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Old 03-13-2010, 10:35 PM   #1
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Concertone Replacement Complete

I had had it with my Concertone system and decided to replace it for the 3rd time with a home unit.
I looked around for quite a while before I found a good cadidate for my project. I have documented the process as best I could. I hope you find it helpful if you chose to replace yours.

Part One:
http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/l...nt%20Part%201/

Part Two:
http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/l...nt%20Part%202/

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Old 03-14-2010, 07:51 AM   #2
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Looks nice thanks for the pictures
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Looks nice thanks for the pictures
Thank you. It was a fun project.

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Hey, that volt meter looks familiar! Nice job and you're gonna be much happier in the long run.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:00 PM   #5
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Hey, that volt meter looks familiar! Nice job and you're gonna be much happier in the long run.
I'll bet Radio Shack sold a million of these in the 70's.

This was my dads. He got to where he can't work on electronics or related things anymore. It's a shame. That old man loved restoring old radios. He even made a jig to rewind old transformers. I am not even a shadow of what he once was.

Thanks for the complement.
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Sure wish I had the depth that you have in your entertainment center. I'd do this MOD in a heartbeat. Nice job!!
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Nice job, Bill.
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Sure wish I had the depth that you have in your entertainment center. I'd do this MOD in a heartbeat. Nice job!!
I only had 11-1/2". I stole some space from the wall cavity.
I could have let it hang out a few inches but that would have been too hokey.
I would have centered it in the opening but there was a stud in the way.

They say "Where there's a will"............


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I'll bet Radio Shack sold a million of these in the 70's.

This was my dads. He got to where he can't work on electronics or related things anymore. It's a shame. That old man loved restoring old radios. He even made a jig to rewind old transformers. I am not even a shadow of what he once was.

Thanks for the complement.
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So true Bill. Mine also came from my dad. He (and I) are both Ham radio operators, I used to sit and watch him rebuild radios in his shack in the basement as a kid. I have him to thank for my ability to understand electrical stuff. He still has a house full of old Heatkit radios, parts, etc and is making a killing selling the stuff on Ebay now. I still remember him handing me a fluorescent tube and then keying up the ham radio hooked to the amplifier and illuminating the bulb, my first experience with RF energy.
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So true Bill. Mine also came from my dad. He (and I) are both Ham radio operators, I used to sit and watch him rebuild radios in his shack in the basement as a kid. I have him to thank for my ability to understand electrical stuff. He still has a house full of old Heatkit radios, parts, etc and is making a killing selling the stuff on Ebay now. I still remember him handing me a fluorescent tube and then keying up the ham radio hooked to the amplifier and illuminating the bulb, my first experience with RF energy.
Wow! Never tried the fluorescent tube trick.
I also am a HAM (N6OVZ).
Just renewed my license.
I haven't been on the air in a long time but I worked way to hard to get it to just let it go.
I was on 2-meters most of the time but I did some low band chatting.
Packet was fun but the internet killed it all.
I have a Heathkit 2meter crystal rig out in the shed that my Uncle Gene built.
He is the one responsible for getting me into Amateur Radio.
The relays in it have all failed and most of the repeaters around here are all PL now so it's just sitting in a box.
After my dad had his stroke he gave away all of his test gear, most of it he made himself, and his bench.
I was fortunate to get his meters.
My brothers were both pissed that I got them but too bad!
Dad just can't concentrate like he used to.
It was very frustrating for him.
Like you I learned everything from him. He is a very patient man.

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