Wednesday, October 11, 2006

More About That Radio

grundig stereo concert-boy transistor 4000 radio
Well, I've been tinkering with that radio— sort of a "1968 boombox"— that I picked up recently at an antique store. AM band works fine now, all it needed was for the band selector button to be worked a bit. Still have to figure out about calibrating the needles on the radio dials.

But my biggest advance is, I've made the radio even more boomboxlike. Namely, I'd been running it plugged in. But on opening it up, I discovered that it will take batteries. So I got seven D cells and put them in the battery holder inside the radio.

Closed radio, turned it on. Nothing. Then I saw a switch on the back, "BATT" or "MAINS". Switched it to "BATT". And voilà! I now have a gigantic oversized late 60's AM/FM/SW/LW radio which can play whilst being toted around by the carrying handle.

Them batteries gotta push the radio's weight up over 15 pounds.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That thing kicks a$$. Mind me asking, howmuch?

Sunday, October 15, 2006 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger Paul Burgess said...

Picked it up at the antique store for $68. Haven't seen a working model in good condition on the Net for anywhere near that cheap.

Sunday, October 15, 2006 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me again...

Thanks for that. Hey, great price, man. Congratulations. Well worth it.

Friday, October 27, 2006 11:06:00 AM  

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