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New to all this! Looking for help/advice!

Started this discussion. Last reply by palegreenthumb May 1. 9 Replies

TL;DR: Got an 800-B(I think?), am looking for help/pointers with repairHi! My name is Cam, I'm 19. I recently acquired a Scott radio that used to be in my great-great-aunt's house (it's been sitting…Continue

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palegreenthumb replied to Cam M's discussion New to all this! Looking for help/advice!
"Hi Cam, welcome.  I'd be interested to see a rear photo of your 800B.  I'm curious how an entire 800B was crammed in that little cabinet.  Does it have a speaker? -Rodney"
May 1
David C. Poland replied to Cam M's discussion New to all this! Looking for help/advice!
"Also - caution:  series wired tube sets have some inherent danger because one side of the ac power cord may be connected to the metal chassis or inadvertently connected through a shorted capacitor, depending on how the radio is wired, or has…"
Apr 29
Troy Taylor replied to Cam M's discussion New to all this! Looking for help/advice!
"Hello Cam- To address your question about finding a simpler radio to gain restoration experience- There are far too many radios that would qualify to recommend any particular one, so I would suggest that instead of looking for a specific model, you…"
Apr 29
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Cam M's discussion New to all this! Looking for help/advice!
"You might try contacting Donald Cochrane <philcokid@gmail.com>.  He also lives in Winchester and he has experience working on Scott 800B sets. Norman"
Apr 27
Cam M replied to Cam M's discussion New to all this! Looking for help/advice!
"Oh man. That's too bad, but I'm not really surprised! To be honest, I have no electronic experience whatsoever. I hope to change that, though. Is there a simpler radio that you guys would recommend I keep an eye out for, to gain some…"
Apr 27
Kent King replied to Cam M's discussion New to all this! Looking for help/advice!
"Welcome Cam! As was said, the 800B is a very complex radio, not one I'd recommend for a first restoration. Do NOT plug the set in until it has been carefully restored - if you are very lucky, the only thing that would happen is the fuse would…"
Apr 25
Robert Feenstra replied to Cam M's discussion New to all this! Looking for help/advice!
"Hmmm.  You picked one of the most complex radios made to start out on.  I think I would save it until you get a couple of simpler radios under your belt!  At the very least, the electrolytic capacitors should be changed out before you…"
Apr 25
Cam M replied to Cam M's discussion New to all this! Looking for help/advice!
"Thanks! Yeah, I have a photo, but I don't know how to post it here, so I emailed it to the address listed for photos."
Apr 25
Robert Feenstra replied to Cam M's discussion New to all this! Looking for help/advice!
"Welcome!  Do you have a photo?"
Apr 25
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New to all this! Looking for help/advice!

TL;DR: Got an 800-B(I think?), am looking for help/pointers with repairHi! My name is Cam, I'm 19. I recently acquired a Scott radio that used to be in my great-great-aunt's house (it's been sitting there for as long as anyone can remember). From what little research I have done so far, I am pretty sure it is an 800-B. I think it's really cool, and I would love to get it working again. I don't currently know much of anything about radios, but I aim to change that. I figured this site might be a…See More
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