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PostPosted: Sep Sun 19, 2021 7:09 pm 
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Hello jim,
nice little set !

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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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Thank you Richard. From my quick tests it looks like the field coil is open so rewind is in order.

Update: turned out I had a bad clip lead. My field coil checks good as does all of the coil windings in this radio.

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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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Picked up this rough Zenith 12A58 for $1.10

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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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Jim Dutridge wrote:
Thank you Richard. From my quick tests it looks like the field coil is open so rewind is in order.


My A-53 (Canadian version but same electronics) also had a bad speaker at some point, a PM one was put in as a previous repair and the field coil replaced with resistors. Maybe GE had a problem with them on that model.


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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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Hello Jim,
sounds like fun !!
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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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Had a great time at Kutztown this past weekend. As usual, I picked up some interesting items, and some of them actually had something to do with radio, if not the sort normally seen on this site. I'll start with the most consumer oriented one, a Panasonic RF-2600 multiband portable radio, which I got for $75. I've owned several Panasonic multiband radios thus far, and it should be interesting to see how it compares to the others. It's missing the shoulder strap, but is in good shape otherwise, and seems to work perfectly. Here is a photo:
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Next, an AN/GRR-5 military shortwave receiver, which I got for $80. Referred to by collectors as the "Angry 5", it receives between 1.5 and 18MHz, can be powered in several ways, and is installed within a waterproof case. When I was younger, a relative gave me a radio which looked like it, though he referred to it as a "seven meter tank receiver". Unfortunately, before I could test it out, my father decided to clean our garage, and out it went. :cry: After 25 years, I'll finally have a chance to give one of these receivers a whirl once I repair the power cord. Anyway, this particular AN/GRR-5 was made by Emerson, and is said to be working. In addition to the power cord, it had some paperwork stuffed into a compartment underneath. Here are some photos:
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(views of the included pages visible here, here, here, here and here. Note the "REJECT" stamp on DA form 2404.)

Next up, a Federal MT-851 mounting plate, which I got for $100. The MT-851 is part of the AN/GRC-19 mobile receiver/transmitter set, where it would've been used to install the R-392 receiver and T-195 transmitter in the back of a Jeep or other military vehicle. I don't yet have a Jeep, but I do have an R-392 and T-195 which this should come in handy with. Here is a photo:
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(an alternate view is available here, and a photo of the ID tag can be seen here)

Next, a Heathkit ETW-3400A microprocessor trainer, which I bought for $20. Heathkit offered a series of "design experimenter" devices meant for the educational market, and this one was intended for teaching computer theory. I actually have two similar units, pictures of one of which can be seen here, here, here and here. This one is a bit newer, using a Motorola 6808 CPU instead of the 6800 used by the original ET-3400, is factory assembled (hence the 'W' in the model designation), and came with its original box. Here are a couple of photos:
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Next up, a Timex 9644 electric wristwatch which I got for $20. According to the dial code, it was made in 1970, and uses a model 41 electric movement. It's in good shape, and runs nicely. Here are some photos:
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Last but (hopefully) not least, a Texas Instruments TI-1025 calculator, which I got for $2. One of their late '70s offerings, it uses a vacuum fluorescent display, making it a link point between the early red LED models and the LCD screen models which would follow. I popped in a 9V battery, and only some of the segments on the display light; hoping it's just a matter of bad solder joints. Here's a photo:
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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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Hello Adam,
you got some nice items and that heathkit I used one of those in college and I still have the book also I have a Heathkit model ET-1000.
That Timex was a cool score too I have like a half dozen in my collection anyway I will post mine maybe this week.
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1931/32 DeForest Crosley with what appears to be a 742 chassis.


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Hello amyotte,
very nice !
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Fresh off the bench, 1923 Grebe CR-12.

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Hello Dan,
Very nice!!!
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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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radiorich wrote:
Hello amyotte,
very nice !
Sincerely Richard


Thanks Richard. I will need to refinish the top, the rest should clean up well. Also it is missing the bottom strut between the legs. Have not replaced one of those before.

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radiorich wrote:
Hello Adam,
you got some nice items and that heathkit I used one of those in college and I still have the book also I have a Heathkit model ET-1000.
That Timex was a cool score too I have like a half dozen in my collection anyway I will post mine maybe this week.
Sincerely Richard

Yep, Heathkit's electronic trainers were quite popular. I remember using them (probably the ET-3100 and ET-3200, in either blue or beige) in college as part of electronics theory classes. Still need to play around with the ET-3400s I have; probably going to replace the filter capacitors before powering them up. Also have a Motorola MEK-6800-D2 processor trainer, but it's still in kit form, so I haven't done anything with it yet.

As for the Timex, this is the first electric watch of theirs I've owned. I've seen them at thrift stores and whatnot, but they've never had new batteries put in them, so I was unsure if they were still working (or if you could even get batteries for them anymore). I recently purchased a brand new Timex Marlin automatic watch which is quite nice, and keeps good time. Not nearly as affordable as their watches of old, but quite solid. Here is a photo of it on my wrist:
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atwaterkent1 wrote:
Fresh off the bench, 1923 Grebe CR-12.

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radiorich wrote:
Hello Dan,
Very nice!!!
sincerely Richard


Thanks Richard.

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Dave Slusarczyk wrote:
atwaterkent1 wrote:
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Nice Grebe!


Thank you Dave.

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Found this nice collection of horsey/cowboy stuff on FBMP. Abbotware horse radio, horse clock, pair of Ray E. Dodge solid copper/brass boot bookends. I read where Dodge made Oscars and Emmys.


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Best score was an entire shoebox full to the top of new 807 type 5 pin ceramic sockets. Likely Asian made.

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ronij8 wrote:
Picked up this rough Zenith 12A58 for $1.10

A 12-tube Zenith for 1 dollar and 10 cents??? That's quite the score, Lenny!

Did you pay cash? Did you have a dime or did you have to get change from $2?

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As for watches, you really can't go wrong with a Seiko. I own one of their upper end automatic watches and its going on 12 years old. I still own my grandfather's Seiko. They are the only major watchmaker that makes ALL of their components in house.


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