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 Post subject: ADMIRAL Y909A, seek manual and assistance
PostPosted: Jan Mon 30, 2017 2:42 am 
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Hello! Long story short: looking for a user manual for Y909 and advice on operation. My grandfather gave me his Admiral 30+ years ago. I vividly remember listening to aviation traffic and amateur and pro radio from across the world with him, but I have not used the radio since he gave it to me. He passed 25+ years ago. I just got the radio out today, and it's smell and feel brings back many good memories. Unfortunately, I can only tune in AM stations. I may be using it incorrectly, the transistors may be bad, or any of a number of different issues - but I just don't have the knowledge base to know. Looking for advice to get this radio up & running. Would like to start a radio collection in grandfather's honor, with this radio as the foundation. Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: ADMIRAL Y909A, seek manual and assistance
PostPosted: Jan Tue 31, 2017 3:07 am 
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Welcome to ARF !

Froggy115 has one of these and they are great looking radios. He also has the original user's manual and has offered a copy to anyone who'd like one---please see this link: http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtop ... 5&t=179329

Hopefully he'll see your post and jump in !

Good luck with the Admiral and your future collection ! But be aware, it can be a hard habit to break...

John


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 Post subject: Re: ADMIRAL Y909A, seek manual and assistance
PostPosted: Jan Tue 31, 2017 3:22 am 
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A manual is offered in this old post: http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtop ... 5&t=179329
A PM to the poster (Froggy115) may end as an easy answer to your quest.

Also, be aware that the aviation and marine bands are not operational anymore - those frequencies have changed since 1961. There was a post a while back in which the frequency changes from past to present were listed - but I couldn't find that post.

If the radio plays AM just fine, then the transistors are fine. It's a band frequency issue which may be caused by one of several issues - starting with too many electronic appliances possibly being too close to the radio.

You've come to the right forum if you wish to start a collection. :D

Edit: I see that John cited Frogry115's post while I was going about my usually slow way of replying.


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 Post subject: Re: ADMIRAL Y909A, seek manual and assistance
PostPosted: Feb Thu 02, 2017 7:21 pm 
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Ride 2176.....
PM me with your e-mail address and I can scan my original manual and send you a e-file. I also have Service Manuals (Admiral & Photofact) that may be helpful if the radio is not working properly.
Good Luck,
Bob


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 Post subject: Re: ADMIRAL Y909A, seek manual and assistance
PostPosted: Feb Thu 02, 2017 10:26 pm 
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I created a post a while back on the Admiral All World Model 909 radio versions that you might be interested in looking at:

http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/vie ... 4&t=278147


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 Post subject: Re: ADMIRAL Y909A, seek manual and assistance
PostPosted: Feb Fri 03, 2017 6:42 pm 
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Ride 2176.........

If you no longer want help or assistance, please let us know so we don't waste our time with responses.
Bob


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 Post subject: Re: ADMIRAL Y909A, seek manual and assistance
PostPosted: Feb Sat 04, 2017 6:34 pm 
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Gentlemen,
Truly appreciate your insight and offers to assist! Sincere apologies for my delay in response.

PM forthcoming Froggy!

Thank you,
Rob


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 Post subject: Re: ADMIRAL Y909A, seek manual and assistance
PostPosted: Feb Sat 04, 2017 9:00 pm 
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Rob,
I sent you 5 e-mails with scans of manuals, documentation and information to your personal e-mail.

Good luck with your radio and glad I could help.
Bob :)


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 Post subject: Re: ADMIRAL Y909A, seek manual and assistance
PostPosted: Feb Sun 26, 2017 1:47 am 
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Rob (Ride2176)
Just curious if you were able to get your Admiral radio up and working. I'd love to see some pictures of it if you can also.
I hope the information I sent was helpful?
Bob


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