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Author Topic: The World's Most Exciting Radio  (Read 18011 times)
K5TED
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« on: May 08, 2013, 12:39:03 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rtj0bXUF6k

Just dug mine out of the closet. Popped in some batteries. Simplicity. Sounds great, too.
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SWL2002
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 02:38:39 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rtj0bXUF6k

Just dug mine out of the closet. Popped in some batteries. Simplicity. Sounds great, too.

Yes, mine sits on the nightstand and gets used every evening. 

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 06:58:30 AM »

I have them all - from the 7G605 all the way through the last version of the 7000, except the military version.  They all still work.  As Zenith said, "The quality goes in before the name goes on".  If needed parts are still available.  I wonder how many of the current SWL radios will still be working in 75 years.

Dick  AD4U
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RENTON481
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 10:32:05 PM »

Zenith 3000 -- great sounding, easy on batteries.  A classic SW radio from yesteryear.
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K4NYA
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 08:04:54 AM »

Can anyone identify the narrator on that?  Sounds really familiar, but I can't place it.  William Conrad, maybe?
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K1DA
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2013, 05:55:24 AM »

And why wouldn't a 51S1 be working inb 75 years?
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AD4U
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2013, 04:49:02 AM »

And why wouldn't a 51S1 be working inb 75 years?

Is the 51S1 a current production radio?

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2013, 06:52:09 PM »

Can anyone identify the narrator on that?  Sounds really familiar, but I can't place it.  William Conrad, maybe?
I spend a LOT of time listening to classic radio programs on XM (channel 82)and I would go with that being William Conrad. Googling 'William Conrad Zenith Commercial' seems to indicate consensus on the matter.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 07:40:02 AM »

The World's Most Exciting Radio steps up..

http://voaradiogram.net/post/53183253304/voa-radiogram-1964-radio-receives-text-modes-from-1962
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2013, 07:20:03 AM »

I still have my working Transoceanic 1000 inherited from my father back in the 1960s.  As far as I was concerned back then, it was the "only" radio to own.  I still remember taking it up north when duck hunting and searching for stations at the cabin.

The good old days...
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