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 Post subject: Stromberg-Carlson short wave in cabinet
PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 6:48 am 
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This big radio is in my dad's house and I have no information on it besides his hand written notes. Anybody help? Darn it. I tried to upload pictures but is says the file is too big. Any idea how to attach a smaller version? It's a full size console with cabinet doors on the front, speakers behind cloth with four dividers on the front. I believe there is regular broadcasting, FM, phonograph and short wave. 1938, I think.

Becky


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 Post subject: Re: Stromberg-Carlson short wave in cabinet
PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 5:05 pm 
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Your pictures must be no more than 800 pixels per side. Assuming you have a PC (i.e., not a Mac), open your image in Paint (which every PC has) and on your toolbar select "resize." Select a percentage, say, 50%, and see how big the resulting image is. If it's still more than 800 on either side, reduce the image again by some percentage.

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 Post subject: Re: Stromberg-Carlson short wave in cabinet
PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 7:10 pm 
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Tom thank you! It worked perfect and I learned something!


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 Post subject: Re: Stromberg-Carlson short wave in cabinet
PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 8:19 pm 
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Hi Becky, welcome to the forum.

Your radio is a model 925-L.
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/stromberg_925_l.html

Nice radio! Stromberg-Carlson built very high quality radios.

The FM band is the old, pre-WWII FM band. After WWII, the FCC moved the FM band into the 88-108 MHz frequencies, where it resides today. Nobody uses that 42-50 MHZ band any more, so you won't receive any stations there, unfortunately.

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 Post subject: Re: Stromberg-Carlson short wave in cabinet
PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 8:27 pm 
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Wow Rodney! I can't thank you enough for your help. That is so much more than I knew. I have one extra tube for it but I can't find an electrical cord.

Becky

Is there any way to find the value of this unit?


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 Post subject: Re: Stromberg-Carlson short wave in cabinet
PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 9:31 pm 
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I'd say $125.00, the way it sits. JMO


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 Post subject: Re: Stromberg-Carlson short wave in cabinet
PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 9:38 pm 
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It could even be a 1025-L as they are essentially identical.

Nice radio! Down my alley :D

It will need restoration before you should power it up.
Otherwise, damage may occur which could ruin difficult to find parts.

BTW, the FM dial marking are FM channels.
21-99

Essentially mean 42.1 to 49.9

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PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 10:52 pm 
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Steve likes those big radios. So if you get tired of it....................


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 Post subject: Re: Stromberg-Carlson short wave in cabinet
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Becky, welcome to the forum, here you will get a lot of expert advice with almost any problem or question you might have.

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PostPosted: Feb Mon 05, 2018 1:22 am 
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Joezenithman wrote:
Steve likes those big radios. So if you get tired of it....................

hush… I'm trying to resist… don't need more consoles……
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 Post subject: Re: Stromberg-Carlson short wave in cabinet
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Steve - need to move it out before the house is foreclosed on. It's truly beautiful and my dad has tons of history and specs on it.


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