Recent content by tweeter103

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    Carbon Arc Super Trouper Maintenance

    Totally rewired, back together, and arced up at the first strike. Very happy chappy. She goes out on tour this week on a touring trade show "Cx Roadshow" as the feature piece for the drinks session after the show closes each day. If you are in Australia come along. Sydney Monday 10 Feb. then...
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    Carbon Arc Super Trouper Maintenance

    If by "current" you mean relatively late model obsolete carbon arc Super Troupers, then yes, can you shoot me a couple of photos of them. I'm interested working or not if they are carbon arcs. Not interested if xenons. Maybe interested in some parts if they were carbons and were converted to...
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    Clear-Com vs. Walkie Talkies

    Yes, Walkie Talkies are the toys that radio shack sell, the earlier references to Walkie Talkies refer to "cheap" and yes, they are cheaper than a waired Clear-Com. In my post I also referred to "Commercial 2 way radios" and yes that's another name for what you are calling two-way production...
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    Carbon Arc Super Trouper Maintenance

    I'm in the process of restoring a couple of Super Troupers, no, not for commercial followspot duties - unfortunately, for all the reasons mentioned in http://www.controlbooth.com/threads/carbon-arc-followspots.32767/#post-288148 and several other posts. They will be retro special feature/museum...
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    Clear-Com vs. Walkie Talkies

    As already mentioned Walkie Talkies are "Simplex" only one can talk at a time. Commercial 2 way radios MAY be 'half duplex' ie a transmit and a recieve frequency, but now you have added a base station, no longer are you in the "walkie talke" price region. A stage communication system MUST be...