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Philcoradio.com Tech Section

At the WorkbenchThis section of the Philcoradio.com website is provided to assist you in servicing your own Philco.

A large number of articles may be found in this section of our website. Some of these articles may be applicable to Philco models other than the one(s) listed. As an example, other Philco sets may develop a bad mica condenser in the oscillator circuit as presented in the No Reception Problem in Model 90 service hint. Please look through all of these. You will find a great deal of helpful information here.

A complete list of tech articles available in this section of our site may be found in the index at right.

The Restoration Notebook pages may be found here.

The late Stewart Schooley's tips on recreating photofinishes may be found here.

These articles are intended for the more experienced collector. If you are just getting started in collecting and restoring your own radios, it is suggested that you visit the following website for some helpful beginner advice:
Phil's Old Radios - The Radio Beginner

It would also be a good idea for you to invest in some books dealing with the repair of vintage radios. Visit the Philcoradio.com Bookstore, which features many of these.

Wondering how to restring that dial cord? There is an online resource which covers many (not all) of the Philco sets made between 1939 and 1946, along with those of all other major manufacturers. It is located at The Old Radio Fixer-Upper Guy's website.

More Philco service hints may be found at the Philco Repair Bench.

Are you in need of parts, tubes, schematics, supplies, etc. for your Philco or other radio? Please visit the Resources pages on this site.

Disclaimer:

These hints and tips are provided here as a convenience to our site visitors. Use them at your own risk. A solid working knowledge of vintage electronics is essential in using these hints and tips. If you do not feel comfortable troubleshooting your own set, we strongly suggest that you invest in several good books on the subject of servicing antique radios and study these as you practice on an unwanted radio, until you feel comfortable working on them. Old radios contain high voltages that can injure and/or kill! Ron Ramirez shall not be liable for any loss, inconvenience or damage, including direct, special, incidental, or consequential damages, resulting from the use or misuse of the technical hints and tips presented herein.