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Author:  wozzer6 [ Sun May 13, 2018 15:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Field Telephone

guys, can you help. Just bought field telephone that when batteries inserted and key switched, blown into handset but appears to be nothing, anything i can check or any ideas.

Author:  Correspondent [ Sun May 13, 2018 16:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Field Telephone

Are holding/pressing the handset key down when you transmit ..??

Author:  wozzer6 [ Sun May 13, 2018 16:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Field Telephone

yes nothing, cleaned handset points still nothing

Author:  blueknighttbk [ Sun May 13, 2018 16:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Field Telephone

has the handset got the microphone and speaker?

Author:  Correspondent [ Sun May 13, 2018 16:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Field Telephone

That's a good point ... when I got mine took me a while to realise something was missing ... managed to get correct ones from a guy in the US ... was a while ago now though, couldn't tell you who or where he was, sorry.

Author:  Correspondent [ Sun May 13, 2018 16:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Field Telephone

Could maybe replace the handset complete ..??

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WWII-US-Army ... XQVT9S6rsJ

Author:  blueknighttbk [ Sun May 13, 2018 16:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Field Telephone

Best way I've found is to check the bits with a known working model. Then you have a better idea where the problem lies. SOmetimes it's just dirty connections.

Author:  wozzer6 [ Mon May 14, 2018 6:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Field Telephone

thanks guys will try with another

Author:  Correspondent [ Mon May 14, 2018 14:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Field Telephone

Just out of interest on this ... even after I got both my speaker and ear pieces from the States, mine still wouldn't work, closer inspection revealed that the left side battery contact had snapped at some point .. pic attached shows the repair I did ... you have probably checked but there could be something similar going on ..??

Author:  wozzer6 [ Tue May 15, 2018 8:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Field Telephone

ok thanks will check and both the speaker and microphone are there

Author:  wozzer6 [ Wed May 16, 2018 17:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Field Telephone

till i can check with another, i've just done the last resort test hand over terminals and cranked it up and yes a little kick.

Author:  Meekumslr [ Sun May 20, 2018 21:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Field Telephone

Hi,
I restore and sell tele sets ‘F’ as well as parts.
If you’re either near London or going to War & Peace Revival, you’re more than welcome to test with a set from my stall/ stock.
There are numerous reasons they don’t work but most problems can be sorted cheaply.
Neil.

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