Gates Harris Yard 80 Solid State Console

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Gates Harris Yard 80 Solid State Console

Post by Bill DeFelice » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:39 pm

OO, I realize that this is probably a long shot but I figured I'd ask the braintrust.

I'm restoring a Gates Yard 80 solid state console, which happens to be the actual first console I started in radio as a teen. I'm hoping to perform a partial restoration for this year's reunion of our former high school radio alumni.

I'm wondering if anyone has either a manual or any pictures of the inside of this beast, as it looks as if it was modified from the time it was installed in late 1973 / early 1974. While the unit has been disassembled for repainting I did see at least one thing that wasn't "factory" and, if possible, I'd like to get as close to factory as possible. Photo below shows the console:

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Any shades of wisdom that can be offered is most appreciated. BTW: In case you're curious, the young lad on the right happens to be me.
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Re: Gates Harris Yard 80 Solid State Console

Post by Shane » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:54 pm

Bill,

Nice pic! Dude.

I think I have one of those in storage. If I can get to it, I should be able to get some internal pictures. I don't know if this one has been modified but it may be obvious once I get inside. Might have a manual if we get real lucky.
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Re: Gates Harris Yard 80 Solid State Console

Post by Bill DeFelice » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:52 pm

The manual would be great but the pics would be helpful. There's an extra transformer in the unit which looks too much of a non-factory install, judging by how it's mounted. Appreciate anything you might be able to muster up. Thanks in advance.
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