Free Downloads
Restoring Old Radio Sets

For many there is nothing more charming than an old broadcast receiver glowing away in its substantial wooden or Bakelite case. However these are now a rarity and it is much more likely that old radio sets will be non-working curios found at car boot sale in a dusty, unloved condition. To rectify that, this book that sets out to provide a step-by-step guide to bringing an old set back to life, getting it working properly, and restoring its looks. Restoring Old Radio Sets is a practical guide that explains what you need to do, and how to do it when bringing an old radio back to life. You will find inside topics include cleaning methods for electrical and mechanical parts, making typical electrical repairs and the process for performing live tests. There are sections on fault-finding methods and alignment & calibration of the working set. There are even useful guides to one of the major keys to completing a successful restoration - knowing how to treat the cabinet, be that - wood, Bakelite, or plastic. The tools, materials, and techniques needed for your restoration and all discussed along with the care and maintenance of the finished item. Safety issues are not forgotten and the hazards inherent in such a restoration are discussed and what can be done minimize them, are covered in depth. Restoring Old Radio Sets provides a fascinating insight into the world of the radio set restoration, usually the preserve of dedicated enthusiasts and specialist restorers. This book is one of the few available on this subject that is aimed at someone with a basic knowledge of electronics who wishes restore an old set. The well-known radio restorer Philip Lawson, G4FCL gives you the benefit of his knowledge, skills, and experience to help you undertake the job within a safe environment. Armed with this book, the reader should be able to tackle an old set, get it working safely, and finish-up with a really attractive piece of domestic furniture.

File Size: 7690 KB

Print Length: 118 pages

Publisher: Radio Society of Great Britain (May 10, 2016)

Publication Date: May 10, 2016

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Text-to-Speech: Enabled

X-Ray: Not Enabled

Word Wise: Not Enabled

Lending: Not Enabled

Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Best Sellers Rank: #172,461 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Radios & Televisions #5 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Radios & Televisions #25 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Science > Physics > Acoustics & Sound

Ham Radio Guide Quick Start Ham Radio Guide- From Beginner To Advanced: (Ham Radio Study Guide, Dummy Load Ham Radio) (Home Ham Radio, Ham Radio Book) Ham Radio: Ultimate Ham Radio Beginners To Expert Guide: Easy Step By Step Instructions And Vital Knowledge To Start Using Your Ham Radio Today! (Ham Radio,Ham ... Radio License Manual,Ham Radio For Dummies) Restoring Old Radio Sets Ham Radio: The Ultimate Guide to Learn Ham Radio In No Time (Ham radio, Self reliance, Communication, Survival, User Guide, Entertainments) (Radio, guide, reference books,how to operate Book 1) Classic Sports Card Sets: Best Sport Cards Sets From the 1950s and 1960s Restoring a Dream: My Journey Restoring a Vintage Airstream Ham Radio: The Ultimate Ham Radio QuickStart Guide - From Beginner To Expert (Survival, Communication, Self Reliance, Ham Radio) Ham Radio: Ultimate User Guide 2016 (Survival, Communication, Self Reliance, Ham Radio, ham radios, ham radio for beginners, self reliance) Ham Radio: Advanced Guide (Ham radio, Self reliance, Communication, Survival, User Guide, Entertainments, Radio, guide, reference books) Ham Radio: The Ultimate Ham Radio Guide - How To Set Up And Operate Your Own Ham Radio Station (Survival, Communication, Self Reliance) Beyond Powerful Radio: A Communicator's Guide to the Internet Age_News, Talk, Information & Personality for Broadcasting, Podcasting, Internet, Radio Radio & TV Premiums: A Guide to the History and Value of Radio and TV Premiums Ham Radio for Beginners: Quickstart Guide for New Hams and Amateur Radio Enthusiasts (Get your license and go from beginner to expert in survival communication and self reliance) The Radio Amateur's Satellite Handbook (Radio Amateur's Library;, Publication No. 232) Ham Radio: The Complete Ham Radio Guide - From Beginner to Expert in 24 Hours or Less! (Survival, Communication, Self Reliance) The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications 2005: 82nd Edition (ARRL Handbook for Radio Amateurs) Rebel Radio: Story of El Salvador's Radio Venceremos Rebel Radio: The Story of El Salvador's Radio Venceremos Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back- The Original Radio Drama As Heard On National Public Radio Guerrilla Radio: Rock 'N' Roll Radio and Serbia's Underground Resistance (Nation Books)