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Old 01-24-2007, 06:24 PM
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thanks man,

how do i go about using BFO with the Royal 7000?

thanks,
Robby

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BFO is Beat Frequency Oscillator. You can pick up hams on sideband-those funny, distorted "Donald Duck" sounding guys- & copy Morse code better w/it. I have 2 tube T/Os- one was NASTY w/nicotine when I got it, a couple sessions w/Windex took care of that, & then a couple coats of black shoe polish got it lookin' like it did back in the days of poodle skirts & wraparound windshields...
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:43 PM
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Tune the T/O where there's a lot of the "Donald Duck" sounds-between 7 & 8 MC is a good place to start-turn the BFO on, & then turn the BFO control VERY SLIGHTLY one way or the other until you get intelligible speech out of them. Try the loudest one you can find, try to get it tuned in as strong as you can, just start playin' around...You'll get there.
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:01 PM
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I own most models of TO and enjoy them all. If I had to keep only one, I guess it would be the 7G605. You can see them at:

http://antiqueradio.org/transoceanics.htm

You can download technical manuals from:

http://www.transoceanic.nostalgiaair.org/

If you're curious what your R7000-2 looks like inside, check out my article at:

http://antiqueradio.org/zenithr7000-2.htm

Note that the 1000 and 3000 models are fairly common, and you shouldn't have to bankrupt yourself to own one. I have owned two of each type and didn't spend more than $40 for any of them.

If you limit yourself to eBay, then of course you'll pay a premium. I bought one of my 3000-1s at a garage sale for $5.

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Old 02-07-2007, 02:17 PM
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Hey Phil, nice site!

you don't have the earlier Royal 7000 in your collection? i love mine and use it every day, although shortwave stations are few and far between these days. AM and FM come is really sharp, so i think the radio is working right. it was the last of the american made point-to-point wired breed.

see ya,
Robby

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I own most models of TO and enjoy them all. If I had to keep only one, I guess it would be the 7G605. You can see them at:

http://antiqueradio.org/transoceanics.htm

You can download technical manuals from:

http://www.transoceanic.nostalgiaair.org/

If you're curious what your R7000-2 looks like inside, check out my article at:

http://antiqueradio.org/zenithr7000-2.htm

Note that the 1000 and 3000 models are fairly common, and you shouldn't have to bankrupt yourself to own one. I have owned two of each type and didn't spend more than $40 for any of them.

If you limit yourself to eBay, then of course you'll pay a premium. I bought one of my 3000-1s at a garage sale for $5.

Regards,

Phil Nelson
Phil's Old Radios
http://antiqueradio.org/index.html
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:11 PM
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Hi,

The finest of the Zenith Trans-Oceanic radios is really the Royal 7000 and D7000Y. The Trans-Oceanic radios didn't get FM until the Royal 3000 in 1963. FM didn't really catch on until the middle to late 1960's.
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:18 AM
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yeah, i love mine! i have it by our bed. my wife and i fall asleep to the radio every night (i turn it off as i'm about to doze off).

see ya,
Robby

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Hi,

The finest of the Zenith Trans-Oceanic radios is really the Royal 7000 and D7000Y. The Trans-Oceanic radios didn't get FM until the Royal 3000 in 1963. FM didn't really catch on until the middle to late 1960's.
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Old 08-05-2007, 03:59 AM
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yeah, i love mine! i have it by our bed. my wife and i fall asleep to the radio every night (i turn it off as I'm about to doze off).

see ya,
Robby
LOL, that's funny. We do the same thing Of course my wife thinks I'm silly as I keep changing which model T/O is next to the bed on a weekly basis
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:28 PM
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Just picked up a 7000-2. Most of the contemporary accountings that I read give that one the edge because of the gear tuning upgrade, slightly more spread out SW bands and outright rarity. I like the strength/center tune meters myself. This thread is stone cold, but it still comes up in search engines. I remember them from when I was a kid. They're literally iconic. Is there are group or section of VK that focuses just on T/O's? I would've thought that might've been more of an AK thing, but NBD.....thanks!
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:37 PM
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I didn't know this thread was here. My first great portable was a '72 TransOceanic 7000. I bought another one on Ebay for peanuts, repaired it, and it resides in the dungeon. The performance isn't what I expected or it needs properly realigned. Otherwise, it has great tone quality and batteries seemingly last forever. Sometimes I can receive SSB with the BFO.
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