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Old 03-13-2017, 05:52 PM
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Trash Find: Westinghouse H-669T5 Clock/Radio

I found a nice older Westinghouse clock/radio model H-669T5 and I was wondering if anyone has anymore information (Perhaps a schematic or a service manual). The radio has 5 tubes and the clock part has a Telechron movement. Anyway I think the radio is in great shape but will definitely benefit from a through cleaning.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:31 PM
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The schematic is in Sam's Folder 392-13. PM me your email if you need the schematic. It hasn't any info on the clock.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:31 PM
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I've got the same radio, never bothered looking for the schematic. A simple AA5 like this is easy to recap/fix without a schematic unless some component somehow burned it's label off.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:50 PM
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The schematic is in Sam's Folder 392-13. PM me your email if you need the schematic. It hasn't any info on the clock.
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Thanks PM with email sent

Also does anyone have any information on the clock part?
And what is the proper way to remove the back? I took out the screws and removed the power cord but there are two wires attached to the back cover (Antenna?)
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:53 PM
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I've got the same radio, never bothered looking for the schematic. A simple AA5 like this is easy to recap/fix without a schematic unless some component somehow burned it's label off.
Hi Tom,
Your right looks like 1000+ other radio's under the hood. You never know what Solid State's had electronic's experience with.
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:24 PM
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Thanks PM with email sent

Also does anyone have any information on the clock part?
And what is the proper way to remove the back? I took out the screws and removed the power cord but there are two wires attached to the back cover (Antenna?)

You have to un-solder them in many cases. Some radios used clips or connectors. If this type of radio is new to you, please note that it is an electrically hot chassis. It's connected directly to your household power. There is no isolation transformer. You may have to seach the internet for info on the clock. See if there is a manufacturers name on the clock. Schematics sent.
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:13 PM
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Yeah this is only my second tubed radio. I am not a very good at soldering so I can not really do a restore

Also it looks like the wires are soldered to the antenna on the back

What is that gunk on the wires? I tried to get a clear picture but I could not
the wires are not cloth covered but covered in a type of plastic insulation

I once found (also a trash find) a Dynaco DynaTuner FM-1 and a Dynaco PAS but I sold those on eBay
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:57 AM
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That gunk on the antenna wires could be old grease from the clock motor dripping over the years.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:31 AM
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That gunk on the antenna wires could be old grease from the clock motor dripping over the years.
The radio's about 55 yo. It's probably plasticizer leaching from the insulation. That nastyness can be cleaned up with a solvent like brake cleaner.
Is the clock running? If not, it's probably grease hardened up in the rotor, the copper colored part in the clock assembly.
Look up "Telechron" on the internet.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:37 PM
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The radio's about 55 yo. It's probably plasticizer leaching from the insulation. That nastyness can be cleaned up with a solvent like brake cleaner.
Is the clock running? If not, it's probably grease hardened up in the rotor, the copper colored part in the clock assembly.
Look up "Telechron" on the internet.
Yes the clock runs. I always loved the type of clocks that have a "sweeping" second hand as opposed to the "Tick Tick Tick" every second as battery powered clocks do.

The radio also works it is filthy inside but looks to not had much use. It picks up a few New York AM stations and I believe one Connecticut station

600KHZ 660KHZ and 880KHZ (as checked on a digital tuned radio) I am in the Trumbull, CT area I don't even know the names of the stations I am picking up

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Old 03-14-2017, 11:48 PM
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This might help id the stations:

http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/loc...req=&sort=freq

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Old 03-15-2017, 12:08 AM
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I was listening to
600KHZ WICC Bridgeport, CT (7.1 Miles away) and 660KHZ WFAN New York, NY (40.5 Miles away) and 880KHZ WCBS New York, NY (40.5 Miles away)
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:59 AM
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I always wondered just how many 35W4 rectifier / 50C5 output amps were made in various radios and phonographs over the years.
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