Category Archives: Radio: Amateur & Broadcast

Amateur radio (ham radio) and the collecting and restoration of old radios… this is the place where you can find my posts on anything radio.

The TV that Followed Me Home

A 1951 Model H3267R Zenith TV / Radio / Phonograph console is saved from the dumpster. Photos included! Continue reading

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Workshop Comfort

Construction of pine walls with electric outlets and shelving for the radio workshop. Continue reading

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The 2016 ECARC Swap Meet or What can $10 get you?

The 2016 Eastern Connecticut Amateur Radio Club Flea Market is now history. It took place last Saturday, March 19. I wait all year for this one (see an earlier post about the 2013 event). It’s nearby (I made the drive … Continue reading

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The 2016 New England Antique Radio Club Swap Meet

If you have visited this blog in the past you are well aware that I am a dedicated radio collector. A better description might be radio accumulator. A collector is very discriminating. He or she specializes in certain styles or … Continue reading

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A Portable AM/FM/SW/SSB That Fulfills a Need

  My need? I enjoy having a personal radio along whenever I go on vacation. Not just any radio..it has to receive AM/FM/SW and if possible SSB. A radio just makes me feel connected to the world regardless of what … Continue reading

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Which has priority: Ham Radio or Fire Pit Construction? (or OCFD, Obsessive Compulsive Firepit Disorder)

Ever since the year I gave my wife a Kodak electronic picture frame for Christmas I always make sure to ask her what she wants. That includes birthdays. This year was no different. My wife turned ____ in July (I’ve … Continue reading

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There’s a Grocery Store in my Garage

How much room does anyone have to store groceries, dishes, pans, etc. in the kitchen? For us it always seems that everything is squished into lots of small cupboards. You have to be real careful when you reach for the … Continue reading

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Repairing the Sony ICF-2010

I have several portable shortwave receivers, modern and antique. My favorite modern shortwave¬†is the Sony ICF-2010. I purchased it back in 1989. It was a bit expensive (about $350 as I remember) but I had just received a stipend for … Continue reading

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Icom IC-706MkIIG Operation Guide

Some years ago¬† I purchased an Icom IC-706-MkIIG transceiver.This was the third and final version of this very popular amateur radio. I was attracted to the 706 for a number of reasons, some of which are: Small size makes it … Continue reading

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The Search for Capacitance (an electronic value, not a religion)

I like to collect, use, and repair old radios. Anyone who spends much time learning about old radios will soon enough come across interesting electronic test equipment, vintage and new. The old has style and (often) accuracy. The new has … Continue reading

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