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Title: The World's Most Exciting Radio
Post by: K5TED 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.


Title: RE: The World's Most Exciting Radio
Post by: SWL2002 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. 



Title: RE: The World's Most Exciting Radio
Post by: AD4U 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


Title: RE: The World's Most Exciting Radio
Post by: RENTON481 on May 09, 2013, 10:32:05 PM
Zenith 3000 -- great sounding, easy on batteries.  A classic SW radio from yesteryear.


Title: RE: The World's Most Exciting Radio
Post by: K4NYA 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?


Title: RE: The World's Most Exciting Radio
Post by: K1DA on May 18, 2013, 05:55:24 AM
And why wouldn't a 51S1 be working inb 75 years?


Title: RE: The World's Most Exciting Radio
Post by: AD4U 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?

Dick  AD4U


Title: RE: The World's Most Exciting Radio
Post by: AA9G 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.


Title: RE: The World's Most Exciting Radio
Post by: K5TED 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


Title: RE: The World's Most Exciting Radio
Post by: W9KDX 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...