Monthly Archives: March 2012

Build Log and Review: Mable Audio VT-86PP Kit Hi-Fi Amp Project [Chinese Gear]

About a year ago, someone left a comment that really looked like spam on one of my pages advertising a web store selling tube audio gear and parts for guitar and audio amplifiers. Against everything I’ve ever learned about behaving … Continue reading

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QFC Value Club Card

The Advantage Card is practically mandatory at my local QFC grocery store if their steak prices are any indication:  

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Antique Tube Box Art

I took a gamble on a box-lot of parts from Craigslist, and it turned out to be an excellent find. One of the things I found was a collection of tubes in their original boxes from 1926. That doesn’t happen … Continue reading

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1936 Grunow 566 Repair Finished! [Part 2]

I started this radio a few days ago in Part 1. I left off with the radio up on the bench ready for service. It had a lot of issues with the power supply – and as I discovered while … Continue reading

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What’s been your most difficult challenge at work, and how did you overcome it? [Crazy Boat Connections]

I was swapping war stories with another technology professional the other day and we got to talking about our “best problem” scenarios. I happen to have an interesting story from my days as IT Manager of the Las Vegas Casino … Continue reading

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Next Project: 1936 Grunow 566 Radio Repair [Part 1]

I’m off to a good start for my March projects, fixing up the Grunow 588. Next up is my Grunow 566 from the year before, from 1936. I picked this one up from eBay in shockingly good original condition – … Continue reading

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1937 Grunow 588 Radio Repair

I finally had a free day with no major commitments and was able to finally get some work done on my projects – it’s been a productive day. I picked up this nice example of a Grunow 588 “Teledial” radio … Continue reading

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