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 Post subject: Vintage Zenith Trans-Oceanic--NOT!
PostPosted: Oct Mon 12, 2020 1:57 pm 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-ZENITH-Trans-Oceanic-Short-Wave-Radio/392975388899?hash=item5b7f2890e3:g:2hoAAOSwOCdfgiFj

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Zenith Trans-Oceanic--NOT!
PostPosted: Oct Mon 12, 2020 2:10 pm 
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To be fair .... the seller says in the ad that it looks home made but they don't know. A radio enthusiast would definitely know, so ... no harm, no foul.

It sorta' looks looks a poor-boy attempt at a first ham receiver., and maybe once a youngster got done paying for the transmitter this was all they could afford.


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Zenith Trans-Oceanic--NOT!
PostPosted: Oct Mon 12, 2020 3:35 pm 
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I thought it was kind of interesting myself. I tried to make out the chassis number on the rear apron, but couldn't.

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Zenith Trans-Oceanic--NOT!
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I am still looking at the dial, interesting. Why does it have 0 to 60 secs or mins on the outer portion ?
And what does the bottom where it says "SPLIT SECOND" ???


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Zenith Trans-Oceanic--NOT!
PostPosted: Oct Mon 12, 2020 6:16 pm 
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pauls.ironhorse wrote:
......Why does it have 0 to 60 secs or mins on the outer portion ?
And what does the bottom where it says "SPLIT SECOND" ???
".....A second, red, "split second" pointer is used for logging shortwave stations. The split-second pointer moves more rapidly than the main tuner, making one circuit of the entire dial when the main pointer moves about half an inch. The dial perimeter is marked in gradations from 1 to 60, allowing you to record very fine tuning positions......"

Explanation taken from Phil's Old Radios:

https://www.antiqueradio.org/zen29.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Zenith Trans-Oceanic--NOT!
PostPosted: Oct Mon 12, 2020 6:20 pm 
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If a previous repairman can be trusted, Riders page 9-16 shows the schematic for the 6S330/6S361 chassis 5648:

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Good detective work!

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[quote="Eliot Ness"]".....A second, red, "split second" pointer is used for logging shortwave stations. The split-second pointer moves more rapidly than the main tuner, making one circuit of the entire dial when the main pointer moves about half an inch. The dial perimeter is marked in gradations from 1 to 60, allowing you to record very fine tuning positions......"[/i]
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Thanks, makes perfect sense, so it is basically the bandspread indicator.

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It looks like someone had an old chassis and wanted to make something out of it. If the builder was a ham, he should have added a BFO.

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