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 Post subject: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
PostPosted: Aug Mon 10, 2020 11:07 pm 
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This radio has the "long range" and "TRF" badge, but Radio Museum lists the "P-1920" front end as "Superhet, common".

I have heard of the TRF label being used on other radios that don't really have this feature.

Anyone have one of these?

Mine is on the way, looks to be in nice shape.


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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
PostPosted: Aug Mon 10, 2020 11:33 pm 
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Very cool ad!


The G E. is a 14 transistor.

How many of them actually do anything is another issue.

] :D

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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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I own one of these.

Doesn't work.

Puny ferrite bar.

Definitely not a dx'er.

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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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Conversely, I have purchased sets that were des ribed as not having TRF that sid!

A Bendix comes to mind.

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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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Dalton wrote:
egg wrote:

Very cool ad!


The G E. is a 14 transistor.

How many of them actually do anything is another issue.

] :D

Thanks!

I'll stick my neck out and say chances GE loaded any set with blanks is zero & none.

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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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I almost bought a P-1920A, but got talked into the short-wave version for only 5 dollars more.


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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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Dalton wrote:
This radio has the "long range" and "TRF" badge, but Radio Museum lists the "P-1920" front end as "Superhet, common".

I have heard of the TRF label being used on other radios that don't really have this feature.


The proof is in the pudding.
When you get it, open it up and see if the tuner has three gangs. I would agree with 35Z5 that G.E. advertising claims are genuine.

RMOrg's description may be accurate, in that the circuit would be a common Superhet design, a number of which did have a tuned RF stage.

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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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35Z5 wrote:
Dalton wrote:
egg wrote:

Very cool ad!


The G E. is a 14 transistor.

How many of them actually do anything is another issue.

] :D

Thanks!

I'll stick my neck out and say chances GE loaded any set with blanks is zero & none.


Thanks Tom!

It is on the way, will post a review here!

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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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I almost bought a P-1920A, but got talked into the short-wave version for only 5 dollars more.

Dang!

Now I have to find one of those!

What is the model #?

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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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fifties wrote:
Dalton wrote:
This radio has the "long range" and "TRF" badge, but Radio Museum lists the "P-1920" front end as "Superhet, common".

I have heard of the TRF label being used on other radios that don't really have this feature.


The proof is in the pudding.
When you get it, open it up and see if the tuner has three gangs. I would agree with 35Z5 that G.E. advertising claims are genuine.

RMOrg's description may be accurate, in that the circuit would be a common Superhet design, a number of which did have a tuned RF stage.


I will certainly do so, more to come.

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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Mine is a P-1930A. The AM part of the tuning cap has only 2 sections. I have the sales literature and dealer price sheets for these radios. I will post when I find them.


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Mine is a P-1930A. The AM part of the tuning cap has only 2 sections. I have the sales literature and dealer price sheets for these radios. I will post when I find them.


Thank you VERY much!

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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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I once had a 3-band version that was labeled "Long Range TRF" like in the first picture. It had a 3-gang tuning cap for AM and SW (but not for FM). It was an excellent performer, as I recall.

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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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I’ve got one. The P-1920 am/fm TRF style. I bought it last fall cheap on eBay. I haven’t powered it up or pulled it apart yet. Maybe I can snap some pics of the inside. An interesting design from 1966.


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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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Dave Doughty wrote:
I once had a 3-band version that was labeled "Long Range TRF" like in the first picture. It had a 3-gang tuning cap for AM and SW (but not for FM). It was an excellent performer, as I recall.

Dave

Thanks, Dave!
Unfortunately, it looks like mine is DOA.
Unboxed it, the power cord pictured in the description isn't there, and I put batteries (4 C cells) in, with no result.
I am going to try buying brand new batteries, in case I had a bad one.
Hate to send it back.
It's a nice looking, heavy radio.
Reminds me of the P-780.

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 Post subject: Re: G.E. P-1920A Long Range TRF
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Thanks much for the schematic.

Sadly, it looks like mine is DOA.

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Unfortunately, it looks like mine is DOA.
Unboxed it, the power cord pictured in the description isn't there, and I put batteries (4 C cells) in, with no result.
I am going to try buying brand new batteries, in case I had a bad one.
Hate to send it back.
It's a nice looking, heavy radio.
Reminds me of the P-780.

Was it described as in working condition?

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