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Old 05-31-2015, 02:16 PM   #31
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Well, if you have the same batwing antenna as I have in my trailer, you probably still are the antenna turner...as I am. We learned young.
Got the Jacks, sometimes I raise it and mess with it and other times just leave it down and take what it receives which is usually just as good as messing with it. It is so much better that the batwing, it's not even funny.
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:17 PM   #32
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Not only was I the remote, I also had to go outside and turn the big antenna depending on which channel we were watching.

I guess my parents won the lottery, as I can remember us getting an electric antenna turner that you could use from inside the house.

Talking about television, could you imagine putting those 2 ton tv's of the day in our trailers. Sure wouldn't be hanging those on the walls.
Yep.....ours had a 10" round screen, & literally took two people to carry it! ......LOL! .....
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Old 05-31-2015, 05:57 PM   #33
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Yep.....ours had a 10" round screen, & literally took two people to carry it! ......LOL! .....
Yep, getting a television was a social event back then. You usually had to invite neighbors or family over to help you move one, and then ended up cooking dinner for everyone to pay them.......and everybody then got to watch the TV.

That's also when the TV repairman came to your house.

I can sit here and still remember the smell of a tube burning up on one.
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:22 PM   #34
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Going to Radio Shack with the tubes from a non working set and getting replacement in most cases.
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Going to Radio Shack with the tubes from a non working set and getting replacement in most cases.
Even alot of places had tube testers...oz7?
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Montgomery Wards, lots of hardware stores, Sears And Roebuck....

At the time RS was a easy walk.
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Five and dime stores..... they had a little of everything, even toys!
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Burned out tubes smelled like rotten eggs. And remember when vertical hold went out? Picture would roll & roll & roll & roll. You could turn set off for a little while & let it cool off, turn back on & the roll would stop…………………for a little while.
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