Carl posted “One thing that was important to notice is that the numbers on the dial top off at 1600, so maybe this radio doesn’t capture the X-band ? (1610-1710?)”
It is very easy to tune this typo of radio to receive above 1600 kHz. Done it many times.
Tube type or transistor?
Recapping tube radios is more involved because the leakage through coupling caps can destroy tubes so these, as well as electrolytics, generally need to be replaced. The leakage currents are much higher in tube units because of the high voltages involved which are not found in transistor units.
On transistor…[Read more]
Now that’s some serious car radio collecting. You are doing it right.
The antenna for my radio was just a whip in the basement and since my favorite station was strong I stagger tuned the IF to widen the bandwidth. There is a trade off between bandwidth and sensitivity so I sacrificed sensitivity hence the radio was not g…[Read more]
Here it is!
It was mounted so that the front of the radio where the speaker mounts fires frontward out of the radio toward the front seat from just under the dashboard. It has no speaker and I don’t recall but it was probably trash and I removed it and used the external speaker.
Your comments are very interesting and I will try to respond to convey further understanding. The year in question was about 1956 and the community was a rural town of about 900 souls. There was no concern from the local business owners regarding the kids in the community since property crime was virtually non existent. This makes it so…[Read more]
It was great to read the comments about this old car radio project. After I posted the OP I looked up the schematic and discovered that the output stage is a push pull circuit using two 6V6’s which explains the rather high power quality audio it used to produce.
Mark pretty much nailed it though…the radio is ugly and it will require a lot of…[Read more]
Around age 12 I wanted a “good” radio to listen to Rock ‘n Roll and I read where one could get a car radio and remove the vibrator and replace the miserable 0Z4 rectifier tube with a heated filament tube, short some terminals, and apply AC from a transformer to power the radio. It was claimed that car radios had superior audio power and…[Read more]
Jim Henry, our friend on this forum and the Chairman of the ALPB has passed away according to the obituary linked below. Bob, MRAM, tried to contact the family to confirm that this is our Jim Henry without success, but from the obit it appears it is he. We know he was a meat cutter, worked for Comcast, and was active in Part 15 radio, all of w…[Read more]
As I type tonight I am listening to a 1936 Crosley “Tombstone” chassis model 6H6 six tube radio produced in 1936, 82 years ago, but nonetheless producing sound from my modern and humble radio station. It is one of the few things I own which is older than I (I have a 1898 gold piece). I bought it at an auction when I was a teenybopper for 25 c…[Read more]
It is a policy of this site to not discuss moderator decisions publicly and I will welcome a private discussion via email.
For those viewing I believe my reasoning was made clear in this thread and invite any with concerns or questions to contact me privately.
Regarding “There’s a book in circulation revealing how average citizens commit an average of 3 felonies a day without realizing. Perhaps writing such a book was illegal.”
There is a distinction between reporting that illegal activity occurs and providing instructions on how to do so.
P. S. I deleted the first link so there is no doubt ab…[Read more]
Whether in quotes or not, bailing in this sentence has a clear meaning and if you read again the first sentence I quoted it is also clear that you authored same. I did not offer any reasons at all, nor did I agree that bailing is happening…I simply stated that based on what we do not know about the status of the missing we cannot assign…[Read more]
Quoting: “Like Artisan mentioned in a nearby thread no one is “bailing” from this forum. The persons missing in action are in an unknown status… no one has a clue where they are.”
This statement is self inconsistent. If their status is unknown then it is also unknown whether or not they have “bailed”. Let’s hope not but let’s also not draw co…[Read more]
I scanned the article and noted that it is not a good description of the current theories of quantum actions and then noted it was published in 1998.
The best way I have found in my attempts to understand this subject is to view it in terms of probabilities, as suggested by Richard Feynman. At the quantum level reality exists in a state of…[Read more]
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