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 Post subject: Zephyr Model AR75 One Transistor Radio
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 2:04 am 
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The Zephyr Model AR75 has only one transistor, no speaker, and no volume control. Although it looks like the Zephyr AR75 has a printed circuit board, the components are actually connected by wires. I was surprised to be able to pick up 2 stations in the Los Angeles area with this one transistor radio! - Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Zephyr Model AR75 One Transistor Radio
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 5:26 am 
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Very nice! Radio Museum shows 1955? Funny how as a child, I used to take those types of radios for granted. Now, I'm really impressed.

Where I live, it wouldn't pick up anything. I'm close to a big city (Memphis) but live in a dead signal zone area for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Zephyr Model AR75 One Transistor Radio
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 5:51 am 
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Very nice. Looks like it was barely used. Makes me wonder if after finding out about the limited reception, it was then put on the shelf. It makes me chuckle when the maker would list components (1 transistor, 2 diode) when the vast majority of people barely know those terms, let alone what they do, especially back in the era this radio was made. I bought a similar looking Kent crystal radio at an estate sale that says "Germanium Radio" on the tuning dial. When I asked the seller what she could tell me about it, she said that the only thing she knew was that it was made in Germany! What does this one say on the dial? Does it have an on/off switch? The radio in it's pristine shape alone is a find, but with the box too, makes it an excellent one.

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 Post subject: Re: Zephyr Model AR75 One Transistor Radio
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 5:52 am 
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nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Zephyr Model AR75 One Transistor Radio
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 6:36 am 
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I have one;
it uses a Hitachi AJ54 oval Transistor, and I too was amazed that it could actually receive several stations with no external antenna connection. It does perform better when using a small whip antenna. Mine was missing the logo, so I put a gold colored pinstripe strip in the logo indentation. I may also have the box for it, can't remember (ravages of old age, eh eh).


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