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Old 10-09-2016, 08:29 AM
 
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Hello. Please advice on study materials, like a text book, for NYC civil service radio repair mechanic exam. The book they have is extremely outdated and unhelpful. Thank you in advance.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:13 PM
 
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Did you find anything? I'm also looking with no luck.
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:57 AM
 
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Radio has gone the way of the dinosaur since the invasion of the internet.

Once a year, we radio buffs use to meet out at Flushing Meadows Park ( The Science Pavilion ).
That would be your best bet at obtaining antiquated advise and information from engineering advice to manuscripts.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:21 AM
 
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Radio has gone the way of the dinosaur since the invasion of the internet.

Once a year, we radio buffs use to meet out at Flushing Meadows Park ( The Science Pavilion ).
That would be your best bet at obtaining antiquated advise and information from engineering advice to manuscripts.
i still have my ham licence but not on at all anymore .
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:36 AM
 
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Radio has gone the way of the dinosaur since the invasion of the internet.

Once a year, we radio buffs use to meet out at Flushing Meadows Park ( The Science Pavilion ).
That would be your best bet at obtaining antiquated advise and information from engineering advice to manuscripts.

An old manual may not be that outdated at all. There are far less workers and training programs for repair trades. Most electronic goods are replaced rather than repaired, except for some warranty work.
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:41 PM
 
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Radio has gone the way of the dinosaur since the invasion of the internet.

Once a year, we radio buffs use to meet out at Flushing Meadows Park ( The Science Pavilion ).
That would be your best bet at obtaining antiquated advise and information from engineering advice to manuscripts.
NYC Police, Fire, EMS, Sanitation, DOT, DEP, Corrections, etc... etc....

All use Radios and will so for decades to come. This Radio Repair Tech civil service title is a very good one to work towards.
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:28 PM
 
Location: NY
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An old manual may not be that outdated at all. There are far less workers and training programs for repair trades. Most electronic goods are replaced rather than repaired, except for some warranty work.




Most electronic goods are replaced rather than repaired,

That in itself just made me cry.........................

Our country better get back on track as it has set the stage for a sinking I.Q.
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:34 PM
 
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i still have my ham licence but not on at all anymore .


I still have an Old Cobra 40 Upper Lower , and Tandy converted.
Loved timing a moon skip and messing with crystal ranges.
Last use was a Georgia skip and burning out my 1000 watt linear
almost set my house on fire...........Hahaha..

The glow, the glow! Run to the light,run to the light.................Hahahahaha........
So they sit in the attic as a reminder of a more daring and adventurous time in my life.
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Old Today, 06:34 AM
 
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Radio has gone the way of the dinosaur since the invasion of the internet.

Once a year, we radio buffs use to meet out at Flushing Meadows Park ( The Science Pavilion ).
That would be your best bet at obtaining antiquated advise and information from engineering advice to manuscripts.
I have a radio question you might be able to answer if you are a radio buff. I have a stereo from the 1970s that I started using again and on the FM band sometimes the sound lowers and I hear another frequency that sounds like a private channel broadcast. I can't make out more than a word or two but I heard some lingo that makes me think it might be air traffic control. I don't get that on any other radio but this old stereo receiver. Any idea what that might be?
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Old Today, 10:20 AM
 
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You can find the study guides for any Civil Service exam at PassBooks

I cannot tell you if it helps or not, but people do purchase them!
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