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 Post subject: Superadio II
PostPosted: Jan Thu 11, 2018 12:58 am 
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Got my Christmas prezzie to me about a week ago. Superadio II in it's original box. Not mint, but very VERY clean! Of course, half the antenna dock is broken, but that's OK. And boy does it pull in the stations! Regular listening to Georgia, Louisiana Minnesota and somewhere in New England (couldn't listen long enough to get a location-but they talked about the coast and Noreasters!) during daylight hours. And unlike the old T/O, I can carry it by the handle. Bass/Treble controls = good fidelity indeed! Happy I sprung for one!!


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 Post subject: Re: Superadio II
PostPosted: Jan Thu 11, 2018 1:31 am 
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There use to be a RCA/GE parts depot in Indy that I bought a replacement antenna rod from a few years back. Maybe someone will know if they are still there.

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 Post subject: Re: Superadio II
PostPosted: Jan Thu 11, 2018 9:45 pm 
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Happy DXing and listening. GE Superadio II's are built like tanks. Mine took a dive off a refrigerator and still works perfectly.

I wouldn't suggest that be tried, of course.

My cat was having a clumsy day that day....


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 Post subject: Re: Superadio II
PostPosted: Jan Fri 12, 2018 8:53 am 
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Happy Superadio-ing, sir. :)

That's a fine radio. I am partial to the first iteration of the the Superadio, but both the first and second are really excellent AM receivers. I hope you're enjoying the heck out of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Superadio II
PostPosted: Jan Fri 12, 2018 8:51 pm 
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I recently had to search long and hard for a replacement whip antenna for my Superadio I, finally find one on eBay.

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 Post subject: Re: Superadio II
PostPosted: Jan Fri 12, 2018 9:31 pm 
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half the antenna dock is broken
Is that the clip that secures the antenna rod? The clip is 1/2 broken on my II as well...

Damn good radio, Have a I & II, seen, used a III, I don't like it...

Mine are work horses, often used for DX, but real handy for RF noise sniffing.

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 Post subject: Re: Superadio II
PostPosted: Jan Sat 13, 2018 5:08 pm 
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Yes, Chas, the clip that holds the antenna is half gone. But the antenna itself is in perfect trim. Side question, foum...when I had my T/O 1000-1 restored, the tech lubed the antenna. Any suggestions on a lube for this?? The antenna on my SRII is kinda hard extending and retracting....


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 Post subject: Re: Superadio II
PostPosted: Jan Sat 13, 2018 7:55 pm 
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PJ WALTERS wrote:
Yes, Chas, the clip that holds the antenna is half gone. But the antenna itself is in perfect trim. Side question, foum...when I had my T/O 1000-1 restored, the tech lubed the antenna. Any suggestions on a lube for this?? The antenna on my SRII is kinda hard extending and retracting....
Consider ones fingers are going to contact lube residues, I would put a bit of mineral oil on a cloth and wipe the shafts fully extended. Retract and extend several times, repeat, then wipe clean, retract and extend several more times, each time wiping the rods clean of excess. There is a "dry" Teflon lube used on bike chains and other hard to lube stuff. Your choice. Keep the over-spray from the bike lube away from the plastic case, it will melt it...
IMHO the hardest problem is keeping the Phillips screw tight on the antenna pivot without marring the screw head...

Though even safer than mineral oil, olive oil or other salad oil will react with the brass inside and get gummy.

Atwater-Kent suggested Nujol mineral oil for his variable condensers.

YMMV

Chas


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 Post subject: Re: Superadio II
PostPosted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 10:46 am 
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I'd simply use the all around lubricant, WD-40.

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 Post subject: Re: Superadio II
PostPosted: Jan Thu 18, 2018 12:37 am 
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3 in one oil for many things.


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 Post subject: Re: Superadio II
PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 7:04 pm 
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I usually pick up these radio when ever I see them which is often. Customers just walk by thinking they are too newish. Pound for pound and dollar for dollar they are the best performers of the cheaper breeds.


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