April 6, 2010 at 4:55 pm #1710Eric StrasenForum Participant
This may not be news to most of you, but I thought I’d mention a good source for schematics for Canadian and U.S. radios. Quite by accident, I stumbled across Just Radios of Scarborough, Ontario (https://www.justradios.com or , phone 416/502-9128). I ordered a schematic for my Rogers-Majestic 7R621 and very quickly received five pages of service data including a LEGIBLE schematic, a parts list and a nicely illustrated and very complete set of alignment instructions. The price was very reasonable — $7.00 U.S. ($8.00 Canadian) including postage. Just Radios also sells capacitors and resistors.April 10, 2010 at 4:01 pm #1714Ed StoneForum Participant
And their components are first-rate and reasonably-priced – I now buy virtually all my capacitor supplies from Dave Cantelon (JustRadios)- good service too! (and Dave is a member of the CVRS to boot!). Their capacitor kits are particularly good value, with free surface mail shipping. Also, check out the ‘bargain bags’ of 630v Mylars (50 in a bag).April 11, 2010 at 12:42 pm #1715Eric StrasenForum Participant
Thanks, Ed. That’s good to know. On my list of to-do’s are a couple old Triplett emission-type tube testers and a very old Solar capacitor tester. I will be needing a supply of reference grade resistors and I notice they sell 1% resistors.April 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm #1722Ed StoneForum Participant
Hi Eric – of course the other good source of schematics is the CVRS! – for a paltry $15 annual membership fee you get the following benefits:
Schematic Service: The CVRS offers a free copy service for Radio College of Canada (RCC) schematics to members currently in good standing. A pdf file of an RCC schematic can be obtained by emailing with the manufacturer and model number of a radio made in Canada between 1927 and 1980. Members wanting a printed copy of a schematic should send a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope, Canadian postage) to the CVRS Membership address: 10271 Algonquin Drive, Richmond, BC, V7A 3A5, CANADA. If you wish to make sure that an RCC schematic for your radio exists before sending a SASE, email Don White () or write to him at at the above address.
Newsletters: An 8 page bi-monthly newsletter is distributed to members either by mail or electronically. This publication is packed with technical articles on receiver restoration, diagnosing faults, making repairs and member news. For calendar years previous to the current year, electronic copies of the Newsletter can be accessed (where available) and downloaded by current members in good standing. Passwords to access this section will be sent annually to those members taking out membership in the current year (starting in 2010).
Networking: Opportunity to network with like-minded folks—radio restorers, collectors, repairers, historians etc.— by joining local chapters, attending member-organized swap-meets and local meetings to chin-wag about radio-related topics.
Website: The CVRS website provides updated meeting information, membership and contact information, as well as access to radio-related information and links of interest to Members (the CVRS is in the process of a major re-vamp to the website over the coming months).
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