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Post by Ragwire on Mon May 20, 2013 7:48 am

Hello from Iowa, all!

I just joined up because this forum looks like it has all the sub-forum categories that match up to the things I am interested in.

I studied electronics at a community college (1 year program) back in the early '80s, and worked as a consumer electronics service technician for a short time before my career path wandered into HVAC and electrical. I later became a Master Electrician and worked as a Industrial Maintenance Electrician and Mechanic. Even later I went back to a university for my BS in Industrial Technology and became a Manufacturing Engineer, although I always maintained some interest in electronics and old radios as a hobby. I used to fix up old 1940s and '50s 5 tube radios, and similar items, in the '80s, but have been out of it for a long time.

Bottom line: Although my technical background is pretty varied, and I have some training and experience, I am kind of an old radio "noob" again.

Recently, I purchased a couple '50s tabletop AM radios--both Westinghouse--and my interest has been renewed. I am attempting to restore these radios...well, I just started on one of them...and had to go buy a soldering pencil, solder wick, and some basic components because I have been out of it for quite so long.

Anyway, I have some questions--and more coming, I'm sure.

Cheers,
Rob
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Post by Guest on Mon May 20, 2013 8:04 am

I am kind of an old radio "noob" again.


Welcome to TRF Rob! Very Happy

I know where you're coming from, I used to repair tube radio's years ago and finally came back to it. You will find a great bunch of guys here with a lot of knowledge and very willing to help. Don't forget to look at the useful links to great sites for radio parts!

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Post by Bill Cahill on Mon May 20, 2013 8:33 am

A big hearty welcome to TRF. Glad to have you here. We have a nice bunch of guys here willing to help. Feel free to post in our antique radio section, and, post pictures.
Always glad to help a newby. No questions are too manny.
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Post by Ben Delk on Mon May 20, 2013 9:25 am

Welcome Ragwire. Your story is much like many of us here. Some grew up it in, other fell into it and others were simply thrust into by Uncle Sam. A great bunch of guys and gals here. Post away!!!!
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Re: New Member

Post by Ragwire on Mon May 20, 2013 10:27 am

Thanks fellas...
Looking forward to learning!

Rob
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Post by Guest on Mon May 20, 2013 12:01 pm

Ragwire, where are you located?

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Post by oldgoaly on Mon May 20, 2013 4:19 pm

Welcome Rob!
spent 30+ years hvac-s/m trade, enjoy old radios cause I don't need to be in any hurry to do them! .
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Post by Ragwire on Mon May 20, 2013 5:00 pm

MEZLAW wrote:Ragwire, where are you located?
Des Moines, Iowa.

oldgoaly wrote:Welcome Rob!
spent 30+ years hvac-s/m trade, enjoy old radios cause I don't need to be in any hurry to do them! .
Thanks!
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Post by Tony V on Mon May 20, 2013 9:37 pm

Welcome Rob! Nice to have you here.
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Post by fixinmyphono on Mon May 20, 2013 10:02 pm

Hiya Rob ! welcome to the forum.
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Post by Ragwire on Mon May 20, 2013 10:57 pm

Thank guys!
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Post by 75X11 on Tue May 21, 2013 8:45 pm

Welcome and good luck!
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Post by mikehall on Tue May 21, 2013 8:52 pm

Welcome Rob!

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Post by Ragwire on Tue May 21, 2013 9:12 pm

Thank you!
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