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Author Topic: What Is The Most Beautiful Radio Ever Made (In Your Opinion)?  (Read 226789 times)
KD8MJR
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« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2013, 06:58:57 PM »

IC-7200 in green camo paint  Grin


LOL this thread came to mind Wink

http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,90331.0.html

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KD8MJR
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« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2013, 07:01:25 PM »

If we are talking antique radios, how about an Atwater Kent model 5  Shocked

My Eyes my eyes  Cry Cry
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KC8IIR
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« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2013, 07:10:59 PM »

The SGC 2020 wins for rugged appeal

There Ftdx9000 wins for most buttons and knobs in a common space

The flex 6700 has the nicest looking GUI interface

The FT 101 EE has the best late night glow with radiant heat



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K1CJS
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« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2013, 05:42:00 AM »

Kenwood TS2000 - Looks like it was designed by an Italian sports car designer.

Just personal preference, but I don't agree with the 2000--although its a half way descent radio, it looks like someone stood it on its backside and let it melt!  They just tried to 'streamline' the radio front panel a little too much!
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F8WBD
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« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2013, 06:26:43 AM »

Collins 75A-1/32V-1 pair.  Google their photos.
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KI4ENS
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« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2013, 01:07:34 PM »

I like the Yaesu FT-101ZD.  I dont have one but I think they mixed the analog and digital readouts nicely.  On the same subject,  my 2M FT-227 is a pretty rig.  Nice machined aluminum.   Very reminiscent of the Japanese stereos.
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K4FMH
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« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2013, 07:08:49 PM »

Drake TR-7...perhaps with the blue pilot lights.
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« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2013, 07:21:25 PM »

Yaesu FT-107. That white is beautiful. FT-1000MP. Anything by Drake. Kenwood TS-930/940/950 series. TS-830S. Heath Mohican general coverage receiver.
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« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2013, 07:45:40 PM »

ICOM 7800 without a doubt.Sweeter than PECAN & COCONUT PIE combined & they are both SWEET. {:>)

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« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2013, 06:32:45 AM »

Hard to find a Hallicrafters I would not be proud to own.
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« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2013, 01:01:19 PM »

When I was about 11 years old I was given an old Hallicrafters SW Radio I think it was a S-40B .  It looked very old even by 1970's standards.  I had it for about 8 years until my Mother Dumped it along with 2 big boxes of comic books that I don't even want to think about what they would be worth today since one Box of about 400 comics was given to me by an old gentleman who had been collecting them from the 1930's.  Yeah Superman issue #1 might have been in that box  Cry
I also had several years of National Geographic magazines that the same old man had given me, I think the first issue was from 1908 and he had several years worth in series going up to the 1940's.  Yet she dumped it all!  Along with anything else she considered to be "Junk" in my room.  It was one of those times when you come home for Summer break and all hell breaks loose on day one.
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« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2013, 01:40:40 PM »

Swan 350
Drake twins, T-4XB and R-4B
Drake TR4

Well I have the B line C line and the TR4, but for me the bestest ever radio setup was at G3OEM a KWS1 & 75A4 in a darkened shack, they looked like real beasts back in those days
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« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2013, 02:10:59 PM »

Drake TR-7. 
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W6PDC
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« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2013, 03:58:38 PM »

I'll add my vote to those of KQ6EA & KD8MJR re. the Halli SX-115 (in particular, love the symmetrical look, and die-casting) combined with a HT-32B. Have my pair "parked" atop of an E.H. Scott console, for a nicely retro look...

How about an "out of the box" vote for that early Seventies "dream rig" of a Signal/One CX-7A?

Admittedly I might be biased, as its the latest addition to my "stable," but somethingappealling  unique about the brown & cream cosmetics (pretty strong similarity to the somewhat later KWM-380, coincidence?) and Nixie Tube displays (of course the pragmatist would convert to LEDs, ala CX-7B and CX-11 ;-) Figure since you can't see any glow form the conduction-cooled 8072 final, at least the Nixies sorta keep the "tube" era alive in its "last gasp..."

Coupla big chromed inset & spinner tuning knobs, to boot!

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Paul W6PDC
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KD8MJR
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« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2013, 04:59:26 PM »

How about an "out of the box" vote for that early Seventies "dream rig" of a Signal/One CX-7A?
73,
Paul W6PDC

Personally I like it but it, very nice design but it needed a little more Sexy to make it to the top for me  Grin.
http://www.eham.net/data/classifieds/images/387192.jpg
I put it in my "Almost" Category
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