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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Mar Fri 27, 2020 12:18 am 
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Man times flies! It doesn't seem possible it's 6 years since I posted in this thread so I guess it's time for an update.

Here'an early 1970s AR Automatic Radio AM/FM tractor radio. It works!

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Mar Fri 27, 2020 2:36 am 
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That Selena looks like a decent radio. Am I right in thinking that it is an export model? I ask because I see that the FM band is the one we are used to here. I used to own a Meridian radio that was given to me by an engineer from Ukraine, and the FM band was much lower.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Mar Fri 27, 2020 2:37 am 
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Hey Rocketeer, welcome back! That’s an interesting tractor radio.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Knobs are style used on mid '60s Ramblers.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Colin Ames Correct, the original Russian Океан-209 had the FM band at 66-74 MHz, its rebadged (otherwise identical) version, called Selena B-211, was exported to the eastern-bloc countries. The B-212 model was another step, with its FM band moved to 88-108 MHz. As far as I know it was exported to and sold in the U.K. and in Australia.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Mar Fri 27, 2020 2:59 pm 
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I have the Russian Olean 209 with the 66 to 74 mhm. The other bands have the wavelength instead of frequency. It is a solid radio made in the early 80's. Nice tone and good sensitivity. The band switch is a shaft connected to a torrent with band strips like the TO' s. Ken


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 Post subject: New find
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Just came across this guy.


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 Post subject: Re: New find
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Could you please post a photo of the components of the Harpers transistor radio? Thanks! - Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Hey Crown, that is a cute little radio.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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I like the Harpers, looks like a 2 transistor earphone only radio.

Here is a JEB I just pulled off the shelf. Had it for many years.

Al

Edit : Model # 6 YR-15A


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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As requested, here is the interior of the little Harpers


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Hey Crown, that Harpers is a neat little radio!

Here are a couple more from my collection. A Philco
T-69WHG and a Channel Master 6502. The leather
case with the CM is in poor shape.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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The Harpers reminded me of a simple Futura earphone only
radio I have. (Model 666 I think) Unfortunately I am missing
the screw for the tuning knob, both transistors and the back.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Crown - Thank you for posting the components of the Harpers transistor radio! James Butters mentioned the Harpers 2TP-110 on his website below:

https://www.jamesbutters.com/harpersgk900.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Crown, does the Harpers work?

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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A couple of years ago, I bought a NEC NT-6B which did not work. I decided to check it again and when comparing it to another NT-6B, I found that one of the wires had become detached from one of the transformers, which also had a bad solder connection. After the repairs, the radio worked, but also needed a 2 uf electrolytic capacitor replaced. This NEC NT-6B has 3-round Sony transistors, whereas the other radio has all NEC transistors. I also changed the 2 uf capacitor in the other NY-6B and now both radios work great! - Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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While we are on the subject of NEC, here are a couple of boys radios that use early NEC germs.

The white Archer sports a reverse painted tuner dial that proudly proclaims "TRANSISTORS".
Below it is a gold and red cloisonne badge.
Inside, there is an early NEC ST28C black oval can and one NEC ST34D black tophat transistor package.
Both are labeled in yellow lettering along with the NEC logo inside of a four point diamond.
No plastic varicon tuner on this little gem, inside, is a "small-ish" steel and aluminum ball bearing drive tuner.

The handsome two tone First Cosmos-B boys radio has a white plastic tuner dial with an aluminum insert in the center that reads "2TRANSISTORS".
There is a gold and white cloisonne badge in the lower left corner that reads "FIRST".
Embossed on the bottom of the white plastic back cover, in capital letters is: "BOYS RADIO".
Inside is an early plastic varicon tuner capacitor, the clear plastic cover is embossed with it's namesake - "FIRST ELECTRIC CO." JAPAN.
There are two NEC transistors inside, a black tophat package marked with yellow lettering "2SB98" along with the old NEC logo
framed in a yellow diamond.
The second transistor is one of NEC's newer, smaller, silver T0-1 style cans marked with red lettering "NEC 2SA156".

Both radios are functioning well (for boys radios). I can clearly receive local stations.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Some of my Boy's radios on the upper shelf; all work.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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fifties - Are you sure that you own enough four star Melotone radios? LOL
(or whatever name badge they slapped on them) :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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I am also seeing (lots of) RED!
Nice color grouping there.


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