well I finally got my PYE CT202 delivered this week ,it was an eBay purchase that seemed to attract a lot of attention .
this set will compliment my CT203 26 inch & CT205 22 inch
the CT202 is a 19 inch set with Varicap tuning & this must be an early version as the power/ line unit is the metal chassis type
the vender mentioned that the set worked with coloured lines on the screen , I was hesitant to try the set as some of the capacitors show signs of leaking, I did however discover the possible reason for the set being retired all those years ago the PL802 was cracked you can see from the photos the condition of the set & in my opinion well worth the price I paid .
Ah, memories, bread and butter sets in the early 70's for me, unfortunately forgotten about most of the problems.
Look forward to progress when you workshop is available.
Very nice !!
I certainly will be following with interest.
Wonderful! 19" Pye hybrids seem very thin on the ground. This will be a 693 chassis probably.
I would certainly check the condition of the LT bridge rectifier as this is known to short causing the mains transformer to fail. The 697 adopted a thermal fuse in the transformer. Might be worth adding a fuse here.
Best of luck with the set. They're great to work on. Looking forward to hearing more.
Might be worth adding a fuse here.
That was an unofficial mod I did to all these sets I looked after if it did not have the TX with the thermal fuse fitted.
Two fuses one in each leg of the feed to the bridge, plenty of room to mount a double fuse holder. Not certain but think I fitted 20mm 2A anti surge fuses.
Certainly saved a few transformers and an easy fix, new bridge and replace fuses.