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 Post subject: Finally it can be all mine
PostPosted: Jan Wed 11, 2017 1:21 pm 
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I have been patiently waiting for the price of this set to drop and after 6 years plus it gets slashed by $5.00 so I can finally afford it but now I can't remember why I wanted it.
Ed

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 Post subject: Re: Finally it can be all mine
PostPosted: Jan Wed 11, 2017 3:10 pm 
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Spoken like a true collector.

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 Post subject: Re: Finally it can be all mine
PostPosted: Jan Wed 11, 2017 3:44 pm 
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LOL, I was just wondering the other day whether that radio was still around. I'd gotten so good at ignoring it, I hadn't noticed it in about a year.

Built like a tank. Weird battery, and you can't use it on AC without a battery in place.

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 Post subject: Re: Finally it can be all mine
PostPosted: Jan Wed 11, 2017 4:14 pm 
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That said its a great performer, Really hot with a tuned RF stage and the tone is great. If you do get it Ed I can walk you through the restoration. A battery substitute can be found for not too much so its not that big of a deal.

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 Post subject: Re: Finally it can be all mine
PostPosted: Jan Fri 13, 2017 8:51 am 
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Some years back I tried to contact the seller but I could never get a response which leaves me wondering if it is some sort of test.
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 Post subject: Re: Finally it can be all mine
PostPosted: Jan Fri 13, 2017 11:04 pm 
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I think I would like the multi-band version of this type of GE portable. I wouldn't be able to afford much more than $100 or so. It might be a very interesting project someday. Thinking a modern DC to DC converter circuit to replace the vibrator, but that might generate "hash".
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