FERRANTI BAND III
for a band-III convertor, this one has continuous tuning instead of the
more usual mechanical 12 or 13 channel selector switch plus associated fine
tuner (needed to compensate for lack of switching repeatability and / or
The main tuning control operates a cam ('1') which raises or lowers a spring ('2') loaded plate. The cores of several inductors (e.g. '3') are then mechanically connected to this plate.
The standard of assembly is about what I've come to expect from Ferranti having looked at one of their tellies (the T1425). It kind of says "get stuffed you scummy service engineer, we don't like you" as, like the T1425, the chassis mounting screws are near impossioble to access. The picture opposite shows one of the easier ones to access (it's right at the front of the set you can see ~50% of it!)) ; I'd have photo's the others but there is no clear line of site to 'em !
|CURRENT STATE||Seen better days. The cabinet is badly cracked and the tuning scale isn't working. I guess this is a space filler for when a decent one turns up ; you can gaurentee when a decent one turns up it'll be minus a control or have a cracked screen or some other minor fault which requires a donor unit and I'd then kick myself for not grabbing this one whilst I had the chance.|
|WHERE FOUND||£1.50 from a stall at the June 2004 BVWS Harpendon meet. The dealer must have thought I was a right tight skinflint for negotiating a price reduction on something so cheap.|
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