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Vintage Lafayette HB-333 CB Base Radio

danmcclain

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Looking for the tube layout and list of tubes used for this radio.

Thanks, Beachcomber
 

2RT307

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Is the Lafayette like the old Robyn/Gemtronics/Teaberry models? They were all pretty much the same, IIRC.
 

danmcclain

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Is the Lafayette like the old Robyn/Gemtronics/Teaberry models? They were all pretty much the same, IIRC.
I'm not sure about that, but remembered I had a second HB-333 with all the tubes. So made a chart of where the tubes go and what they are. Now I just need to test them.
 

danmcclain

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Looking for the tube layout and list of tubes used for this radio.

Thanks, Beachcomber
Does anyone have Sams CB Volume 8? Need the plug wiring diagram to check the wiring on the plug I'm using for the HB-333. Tubes aren't lighting up.
 

BJ radionut

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Thank you BJ for all your trouble....

Dan: Glad to help. I was never savoy on computer stuff, self taught thru necessity.
So get frustrated with software/hardware when it does not do what/when I want it to!!!:love::D
Then you add this very marginal Frontier internet service, I am stuck with.
This only adds to the issue!!
GL
All the Best
Gary/W9FNB

PS: If you need any of the other pages, let me know.(y)

Were you able to open all the pages I copied?
 
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danmcclain

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Dan: Glad to help. I was never savoy on computer stuff, self taught thru necessity.
So get frustrated with software/hardware when it does not do what/when I want it to!!!:love::D
Then you add this very marginal Frontier internet service, I am stuck with.
This only adds to the issue!!
GL
All the Best
Gary/W9FNB

PS: If you need any of the other pages, let me know.(y)

Were you able to open all the pages I copied?
I've been playing with computers since I was 18 and even I have problems sometimes. You did a great job copying the material I needed and yes I was able to open every one of them. Great Job! Thanks, Gary (Scanning from a book can be tedious work for sure)
 

Recon

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I'm not sure about that, but remembered I had a second HB-333 with all the tubes. So made a chart of where the tubes go and what they are. Now I just need to test them.
Yeah...those "good old" Lafayette base and mobile radios. There was a local Lafayette Radio Store and we often visited the store to drool over the newest radios. My first new base radio was a HB400. My first new mobile radio was a HB625B.
 

danmcclain

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Yeah...those "good old" Lafayette base and mobile radios. There was a local Lafayette Radio Store and we often visited the store to drool over the newest radios. My first new base radio was a HB400. My first new mobile radio was a HB625B.
Yes I collect them "good old" tube radios and have a bunch of them. Restoring them one at a time...My first mobile was a Lafayette 525. Awesome cb radios!
 

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  • @ ButtFuzz:
    on the connector with the green wire, if you short that to a nearby black wire, the power supply will turn on. (for use as a bench supply or whatever)
  • @ ButtFuzz:
    And IIRC, the purple wire is -12VDC, but that is from memory and it does not serve.
  • @ ButtFuzz:
    So if you need, say, 7v, connect + to the Yellow wire and - to the Red wire.
  • @ ButtFuzz:
    or or you need 9v connect + to the yellow wire and - to the orange wire. note: not all PSU's have the orange wire nowadays, as many manufactures had the voltage regulation on the motherboard, and all the power supply gives is 12 vdc
  • @ BJ radionut:
    Thanks ROB will check it out!~!! got to clean the work bench a little make room for that big case :)