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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: May Thu 14, 2020 6:20 am 
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That youngster Colin has sharp eyes, LOL!

The set will come in handy, as you can use the plastic small flat blades to adjust the IF cores to peak performance.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: May Fri 15, 2020 2:07 am 
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Recently I picked up these two sets on ebay for relatively "cheap" compared to what they normally sell for.
They are both in "museum condition" with zero flaws. Got lucky for a change!
1959 Olympic 666 is on the left and 1959 Alpha Shalco M6M on the right.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: May Fri 15, 2020 6:24 am 
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They sure do look great. Hope they play great, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: May Fri 15, 2020 6:44 pm 
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Dan's Radio Room wrote:
They sure do look great. Hope they play great, too.


Thanks Dan.

They could probably both benefit from a recap.

The blue Alpha plays good, but has a good bit of background static.

The green Olympic has very low volume static, no reception was noted.

When I buy my radios, I do test them and make notes of their condition, both operational and cosmetic.
I probably wont touch them, too lazy these days to dig into disassembly of my crown jewels.
Actually, all my radios are closet queens, I do enjoy photographing them, and researching their history.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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livewire54 wrote:
They could probably both benefit from a recap.

As would my Crown. I'll get to that eventually...have to find a schematic first!

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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They could probably both benefit from a recap.

As would my Crown. I'll get to that eventually...have to find a schematic first!

Why would you need a print in order to swap out four Electrolytic's?

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Why would you need a print in order to swap out four Electrolytic's?

Mostly so I have a decent idea of the values for the one whose labeling is obscured or missing.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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That Candle just screams art deco; nice pick ups of some rare sets!

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Zenith Royal 250 and Royal 275. Both great performers. Panasonic R-1070. I've also seen the Panasonic in black,red,and green. The black seems to be the most popular version. Surprisingly the carry strap is in really decent shape.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Some very nice sets from both Radioaddict and Zenith Royal! My most recent score pales in comparison.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Dan's Radio Room wrote:
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Why would you need a print in order to swap out four Electrolytic's?

Mostly so I have a decent idea of the values for the one whose labeling is obscured or missing.

Electrolytic's in battery Transistor sets are generally not at all critical either in working voltage or capacitance. Usually the one going to the volume control wiper is a small value, maybe 4.7 uF. For the other three you can use almost anything from 10 to 47 uF and you wouldn't notice any difference in performance between those or what the schematic calls for.


I don't remember if I posted these before, but here are my two different dial and trim Zenith Royal 50's.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Picked up this little Longines Symphonette clock radio for $1.00 at a small local thrift store. Everything works, even the clock and station pointer light bulbs are good. It was picking up 740 Zoomer radio from Toronto and WLW 700 from Cincinnati clearly here last night in northern lower Michigan.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Good deal,Tim. I've been looking at different clock radios trying to make up my mind. I think whether it has a lighted display is a dealbreaker for many. Especially if you're using it as an alarm clock.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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^ I had one of those. Aiwa made some good receivers, but never seemed to hit the sales levels of their competitors.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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They also sold a lot of re-branded sets.
Case in point - Aiwa's model AR-600 was built for Zephyr, Packard Bell and others.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Here is my Zenith Royal 500H with the replacement volume control switch. I'm amazed that the Zenith 500H still works as it took a lot of cleaning to remove all the grime that had accumulated since the early 1960s!


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Here is my Zenith Royal 500H with the replacement volume control switch. I'm amazed that the Zenith 500H still works as it took a lot of cleaning to remove all the grime that had accumulated since the early 1960s!


Nice job. Glad the volume pot works.


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Here is my Zenith Royal 500H with the replacement volume control switch. I'm amazed that the Zenith 500H still works as it took a lot of cleaning to remove all the grime that had accumulated since the early 1960s!


They sell replacement gold labels for the 500H on ebay. Kind of pricey though at four for $10.


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