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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Jul Sat 02, 2016 1:59 pm 
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Beautiful radios Michael.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Jul Mon 25, 2016 1:28 am 
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Here are 4 Emerson 888's that I have restored this month and a Zenith 500AB.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Jul Mon 25, 2016 1:37 am 
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Not a transistor but certainly related. Its a GC Transistor radio troubleshooter from 1962 in beautiful condition. Works great too!


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Very nice, Cliff. I do like that troubleshooter.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Aug Wed 03, 2016 5:34 pm 
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Nice collection of 888's Cliff, and the 500 also. I have one
888 and a couple 500's, one is the 500H with the oval speaker.
I also have a GC 36-568 with box and all papers. Big bucks in
1962.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Aug Wed 03, 2016 9:21 pm 
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Al, those are outstanding! I love that red Emerson! If you ever have a chance to scan the manual for the transistor tester, I would appreciate a copy of it. I couldnt find anything on the internet about them.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Aug Fri 26, 2016 11:35 pm 
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Well, here are this months additions to the collection. 9 Zenith Royal 500's including ,from left to right, white 500D, black 500B, white/coral 500E, black 500A, black 500H, black 500AB,, white/coral 500E, black 500B, and a red 500E. All working. Some have original caps too.
Alos, a couple of more Emerson 888's. A beautiful, red Explorer and minty black Pioneer. The Explorer is playing fine with its original caps. Had to completely recap the Pioneer.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Hi all! New member here! I've always had an interest in old radios, but have only recently had a chance to start indulging. Here's my little collection (from top to bottom):

Magnavox 1R 1001
Mitsubishi 6X-870
Panasonic R-109

The Magnavox works the best of the bunch, with fully functional tuner and volume control. The Mitsubishi also works, but the volume is stuck at one level. The Panasonic looks like it needs a good amount of work, but I won't know how much until I get the chassis out of the case. I'm not much with electronics, but I'm going to get better, as I want to restore all three of these radios and others that I find. I'm thankful to come across this forum and see so many radio enthusiasts!

Thanks!

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Bob,

Welcome to the forum. I like the looks of the Mitsubishi, and I suspect the Panasonic will be a good performer.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Welcome to ARF, Bob !

The Panasonic is a good performer when working, but tough to remove chassis due to dial pointer mechanics. I posted a thread on mine a few years back which could help:

http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/vie ... 4&t=187449

If you need the service info, let me know...

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Three radios followed me home from a local antique radio meet Sunday. (9/25/16)
First is a Panasonic RF-811 AM-FM portable. The radio works quite well but is missing the tip on the antenna and the screw that holds the back on.
Second is a Panasonic RF-800 AM-FM portable. This radio also works but is missing the tip and one or two sections of the antenna.
Third is a Channel Master 6437A six band portable. Again, the radio works including fine tuning, AFC and dial light. It is missing the plastic tubes that hold the batteries. On AC power there is a light hum. Volume and tone controls need cleaning and the AM band seems a little weak. But I still think I did OK.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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A free Sony MR-9300 WA. Had green corrosion on the battery connections. Works well after cleanup with a # 120 sanding block.
Supposedly a b*** wave radio sort of gadget. In AM & FM mono receives & sounds great. No power cord but I can gin one up easily to run off 6 VDC by temporarily tacking onto the battery springs.

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I've seen dates of either 1968 or 1972 mentioned. Looks & feels more like '72ish. Simple to operate and rather hefty. I'll be keeping this one.

Wow, listening to KGO-AM San Francisco from Santa Barbara area, clean and quiet. Two feet from my desktop PC and 3' from the flatscreen, no noise. I have no other radio that works as well on AM broadcast.

1972 Sony -- No Baloney

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Nov Sun 27, 2016 12:43 am 
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Not a very colorful collection but they are transistor radios!
They hardly ever work right when I have found them so get them real cheap at hamfests. Broken wires, bad battery clips, bad or non existent solder joints are usually the problem.
There is also a cube cigarette lighter and a tray that fits three of the cube radios. Both pretty rare to find I believe.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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my Panasonic rf-032.. new to forum. I had this one for a while. I always liked this little guy though. got it for 25 cents at a thrift shop it was mixed in with a box of cassette tapes.. its not much bigger than the cassette case.

I been fiddling around a little with these old radios. I think radios were made right back then. not these modern chip computer boards. my in-home tuner of choice is an old GE floor model from 1958. no solid state in there. nice sound.. its also the coffee table.


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found a box of new and used Radio Shack radios.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Paid thirty for these today. Hope that's not considered too much.
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Paid thirty for these today. Hope that's not considered too much.
http://i.imgur.com/7YAp1uQ.jpg

For five bucks each you did OK.
If you were to completely dis-assemble any one of them, the value of the separate parts, tuner, VC, IF cans, earphone jack, speaker, interstage and output transformers, ferrite antenna, and Transistors, would exceed your cost handily.

I have a 7 Transistor Silvertone like yours; very good receiver.

I like the styling on the horizontal set in the middle; is it an Arvin?

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Paid thirty for these today. Hope that's not considered too much.
http://i.imgur.com/7YAp1uQ.jpg

For five bucks each you did OK.
If you were to completely dis-assemble any one of them, the value of the separate parts, tuner, VC, IF cans, earphone jack, speaker, interstage and output transformers, ferrite antenna, and Transistors, would exceed your cost handily.

I have a 7 Transistor Silvertone like yours; very good receiver.

I like the styling on the horizontal set in the middle; is it an Arvin?

Yea, it's an Arvin. I don't know the model since the sticker is missing on the inside. You wouldn't have the schematic to that Silvertone, would you?

Edit: It's an Arvin 60R49 that you were asking about. I just ID'ed it.

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You wouldn't have the schematic to that Silvertone, would you?.

probably.
PM your email addy, as posting it here on the board with the size limit makes it microscopic to read.

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Found these in a box lot at a auction.


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