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Pye Man
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Clearing out a friend's storeroom I intercepted this  TV set on the way to the tip. I know nothing about the model - don't know if it is b/w or colour - and the only information on it is Model no. 38030 plus another sticker on the back that says G3-41. It's cream coloured and has a small amount of damage to the case on one corner. Grubby, but has been stored in the dry. Don't know if it is of any interest but worth a post to see. FOC.

Nick

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Topic starter Posted : 25/10/2018 11:20 am
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The Ferguson 38030 is a 12"  Black & White portable TV, uses the 1790 series chassis, has rotary tuning and dates from 1984

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Posted : 25/10/2018 11:35 am
Doz
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It's brother, the 308030 uses odd ball scan-dervived EHT . I don't know if it's the same chassis.

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Posted : 25/10/2018 3:13 pm
MongooseDC
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Is it possible to get a picture of the set?

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Posted : 25/10/2018 6:26 pm
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It's a Thorn 1790 chassis, the component count is very small as a lot of processing is carried out by a Motorola MC13002P IC. Can't say I remember anything unusual about the line stage as they were pretty reliable, the only bad feature was the rather heavy mains transformer mounted on the PCB. Cracked boards due to heavy handling was the inevitable result.

G3-41 means it was manufactured in Gosport 1983 week 41, probably someones Christmas present.

John.

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Posted : 25/10/2018 8:09 pm
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Scan derived EHT, not heard that term before, anymore information on the technology?

Frank

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Posted : 25/10/2018 10:29 pm
Doz
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Posted by: Nuvistor

Scan derived EHT, not heard that term before, anymore information on the technology?

It was just developed during scan, rather than flyback. Odd....

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Posted : 25/10/2018 11:00 pm
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?

Frank

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Posted : 26/10/2018 8:40 am
Pye Man
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Posted by: MongooseDC

Is it possible to get a picture of the set?

I've put it somewhere safe in the store area, unfortunately it is some miles from my home and I don't know when I'll be next up there. (Only have a dumb-phone so no photo capability.)

Nick

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Topic starter Posted : 26/10/2018 6:12 pm