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My great-granddad's amateur station from the 50s!!

Postby OmegaProductions » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:02 am

Hello guys! My great-granddad "Peter" used to have a station called "G3ESY". He did transmission between the 1940s and 50s! Here's a picture of my great-granddad in his station!! :D

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That's all I had to say! Goodbye!! :D :) :wink:
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Re: My great-granddad's amateur station from 50s!!

Postby OmegaProductions » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:06 am

By the way...someone did a video when he managed to restore my great-granddad's AM transmitter. :)

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kroKHnY3JD8


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Re: My great-granddad's amateur station from 50s!!

Postby Harry Dalek » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:15 pm

OmegaProductions wrote:By the way...someone did a video when he managed to restore my great-granddad's AM transmitter. :)

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kroKHnY3JD8


I think your great grand father would be very proud of your growing interest in electronics and vintage television ...I could not view the video for some reason its blocked due to copy right .
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Re: My great-granddad's amateur station from the 50s!!

Postby Klaas Robers » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:31 pm

Harry, then copy the link and open it in a new window of your browser and watch the video in the YouTube environment.

It is a nice view. An AM transmitter with an 813 in the final and a modulator with a balanced audio final stage (which lamps? two 811?). Also the power supply with two mercury gas filled rectifier tubes is nice to see. But you need quite some spatial insight to reconstruct the total image in your mind.

However the demodulated sound is awfull, I guess too deep (over) modulated.
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Re: My great-granddad's amateur station from the 50s!!

Postby Andrew Davie » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:41 pm

Klaas Robers wrote:Harry, then copy the link and open it in a new window of your browser and watch the video in the YouTube environment.


I had the same issue at work today. Video blocked.
However, it works fine at home. There's definitely some blockage going on somewhere. Not browser-related as I'm using the same OS, same browser... just worked at home, not at work.
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Re: My great-granddad's amateur station from the 50s!!

Postby Harry Dalek » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:26 pm

Yes Andrew and klass Still a problem tried it on different browers and copied the link and and tried to do a direct you tube viewing but no all i get is
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Re: My great-granddad's amateur station from the 50s!!

Postby Andrew Davie » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:18 pm

I have just realised I exclusively use a VPN at home, so for the purposes of viewing this video I'm actually in Luxembourg when at home. At work I'm in Australia. It appears that the video is blocked to Aussie viewers.
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Re: My great-granddad's amateur station from the 50s!!

Postby Robonz » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:24 pm

Right Andrew, blocked in NZ too, so I set up a UK proxy link that works.

I used to work on that gear in my broadcasting days. Usually in the middle of a horse paddock. Always had to be fixed within 30 minutes to keep the station on the air. It was quite the challenge especially when you turned up and a capacitor had exploded and you had to vent the smoke out before you could see what you were doing. haha. Mostly the repair was simple, just the output vacuum tube need replacement, there was always a spare ready to go.
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Re: My great-granddad's amateur station from the 50s!!

Postby OmegaProductions » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:54 am

Oh yeah...that user was playing random music in the background and that's why it's sadly blocked in your area. :(

However, the music he played isn't really my favourite kind of music. Just my opinion. :?
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Re: My great-granddad's amateur station from the 50s!!

Postby Harry Dalek » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:13 pm

Thanks Keith for the link i didn't know that existed !
But still does not like me tried a few times
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Re: My great-granddad's amateur station from 50s!!

Postby OmegaProductions » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:01 am

Harry Dalek wrote:I think your great grand father would be very proud of your growing interest in electronics and vintage television ...


Very nice post Harry! He would be proud of me into this interest which I have now! :D :)

However, if you want to view the video, go on Convert2mp3 website. However when you convert it, there would unfortunately have dangerous advert windows pop-up so I quickly quit out the unexpected window pop-up (most YouTube converter sites have unexpected pop-ups) :?

However, just quickly close the unexpected windows when loading to convert. That's all I had to say! Goodbye! :)
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