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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Sat 22, 2019 4:13 pm 
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If there was a sub-category for 'pretty ugly', I would submit this Motorola.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Sat 22, 2019 5:39 pm 
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Zenith Y513 . What were they thinking.
Although a pleasure to listen to, great sound with its bass response.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Sat 22, 2019 7:03 pm 
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westcoastjohn wrote:
If there was a sub-category for 'pretty ugly', I would submit this Motorola.


The flowers really set it off!

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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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davep wrote:
Zenith Y513 . What were they thinking.
Although a pleasure to listen to, great sound with its bass response.

My Zenith X337 is no looker either, but it sure does perform!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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Unknown, unloved and thusly, Ugly shall be thy name!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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It obviously needs to meet it's radio soulmate to bring it's beauty back to life!
A makeover, a tender caress of the dials would make her heart sing and swing like it was 1925 again...


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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I bet y'all didn't marry Prom Queens!

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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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I married (and divorced) the daughter of a WW2 vet who was a ham, had a basement full of war surplus tube gear that only he knew how to operate.
He went from North Africa to Berlin and won 3 bronze stars.
He got me interested in radio.
She was 21 back in 1982, 105 lbs. with chestnut silky air and doe brown eyes. Her Mom was German, brought over by her Dad after the war.
She had a radio voice that matched her looks, and could melt a 100 amp fuse.
I learned to NEVER let her talk on my C.B..


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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I reckon them truckers on 19 take too many vitamins!

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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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Got that right.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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This Philco has to rank right up there in the plain/ugly contest. Makes Westcoastjohn's Motorola look like a real beauty in comparison. Not sure what's wrong with the "unknown and unloved" TRF set. It pretty much looks like most of the other 3-dialers I've seen.

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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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very utilitarian....

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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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Reminds me of a small air conditioning unit.
George

P.S. I see what's going on with that Philco design. It's a clock radio without the clock!
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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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I had to go back through photos of radios I've gotten rid of.

These ones weren't as exciting as radios I've kept.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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AE6XF wrote:
...Not sure what's wrong with the "unknown and unloved" TRF set. It pretty much looks like most of the other 3-dialers I've seen.


Well, ugly's in the eye and all that. Just the ugliest I own and I don't hold much interest in old battery sets. I'm sure it's a jewel in the rough; a sow's ear just awaiting its Magic Touch. Inside, that's mud dauber nests over the tuning caps and elsewhere.
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I bet y'all didn't marry Prom Queens!

:) Greg.


Well, I might be a mite handsomer, but ol' Doris can chuck corn and call in the hogs better'n I ever could!

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But she still swoons when we're spoonin'. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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AE6XF wrote:
This Philco has to rank right up there in the plain/ugly contest. Makes Westcoastjohn's Motorola look like a real beauty in comparison. Not sure what's wrong with the "unknown and unloved" TRF set. It pretty much looks like most of the other 3-dialers I've seen.

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It looks like a "generic" soup can!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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palegreenthumb wrote:
I had to go back through photos of radios I've gotten rid of.

These ones weren't as exciting as radios I've kept.

I, too, have a few that are on the way out.
One of them sprayed me with sparks and blew a fuse, downright unfriendly!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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Ed in SoDak wrote:
AE6XF wrote:
...Not sure what's wrong with the "unknown and unloved" TRF set. It pretty much looks like most of the other 3-dialers I've seen.


Well, ugly's in the eye and all that. Just the ugliest I own and I don't hold much interest in old battery sets. I'm sure it's a jewel in the rough; a sow's ear just awaiting its Magic Touch. Inside, that's mud dauber nests over the tuning caps and elsewhere.
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egg wrote:
I bet y'all didn't marry Prom Queens!

:) Greg.


Well, I might be a mite handsomer, but ol' Doris can chuck corn and call in the hogs better'n I ever could!

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But she still swoons when we're spoonin'. :lol:

LOL!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Mon 24, 2019 3:26 am 
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I'm sure it's a jewel in the rough; a sow's ear just awaiting its Magic Touch. Inside, that's mud dauber nests over the tuning caps and elsewhere.

Well I love it, especially those large interstage transformers. If you decide to sell, let me know (although the distance to Florida may make shipping pricy).

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