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 Added an AWA Radiola transistor to my collection
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:34:04 AM on 20 June 2011.
Wa2ise's avatar
 Location: Oradell, US
 Member since 2 April 2010
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It needed only a little work. A previous owner made a wiring error when replacing the battery connector, but after correcting it it works well. Easy error to make, one circuit board hole off. I've done it before Smile . That caused battery current to pass through the antenna, not a good load for that. Oh, it worked, but at much reduced sensitivity.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 11:55:30 AM on 20 June 2011.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
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I have one of those which I got off Ebay for about $40 a few years ago. When I received it I was to find out that it was still brand new, in its plastic bag and in the original box with the destructions and even the crystal earpiece was still wiretagged and in its own plastic bag.

I've been tempted all this time to make a battery for it and fire it up though at the same time I like the fact that it's never been used. The leatherette case is still new and the plastic cabinet is still white too.

The problem with the original battery connector is that it was set up for a long battery with a terminal at each end so it looks like the type 216 batteries were not made at the time.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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