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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Nov Mon 28, 2022 3:54 pm 
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This radio is not old, but was in a terrible state and required restoration.
https://www.us7ign.com/?p=2160
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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Nov Mon 28, 2022 5:02 pm 
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Nice job!


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Dec Mon 12, 2022 5:48 pm 
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US7IGN wrote:
This radio is not old, but was in a terrible state and required restoration.
https://www.us7ign.com/?p=2160
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Is that one of those which had that "non-slip" coating that deteriorates into a sticky mess ? Saw a couple well-reviewed older digital sets on Ebay with that problem and they still wanted high prices !

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Dec Mon 12, 2022 9:36 pm 
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Is that one of those which had that "non-slip" coating that deteriorates into a sticky mess ? Saw a couple well-reviewed older digital sets on Ebay with that problem and they still wanted high prices !
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Yes, but the previous owner already removed this coating. So I never found out what it was.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jan Sun 08, 2023 6:21 pm 
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Here are a few of my vintage Transistor Radios.
A. My recently acquired favorite is a Grundig Satellit 210-6001 it is super clean (like jewelry) sounds superb - I use it mostly on FM to pull in a distant jazz station.
B. Panasonic RF-2200 - I have owned it for a long while, Bought used (i couldn't afford one when new) recently noticed it is only bringing in FM & probably needs service. Toying with trying to clean it internally - using you-tube video as a guide.
C. Schaub Lorenz "touring 140" Casquet type portable radio. Not often seen in USA. works & sounds well ,2 antennas, It is D cell battery ONLY operated. It has a few plugs similar to "S" type. I haven't been using it - because I'd prefer plugging it to 110v house power. like to figure out a way to do this.
E. No picture: Blaupunct "Derby" Casquet type portable. Worked very well, sounded great, with correct transformer. After a family member used the WRONG TRANSFORMER - it only hums - I'll want help to get it repaired.
F. Panasonic RF-888 3 band portable transistor Radio. It has a huge speaker, great tone + loud. To me it is the perfect listening radio to use outdoors & I can use the simple 110v power cord, to plug in to an exterior plug, & enjoy it working or playing. Highly recommended for enjoyable listening.

I'm a new member here. I have been a radio fan since childhood. Now 76 years old. I recently sold a couple of communications receivers because I am limited in space & antenna hanging ability. I also realized I enjoyed the older self contained luxury multi-band radios best. Years ago I had sold off my Zenith T.O collection, to buy the communications receivers - Now regretting it. My RCA TRANS-WORLD was the last to go - I liked it better that the Zeniths - in fact I had a friend near Atlanta who had a wonderful huge RCA tube Communications receiver, I lusted after - pretty sure I'd have kept that one. A lesson here - NOT to sell everything you enjoy - to buy something that you may find you don't enjoy as much. Years ago - I visited a radio club, & found they were far more technically advanced than MY interests - still the case - I like the older stuff. I recently picked up another 1953 RCA Trans-World, that looks very good - but only hums - still planning my strategy...
Glad to be here - best wishes to all, C.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jan Mon 09, 2023 12:52 am 
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Welcome to the board, cmud, and don't fret about having changed your collecting interests through your life; happens to many of us.

Here's my Panasonic RS8335 8 track player; similar design as your RF888, but not a receiver.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jan Mon 09, 2023 2:53 am 
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Hello cmudrockmac,
Welcome to a new world of Arf Forum and radio collecting !

Sincerely Richard


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jan Mon 09, 2023 5:54 pm 
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Welcome, cmudrockmac! Lovely sets--thanks for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jan Mon 23, 2023 3:28 pm 
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Here's my latest acquisition! I had been watching Transoceanic Royal 7000's on ebay, and they were out of my price range. One popped up on FB Marketplace near my house for $125, and I pulled the trigger. This guy performs very well! If anyone has a copy of the USER OPERATING instructions, I'd love a copy. I can only seem to find the service manual online.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jan Mon 23, 2023 4:58 pm 
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tgr131 wrote:
Here's my latest acquisition! I had been watching Transoceanic Royal 7000's on ebay, and they were out of my price range. One popped up on FB Marketplace near my house for $125, and I pulled the trigger. This guy performs very well! If anyone has a copy of the USER OPERATING instructions, I'd love a copy. I can only seem to find the service manual online.

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I have a PDF of the RD7000Y operating guide which was shared with me---PM an e-mail address and I'll send you a copy.

Glad you found a good one locally !

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Feb Fri 03, 2023 10:07 pm 
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I totally forgot about this radio I picked up at our local Lexington meet back in October. It really isn't what I'd normally collect but it was an odd name, NIB, fairly inexpensive, and made in Japan (although it looks pretty Hong Kongish to me):

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Apparently Wendell-West was an importer of Consumer Electronics located in Seattle:

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/unknown_w ... 7acr7.html

I guess they sourced this radio from both Japan and Hong Kong.

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