill Liers replied to Bill Liers's discussion FM Converters at Kutztown
"Roger that David."
Monday
David C. Poland replied to Bill Liers's discussion FM Converters at Kutztown
"Put me down for the digital version for Kent to bring back."
Monday
Bill Liers posted a discussion

FM Converters at Kutztown

I'll be headed to Kutztown with a few pre-war converters in tow this Friday. If there are any interested parties, Kent has offered to bring them back to his place for easy pick up and saving of postage. The antenna and cable kit will be included at no extra charge for this group. As of this post there are 2 of the analog and two of the digital version available.Message me for more info,regards BillSee More
Monday
Bill Liers commented on Robert Feenstra's blog post Philharmonic AM/FM
"Thanks for digging those up Kent. The FM manual 1 has the discriminator curve (fig 5) that is all important for making these sets sound good."
Feb 13
Bill Liers replied to Karl Sherwin's discussion Critique of Philharmonic performance
"From the number of Philharmonics I have done, I find that it is very important to use AVC tubes (6B8) that are high performing if not NOS. After the alignment, I run the test input from a microvolt up to 1 volt at the antenna terminals while…"
Jan 7
Bill Liers replied to Kent King's discussion Ravinia Grande cabinet
"Three of my favorites:"
Dec 23, 2020
Bill Liers replied to Tony Peterson's discussion Youtube video with EH Scott listening to AW 23
"The 680x was I believe, Philco's only radio that year with their new variable IF bandwidth system."
Sep 15, 2020
Bill Liers replied to Tony Peterson's discussion Youtube video with EH Scott listening to AW 23
"I noted the serious looks right away. It's hard to imagine what this could have been made for even with multiple Scott models and grills shown."
Sep 4, 2020
Bill Liers liked Kent King's blog post Auction find
Aug 12, 2020
Bill Liers replied to Kent King's discussion FM Tuner problem
"Kent, You may not be as far off as you think. I agree that the plate voltages can be off quite a bit since the limiter stages work essentially saturated. What are the static DC voltages for the limiters with the mixer or IF tubes out. No signal and…"
Jun 20, 2020
Bill Liers is now friends with Robert Feenstra and David Wilson
Jan 29, 2020

My collection ( EH Scotts and others ) is available for viewing at;

www.billsradioden.shutterfly.com

Bill Liers's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (5 comments)

You need to be a member of EH Scott Radio Enthusiasts to add comments!

Join EH Scott Radio Enthusiasts

At 9:39pm on October 23, 2017, Bill Liers said…

David,

I have a stock of the Ohmite version of 10k 50 Watt pieces with extra slider clamps. They serve well.

Norman,

I believe you are correct. The Candohms used in the other chassis' I've seen run fairly cool.

At 9:19pm on October 23, 2017, Norman S Braithwaite said…
The Candohm resistors usually fail due to corrosion between the lug and the resistance wire causing loss of continuity, not due to overheating.

Norman
At 8:20pm on October 23, 2017, David C. Poland said…

I have replaced several of the same canohm units Scott used on the Phantom, Sixteen, Masterpiece - same values. That particular part was not robust enough. 

I like to use the big 8000 ohm ceramic resisters with the exposed winding on one side and 4 of the slider clamps  - great if you can find them.  

The redesigned 1940 Phantom 6L6 amp was evidently intended for both the standard and FM version.

I find having an actual Riders Volumes beats any other medium for clarity of print, and glad i picked up Vol 1 to 15 years ago.

At 7:49pm on October 23, 2017, Bill Liers said…

Thanks David,

Robust they are however, I still install my share of replacements ;) My set of Riders is incomplete. The online text was not clear enough and I like my B+ spot on.

At 7:32pm on October 23, 2017, David C. Poland said…

Scott talks about the power supplies being "robust.

Bill  - There are 3 Phantom Diagrams in Riders vol 14 and 15.

All three show the B divider high  1975 ohms, 780,  980,  3875 to ground  --  located in the receiver chassis.  

These values are true the redesigned 1940 FM Phantom and  Amp that you have with 6L6 s and 5U4's   ---   Riders 14  page 3,4 which is an double size fold out.

 
 
 

© 2021   Created by Kent King.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service