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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Aug Sun 25, 2019 8:37 am 
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Zenith Royal 130. This is the only one I have in this series. I recapped and aligned it,and was glad to see I got the dial very accurate. Not always possible with these. The tuner was rather stiff, using dial linkage. I thought I'd use it for awhile to see if it would get better. Fortunately it did, as I really was afraid to mess with dial linkage. Reception is pretty good. Sometimes the audio has a touch of distortion to it,like a weak audio transistor or something. It's quite usable though. Plays with good volume. Looking for a 180 to add to the collection.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Aug Sun 25, 2019 7:47 pm 
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My Channel Master collection.

I'd like to get some more of their radios, as I really like these.

The 6515 Super Fringe is the model to have. Mine pulls in stations like there's no tomorrow, with room filling volume. It's size is about that of a small table set.

Here's a pic I grabbed from RM Org;

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Nice Channel Masters. I have a 6512, which is physically identical to your 6514, except it has Shortwave instead of Marine Band. Unfortunately it doesn't work :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Colin Ames wrote:
Nice Channel Masters. I have a 6512, which is physically identical to your 6514, except it has Shortwave instead of Marine Band. Unfortunately it doesn't work :cry:


I've seen both the 6512 and 6515 for sale. I think the 6512 covers the entire 80/160m bands. Mine supposedly goes down to 1850, I'm going to listen this Fall and Winter to see what I can hear. Maybe some AM activity on either band. I agree they're excellent performers. Thanks for the info.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Colin Ames wrote:
Nice Channel Masters. I have a 6512, which is physically identical to your 6514, except it has Shortwave instead of Marine Band. Unfortunately it doesn't work :cry:

Why not fix it, Colin? Probably just needs new Electrolytic's.

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Richard, I wish it were that simple. Some time ago, I made the mistake of buying a job lot of five radios off eBay. My eyes were bigger than my brain! I didn't look inside the radios when I received them, just stashed them away. When I finally did investigate, I found I had purchased someone else's castoffs. I gave two of the five to a thrift store, and kept two Channel Masters and a Panasonic (why this one I have no idea). The two Channel Masters need way more than just electrolytics, they are more like "John" projects! I will get around to working on them, hopefully in the not too distant future. I really want a 6515.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Found a mate for my Sony STA-110 FM stereo adapter that I described here:

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This is a TFM-110WB shown with the adapter. The "B" version includes a shortwave band. I'm amazed how stereo enhances the sound of this small, pre-boombox era, mid-60's Sony, especially when spread apart further than shown here.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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That’s a nice setup Dave.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Wow! Never seen nor heard of one of those setups. Nice collectable duo.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Nice to see them paired up, and in lovely condition. I have multiplex adapter and have been looking for the TFM-110 to match it but the prices I've seen on eBay are ridiculous............


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Thanks for the edumacation Dave.

I just picked up a pair of those old Sonys "for old times sake", couldn't resist the siren call of MPX FM. LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Look what I found. :)
Would love to know the backstory*** on this little guy, also known as the Realtone TR-561 Venus.

***(Because Realtone's USA Offices were in New York - as were all things "Carnegie".)


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My current collections and finds. https://paulsironhorse.smugmug.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Hey Paul---didn't see any transistor sets in your galleries, is that the correct link ?

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Hey Paul---didn't see any transistor sets in your galleries, is that the correct link ?

That is correct, only vacuum tube radios.

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Hey Paul---didn't see any transistor sets in your galleries, is that the correct link ?

That is correct, only vacuum tube radios.

I'll guess he asked since you posted your link in the "vintage transistor radio" forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Here is a photo of my favorite transistor radio, a clear case Regency TR-1/TR-1G.


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I've read that those see through cases were issued to prison inmates. Don't know why they used the double frequency numbers?


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Hey Joe,

A friend & former neighbor of mine from High School years, Bret Phillips, was a Regency "nut" and has one of those clear-cased sets. I was fortunate enough to handle and examine it many years ago. Believe he still has it on display at the Indiana State Museum...

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Here is a photo of my favorite transistor radio, a clear case Regency TR-1/TR-1G.

Is that your own radio, or a picture off the net?

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I've read that those see through cases were issued to prison inmates. Don't know why they used the double frequency numbers?

They may have been salesman's samples, and are very rare. Clear case Transistor radios for inmates didn't come about until much later, and were not Regency's.

AFA the dial, I'm only guessing, but think it was simply to give it some character, the way AA5 dials would have kilocycles on the upper half of the dial, and meters on the lower half.

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