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Author Topic: Restauration and modernisation of an old rotary dial phone  (Read 17087 times)

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Nice. Hopefully your post people get off strike.
Yeah, that would be great. At least Deutsche Post is not our only mail deliverer, as there's Hermes, UPS, TNT and DPD available here.
But yeah, almost every online shop uses DHL (Deutsche Post). Some packets are delayed over two weeks now and we haven't received any packages for the entire week. Still their share has some nice value drops so that should hopefully remind them that the mailmans don't get much money if they make such a loss. And actually the mailmans at DHL are paid the best of all mail delivery companies here, so yeah.
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Nice. Hopefully your post people get off strike.
Yeah, that would be great. At least Deutsche Post is not our only mail deliverer, as there's Hermes, UPS, TNT and DPD available here.
But yeah, almost every online shop uses DHL (Deutsche Post). Some packets are delayed over two weeks now and we haven't received any packages for the entire week. Still their share has some nice value drops so that should hopefully remind them that the mailmans don't get much money if they make such a loss. And actually the mailmans at DHL are paid the best of all mail delivery companies here, so yeah.
Yeah that's the issue with jobs in the public sector. Most jobs from the government are paid twice as much as everyone else, yet they are the first people to go on strike the minute they don't get a 5% wage increase instead of 4.99%. But of course it depends of the circumstances too: Sometimes they try to lay off many people or stuff like that so I can understand that they would go on strike to protest. Anyway hopefully you get your package soon. It would be cool to see this phone in action (eg calling to some random company with an automated phone message with options or one of those rickroll phone numbers so you won't disturb someone :P) in a video or something.
Yeah sure, I am going to post a video when it arrives.
Btw. Deutsche Post is not from the government; it is its own company since some years now.
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The module did not yet arrive nor have I built the module yet, but I still want to show you that it rings:
<iframe width="640" height="385" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iqHF9XrnQUw?fs=1&start=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Aah I thought that Deutsche Post was governemental like Canada and US post. They tend to be much cheaper, but often takes a while to deliver stuff.

Also nice to hear the ringing into action :D
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Haha, the module did finally arrive (2 of them xD).
But the speaker died. I ordered a new one online - using another postal company - so it should arrive soon hopefully.
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Ouch at the speaker. Did you get a refund?
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Ouch at the speaker. Did you get a refund?
Well, I have to send one of the modules back. About the speaker, well, the phone was from a flea market, so no. I paid 11€ for a new one, so its not too bad ;)
I am really looking forward getting this done.
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Oh I see. I thought you got the part brand new.
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Oh I see. I thought you got the part brand new.
Which part?
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DJ, he bought a used phone, the speaker died. It's unrelated to the converter he bought new online. :P

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Oh OK I thought that the one he had just bought died nearly immediately. I hate when I buy something and it stops working after just a day or two. >.<

Anyway, I can't wait to see the phone into its final state :)
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Oh OK I thought that the one he had just bought died nearly immediately. I hate when I buy something and it stops working after just a day or two. >.<

Anyway, I can't wait to see the phone into its final state :)
All the replacement parts arrived yesterday and I finished it.
It works finally ;D

EDIT:
Here are the new pictures of the final phone:



And the pulse converter:


If you want a video of it in action, I can do that as well.
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Awesome, also A video would be nice :)
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Awesome! Almost like new or mint condition now ^.^
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Wow, that looks like it'd be in a museum.
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