Here are all
the original pages from the 1952 Practical Television magazines
which describe how to build the ARGUS television receiver, using
a 6-inch ex-WD tube of your choice and lots of EF50s and SP61s.
The articles are set out here in the correct order.
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details were not included although specially made cabinets were
available from Messrs. Tallon, of Rugby. In any case the design
is simple and should not be too difficult for a competent person
to produce today.
this televisor if you thoroughly understand how to handle very high
voltages safely. This unit incorporates a mains power transformer
producing 2000 volts with a relatively low source impedance - one
touch will kill. Serious prospective builders would also be well
advised to look at my sheet of modifications found necessary HERE.
really is electronic television at its most simple... Enjoy !
and start of description of the vision receiver.
Concluding the vision
receiver... Introduction to the sound receiver.
List of the
components you'll need and their prices !
sound receiver. RF coil winding data.
to the timebases.
and sync separator circuit I ended up actually using!
timebases. Introduction to the mains EHT and CRT network. Chassis
EHT and CRT network. How to make the CRT base support and the RF compartment
power supplier... and first switch-on !
and fault finding.
finding and a view of the underside of the power supplier.
Prices of the parts in
pounds, shillings and pence - and where to get them !
the price list. Notes on the blueprint, the EHT transformer and some
In case your
converter/modulator should be having an 'off' day, here are details
on how to build a preamplifier.
page describing the preamplifier.
sync separator from the Nov '53 issue.
With thanks to Jon Evans.
The famed Practical
Television 'blueprint' on the Argus, which shows you
where to put everything.