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 A 7 valve kit radio from Ali express
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:56:45 PM on 24 August 2020.
Tallar Carl's avatar
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This looks the part. Its no imitation.

AU $151.51 | Imitation Red Light 711 Tube Radio Kit Retro Radio Kit Without FM

https://a.aliexpress.com/_d6xg5Bi


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:41:20 PM on 24 August 2020.
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Interesting, though the shipping will double the price.

Wonder if it would work? Hopefully it comes with a chassis - there's none shown there.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:49:19 PM on 24 August 2020.
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Hopefully it comes with a chassis

Doesn't appear to, but it does come with cattle: "With cattle: Shanghai Radio 27 Factory CB-3.5W-80 type output cattle, DB-50-300 type power cattle."

Getting them past AQIS may be a tad difficult.


 
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Might be why the shipping is so high... at least we might get a few steaks out of it.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 1:52:20 PM on 25 August 2020.
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For a enthusiastic builder might be a goer. 8 valve radio with genuine valve power supply, not just cheap diodes.

Would have to supply your own chassis of course.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 5:50:47 PM on 25 August 2020.
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They seem to have some other interesting stuff, e.g. a valve FM tuner.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 7:00:22 PM on 25 August 2020.
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With Cows and Cattles provided how could you go wrong!!!
No mention of Horses or Sheep. though, dissapointing.

I would not trust those valves to last any time, I recognise some of them as the same rubbish sent as samples and used in the amazing 30+30 watt valve amplifier sold at Jaycar.

Hey somebody buy one for me and I'll put it together!
What could possibly go wrong?

Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 7:32:31 PM on 25 August 2020.
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No mention of Horses or Sheep. though, disappointing

Not to mention lack of specs ... but hey who needs those?

I would not trust those valves to last any time

I guess you mean the piping.

"Piping: 6A2, 6K4, 6H2, 6N2, 6P1, 6Z4, 6E2"


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 8:19:13 PM on 25 August 2020.
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Chinese valves... well we know the story with them...

hmm, hadn't noticed the rest of the page, with the schematic, wiring and so on.
It's got 3 bands, so MW, and 2.3 to 18MHz.

Who is going to build this?

Some of those other valve projects look interesting too.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 7:01:02 AM on 26 August 2020.
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Ah yes the piping, meaning valves..........the auto translator went a bit crook there.
I see what the problem is, the auto translator has a phase shift error!

My offer is there, somebody buy me one and I'll put it together.
(not going to waste my money!)

Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 7:13:51 AM on 26 August 2020.
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It would be a case you buyee you fixee. Still for a $151 bucks for a three band radio kit radio is not an outrageous price.

For an enthusiast with chassis making skills it may be a worth while project if prepared to take a chance.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 9:27:48 AM on 26 August 2020.
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Cattle; possibly refers to it being found out that its a cow of a thing to put together, or operate?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 10:53:39 AM on 26 August 2020.
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Cattle are livestock, and valves are perhaps the closest thing to livestock in a radio. Maybe that is the connection.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 4:15:01 AM on 28 August 2020.
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You could actually build this on a existing spare chassis. I'm sure most of us have one!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 9:06:44 AM on 28 August 2020.
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Actually aside from the collection of scrap radios, I still have chassis punches for the round IF's & sockets.


 
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