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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:38:39 AM on 27 March 2013.
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 Location: Windella, NSW
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Some time ago, in a thread discussing vibrator radios, I spoke about an Airzone I was restoring at the time. It was for a close friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the task, building a solid state vibrator into the original can, fitting a replica dial window and speaker cloth, buffing and polishing the case as well as the normal re-capping etc.

I also made a 6V power pack to drive the radio, keeping the radio exactly as designed. This is visible in the photo, just to the side of the radio.

The owner has just sent me the photo, showing it in pride of place in her lovely Blue Mountains home and it reminded me of the pleasure I had restoring it.

Airzone Radiostar 525


Harold


 
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A very nice radio.

A while back, before space considerations had to be revised I had a few of these sets. One was 240 volt AC, another was a 6 volter like the one pictured and the other was a 240 volt AC/DC model.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 11:11:38 PM on 27 March 2013.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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On the subject of vibrators, I have 3 Ferris Model 74 radios.
2 of them are 6 volt & the other is a 12 volt. I am after some solid-state vibrator inserts for these radios. I've heard there is a bloke here in Melbourne that makes them. How can I get hold of some?

Cheers.


 
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Tony Maher in VIC makes battery substitution boxes and has a MOSFET vibrator kit, too:

tmaher.detection.com.au


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 12:10:38 AM on 28 March 2013.
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Thanks GTC.

Cheers.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:39:37 PM on 28 March 2013.
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 Location: Windella, NSW
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I used the Tony Maher MOSFET vibrator module in the Airzone, it works brilliantly and fits inside the original can for an authentic look.

Highly recommended!

Harold


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 7:45:08 AM on 29 March 2013.
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 Location: Bathurst, NSW
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I have never seen one of those Airzone radios and it is most handsome.

A nice restoration and good that it is running in the way it was intended.

I'm rather interested in these vibrator sets as have a Ferris M94 and its good to see another going strong.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 4:49:25 PM on 15 April 2013.
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. Monochrome625, as the yankee dollar is weak . the mo, have a look here...
http://www.tubesandmore.com/search/node/vibrator


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