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 Post subject: Panasonic RF800
PostPosted: Jan Tue 22, 2013 1:23 pm 
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Well along with the GE "Brick" I scored on the weekend I also aquired a dandy Panasonic RF-800 ...like new.It's AMFM but boy it is hot on AM.Makes me think it might even have a tuned rf stage.I know the nice long ferrite helps but is it possible that the smaller tuning cap has three gangs as opposed to the obvious extra gang on a larger air cap?Seems to have that neat fizzy sound as it tunes and performs excellent in both sensitivity and selectivity.This thing really sounds good with its three position tone switch and even a dial light and AC transformer built in this compact horizontal package.Shines like a good thing too.Just wondering about that AM stage since it is such a good receiver


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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic RF800
PostPosted: Jan Tue 22, 2013 8:54 pm 
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I'd have to check the schematic, which is in TSM-64.
Not home right now, but I'll be sure to check when I get back.

~ Mitch ~


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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic RF800
PostPosted: Jan Tue 22, 2013 10:04 pm 
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Thanx Mitch....I understand it is from around 64-65 but it has such a keen receiver I'm impressed


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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic RF800
PostPosted: Jan Tue 22, 2013 11:40 pm 
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...it's been a while since I used to regularly work on Panasonic radios, but I don't remember the RF-800 having a tuned RF stage...


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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic RF800
PostPosted: Jan Sun 27, 2013 5:36 am 
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No tuned rf stage, but there's a big honkin' ferrite antenna there !
Here's the schematic / service manual:
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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic RF800
PostPosted: Jan Sun 27, 2013 1:16 pm 
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Thanx fer the specs Mitch....yer right that is a long loopstick on her.Very impressed with the Panasonic build quality,sound and performance.Appears they took care to set em up right at the factory...ya know this ones almost 50 yrs old and just shines in more ways than one Cheers and beers


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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic RF800
PostPosted: Jan Sun 27, 2013 2:40 pm 
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That's a good looking radio.
Good sounding too? That's great.....

Paul


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