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 Post subject: sony tfm 8600 - whats so special?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 23, 2020 4:27 am 
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hi to everyone. From time to time I see this analog sony radio go for some good money on the bay.
its am/fm/airband - whats so special about it?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-70-SON ... 1438.l9372


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 Post subject: Re: sony tfm 8600 - whats so special?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 23, 2020 6:01 am 
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IMO it is a $50 radio maximum. It does not even cover the shortwave bands.


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 Post subject: Re: sony tfm 8600 - whats so special?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 23, 2020 6:20 am 
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wireless 12 wrote:

For one thing, it's a Sony, which immediately hikes the price, and for another, it's a slick looking receiver. I dunno about $200+, but whatever.

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 Post subject: Re: sony tfm 8600 - whats so special?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 23, 2020 6:40 am 
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It appears to me to be designed for aviation. It has a band for aviation beacons and a direction finder capability. From my experience, anything with an aviation purpose is expensive.

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 Post subject: Re: sony tfm 8600 - whats so special?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 23, 2020 6:51 am 
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This Sony would be a $200 contender in excellent condition. I also covers the airplane frequency band plus VHF thru 174 MHz including weather stations.


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 Post subject: Re: sony tfm 8600 - whats so special?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 23, 2020 7:18 am 
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JnTX wrote:
It appears to me to be designed for aviation. It has a band for aviation beacons and a direction finder capability. From my experience, anything with an aviation purpose is expensive.

Jay

Well not really. I have a Nova Tech Pilot II that covers Beacon, BCB, Marine, and VHF with a rotating antenna that has jacks for telescoping rod antennas. It cost $300+ in 1963, but nowadays they go for much less on The Bay.

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 Post subject: Re: sony tfm 8600 - whats so special?
PostPosted: Jan Sat 25, 2020 8:56 pm 
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blatant ripoff of the zenith to 7000 sets.
jimbenedict wrote:
This Sony would be a $200 contender in excellent condition. I also covers the airplane frequency band plus VHF thru 174 MHz including weather stations.


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