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Need help with an AW23

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Winder 21 hours ago. 4 Replies

I'm working on a late AW23 that is driving me a bit crazy. It is dead...even putting my finger on the 1st AF input grid only gets a very small sound. If I connect a known working set to the same P/S…Continue

Interesting cabinets/sets at Estes auction on Jan 28

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King on Thursday. 14 Replies

For all the forum members, check out:https://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/3766770.htmlThere are a number of unusual cabinets and very…Continue

AW23 Phono - What to do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Jan 3. 10 Replies

S I am working on an "early" AW23 tuner, but someone has added a radio/phono switch like you see on the "late" chassis. But it is not some "hack" insertion - the wires and work are close to period…Continue

New material in Scott Info Archive

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Day Jan 12, 2022. 8 Replies

Over 20 years ago, I started photocopying and cataloging magazine articles and ads for Scott radios. I tried to create an index for these as well. This past weekend, I finally scanned in all the…Continue

 

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Brad Winder replied to Kent King's discussion Need help with an AW23
"Kent, its' possible that the 39/44 has a broken filament, but depending on the position you have the tube in (right side up vs upside down or sideways) that the filament is making contact. I had this happen ONCE many years ago,"
21 hours ago
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Need help with an AW23
"There's an old Steven Segal action movie where the bad guy says "assumption is the mother of all f***-ups". I assumed something....when I restore a set, after recapping and the usual restorative work, I always go through and test all…"
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Bill Liers replied to Kent King's discussion Need help with an AW23
"Kent, I have the following: Green wire -20v, red tracer -7.5v, yellow tracer -4.5v, black tracer -3.0v. A little off on these shouldn't make the set dead. Do you use a signal generator? run a coax to a 0.1 uF cap and use to probe into audio…"
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Dave Satterness replied to Kent King's discussion Need help with an AW23
"Same interconnect cable? or two different cables? Thinking broken wire or high resistance connection. Good Luck! Dave"
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Need help with an AW23

I'm working on a late AW23 that is driving me a bit crazy. It is dead...even putting my finger on the 1st AF input grid only gets a very small sound. If I connect a known working set to the same P/S and speaker, it plays great. All voltages in the audio stages are spot on. Interstage transformer tests fine. The volume control is very scratchy (only makes a slight sound in the speaker), I've swapped it with a modern unit to test - still doesn't play. I'm really looking for ideas...Also: the -20…See More
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Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Interesting cabinets/sets at Estes auction on Jan 28
"I feel that I am a caretaker of these pieces of history. Someday after I am gone, even if the radios are scrapped - I still did what I could to preserve them for the time I was able. And knowing some of the people has also been special. I knew…"
Thursday
Alex R. Whitaker replied to Kent King's discussion Interesting cabinets/sets at Estes auction on Jan 28
"I'm not super disappointed in the selling prices, just kind of surprised..  Mike Clark, you, and Jim Clark, along with Bob Shuck, fired my interest in Scott radios (and McMurdo Silver Masterpieces), back in the early 90s.  Being a…"
Wednesday
Brad Winder replied to Kent King's discussion Interesting cabinets/sets at Estes auction on Jan 28
"Also with the aging population, lots of the older collectors are downsizing...and Scott consoles are BIG. And many of the younger collectors I know don't have room for more than a couple smaller consoles (well, truth be told, it's usually…"
Wednesday
Scott Seickel replied to Kent King's discussion Interesting cabinets/sets at Estes auction on Jan 28
"The prices are up and down, but the long term trend has them softening.   I always thought that Estes was a bad place to sell more common and not easily shipped stuff.  That area has to be saturated with old radios.  I would rather…"
Tuesday
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Interesting cabinets/sets at Estes auction on Jan 28
"I bid on most of them, but only bought the SuperXII in the Braemar. I was my set once upon a time, and for the selling price, I brought it home. Sadly, I set it up last night but it didn't play (it did), so I'll have to work on it when I…"
Tuesday
Alex R. Whitaker replied to Kent King's discussion Interesting cabinets/sets at Estes auction on Jan 28
"A Philharmonic, with the tweeters, complete, going for $1300.  That's sort of shocking.  I remember when a friend paid $4 or $5K for an AW-23 in a Laureate Grand, in similar condition to the one that went for $1200.  It's…"
Tuesday
Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Interesting cabinets/sets at Estes auction on Jan 28
"It seems that prices on Scott sets are pretty soft right now. Sets are not bringing what they did even 5-6 years ago, and nothing like the late 90s...The FM Tuner at $550 is the lowest I've ever seen one sell. The Super XII in the Braemar went…"
Monday
Brad Winder replied to Kent King's discussion Interesting cabinets/sets at Estes auction on Jan 28
"I bid on a couple radios online, but got outbid handily. You should be able to look at the sales price using the link above. I bid up to $1800 on the Zenith 835; went for $2600 Philharmonic with Chippendale cabinet went for $1300 FM tuner went for…"
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Alex R. Whitaker replied to Kent King's discussion Interesting cabinets/sets at Estes auction on Jan 28
"Did anyone on the forum buy anything on Saturday?  Did anyone find out what the stuff went for?  That would be interesting, in an of itself. "
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Philharmonic BOL Deluxe Selectivity Control

Posted on November 4, 2022 at 7:45am 21 Comments

If anyone can look at the underside of a red-band Philharmonic Deluxe, I need to know where the switches and the variable capacitors should be at each end of the rotation. After recapping, I realized this set has been played with and I do not believe the shaft is properly aligned with the control. Any assistance would be appreciated!

BTW - this is not the same as a pointer dial set - the Deluxe has an extra wafer switch on the shaft - so hopefully someone has another Deluxe…

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Need help in greater LA area

Posted on October 27, 2022 at 2:55pm 0 Comments

If there are any folks on our forum who live in the greater LA area - could you please reach out to me at kent3256@hotmail.com?

I need some help in the next couple of weeks to get some sets moved around, I would be happy to compensate you for your time and trouble. 

Thanks!
Kent

Restored set for auction in central Ohio area

Posted on August 18, 2022 at 3:04pm 1 Comment

If you are within driving distance of central Ohio - this set is up for auciton:…

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At 11:08am on April 27, 2022, Bill Whelan said…

Hi Mr. King-  I trust you have seen many of the customer cabinets that EH Scott customers commissioned in the 1930.  I a trying to identify if this cabinet originally has EH Scott electronics installed in it.  If not, any ideas?

 Thanks you, Bill Whelan

At 6:28pm on July 16, 2021, norman david warren said…

got the trimmer ok  Thanks  Norman W.

At 12:52am on July 29, 2018, Ralph Kearton said…

Hi Kent 

I'm Keen to get a copy or the collectors guide 

However I would need it shipped to NZ 

The eBay listing doesn't ship herec

Got any ideas as to. How I can get one 

I've just signed up to pay pal if that helps 

Cheers Ralph kearton

At 5:57pm on January 28, 2017, Kent King said…

that image is great! I will add it to the archive. Thank you!

At 2:50pm on January 28, 2017, Joseph W Strickland said…

Kent;

I hope this attachment works. I finished the composite figures 26 and 30 for the Late version 800B. I found this helpful in tracing out the electric tuning arrangement of the 800B receivers.

JoeIf this turns out to not be satisfactory resolution and detail, let me know and I will try sending the *.pdf file which is 5.3MB.

Joe

At 1:58pm on January 14, 2017, Joseph W Strickland said…

Kent;

I took a closer look at the Late 800B parts radio tuner chassis that I have. It is SN 6182 and I found its final test stamp inside the preset tuning assembly backplate and the date is Jan 15, 1947. So that one can be added to your database.

I took the time to take a good photo of the Late version 800B AM SW RF compartment underneath. This unit has never had any parts replaced in that area, so this part of it is unmolested. I had just noticed that the Early version SN 1035 that I have had already been worked on and there were some changes to bypass capacitor placement that I do not agree with. My intent is to put it back as close to original lead dress and parts placement as possible. Sometimes changes in part placement and lead dress can cause significant problems to develop and result in inability to properly align RF circuits.

Joe

At 7:34am on November 23, 2016, Kent King said…

Thanks you! I have added your cleaned up diagrams to the Scott Info Archive 800B folder. Your work is greatly appreciated!

Kent

At 4:50pm on November 21, 2016, Joseph W Strickland said…

Kent;

Yes I am willing to contribute these for fellow members and others use. I enjoy doing this type of work. I was originally in product documentation at Collins Radio which included doing schematics.

Joe

At 8:00am on November 21, 2016, Kent King said…

Joe -

That's great...when you get them done, I will post them in the archive if you are willing. All such work helps everyone here. That is what this forum is all about!

Kent

At 1:04pm on November 20, 2016, Joseph W Strickland said…

I will be working on the late 800B schematics as time permits.

Joe

 
 
 

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