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Old 12-22-2011, 05:22 PM
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What a cool website! I've found some place to show off all the junk I've collected...lol... at least my wife thinks it's junk.
Well, I don't really collect this stuff but I do like to latch onto something I find unique or rare.

I picked up this transistor radio at a garage sale. The woman that sold it to me didn't like that I tried to talk her down, she got quite upset. In the end I think I paid something like $10. Its a Juliette Model APR 256a in pristine condition with original packaging, earbud, warranty and instruction card and the cheezy vinyl case with strap. I don't think it's been used. Made in Hong Kong.

To think when I was a kid I would tear several of these things apart to satisfy my curiosities.

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Old 12-22-2011, 05:32 PM
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Here's one I'm particularly fond of. It's a Autovox two band transistor radio. Built in Italy it has the AM band (MW) and a long wave band of 155 to 275Khz.
Portable in the sense it takes 4 AA batteries and has a flip up handle on top. The cool feature of this radio is you can slide it into a docking station and have it in a car (I'm assuming). It has guide rails on both sides and a PCB card edge connector hidden behind a spring door. Not the greatest shape but it's the condition that I got it.


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Old 12-22-2011, 07:22 PM
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Wow... that Autovox is a kewl looking radio!! I'm diggin it!

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Old 12-22-2011, 08:00 PM
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I have two or three of the Magnavox pocket radios in this eBay brochure ad, and here's two shots of the $1.00 RCA Travel Clock Radio. Don't recall if it works, or where it is.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:07 PM
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Here's the Panasonic Toot-A-Loop, and a Ball, and a Panasonic mini cassette recorder. And a bad pic of the Westinghouse AM Clock Radio minus the two desk ballpoints that would have come with it.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:21 PM
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yay!! glad to see some great looking transistor radios getting snatched up!!
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:21 AM
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Here's my daily driver. It's a Concord Conrad receiver model DF-1. Made in Japan. Kind of a unique radio. has "beacon", "broadcast" and "marine" bands, AGC and sensitivity control. This radio is VERY efficient. Batteries(good ones) can last up t 3 years with daily use. I listen to "Coast to coast AM" every night. Was bought in La Mirada California at a goodwill for $5 in the mid 90's. I do have the missing knob cap in the battery compartment. There is a US patent number on it but does not match anything on the patent website. I'm guessing the late 60's?
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:51 AM
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I didn't see "DF-1" in the Sams index, but it looks like they listed Concord transistor radios up through 1974. Looking at it I'd guess late 60's too.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:37 PM
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This is a 1967 Westinghouse H-902P6-GPA. Man! That's a lot of model number for something so small! This little set is like new, and the only wear is the slot where you put a penny to open the back... and it's really minor wear. This radio wasn't used much either. It's AM and 9V.
I just got one of these new old stock off the Bay. Mine came with the box, earphone still sealed in plastic and a still sealed but probably dead nine volt battery. The radio is charcoal blue with the fitted leather case. To my surprise it works perfect. I expected the electrolytics to be dried out as they often are in NOS radios of this vintage. The set is made in Taiwan to Westinghouse specifications or so it says on the box. The only trouble I have with it is that the modern nine volt batteries seem to be slightly bigger than the old ones so the battery is a tight fit and it is hard to get the back on. I wish they still made the old red Eveready nine volt batteries that I used as a kid in the Seventies. Those would fit into even the smallest transistor radios.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:01 PM
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More transistor radios!

I like compucats tv!
Here are a few transistors;
Bulova 840
Channel Master 6213 and 6214
Consol boys radio
Craig Projection Radio
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:31 PM
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They performed poorly because they were only a crystal set with a two-transistor audio amp. Amazingly enough, they'd suck the life right out of a 9 volt battery in no time.
Hmmm. These radios didn't have much to them, so the amplifier couldn't have been that powerful; I wonder why they would drain a nine-volt battery so fast. If they had large, powerful amplifiers that could blow someone out of a room with the volume just barely cracked open, yes, I could see why they would go through batteries quickly, but with only two transistors?

Doesn't make much sense to me. A two-transistor amplifier, after all, shouldn't draw that much current unless the radio is played at or near full volume most of the time, but then again, maybe that was the only way to hear these sets in most areas.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:54 PM
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I like compucats tv!
Here are a few transistors;
Bulova 840
Channel Master 6213 and 6214
Consol boys radio
Craig Projection Radio
Thanks. The TV is a favorite of mine and is in daily service. I can imagine it must have seemed really high tech in 1949.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:41 PM
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Ge p-780

It's not a pocket radio but it is DC batteries only, so..

This pic is not of mine, but mine is as nice. the P-780 is arguably one of the best sounding AM battery powered portable radios. It is the best sounding one I have ever hears. It'll really fill the room with sound! The tone control affects bass and treble, rather than just a treble cut control.

It's the first high GE set made with the ideas of maximum performance and durability in mind. It uses 6 D cells and has a quite large speaker so it will play at good volume for a month of days (or nights). The large dial can be lit by pushing a button.

I do take it with me at times. It never fails to please or amaze.


All the details of the set can be seen here. The persons that created this site deserve the credit for the picture.
http://www.transistor.org/feature/jutson/details.html
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:27 AM
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I have WAAAAY too many transistor radios to show them all. I am particularly fond of my Toshibas though.




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