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PostPosted: Oct Sat 13, 2007 7:14 am 
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Plenty of new finds.. drop by my site for a look

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Nice.......... I hit garage sales and such, and never see this stuff. Or vary rarely.

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Nice.......... I hit garage sales and such, and never see this stuff. Or vary rarely.


Yep...I think you have to go to Canada to find these. Remarkable collection, nicely presented...top shelf in anyone's book!

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FM Refugee: That's a beautiful Nordmende GlobeTraveler. I don't want to start a food fight, but I think they're one of, if not the best multiband IMHO produced in the late 1960's/early 1970's, especially the quality of their audio output. I have several, but not the IV version.


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...thanx for the compliment on the Globetraveler...I first saw one of those--looked just like that one--in a store window in the summer of 1970, and I wanted one in the worst way...even tried to put one on lay-away...the store wouldn't do it without--get this--my parent's consent, because I was 17 ( :? ...for trying to buy a radio??...I never heard of needing a parent's permission to buy a radio before or since...)...

...and those are some nice Panasonics there, LD...especially the RF 3000 and 5000...I remember the 5000 being the top-of-the-line in the early 70s...I had a 3000 a while back, but not in that condition...and I have a 2200 (it's rather well-travelled!)...BUT...how come I don't see an RF-880 in there?? :D ...


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LDHare - Nice Panasonic collection! I need to find a schematic for my RF-3000A and a source for the little white IF transistors (IC's?).

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...those little white devices (we used to refer to them as 'birth control pills' :lol: ) are indeed transistors (IIRC, 2SC183/184/185/469, simply put 2SC in front of the number stamped on each one); Panasonic used them quite a bit in the late 60s/early 70s in IF and FM tuner applications...I think the cases on those were actually ceramic; they were pretty fragile...since they haven't used or made them for some 35 years, something tells me it's going to be rather hard to find them now...


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Dave Doughty wrote:
....I need to find a schematic for my RF-3000A and a source for the little white IF transistors (IC's?).

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...those little white devices (we used to refer to them as 'birth control pills' :lol: ) are indeed transistors (IIRC, 2SC183/184/185/469, simply put 2SC in front of the number stamped on each one)...I think the cases on those were actually ceramic; they were pretty fragile....


FM Refugee...thanks for the tip. Maybe I can cross them to an NTE replacement. I've seen these ceramic transistors used in high frequency work but not as IF amps. I never thought of putting 2SC...in front of the number. I replaced the bad one with a "garden variety" transistor commonly used in FM IF stages and it didn't work. I bypassed it with a cap and the radio plays but with low sensitivity. I thought it might be an early IC since the radio claims to have them ("IC" label on the front of the radio).

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....I need to find a schematic for my RF-3000A and a source for the little white IF transistors (IC's?).

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...those little white devices (we used to refer to them as 'birth control pills' :lol: ) are indeed transistors (IIRC, 2SC183/184/185/469, simply put 2SC in front of the number stamped on each one)...I think the cases on those were actually ceramic; they were pretty fragile....


FM Refugee...thanks for the tip. Maybe I can cross them to an NTE replacement. I've seen these ceramic transistors used in high frequency work but not as IF amps. I never thought of putting 2SC...in front of the number. I replaced the bad one with a "garden variety" transistor commonly used in FM IF stages and it didn't work. I bypassed it with a cap and the radio plays but with low sensitivity. I thought it might be an early IC since the radio claims to have them ("IC" label on the front of the radio).

Dave


...those are going to be NPN transistors with an E-C-B basing from left to right...there is an extra hole under the transistor that you could use for a more conventional straight-line ECB...
...the IC in the RF3000 was more like a 'hybrid' circuit built into a metal can; it looks like one of your IF transformers except the top of the can is solid...I forget whether there were one or two of these in there...


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here are a few novelty radios in a collection of over 1500 :shock:
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Over 1500! I feel inadequate :oops:


Seriously...Very cool collection!


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Deleting....duplicate (hit the send button twice)


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 Post subject: Some more radio
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Added a few more


http://www.fiftiesradio.com/Radiosalpha.html

http://www.fiftiesradio.com/New.html


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hey folks,

just getting started with this stuff, but here's what i have so far:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/benadamx/s ... 132113488/

.. if anyone knows the mfg dates of any of those, please leave comments!

thanks

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benadamx wrote:
hey folks,

just getting started with this stuff, but here's what i have so far:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/benadamx/s ... 132113488/

.. if anyone knows the mfg dates of any of those, please leave comments!

thanks

-bx


Quite a collection for just egetting started. Very nice!

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I saw the ad for Royal 500's in the classifieds and I thought about my little collection of 3:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c90/t ... G_0004.jpg

The black one is a model D. I'll probably never sell them because I paid too much for them (except the Coral, which I paid a little less than its worth for). I'd never recoup my "investment". They are a cute bunch.

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Lots of new finds posted on my Flickr site

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 Post subject: Stewart Model 824a
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hi all my wifes uncle gave me a stewart i know nothing about it its nice though i am needing help getting it going here the link to were i posted about fixing it and yes i know my camera date is off LOL

http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtop ... highlight=

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...and my latest arrival, from across the Atlantic...

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...an ITT Schaub-Lorenz 'Touring international 103', vintage 1972-73. It's a German domestic model, so I don't think you'll see one of these too often here in the States. (Schaub-Lorenz apparently didn't do a lot of exporting to the US, although there were US export versions of some of their tube radios, sold under the importer's name (which I can't immediately recall), similar to the 'Grundig-Majestics' and the 'Nordmende-Sterlings' of the 1950s. I've seen a few 'Goldy' models like this.) This was an eBay-Germany find that actually offered worldwide shipping; cost me 53.50 Euro (35 Euro of that was for the overseas shipping). It has a few issues, but is in reasonably good physical condition (needs a good cleaning; it obviously came from somewhere where someone smoked, and has a few age/stress cracks on the dial...but it's hard to find one of these that doesn't). These don't seem to be particularly rare in Germany (check eBay-Germany under 'Audio und Hi-Fi>Radios und Radiorecorder>Weltempfänger' on any given day and you'll usually see two or three of these), but here in the US is a different story...
...Schaub-Lorenz built a number of portable radios, tube and transistor, under the 'Touring' name. Of all of these, three 'Touring international' models (101, 102, and 103 and variants) included the 'extended' FM band (they tune all the way to 108 MHz) which had been opened up in Germany in the late 1960s. But these were the only ones; subsequent 'Touring international' models reverted to the 88...104 FM range. This was also the time when the Europeans were splitting the MW (AM) band into two separate bands, and this radio has that. It also has long wave and four short wave bands, for a total of eight. It uses 6 D cells or AC (127 or 220 V, selectable by reversing a panel in the back covering the receptacle for the line cord). Even though it's a domestic model, it was obviously designed for use in other parts of the world (living up to the name 'international'!)...has a two-way speaker system (5x7 main speaker and a 2-inch tweeter)...
...issues: only the FM and the shortwave bands appear to be working (but that sounds like a job for the De-Ox-It); the seller was up front about that. Also said it only had about half the volume it should have (had plenty of volume when I tried it on FM, but I could make it lower by playing with the FM button; contact issue, see above). Also the on-off rocker switch has been bypassed, so that needs to be removed and checked out, and the pointer for the AM bands needs to be repaired (a piece broke off, so it doesn't attach to the dial cord; might be fixable with a piece of stiff wire, like a staple, and some heat)...the dial lights don't work (might investigate the possibility of using LEDs with an appropriate dropping resistor)...and the tweeter doesn't appear to work (need to investigate that; it connects through an electrolytic...even with transistors, one must always be on the lookout for bad electrolytics...)
...anyway, I've been wanting any one of these three models for a while, and I finally got one...I think I'm going to have some real fun cleaning this up...
...this builds my collection of transistor multibands a little (also recently added a D7000Y T-O and replaced my RF-2200)...

...edit: YIPE! Didn't realize the pictures would be that big!!...sorry about that!...


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it is ALWAYS good to see other peoples collections, and single items as well! Every time I see a new posting it gets me supercharged to keep looking for more radios!
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In the Fugliest Transistor category I submit this example....The Holiday model 888. They just seem to follow me home...honest!


http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9df0 ... /ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9df0 ... /ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9df0 ... /ry%3D400/

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In the Fugliest Transistor category I submit this example....The Holiday model 888. They just seem to follow me home...honest!


http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9df0 ... /ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9df0 ... /ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9df0 ... /ry%3D400/

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...ugly?? I guess that's an 'eye of the beholder' type thing; I've seen plenty of radios that, to me at least, could run rings around that one in the 'ugly' department...with an all-wood enclosure, that ought to have a fairly decent sound to it...


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I, for one would never call that set ugly. Maybe utilitarian, but never ugly. There are a lot of table top tube sets that are way more ugly to me than that.
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