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 Post subject: Identify this radio
PostPosted: Aug Mon 16, 2021 7:14 pm 
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Just curious, looks to be an arvin?


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this radio
PostPosted: Aug Mon 16, 2021 9:12 pm 
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Arvin AM/FM - Model 62R98, early 60's.


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this radio
PostPosted: Aug Mon 16, 2021 10:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Identify this radio
PostPosted: Aug Mon 16, 2021 10:46 pm 
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Hey Henry,

That's actually the 65R98, the later version of the 62R98 (which I've refurbished a couple of for collection)... Arvin also used that chassis for radios branded by Sears, Westinghouse, and J.C. Penney... Very neat radios as they have separate tuners with their own knobs for the AM and FM bands. Very good radio.

Below is one of my 62R98 sets...

John


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this radio
PostPosted: Aug Tue 17, 2021 1:13 am 
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Hey, John nice to hear from you again,

There's a local ad for some transistor radios including this model very close by, only $5 for this one and 3 others which will be thrown out if no one wanted them. I just can't watch them get thrown out. I would like to fix and flip them and get that Philco T805 I can't stop looking at... :D


Yours look very nice and shiny, I try to stay away from these AM/FM sets as there are usually many electrolytic do you remember how many were in this model? It is always nice to have FM though, there aren't many music AM stations up here. I'm assuming this was made in japan?


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 Post subject: Re: Identify this radio
PostPosted: Aug Tue 17, 2021 3:29 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Identify this radio
PostPosted: Aug Tue 17, 2021 4:39 am 
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Hey Henry,

Made in U.S.A. !!!

Don't remember number of electrolytics, but not too bad to work on. Have the service info if you want it...

Thanks for ad, Greg ! Already saved it to folder...

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 Post subject: Re: Identify this radio
PostPosted: Aug Tue 17, 2021 2:23 pm 
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Thanks, guys

John, now that I know it's made in the U.S. I kinda want it more, I just inquired. Hopefully, I can save them before trash day!! If I am able to get them I will PM you for the service info.


Thanks again, Greg.



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 Post subject: Re: Identify this radio
PostPosted: Aug Wed 18, 2021 2:55 am 
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The Sears version did not have the tone control.


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