- December 16, 2014 at 7:12 pm #6305
Welcome to the VI Chapter Forum! This is where members can chat about any topic of interest: restoration, upcoming events, general news – or simply socialize. Feel free to start a topic or join ongoing conversations. And non-members are invited to participate as well! Regardless of whether you are a Forum Participant or full CVRS member, you can post to our members here. Cheers, everybody!July 13, 2015 at 8:05 pm #6913ClassicsGuyForum Participant
My first time checking in to the Vancouver Island forum. My father was in the electronics business since WWII days. Out of the war he worked at radio/TV shops until he opened his own business here in Victoria. Once he retired, we started to work on vintage auto radios, then progressed to everything from a cylinder gramophone player to a 1949 Motorola TV. He is 92 now and although alive and well, he is no longer able to participate. He sure introduced me to a fun hobby, though.September 6, 2015 at 7:37 pm #7016
Hey there, Classicsguy.
Sorry for the long delay in responding. By now you have probably given up checking on replies. Can’t do much except blame the summer, I guess. Now that it’s September, vintage radio seems to be coming back to mind. I’m interpreting your post to be that you are in Victoria, correct? And still restoring vintage gear? What are you focussing on now, given that you seem to have worked on almost every kind of device already?
DonSeptember 8, 2015 at 11:59 am #7025Gary AlbachCVRS Member
Hi, ClassicsGuy! Welcome to the Vancouver Island forum, and my apologies too for not saying ‘hello’ sooner. I’m in Victoria and there’s a group of us down here with common interests in the hobby. Can send you details on local activities if you like.
GaryNovember 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm #7134ClassicsGuyForum Participant
Well, now it is my turn to be late posting. It is just a hobby for me. My father and I have likely restored 150 radios, home and auto, during the prime of his early retirement. He was always the Master and I was the pupil. At 92 now, he does no electronics anymore but we have kept his bench for him anyways. I still quiz him on certain problem projects to keep his mind active and it is surprising what he is able to contribute. I have finally started on the 49 Motorola. My father actually got it as a trade-in in the 1970s and it worked back then! Most complex restoration I have ever faced and I hope I can pull it off.
I also have a 1958 Corvette wonder-bar radio coming in that I will be restoring. Just a hobby now but fun!
Attachments:December 13, 2015 at 7:32 am #7193
Nice to see someone restoring early TV sets. I keep fantasizing finding one in a garage sale, which is probably why I have hung on to the TV repair books I’ve accumulated over the years. What have you done with all the radios you and your father restored? Were they done mainly for other people or do you have a sizeable collection?December 27, 2016 at 10:21 am #8332Brent MarshForum Participant
New to radios and this forum. I’m from Parksville. I have 3 tube radio’s and 1974 Sherwood S-7200
BrentJanuary 5, 2017 at 9:49 am #8361
Hi Brent and welcome to the CVRS Forum. I’m a long way away from you: North Nanaimo right next to Lantzville! lol
In fact, we have an increasing number of full CVRS members on Vancouver Island and have organized a Vancouver Island Network with members from Victoria to Sayward. If you ever decide to upgrade to a paid membership and want to be a part, get in touch!
In the meantime, what are you up to, vintage radio-wise? You can’t be completely new to the field if you have already accumulated 3 tube sets. 🙂
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