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Post by Resistance is Futile on Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:30 pm

Some of these are over 100 megs per book.
This includes the indexes.
Click Here for downloads
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Post by denver on Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:21 pm

I tried nothing but blank page . said searching for data . waited few minutes . Rolling Eyes Very Happy
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Post by Resistance is Futile on Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:02 pm

This is what the web page looks like. Very simple I went there this morning and it does download.
however remember, if you have a slow connection speed it will take considerable TIME. It took me over 3 hours to download at 80+k/bps for each file.

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Rider's Radio Service Manuals
In PDF Format

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Here's some material which may be of value to old radio enthusiasts like me.
Hmmm, maybe I should rephrase that as "of value to enthusiasts of old radio" as I don't consider myself that old yet!

There are other sites on the Internet which have this material, but I thought that another site mirroring these venerable manuals might prove helpful if the other sites become unavailable for some reason.

I hope that the manuals prove useful to you, and feel free to contact me at mcquiggi@sfu.ca if you have any comments or other requests, or even have more material which might be helpful on this site.

Note that I am not into fancy HTML coding, rather I would prefer to keep things simple and just make the material available in an efficient manner.

Should there be any copyright issues with these ancient manuals, please let me know! I cannot imagine that these old manuals, which deal with obsolete electronic equipment, would have any monetary value to anybody!

Kevin McQuiggin, VE7ZD


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Note that these are BIG files, from 40-100 MB, and will therefore take a bit of time to download.
Index - Volumes 1 to 15
Index - Volumes 16 to 22
Index - Volume 23
Volume 01
Volume 02
Volume 03
Volume 04
Volume 05
Volume 06
Volume 07
Volume 08
Volume 09
Volume 10
Volume 11
Volume 12
Volume 13
Volume 14
Volume 15
Volume 15m
Volume 16
Volume 17
Volume 18
Volume 19
Volume 20
Volume 21
Volume 22
Volume 23
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Post by Eliot Ness on Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:43 pm

Here is a tip I keep forgetting to post. It is "an extremely useful (and free) item that all radio restorers should have. It is Scott Harvey's Universal Schematic Locator for Rider, Beitman and Sams. Scott's program makes it easy to search for a schematic with even partial information, such a partial model number or partial chassis number."

Scroll down the following page until you find it:

http://plymouthcolony.net/starcity/radios/pages/service.html
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Post by denver on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:04 pm

Great info . Will help alot of folks on other sites seen a lot of post people had partial or chassi numbers. Thanks.
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Post by tube radio on Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:49 am

Great thanks a lot.

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Post by Motorola man on Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:51 pm

I've got all of the Rider and Beitman manuals, but don't have any of the Sams. Is there a free site out there where all of the Sams manuals can be downloaded? Also, about a year ago I downloaded an entire 1940s NRI technician course from a website that is no longer available... does anyone know of another site that has the NRI courses? It's extemely useful for both beginers and pros alike.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:30 pm

I don't believe there are any free downlods for sams, but, you can buy individual schematics to download for 7 dollars each from Sam's.
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Post by Motorola man on Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:55 pm

I've never checked out any of the Sams manuals so I don't know if they have anything more to offer than Riders or Beitmans. So far the free manuals have told me everthing that I need to know, and they fit the budget a little bit better. It seems like after all these years, someone would have posted some of the Sams stuff... stupid copywrite laws.
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Post by exray on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:38 pm

Sam's tends to be interested in maintaining their copyrights since they have put a lot of work into the data. Rider/Beitman simply republished diagrams furnished by the factory whereas Sams generally obtained an actual radio (or TV), broke it down and took chassis photos and re-drew the schematic to a standard configuration.

There's minimal era-overlap with Rider (~early 1950s) and Beitman has always been on the thin side anyway. After the 50s Sam's is the best source for most anything.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:44 pm

Thanks for your help on this, exray. Much appreciated. I sometimes have wondered myself.
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Post by HadYourPhil on Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:50 am

Guess the Rider download is inoperable. I was looking for Volume 19, specifically the Garod 4A1 schematic...

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Post by willy3486 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:36 pm

I can't say this is 100% accurate but this is from my experience. I bought a set of the riders from a older TV guy who worked on then as a hobby back in the 80s. It has the volumes 1-20. He had got them from a guy with a TV shop that had a storefront so to speak. When the fellow I got the riders from retired completely from working on TVs he gave me the sams he had. They started at around number 70. What I have found out is that I can find just about anything in Riders up to the volume 20 and if its not there it will be in the sams. I have just a few of the bietmans but I don't think I have used them.

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Post by Resistance is Futile on Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:10 pm

HadYourPhil wrote:Guess the Rider download is inoperable. I was looking for Volume 19, specifically the Garod 4A1 schematic...

I went back and down loaded it again. It is a very big file over 90 megs, so it will download. Just have to be patient it took several minutes before the download even began on my end and I have DSL.

I will look up your Email and send you the pages in PDF pages 403 to 405. EDIT (Now Sent) Let me know if you get them. There is another web sight you can download individual pages but I forget which it is right now.
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Post by HadYourPhil on Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:27 pm

Yes I did! Thank you!!!

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Post by sprman on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:45 pm

Great info thanks a lot.Just now saw this .lol.Sprman O_O

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Post by PatrickDickey52761 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:28 pm

Is the link still valid for the manuals? Also how clear are the diagrams and text in them? I have a couple of them for the two radios that I own, and I can't read the numbers on them.

Thanks, and have a great day.Smile
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Post by Steve Johnson on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:49 pm

Bill Cahill wrote:I don't believe there are any free downlods for sams, but, you can buy individual schematics to download for 7 dollars each from Sam's.
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I don't think SAMs sells any download for less than $15.

If you want a really good set of PDFs for Riders I think ke3gk's DVD set is most likely the best scan quality. You can purchase them on ebay.
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