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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:12:59 AM on 7 October 2020.
Jimb's Gravatar
 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
 Member since 18 November 2016
 Member #: 2012
 Postcount: 712

I made some adverse comments about this radio being ugly. However after replacing the perished power cord repairing a dry joint on the power transformer and fitted a new dial lamp . I then sprayed the case cream and it is actually much more attractive and certainly a very safe reliable little radio. It was originally a dark wood grain pattern and looked very fake just like the little nest of coffee tables with the spindly legs that were very fashionable in the 70's .I have no idea what I am going to do with it. I have absolutely no room for anymore radios. I am not a collector I just like making them work work again in some cases decades of lying dormant.I actually lose interest in them usually when they are again working .
Regards Jim

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:55:38 PM on 7 October 2020.
Fred Lever's Gravatar
 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
 Member since 19 November 2015
 Member #: 1828
 Postcount: 1049

I agree with you Jim, the journey of technical problems is the interesting thing.
I have sets laying about now and dont have much feeling for them.

Brad, open up the sell/buy forum, prohibit any commercial sellers of new parts
Make it only open to individual member sellers of unobtainium parts like odd valves , coils or chassis parts cabinets / sets.
Ban any sellers of knobs , dials, power cords, capacitors and all that in any quantity.
They are well catered by ebay, where I have bought NEW knobs caps, wire, cords (hi there guys!).

Some one may like to own some of my creations or branded repairs. they are just going to wind up in boxes and then in a dumper bin when I have , gulp, gone.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 11:09:43 PM on 7 October 2020.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Naremburn, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 6851

Fred, I agree that people should sell that stuff on Ebay however I am having big issues with the site for other reasons at the moment and I don't have sufficient time to even fix that at the moment, try as I might. Unfortunately the Wanted and For Sale forum is well down on the list if priorities at the moment, regrettably.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:50:09 AM on 8 October 2020.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 6406

the Wanted and For Sale forum is well down on the list


 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 1:45:43 AM on 8 October 2020.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Hill Top, NSW
 Member since 18 September 2015
 Member #: 1801
 Postcount: 1736

I'm in a similar situation. I'd like to sell off the ~180 radios I have at some time, but I'd probably be happy to give them away. Better than the dump.

However, I will not post them - anyone who wants stuff has to come and collect it.

But, not yet - I'm not ready to let go at this time, but it will happen eventually.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:00:32 AM on 8 October 2020.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 6406

.Robbbert: one of the benefits of being a member of the HRSA is that (COVID-type situations aside) auctions of collections can be arranged via the Committee.

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