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 Post subject: General Electric P4990A SCORE! 12 band, Japanese
PostPosted: Jun Sun 02, 2019 9:18 pm 
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Just caved in an bought on ebay.
Seller claims 1975 as year, though I don't know how he got that info, as I sure can't find it.
At well under $100 for very good condition,
I hope I didn't do too badly.
Any information and opinions on this set are much appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: General Electric P4990A SCORE! 12 band, Japanese
PostPosted: Jun Sun 02, 2019 9:45 pm 
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https://books.google.com/books?id=fQEAA ... 0A&f=false

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 Post subject: Re: General Electric P4990A SCORE! 12 band, Japanese
PostPosted: Jun Sun 02, 2019 9:51 pm 
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Very nice Dalton. Post some photos when it arrives.

Popular Science Dec 1971

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 Post subject: Re: General Electric P4990A SCORE! 12 band, Japanese
PostPosted: Jun Mon 03, 2019 5:29 am 
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Findm-Keepm wrote:
https://books.google.com/books?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: General Electric P4990A SCORE! 12 band, Japanese
PostPosted: Jun Mon 03, 2019 5:32 am 
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egg wrote:
Very nice Dalton. Post some photos when it arrives.

Popular Science Dec 1971

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Greg.

Thanks! Will do!


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 Post subject: Re: General Electric P4990A SCORE! 12 band, Japanese
PostPosted: Jun Thu 06, 2019 2:15 am 
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It's here!

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upload image

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 Post subject: Re: General Electric P4990A SCORE! 12 band, Japanese
PostPosted: Jun Fri 07, 2019 4:00 am 
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Had never seen or heard of that model !

Neat radio and with tuned-RF amp stages !

Looking forward to performance report...

John


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 Post subject: Re: General Electric P4990A SCORE! 12 band, Japanese
PostPosted: Jun Sat 08, 2019 4:43 am 
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Here ya go, John!
https://youtu.be/mWXZyLVpMqM


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 Post subject: Re: General Electric P4990A SCORE! 12 band, Japanese
PostPosted: Jun Sat 22, 2019 10:44 pm 
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egg wrote:
Very nice Dalton. Post some photos when it arrives.

Popular Science Dec 1971

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Greg.


This G.E. just TROUNCED my Panasonic RF-2200.

https://youtu.be/CCJu_cTOIe8

The signal is WTAM, 114 miles from me in Cleveland, OH.

There is rfi from t.v. downstairs, the G.E. is unphased with strong reception.


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 Post subject: Re: General Electric P4990A SCORE! 12 band, Japanese
PostPosted: Jun Sun 23, 2019 6:19 am 
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Hey Dalton,

That's pretty impressive !

Is the actual tone quality better than what you hear on video ?

Have you had the back cover off yet ? Be sure to take some interior pics when you do as I'm sure others will like to see !

John


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 Post subject: Re: General Electric P4990A SCORE! 12 band, Japanese
PostPosted: Jun Sun 23, 2019 11:21 am 
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Yes, tone quality is better than on video.
Haven't had back off yet, but will post pics when I do.
I need to find a service manual for this, which seems impossible.
Thanks!
:D


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 Post subject: Re: General Electric P4990A SCORE! 12 band, Japanese
PostPosted: Jun Fri 28, 2019 4:23 am 
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Believe it or not, one just showed up on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/General-Electr ... SwN9NdFWGn

Take a look at the shipping cost !

John


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 Post subject: Re: General Electric P4990A SCORE! 12 band, Japanese
PostPosted: Jun Sat 29, 2019 3:53 am 
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xrhonda91 wrote:
Believe it or not, one just showed up on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/General-Electr ... SwN9NdFWGn

Take a look at the shipping cost !

John

$76 is an inflated shipping price.

Not a wise move on the sellers part.


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