Picked up this radio at a local Flea market a short while ago. I bought it because it looked like it had not been used a whole lot and all the relevant stuff appeared to be there. Here is the pic:
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Of course it did not work, that may be the reason it was in such good condition.
When I have non working or intermittent radios like this the first thing I do (fresh battery with good contact and working switch) I scan the pc board with a powerfull magnifier and inspect all the joints. Sure enough a dry joint was located. With this joint resoldered the radio was back to life.
Some questions: This radio appears to have been sourced out of Utica, New York. Did GE actualy build them there?
Some google results indicated year of manufacture to be 1964, correct?
The radio uses one of those Hi-Z speakers of the "reed"? type. What is the consensus of opinion on these regarding frequency response, power out and quality?
I was wondering if there are any sites offering free diagarms of this model. I don't urgently need one but would like one for the file.