Let's see your tube radios!

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Aerobat, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Aerobat

    Aerobat Class A all the way

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    There doesn't seem to be a radio board on AK so I'll post my latest here, a 1950 Philco 52-542. Recapped, polished, and working well. Also replaced the disintegrated power cord.

    I live near the "antiques capital of the world" and pick up any radio that looks good, has tubes, and isn't overpriced. Something to do during the dead of winter around here.

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  2. DaveVoorhis

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    Zenith Transoceanic, circa 1958. Original, un-restored, very good condition. Works well.
     
  3. Aerobat

    Aerobat Class A all the way

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    Next up is a Zenith K725, I found some knobs for it and painted them to match. I added Bluetooth and sold it to a friend who has a MCM home office.

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  4. quaddriver

    quaddriver 120 What's per channel Subscriber

    where were you when I sold a couple hundred of them at auction?

    I got out of that biz...easy, but slowwwwww movers. I think I have like half a dozen left in the store
     
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  5. Aerobat

    Aerobat Class A all the way

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    I don't buy them to make a profit, just something to do and keep the ones I like.
     
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  6. ducati_EL34

    ducati_EL34 Addicted Member

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    The bare metal receiver covers the 80m Han band. This is a typical receiver found in WW2 bombers and other military aircraft. The black one covers the 40m has band. Both have been recapped and have a pet supply built for each.

    Each of these will be used with a VT Heathkit transmitter.
     

     

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  7. wormhole

    wormhole New Member

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    My camera has died but I have a Drake R4B ham receiver with matching speaker. Refurbed (mostly recapped) by a fellow ham in exchange for me fixing his computer. I never did get the matching transmitter to go with it.
     
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  10. electronjohn

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    Still have the NC-109 I bought w/paper route $$$ back in 1965. Needs some TLC, though...I think there's a problem in the band switch. That might be a place to look regarding the 80m "deafness" yours suffers from. There's also 3 S-38s in the collection, along with a National SW-54 and a pretty ratty Hallicrafters SX-96. Then there's the tube portables....
     
  11. Mantolaman

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    Here's a couple for you.
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  13. jaybirdss396

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    Panasonic RE784a

    Recapped and works fine.

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    Fada 5F50 One of the earliest table top radios. The Catalin case was originally white but over the years has turned a beautiful butterscotch color. Gifted to me from the family of the original owner.
     
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  16. Pio1980

    Pio1980 AK Member Subscriber

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    This is my oldest tube set, a 1917 Western Electric SCR59 aircraft radiophone receiver.
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  17. Blast

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    My RCA 810T:
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  18. Gnesen

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    Here’s a Philco I got from my mother. Too bad one of her cats got to the grille cloth first. Otherwise it works fine and is in okay condition. Sometimes I like to listen to baseball games on it.

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  19. Mantolaman

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  20. twitch54

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    great walk down memory lane, thanks gents !
     
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