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Transistor Memories

More of my collection

*Motorola L13S, made in the USA in 1959. This one was a real heartbreaker... paid about $20 for it in 1999 at an antique store in Mt Vernon, OH, and all it does is make a pooping sound. Anyone out there with a spare set of the plug-in transistors that this radio takes ? UPDATE on this radio..... getting some advice from Sarah, of Sarah's Transistor Radios (a real neat web site), I replaced all of the electrolytic capacitors in it.... it still makes a pooping sound. Guess it's time to replace the transistors. I am committed to hearing this one play again.

*Panasonic R-8, made in Japan in 1964. A beater, but a novel little unit.

*Channel Master 6506A, made in Japan in 1960. I have 3 of these, one new in the box with all of the papers, earphone, etc. Two play well, one hardly plays at all. Paid about $20 for each of them. I don't want any more. I think there are thousands of these still around.

*This is a real big Zenith radio that I picked up for $35 in 1996.... it's out in the garage; I listen to it when I'm puttering around. I don't have the info on this one right now, but will post it later. One of those deals where I had to jump in two sets of 4 x AA cells to get it going (replaced 2 old 6-V batteries)

*The famous Panapet 70, made by Panasonic in the early 70s. I have 4 of these; you can find them all day in blue, but hardly any in red. I think I gave between $5 and $10 for each of them. They take a 9V battery, and they all play OK.... kind of a tinny sound to them, but real sensitive receiver circuits.

*I normally don't get excited over a Lloyds radio; and, now that I think about it, I won't get excited over this one. Lloyds Model 6K98A, made in Okinawa in the mid 60s. No data on this one. Looks nice, doesn't pick up too much.... junk radio, like everything else that company made. My opinion, of course.

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