Posted 9 months ago
I'm dating it by the plug type. I've not found a very good source for dating RCA Victor transistor radios, but today at a thrift store I found this model RGC42s Pecan-finished radio for under $10.
It works well, albeit I cannot get in any station under 91 FM (sadly, I listen to 88.9 HEY Radio North Muskegon), which makes me assume it needs some adjustment I'm not familiar with.
It gets AM and FM, along with something called AFC (from what I understand, it stabilises a signal?) and has tonal control.
While it's not quite a 1930s Cathedral radio like I was hoping for, it's still a nice vintage radio for me to enjoy. I get two stations on it that I like, albeit, again, my favourite one does not come in (it's a hard station to catch, anyway. Not all modern radios even pick it up as it's a small, volunteer-run Christian Rock station).
While not a rare or ornate radio, it was still an exciting find. The "Solid State" name on the front is kind of funny, as my favourite Record company is Solid State Records.