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26 inch Rediffusion Mk3 CU6730.

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malcscott
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Hi, this set was kindly donated by forum member neil29 transported via mikeystep. Big thanks go to both of these forum members. The set is a 26 inch Rediffusion Mk3 chassis which were produced about 6 miles from where i live, just up the road from Chris. This set started life as a cable set but has been converted to hybrid (cable/aerial). This would have been one of the tens of thousands converted in about 1985 just before Rediffusion packed in.
Close inspection of the internals look good and clean. I applied mains and was greeted with a loud line whistle and a cloud of smoke! The eht tripler is u/s. I will search my spares dept for a nos one and report back with some pictures, Malc.

 
Posted : 27/08/2014 5:53 pm
malcscott
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Here are a few pics. Note the modular construction for quick, easy field servicing. The initial crt test on my Dynascan shows all 3 guns about the same condition, about 40%. This should improve when the set is up and running. The set is dated Sept/77 which makes it a very early production one. The RCA crt is also dated 1977, i am surprised it has lasted so long. Mostly due to the fact that the set started off life as a cable version, which had much less video gain than the aerial models, Malc.

 
Posted : 27/08/2014 9:26 pm
Refugee
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Thar set brings back memories of my first job in the trade.
We supplied a receiver/monitor version for use with a U-Matic VCR for schools service.
The in/out connectors were DIN and BNC.

 
Posted : 27/08/2014 10:19 pm
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My Uncle Al and Auntie Val rented one of these for a while and then downgraded (to save a bit of cash!) to one that looked almost identical but was a hybrid - just two valves, a PL509 and PY500. Was this the reworked Mk1?

Regards,

Tas

 
Posted : 27/08/2014 10:36 pm
malcscott
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Hi Tas, yes that would have been a re-furbished Mk1 2017/2217/2617

 
Posted : 28/08/2014 12:45 am
Tazman1966
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Thanks for confirming that Malc. I'm pretty sure it was a 26" set.

 
Posted : 28/08/2014 10:21 pm
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