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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Royal 800
PostPosted: Oct Thu 25, 2018 2:19 am 
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Pictures of the royal 800


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Royal 800
PostPosted: Oct Thu 25, 2018 2:25 am 
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Sorry, don't know why when I uploaded it inverted two of the pic's


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Royal 800
PostPosted: Oct Thu 25, 2018 3:47 am 
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oh... radio looks good... :)


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Royal 800
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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Royal 800
PostPosted: Oct Sun 28, 2018 10:23 pm 
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nice and rather uncommon set.
good start to a collection.
unlike tube sets it is safe to load it with batteries and give it a test.
worst it will do is not work.
and even if it does not work they are usually easy to repair.
just dont leave batteries in it long term.
i find battery leak damaged sets the most time consuming to repair.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Royal 800
PostPosted: Oct Sun 28, 2018 11:37 pm 
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kc8adu wrote:
just dont leave batteries in it long term.
i find battery leak damaged sets the most time consuming to repair.

Depends on the brand of batteries; I think we're safe using anything but Duracells. Fortunately the newer leakage is white crystalline-like and somewhat easy to brush out, unlike the old green acid.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Royal 800
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 3:42 am 
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This is a very late reply to all your helpful comments. So i finally put some batteries in the Royal 800, and it works! Except it only picks up a couple of stations. When i turn the tuning knob It gets that feedback sound like you would hear in old movies when they're trying to pick a radio signal. But every now and then it picks up a station.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Royal 800
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 3:56 am 
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Good to hear that it works somewhat !

Probably just needs the electrolytic caps replaced to work properly...

John


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Royal 800
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 7:29 pm 
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Or a transistor, Germanium are known to develop internal whiskers and short or make noise.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Royal 800
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 9:01 pm 
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I have over a hundred Transistor radios, and could count on one hand with fingers left over, how many Germanium Transistors I've had to replace, and they were almost always the converter. Recapping will almost certainly get it back up to snuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Royal 800
PostPosted: Jun Tue 04, 2019 5:04 pm 
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Congratulations on that awesome find. The battery tube looks to be in great shape. When I recapped my Royal 750 I saw that same capacitor on the far left. Curious what value that is? Looks like both radios share the same speaker, or at least the same size.


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