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davethebirdman
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« on: July 11, 2006, 12:15:21 pm »

Hello All

In my quest to find things reasonably light and easy to post
I came across this, this afternoon.

Has anyone got one?? The radio doesn't work but can't be too hard to fix (says the man that takes three hours to change a light bulb)

What do you reckon is a fair price???

As always your coments are gratefully recieved.

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE....iewItem
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006, 12:48:55 pm »

Here's something to think about: how long will you be able to use it?  It is AM, so it could prove to be some interesting listening at night (skywave propagation) right now, but how long will your old analog radio stations be on-the-air?  Here in the US the Federal Communications Commission has given a (unrealistic) date as to when the TV stations have to turn off their analog transmitters, but they are dragging their feet on when the radio stations have to turn off the analog portion of their signal.  The origional vision of IBOC (In Band On Channel - aka digital terrestrial radio) was that the analog signal would always be there for people to listen to when they are in a weak signal area (since the IBOC radios will automatically switch it it) and because of all of the antique radios.  Manufactures just would be prohibited from making analog radios.
Just me 2 cents....
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006, 02:54:34 pm »

You Know, I didn't even think about that. Our TV's are doing the change over reasonably soon. Four yrs I think. Have never heard about radios switching but I guess it must be on the cards.
Wonder if it would be possible to fit a DAB radio within the casing and get it to work on the coin.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2006, 07:28:18 pm »

Quote (davethebirdman @ July 11 2006,3:54)
Wonder if it would be possible to fit a DAB radio within the casing and get it to work on the coin.

There's an idea since the radio doesn't work.  '<img'>
I wonder if the timer is hooked up to the electricity or the speaker output?  '<img'>    

And there I thought you were going to get a Coke machine night lite!
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2006, 01:14:14 pm »

Dave,

One of my many other hobbies related to "old stuff" is the restoration and repair of antique radios. This Pillow Radio in the condition it's in typically goes for between $200-$230.
In respects to fixing 90% of all problems related to tube-type radios is the capacitors. It's recommended that even before pluging it in to try it out that you re-cap the entire radio and replace all out of tolerance resistors.

In addition to re-capping I also like to give the chassis a good cleaning and then I throw the tubes into my tube tester just to make sure they are good to go.

With a radio like this that is fairly desirable, I wouldn't gut it. That would instantly de-value it to junk status.

That would be a neat radio to have! Good luck if you bid!
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