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    Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 7:23pm
Not sure if this has been mentioned elsewhere but there is (possibly) going to be a second run on Fred Konopaskas XY Monitor Kit. Needs at least 20 orders for the second run to go ahead, its basically a modern Amplifone clone consisting of HV and Deflection boards, for more info see  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1060033634089063/  .  I stumbled across it whilst failing to find an Amplifone HV board, just wondered if anyone else is going to order one or have an opinion on it?




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I've got an order in with the second batch
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What yoke and tube do you have to use?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote radfoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 8:52pm
Originally posted by Hurray Banana Hurray Banana wrote:

I've got an order in with the second batch
Ah, good, me too, hope he gets the 20+ he needs to do the second batch. Thought many will miss it with all the info being on facebook.

Originally posted by Alpha1 Alpha1 wrote:

What yoke and tube do you have to use?
From what I understand an Amplifone or 6100 will work fine but think it is designed to work with TV donor tubes either 13", 19" and 25".  It seems Fred removes the vertical ferite and re-winds, also some good information over on klov on yoke winding.

I'm interested in a 19" monitor, so from what I understand the vertical windings of an Amplifone is not too tricky to replicate on a tube with a fat neck. Just find a donor tube with as low as possible resistance on the horizontal winding (2 ohm or less).  I have an amplifone yoke I intend to copy the windings from, I could just swap it over but leaving the yoke on and rewinding the vertical saves having to mess with convergence.


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Ordered one, orders still open and Fred says over half way there...

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Apparently orders are up to 15 now, think it will be close.
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Hi,

I could be interested in one of these, whats the price??

Is there any way to place an order if you are not on Facebook??

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If any of you go ahead with this - I had a repro flyback for an Amplifone on the "For Sale" a while back.  Bought from the USA as a spare, but never used - back when I had some SW projects (long time gone before you ask).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2017 at 7:54pm
Originally posted by Syrup2407 Syrup2407 wrote:

Hi,

I could be interested in one of these, whats the price??

Is there any way to place an order if you are not on Facebook??

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$349 and you just paypal the money to the guy building them so I see no reason why you NEED to be on FB. Although it will probably help for updates and such.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote radfoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2017 at 7:06pm
Originally posted by Syrup2407 Syrup2407 wrote:

Hi,

I could be interested in one of these, whats the price??

Is there any way to place an order if you are not on Facebook??

Cheers,

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Facebook is a pain, though there is quite a bit of information to read about the kit. This was the post Fred made over on facebook, is lots more information on there so if you can login that would be best. 




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If you want to totally roll your own, you can get NEW amplifone PCBs here, though you'd need to source heatsinks for both boards and the focus block, MC1, the LOPT and the secondary transformer for the HV board.

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Pre ordered one.  :-)  That's a laugh all i have is controller!

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17, pre orders recievd so far.  He will leave order open. Looks like it is a go!
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Originally posted by Dave2084 Dave2084 wrote:

If you want to totally roll your own, you can get NEW amplifone PCBs here, though you'd need to source heatsinks for both boards and the focus block, MC1, the LOPT and the secondary transformer for the HV board.

Yeah, I had been thinking of building the HV from there. Dez (from http://www.amazingarcading.com.au/) has also been working on a pre-built Universal HV board for Amplifone and/or WG6100 though progress has been slow recently.
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Originally posted by b1ffb0ff b1ffb0ff wrote:

Pre ordered one.  :-)  That's a laugh all i have is controller!

We can have fun making a new monitor! 
So the hunt is on for suitable TVs monitors with donor tubes and suitable yokes!

Don't think I'll leave to have all this fun on your own
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:-) Mr Langley i think i will probably electrocute my self if left to have all the fun on my own... :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote radfoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2017 at 7:44pm
Apparently Fred received the 20 minimum required so going to happen :-)  

Orders are also still open for now if anyone else is interested.
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Originally posted by b1ffb0ff b1ffb0ff wrote:

:-) Mr Langley i think i will probably electrocute my self if left to have all the fun on my own... :-)

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