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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jul Fri 17, 2020 1:12 am 
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1959 Bulova 782 Dual band set (Might be a model 785 or 786 - need to do more research.)
Basically a re-badged National AT-290, this rare variant has a shortwave marine band along with AM.
An interesting detail about the screw-in antenna is that it is hexagonal instead of being round.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jul Fri 17, 2020 5:05 am 
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Interesting Bulova. I have never seen an antenna that was hexagonal.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jul Sat 18, 2020 7:51 pm 
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Colin Ames wrote:
Interesting Bulova. I have never seen an antenna that was hexagonal.


Hi Colin,

I took a few pics of the antenna. The chrome is very hard to photograph and show the detail, but it's the best I can do.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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New to the site and have a bunch of radios I’ll post from my collection , just got this one but it doesn’t work and I’m looking for someone that can repair it. From what I’ve found it’s a 1964 Telefunken Bajazzo Ts 101. Am tuner seems to be frozen and all I get is a pop from speaker when turned on.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Livewire, thanks for taking the time to photograph the antenna. Definitely unusual.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Hey Versus, welcome to the forum. I always wanted one of those Telefunkens, but never found one that I could afford. I hope you manage to get it working.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Thanks Colin ! Realized I posted the same pic twice by accident.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Been dabbling in the old Euro stuff. Circa 1961.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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1958 Roberts model RT1. This was their first transistorized portable radio.
Dual band - MW/LW. Uses one 9 volt type PP9 battery. Wood case, covered in Rexine pleather.
It has new caps and an updated battery pack. Plays well on the AM band.
A neat feature is the turntable underneath. It rotates the whole radio for the best reception.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jul Wed 29, 2020 7:08 am 
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How do the British radios compare with American and Japanese sets AFA sensitivity, audio quality, etc.?

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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fifties - I will get back to you on this. To reply now, I would be painting with broad strokes.
Also I can only relate to the four or five early sets that I have in my possession.
So this post is a place marker until I can test, then post back.
I will say this - in general, the speaker quality is good with ample sound output.
Probably due to size and decent construction. Most were used in the previous generation tube sets.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jul Wed 29, 2020 2:08 pm 
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Livewire, that’s a nice pair of British radios. I have a couple of later Roberts and they too have the turntable. I also have a Phillips and an Ultra.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jul Thu 30, 2020 4:12 am 
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Collin - I wouldn't mind seeing them someday!


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jul Thu 30, 2020 9:34 pm 
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Livewire, as requested here are my four radios. Note that in the Philips, the batteries are actually AA holders encased in cardboard shells that I printed and made.
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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
PostPosted: Jul Thu 30, 2020 10:58 pm 
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Colin - Nice selection of lunchbox radios you have there!
The Roberts Rambler has been on my radar, I may pull the trigger soon.
Your Ultra 6128 radio - never seen one of those before. I love the finished wood case construction.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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livewire54 wrote:
Colin - Nice selection of lunchbox radios you have there!
The Roberts Rambler has been on my radar, I may pull the trigger soon.
Your Ultra 6128 radio - never seen one of those before. I love the finished wood case construction.

Thanks. You actually wouldn’t get much lunch in the Roberts, they are only 9” wide. I too like the Ultra, I got it from a charity shop in England. The Rambler and the Philips were both gifts, and the RFM3 came from an antiques mall in Wales.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Great looking collection there, Colin!

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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Great looking collection there, Colin!

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Got Transistor Radio Collections? New Finds? Let's See
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Colin - I like them all. What is the LUX band on the Ultra? Looks like it might be a spreadband section for the upper portion of the MW (AM broadcast) band. What does LUX stand for?

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Colin - I like them all. What is the LUX band on the Ultra? Looks like it might be a spreadband section for the upper portion of the MW (AM broadcast) band. What does LUX stand for?

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LUX is short for Luxembourg. Radio Luxembourg broadcast on 208 metres. Although the station was based in Luxembourg, the target audience was the UK and Ireland. In the ‘60s I used to listen to pop music on the station, after dark (not on this Ultra). The station quit broadcasting in 1992, I believe.


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