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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
PostPosted: Feb Mon 07, 2022 11:02 am 
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Thank you very much for the information! For me, this is a very interesting part of the hobby - the opportunity to touch history.

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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
PostPosted: Feb Mon 07, 2022 2:22 pm 
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You welcome and history indeed it is.
By the way, do you get a MW station from Moldova on 1413kHz broadcasting in Russian?


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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
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By the way, do you get a MW station from Moldova on 1413kHz broadcasting in Russian?


In Kiev, this is the loudest station on the band. Unfortunately, Ukrainian radio at 549 kHz has not been working since this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
PostPosted: Feb Mon 07, 2022 9:48 pm 
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That's a very extensive European dial, something not really seen over here (at least by me). Fascinating!

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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
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I would give a lot to know the fate of this radio. The seller was just a local outbid who was not interested in the origin of the one who brought him this radio.
I'm even surprised that no one but me tried to buy it at auction. Apparently people are only interested in copies in good condition.
I will also try to go out with it away from city noise and make a video of how it receive.

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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
PostPosted: Feb Tue 08, 2022 11:41 am 
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I have radios with far more extensive European dials, both tube and transistor radios.
As for reception, I have tried a few Philips transistors over decades of listening and they all were super.


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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
PostPosted: Feb Tue 08, 2022 2:53 pm 
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As for reception, I have tried a few Philips transistors over decades of listening and they all were super.

I also thought about it, especially in terms of modern noise conditions. Old receivers make it possible to receive stations well where modern receivers are simply overloaded at the input due to excessive sensitivity. There are only two IF amplification stages in this Philips and they are enough.

Ok, back to restoring the panel with button labels. I plan to repeat the past experience https://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=3447003#p3447003

Only on my decal there is a limited set of symbols, and in the original there were special icons for switch on and tone.

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What do you think if I just replace them with "ON" and "TONE" letters?

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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
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Why bother if you know what the buttons symbols are for?


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I prefer to keep everything as close to the original as possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
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It turned out like this. A little crooked, but if you do not look closely, then it's normal.
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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
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Looks very good !

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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
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You've performed an amazing transformation, looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
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Thank you, John and Tom!
I connected a small external antenna and even in the city I can receive many stations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnhojKj5fKI
Still, I need to go to the store and pick up LEDs with a warm glow.

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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
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They look normal, nice work! If you want the glow as produced by the old incandescent pilot bulbs, go for an amber colored LED.


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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
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I would slide a white plastic tube over the dial pointer which would transform the looks of the radio. Also, since you are going to replace the dial lights, I would choose amber or even white to make the dial live.
I had similar LEDs on a transistor and replaced them with white ones, I can't tell you what a difference they make. I also covered the burgundy dial pointers of a tube radio whose dial numbers are off white with a white shrinking tube so now the dial looks alive and the radio looks nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
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fifties wrote:
If you want the glow as produced by the old incandescent pilot bulbs, go for an amber colored LED.


Yes, that's exactly what I want.

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I would slide a white plastic tube over the dial pointer which would transform the looks of the radio. Also, since you are going to replace the dial lights, I would choose amber or even white to make the dial live.


Now there are white LEDs and they do not look natural. That's why I want to try amber. Or paint white.
The white tube idea is interesting - I'll give it a try.

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You have done an excellent job on this radio. It looks great.


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 Post subject: Re: Philips All Transistor L4X39T
PostPosted: Feb Mon 21, 2022 4:03 pm 
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Hey, it is not a Philips anymore!


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