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easyvision54
04-08-2017, 06:28 PM
greetings citizens, my name is jake and i have been working on radios for a couple years now, my first radio that gave me the bug is a zenith r600 and at that time i new nothing about radios of that vintage so i sent that one to a pro to restore the chassis, after some research and receiving a philco 51-1730, i recapped and had my first success, i was hooked!! my second radio, (which is my favorite console i own) is a belmont model 902, another home run, use the radio frequently. then i thought i would try to get this precision es-500a going and it now works really good(uncalibrated, fun to play with tho). so now i have a hoffman 7m140 that i am working on and could use some help with!! thank you very much and am looking forward to another classic electronic device that works better than new!!

Titan1a
04-09-2017, 12:10 AM
Welcome! I'm the proud owner of a rare Philco 37-665B and Zenith 11S474: both in excellent condition. BTW I can receive KOA on both from here in Plattsmouth, NE.

SpaceAge
04-09-2017, 01:28 AM
Welcome! I'm the proud owner of a rare Philco 37-665B and Zenith 11S474: both in excellent condition. BTW I can receive KOA on both from here in Plattsmouth, NE.

I live about 5 miles LOS from the KOA broadcast tower in Parker. Dont even need the antenna connected lol. Can you tune in XEW 900 from Mexico in Nebraska?

MadMan
04-09-2017, 04:20 AM
Welcome to the herd!

DustinBarby
04-09-2017, 04:00 PM
Welcome easyvision54 to the family! :banana:

easyvision54
04-09-2017, 07:34 PM
thanks, i like to dx on the am and get kfab frequently, wgn Chicago comes in once in a while on the t-o as does some station in utah.

easyvision54
04-09-2017, 07:37 PM
Welcome easyvision54 to the family! :banana:
hi , i see you are from lincoln!! i lived in lincoln for 13 years before moving to co, worked at pro body shop inc. on first and cornhusker(i think its a used car lot now)

Titan1a
04-09-2017, 11:56 PM
I can't seem to receive XEW. I'll try soon.

electronjohn
04-14-2017, 11:38 AM
Welcome to VK! A friend of mine, Pat Woodard, is a newsman @KOA. I can pick him up early winter mornings here in MN.

NowhereMan 1966
04-15-2017, 01:28 PM
Welcome! I have my grandfather's plastic Philco 53-656 radio that has two bands and 5 tubes.