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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Mar Sun 08, 2020 9:11 pm 
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Some of my Bulova's.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Al - I like your blue Bulovas, don't see that color every day. (on their radios)

fifties - you got enough of those little diamond guys? lol
I adore your big red 1957 Model 620. I guess that is why had to buy one. What a looker!


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Al - I like your blue Bulovas, don't see that color every day. (on their radios)

fifties - you got enough of those little diamond guys? lol
I adore your big red 1957 Model 620. I guess that is why had to buy one. What a looker!

Yours looks brand new! Talk about a looker!

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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The Regency TR-8A transistor radio seems to be quite rare and the previous owner soldered 3 C-cell batteries in series, which still work quite well! - Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Rare as the proverbial hen's teeth.
Picked up this Mitsu 3X to keep my Toshi 3TP company.
No wire burns on either set. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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The Aiwa AR-350 is a 3 transistor radio with only an earphone and does not use the usual type of plug. Not a very good performer, but the Aiwa AR-350 still works.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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The Aiwa AR-350 is a 3 transistor radio with only an earphone and does not use the usual type of plug. Not a very good performer, but the Aiwa AR-350 still works.

I C two original Electrolytic caps that may be the problem for the inadequate performance. I have two six Transistor Aiwa's, and they are both stellar performers.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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One of the last kickstand Mitsubishi radios, the model 6X-720 from 1959.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Hey Mark,

Could you get a pic of the inside (PCB behind cardboard shield) of the Regency TR-8A ? Have seen ads & pics of 'em, but not the "inner workin's"...

Thanks !
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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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That is a good looking Mitsubishi.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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That is a good looking Mitsubishi.

It's not only good looking in my view, but it has style, and a high class appearance. Hard to believe that it seems to be so rare, in that you just don't see them on eBay.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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fifties wrote:
Colin Ames wrote:
That is a good looking Mitsubishi.

It's not only good looking in my view, but it has style, and a high class appearance. Hard to believe that it seems to be so rare, in that you just don't see them on eBay.


Thanks for the compliment Colin!
fifties - a lot of people say that about this model, it's not just another "plastic fantastic".
Believe or not, this one languished on ebay for about three months.
The seller was asking for a c-note. That will dampen a lot of buyer's enthusiasm.
I offered half that a few times, fish wouldn't bite.
After three months on the bay, I offered $60 and he took it.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Money well spent, livewire, and good on ya to be persistent; it paid off!

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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xrhonda91 wrote:
Hey Mark,

Could you get a pic of the inside (PCB behind cardboard shield) of the Regency TR-8A ? Have seen ads & pics of 'em, but not the "inner workin's"...

Thanks !
John


One would have to rip apart the whole enchalada to get to the inner workins.
Sams says that the chassis for the TR-8 is the same as the TR-5 and the TR-7 radios.
Here is a photofact page showing the component side of the pcb.
Sorry, I had to shrink it down to fit.
The full size pdf files can be found and downloaded at Radio Museum.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Thanks much for the SAMS pic, Livewire54---that satisfies my curiousity and wouldn't want anyone to go through a lot of trouble just to take one ! Thought that the "inner liner" just folded down... Noticed that they still used the round 262 kHz IFT's in these.

John


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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John - Here are some photos of the components of the Regency TR-8A. Thanks, livewire54, for posting the photofact! - Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Thanks much, Mark---looks like it has vernier tuning !

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Mar Thu 26, 2020 9:15 pm 
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1) Videoton BR114
Hungary, 1969
Works
http://www.radiomuseum.hu/vtbr114.html
http://www.radiomuseum.hu/radiomuseum/r ... 0br114.pdf

2) SOKOL 403
USSR, 1980
The bolts at the back of the case still have the original wax seal, unopened, works
http://www.radiomuseum.hu/sokol.html
http://www.radiomuseum.hu/radiomuseum/rajzok/sokol.pdf

3) Selena B 212 (Океан-209)
Works
USSR, 1980


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Nice radios szoftveres. I especially like the one from Hungary, both of my
mother's parents came from there, about 1906.

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Thanks! I really like the Russian ones too, they were made to last forever. The Selena has been in daily use, especially now, in the current work-from-home situation. The construction of the Videoton was cheaped out and the previous owner did some damage to the tuning slugs while making an attempt to re-align it, but it's still looking great.


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