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    Posted 3 years ago

    kwqd
    (779 items)

    Here is what I think is an early 1960s General Electric T-270A (Walnut case) AM/FM dual speaker tube radio. Not positive about the model as it has a lot of stuff on top of it and I didn't want to excavate it. Everything works and it is in great shape. Both channel selector needles turn when dialing in a station, but only the dial light for the selected modulation lights. It measures 17" long by 10" high x 7" deep. The only issue is that it has quite a loud background hum, which as I recall,becomes less noticeable once it has been on a while. Good for those EMP events when solid state stuff will get fried, if you don't have it in a Faraday cage. This was a freebie from a coworker who had too many toys.

    YouTube video of this radio:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA8R9_pLJ-k

    Faraday Cage FAQ
    http://www.preparednesspro.com/many-myths-emps-and-faraday-cages

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    Comments

    1. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 3 years ago
      Very nice. If you've got a hum that gets better you might have a weak or "softtube"(loss of some vacuum). If you don't have a dynamic tube checker, you can look at the tubes during operation and see if any have a purplish glow. That indicates a lost complete vacuum. Filter capacitors in the power supply can cause a 60 hz hum, but they usually stay the same no matter how long it's on. I love radios from this era, it's what I grew up on. Thanks for sharing.
    2. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks Toyrebel!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Very cool!! And I also love the little Rhino you have displayed in the last pic!
    4. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      Gee!...No..G.E.!! Fantastico!!

      Thomas.
    5. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks, jscott0363! the rhino has a label so is not just some random wood carving. I may post it, since it is a bit unusual...

      Thanks Thomas!

      Thanks for loving my radio!

      truthordare
      jscott0363
      racer4four
      Watchsearcher
      fortapache
      SpiritBear
      vetraio50
      aura
      Vynil33rpm
    6. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for loving my radio!

      Newfld
      farmlady
      EJW-54
      iggy
      Caperkid

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