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« Reply #270 on: March 24, 2013, 03:39:28 PM »

That was Vinnie's twin brother............. Who developed a spontaneous case of amnesia and can't remember Vinnie's phone number any more.

Just as well, Vinnie would have converted that cash into the biggest pile of Heathshkits you can imagine.    Grin
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« Reply #271 on: March 24, 2013, 03:54:42 PM »

BTW:  In New Jersey " Hey " is pronounced " Yo ".

It takes a while to get used to it, like Gyro = Hero, but once you get it, you got it.
Which is also what they say about Herpes in New Jersey...........
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« Reply #272 on: March 24, 2013, 06:44:26 PM »

Hey Vinny,

Were you the guy in NJ who won $300+ million on the Powerball?

No. But I related to the winner, whoever it is. Wife 10 tickets barely got 1 number.
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« Reply #273 on: March 29, 2013, 06:27:05 AM »

Picked up one of these at a yard sale for $2

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-MASTERWORK-GALAXY-AM-FM-SHORTWAVE-Transistor-Radio-M-2820TR-Portable-/281057772095?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item417059423f

This is the USA equivalent of Nordmende Transita Deluxe.

Problem is, the schematic (I need full manual because string is broken) costs more than the value of the radio.  And that is before parts.
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« Reply #274 on: April 21, 2013, 08:53:47 PM »

Click this...  And this.

You're Welcome.     Grin

BTW:  These always draw serious coin.  Never understood the appeal myself, but they do have a following.
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« Reply #275 on: April 28, 2013, 04:57:10 PM »

Nelson,

I was away for a while training in Minnesota (weather sucked)! I have not been able to work on anything in the last couple months. I did pick up 2 transistor radios at a local yard sale for $2 each. One is a Nordmende 3 bander. Another was a AMC (not the car). The AMC was rather beautiful.
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« Reply #276 on: May 04, 2013, 05:27:57 PM »



( I shared this auction because a few weeks ago I picked up a computer for $68.51 from Goodwill... Same as the current bid on this Heathshkit. IMHO the computer was a much better deal )
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« Reply #277 on: June 06, 2013, 06:54:36 PM »

As this thread approaches 40,000 hits, let us contemplate how high the highest bid on this auction might go.........
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« Reply #278 on: June 08, 2013, 11:25:47 AM »


But, speaking of things worth having, this would be one.

Not only a sterling example of what a high end set looks like, but the squidmatic goes on forever and it covers the pre-war 45MC FM broadcast band. Sure, that makes it an AM / SW set today, but what a beauty. A few years back when gas was cheap and my inner Gypsy still young I'd have considered going after it......

As John Belushi once said: ROAD TRIP !!

The Acoustic Labyrinth thing is particularly interesting. Folded horn speakers were efficient and tended to sound good although not exactly Hi-Fi. A modern example can be found in the BOSE Wave Radio which has a pleasing peak in the 200 cycle range and to the non-purist gives it a distinctive sound that justifies the sticker price.
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« Reply #279 on: June 18, 2013, 06:58:28 PM »


Yo............ Vinn-Ay !!       You need this.

And be sure to notice where the piece is located. 

Of course it's green.  Why wouldn't it be ?
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« Reply #280 on: July 20, 2013, 06:28:53 AM »


20 - 30 years ago you could have scored one of these for less than $100........ Even though it was one of the very best from the era.

Watch this auction.     Gonna' sell north of $500, easy.  Shocked
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« Reply #281 on: July 23, 2013, 05:01:19 PM »

I have been on the road for like months! LOL
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« Reply #282 on: August 10, 2013, 09:37:14 AM »


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« Reply #283 on: August 10, 2013, 01:20:23 PM »

Nelson,

I scored a Zenith Transocianic Royal 3000 at a community yard sale for $30!  In excellent condition!

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« Reply #284 on: August 10, 2013, 02:08:35 PM »

Waytogo!

Not only a good looking piece, but an excellent performer that looks like the top of the line radio it is. I think there is a known issue with a toothed rubber belt that drives the tuning mechanism. Might want to web search the model for more. A friend of mine had one back in the day and I recall it was very easy on the ears... The kind of radio you could listen to for hours without fatigue.

BTW: The R-7000 comes up on ShopGoodwill routinely and usually pulls better than $100, the 3000 is less common and here's the only one in the past 90 days: http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=13415685 Even though the price looks comparable, be aware that for me there would be $21.00 worth of S & H so you got yours for about half what you'd have spent on this auction. All I know is this past Tuesday it was Senior Day at the local Goodwill and I picked up a not-too-old SONY A/V receiver for home theater use for $15.00. Damned if I know why it was donated as it has more digital bells & whistles than I need........ Maybe the newest model has an extra button. First component receiver I've bought that does not have a phono pre-amp.

Not that I was going to hook up a turntable, but I still have a few............
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