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VE3XRM Radio Collection

Figure 47 : Philips B7X44A/03

Philips B7X44A/03 (1965)

I don't collect radios that are rare or in mint condition. I collect radios because I love to hear signals received by them. What you will find here is just a few of my radios, from ultra-modern to old and cranky. It doesn't matter what makes to go, tube or transistor, just as long as it can receive an electromagnetic signal.

All the photographs are personally shot by me (Ralph VE3XRM). (OK, I did photoshop most of them, mainly to control the size and touch up poor lighting.)

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Amprobe RS-1 (1969)<br /><br>Analog Clamp-On Mutimeter with leads.<br>AC Voltage 	0-150/600 3% of full sale.<br>AC Current 	0-6/15/40/100 3% of full scale. : Figure 59 :


Astatic D-104<br />Picked this up many years (1993) ago at a Nortown ARC club auction. : Figure 42 :


Astra DR-107 (1948)<br />The cabinet has only a few tiny marks to its finish, not warranting refinishing, a rarity. The grill cloth needs to be replaced. All tubes test good. : Figure 86 :


Astron Corporation VS-20M (1994)<br />Features separate Volt and Amp meters. Output Voltage adjustable from 1.8-14.8 Volts DC. Current limit adjustable from 1.5 Amp to full load. Continuous Duty 16A@13.8VDC, 9A@10VDC, 4A@5VDC. ICS 20A@13.8VDC. : Figure 43 :

Astron Corporation

Atwater Kent Compact 20C (1923)<br />Closeup of the Atwater Kent 20C on the bench. : Figure 36 :

Atwater Kent

AVO Multiminor Mk.1 (1950)<br />AVO Multiminor Mk.1 Made in England. Vintage, 1950s meter is fully functional and in very good condition. MMM! Didn`t notice the chip until I saw the photograph. : Figure 95 :


AVO Universal Avometer Model 8 Mark IV (1971)<br />Current AC: 10mA-10A
Current DC: 50uA-10A
Voltage AC/DC: 2.5V-2,500V
Resistance: 0-20M ohm
Decibels: -15dB/+15dB
Accuracy: AC Voltage/Current ±2.25%
DC Voltage ±2% - DC Current ±1% 
Sensitivity: AC 2,000 ohms/V
DC 20,000 ohms/V : Figure 96 :


AVO Test Bridge (1944)<br />Avo Test Bridge, this fine piece of equipment tests capacitors, resistors, leakage of capacitors, power factor, measures against external standards, and last but not least its a valve volt meter, quite impressive for 1944. : Figure 97 :


Bach-Simpson 77 (1948)<br />Absorption Wavemeter-Modulation Indicator : Figure 55 :


Bang & Olfsen BEOMASTER 1900 (1977)<br />All lit up in the dark. : Figure 63 :

Bang & Olfsen

Bang & Olfsen BEOMASTER 1900 (1977)<br />Close up of tuner section. : Figure 64 :

Bang & Olfsen

Bang & Olfsen BEOMASTER 1900 (1977)<br />Close up of volume control : Figure 65 :

Bang & Olfsen

Bang & Olfsen BEOMASTER 1900 (1977)<br />Close up of B&O logo. : Figure 66 :

Bang & Olfsen

Bang & Olfsen BEOMASTER 1900 (1977)<br />North American Model in Rosewood - not the correct photo. : Figure 6 :

Bang & Olfsen

Bang & Olfsen BEOMASTER 1900 (1977)<br />European Model in Teak in our office. : Figure 7 :

Bang & Olfsen

Bunnell Co., J. H. 6b Line Key 43 (1960)<br />This Model 6B is one of the smallest actual operating straight keys. It was made by J. H. Bunnell Co. for Western Electric Company. It is about 2" long and it was used in telegraphy test gear in multiples of four for meter bridge testing. : Figure 51 :

Bunnell Co., J. H.

Bunnell Co., J. H. KOB (1910)<br />This is an unusually attractive and clean Bunnell key (KOB) with 20-ohm sounder on a base. Works with my other Signal KOB. : Figure 56 :

Bunnell Co., J. H.

Crosley Mohawk 2840 (1939)<br /> : Figure 29 :


Cunningham KR-0201-A<br />There was a different tube than the box indicates. I suspect the tube was substituted, though, I`m happy with a brass bottom tube. : Figure 107 :


Daklin 49052/9719<br />Very cute reproduction transistor radio. Speaker too small and has tinny sound. I might replace it. : Figure 83 :


Daklin 49054/9735 (2000)<br />Antique store find reproduction vintage radio. Needed only a little Deoxit on the switches to fix. Too bad, not much on Shortwave anymore. : Figure 80 :


Eico HF-12 (1967)<br />High Fidelity 12-watt integrated Monaural tube amplifier. : Figure 45 :


Eico HFT-90 (1967)<br />This is the matching Eico HFT-90 Monaural FM tuner. Really cool miniature vacuum tube dial pointer that varies the height of its lighted area based on the strength of the received signal. Definitely a unique use of a vacuum tube. Needs a good antenna. : Figure 46 :


Electrohome 103-PMU51-447 (1949)<br /> : Figure 2 :


Extech EX520 (2014)<br />Extech True RMS Digital Multimeter. My pride and joy of owning a decent meter. : Figure 94 :


Fada 192A Neutrodyne (1925)<br /> : Figure 74 :


Fada 192A Neutrodyne (1925)<br /> : Figure 75 :


Fada 192A Neutrodyne (1925)<br /> : Figure 47 :


Freshman Masterpiece  (1924)<br /> : Figure 1 :

Freshman Masterpiece

General Electric 7-4100JA (1987)<br />1930 Reproduction - Transistor AM/FM Radio. : Figure 9 :

General Electric

Hallicrafters SC-38C (1941)<br /> : Figure 16 :


Homebrew Bench Power Supply (1995)<br />Linear Dual Isolated Adjustable Output of 1.2-20 Volts 3.5 Amps. Readout displays Voltage and Amperage. Voltmeter has an external conection to channel selected. Four different setups - Isolated, Series, Parallel and Tracking outputs. : Figure 70 :


ICOM IC-W2A (1992)<br /> : Figure 21 :


Jackson 612<br />Vintage Analog Multimeter : Figure 101 :


Japanese Puzzle Bank  (1960)<br />Japanese puzzle bank with very nice wood marquetry. Has a simple trick opening. Also shown are various books in my collection. : Figure 98 :

Japanese Puzzle Bank

Ken-Rad 30 (1935)<br /> : Figure 109 :


Kenwood TS-680S/AT250 (1994)<br />With Astron VS-20M power supply and the speaker from a DX-160.(photo to come) : Figure 14 :


Lowe Opta Bella Rekard (1950s)<br /> : Figure 13 :

Lowe Opta

Marconi 201A (1941)<br /> : Figure 3 :


Marconi Instruments Ltd. TF2700<br />LCR Test Bridge. Portable battery operated. : Figure 100 :

Marconi Instruments Ltd.

Matsushita Co. VP-911C (1965)<br />Vacuum Tube Volt Meter (VTVM) with RF Probe using an Eimac 2-01C UHF tube diode. The best way to directly measure voltage in high impedance circuits. : Figure 62 :

Matsushita Co.

MFJ Enterprises, Inc. MFJ-956 (2002)<br />Antenna tuner helps in rejecting images, intermod, and phantom signals. Tunable from 0.15 to 30 MHz, not very good in the AM Broadcast band. : Figure 39 :

MFJ Enterprises, Inc.

MFJ Enterprises, Inc. MFJ-202B (2001)<br />Receiver Noise Bridge used to adjust any antennas. Works from 1 to 100 MHz. Can measure resonant frequency, feedpoint resistance and reactance. Not very accurate unless calibrated. : Figure 40 :

MFJ Enterprises, Inc.

Monacor FSI-4<br />SWR, Power, Field Strength Meter. Maximum RF power of 100W. Frequency range of 1.5 - 150MHz. : Figure 41 :


Oak Hill Research OHR-HP_QRP (1998)<br />80 Meter Band QRP Transceiver 1 Watt - cover off internal view. Had to add a common-mode filter to reduce modulation from the power supply. : Figure 71 :

Oak Hill Research

Oak Hill Research OHR-HP_QRP (1998)<br />80 Meter Band QRP Transceiver 1 Watt : Figure 72 :

Oak Hill Research

Panama 6D7<br /> : Figure 105 :


Panasonic RF-2200 (1979)<br />Original photo - because people cannot believe the radio looks so good. Bought new, for $229.95 CAD and owned this radio from 1979. I listen every night to Coast to Coast with this radio. Only service was once a little DEOXIT for noisy switches. : Figure 73 :


Panasonic RF-2200 (1979)<br />8-Band Analog Radio. AM, FM and Shortwave Bands. Ranges from .525-16.1, 3.9-8, 8-12, 12-16, 20-24, 24-28, 88-108 MHz. Crystal calibrators 125 and 500 kHz. : Figure 12 :


Philco 32A<br />Fantastic radio found at an Antique barn. Here is the radio all cleaned up. It was filthy. Minor finish scratches and nails for the feet replaced with felt pads. : Figure 82 :


Philco 32A<br />What a beautiful dial. The knobs were polished with a cotton wheel and Autosol Metal Polish. : Figure 92 :


Philco 32A<br />Waiting for two missing tubes before I can continue with the restoration. Only minor rust spots on the chassis. UPDATE: I have all the missing tubes! : Figure 93 :


Philco 7A7<br /> : Figure 111 :


Philips B7X44A/03 (1965)<br />Ok, the knobs dont match. They were given to me from a friend. Just fine for me. : Figure 67 :


Philips B7X44A/03 (1965)<br /> : Figure 68 :


Philips B7X44A/03 (1965)<br /> : Figure 69 :


Philips B7X44A/03 (1965)<br />This radio was picked up at a local garage sale. Only missing a knob and a small ding on top. Fully working radio with a wonderful spring reverb sound effect. Very loud. : Figure 35 :


Pope 6SQ7<br /> : Figure 110 :


Pulsar 44-1438-0<br />MW 531-1602 kHz 9/10 kHz step, SW1 2.3-6.2 MHz, SW2 7.1-21.85 MHz, FM 87.5-108 MHz : Figure 76 :


Pulsar MB200<br />MW 530-1630 kHz, SW1 3.2-7.3 MHz, SW2 9.5-21.75 MHz, FM 87.5-107.9 MHz : Figure 10 :


RCA 6J5 (1948)<br /> : Figure 58 :


RCA JAN 832A<br />Unusual Dual Triode Tube : Figure 104 :


RCA 6AC7/1852<br />Tube in a box. I didn`t want to pull it out as it would tear the box. : Figure 116 :


Rogers 7B5<br /> : Figure 113 :


Rycom Instruments 3136A (1976)<br />Selective Voltmeter. Now used as a VLF beacon reciever. : Figure 99 :

Rycom Instruments

Serenader 1U51-S-3 (1940s)<br />Absolutely a beautiful radio as found. The cabinet is in an immaculate original condition. All tubes in place and test good on my tube tester. Made by  Dominion Electrohome Industries Ltd. : Figure 48 :


Shepard 0201-A<br /> : Figure 106 :


Signal KOB (1945)<br />Telegraph Key and Buzzer on base. Brass hardware, steel lever key with black cast iron base mounted on a wooden base with a round black buzzer. Morse Code brass plate. Wiring diagram on the bottom. : Figure 57 :


Sony ICF-7600 (1981)<br />Analog AM/FM/Shortwave portable (dual conversion) 1st IF 10.7 MHz., 2nd IF 455 kHz. Very sensitive and quite selective. : Figure 8 :


Stromberg Carlson 752 (1947?)<br /> : Figure 49 :

Stromberg Carlson

Stromberg Carlson 410H (1941)<br /> : Figure 33 :

Stromberg Carlson

Superior Tube Tester TV-11 (1964)<br />This is an emission type of tube tester, which some feel is inferior to the transconductance type of testers. However, if you are just trying to see if a tube is good or bad, then this one works for me. : Figure 50 :

Superior Tube Tester

Supreme Instruments Corporation 490<br />Vintage Analog Multimeter : Figure 102 :

Supreme Instruments Corporation

Sylvania 934<br />This, I believe, is a neon indicator bulb. : Figure 115 :


The Service Bench Model Two (2002)<br />This is where it all happens. I service all my radios from this bench. That is an Atwater Kent Model 20C radio currently undergoing testing. All five tubes tested, are good. : Figure 77 :

The Service Bench

The Service Bench Model Two (2002)<br />Dirty hands in the test equipment calibration room. (Ralph VE3XRM) : Figure 79 :

The Service Bench

Thomas 412 (2005)<br />1940 Reproduction - Transistor AM/FM Radio. : Figure 31 :


Triad of Tubes <br /> : Figure 119 :

Triad of Tubes

Tung-Sol 6SQ7<br /> : Figure 112 :


Unkown E1148<br />VHF Oscillator Triode : Figure 114 :


Vintage Modern <br /> : Figure 118 :

Vintage Modern

Wega  (1950s)<br /> : Figure 30 :


Westinghouse W684-A (1942)<br /> : Figure 28 :


Westinghouse 809 (1982)<br />Triode Tube : Figure 54 :


Westinghouse W577-A (1938)<br />Very nice radio with all good tubes. The cabinet looks like it was refinished at some time, has no shine. I justed waxed it. : Figure 60 :


Westinghouse 19<br /> : Figure 117 :


Westinghouse 201-A<br /> : Figure 108 :


Weston Elec. Inst. Corp. 269<br />Vintage Panel Meter : Figure 103 :

Weston Elec. Inst. Corp.

Weston Elec. Inst. Corp. No.1 (1910)<br /> : Figure 52 :

Weston Elec. Inst. Corp.

X-Plane XHE1B3SDW2 (2006)<br />XHE Aurora X-Plane 3D Model : Figure 53 :


Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd. FRT-7700 (1979)<br />Passive Antenna Tuner : Figure 38 :

Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd.

Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd. FRG-7000 (1979)<br />This is my favortie radio for general program listening. Audio output is very good. Triple conversion receiver using the Barlow-Wadley loop design covering 250kHz-29.999MHz. (red controls) : Figure 4 :

Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd.

Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd. FRG-7000 (1980)<br />Similar my other  receiver covering 250kHz-29.999MHz. Though this one is modified with narrow AM filters and a different front end RF  transistor. Will change the lamps to LED. (black controls) : Figure 5 :

Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd.