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 Post subject: Panasonic R-1052
PostPosted: Sep Wed 23, 2020 10:40 pm 
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These look like they'd be descent performers. Been thinking about getting one. Does anyone know what electrolytics were used? Looks like 6. Has vernier tuning and runs on 9v.


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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R-1052
PostPosted: Sep Wed 23, 2020 11:12 pm 
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Yup, does indeed look like six Electrolytic's, which is two more than the vast majority of six Transistor radios had at the time. That feature and the Vernier tuning would seem to indicate superior performance. I'd go for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R-1052
PostPosted: Oct Sun 04, 2020 6:40 am 
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Well here it is! I recapped it except for one electrolytic that I couldn't tell where the leads came out on the pcb. I'll replace it later. Apparently this wasn't used except for the seller to determine that it worked. Came with the original box and plastic bag,but no manual. Reception is good throughout the band,with loud audio. I didn't tweak the IF's,as the alignment seems good as is. The dial is very accurate. The vernier tuning is smooth, no complaints. Panasonic did a good job with this model. 1971 or '72?


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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R-1052
PostPosted: Oct Sat 24, 2020 5:04 am 
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I just back from a walk around the apartment complex with this radio. Excellent reception throughout the entire band. I usually don't take my radios outside, well maybe I should more often. It's a beautiful night here in the Panhandle, warm and very calm, no wind to speak of. I'm very impressed with the reception. It's quite outstanding for a 6 transistor. Great audio too. Panasonic never should have stopped making these. Definitely a winner.


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