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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:30:22 PM on 2 January 2013.
Chris Ronayne's avatar
 Location: Wauchope, NSW
 Member since 1 January 2013
 Member #: 1269
 Postcount: 576

Hello all,

I'd like to find a nice valve radio to go with my old televisions. I can't afford anything fancy or expensive, or even working. I don't mind if the radio doesn't work, so long as components aren't missing, or if they are, the values of the components are known (and if applicable, the polarity). It'd be a fun restoration (for my basic skills!)

It would be nice if the exterior was in reasonable condition, bearing in mind that I'm only 16 and have very limited restoration skills (asthetically anyways).



 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:53:39 PM on 3 January 2013.
Maven's avatar
 Location: Canberra, ACT
 Member since 23 August 2012
 Member #: 1208
 Postcount: 584

You may be lucky if somebody on this forum wants to do you a favour, but I believe many people on the forum are looking for similar items. Many with things to sell either want to sell items already in restored condition, or have items where the cost of postage will be greater than the value of the item, or are reluctant to post these heavy and fragile items. Ebay auctions will also often be "local pickup only" because posting these items is a hassle.

I'd suggest you look locally, and patience might be rewarded.
Given the age profile at Port Macquarie, there must be elderly folks on the move there every week. Garage sales and deceased estate auctions may be advertised in the local paper (yes - some people still read newspapers!).

Once you have found your "renovator's delight", people here may be able to help you with schematics and other specific advice.


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