Category Archives: Boat Anchors

Want a “new in box” Signal Corps BC-454-B?

My buddy, Eric (WD8RIF) noticed a rather unique find on eBay this morning: a “new in box” Signal Corps Western Electric BC-454-B receiver. While BC-454-Bs are far from rare, it is certainly a treat to find one with its original … Continue reading

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Jonathan’s interviews with Gerry Wells

Gerald Wells, the Curator of the British Vintage Wireless & Television Museum passed away on December 22nd, 2014. In our previous post about his passing, I pointed to a brilliant BBC radio documentary which featured Mr. Wells. Last week, Jonathan … Continue reading

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Shortwave Receivers, Past & Present: a book for every radio enthusiast

Last month, I received an unexpected–and most welcome–package: a copy of Fred Osterman’s Shortwave Receivers Past & Present, now in its fourth edition. My copy was a signed version, sent to those who contributed to the volume. Although my contributions to this … Continue reading

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Isolation transformer recommendations?

I recently added a Scott Marine Radio Model SLR-M to my small collection of vintage receivers (see above).  [The SLR-M is the radio behind the Name that dial! challenge.]  I’ll post more about the SLR-M in the near future–it’s a fascinating WWII … Continue reading

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Name that dial!

Yesterday, I acquired another antique radio (yes, a “boat anchor”) for my modest collection of vintage receivers. I took a quick close-up photo of its backlit dial (above). For fun, I’m curious if any SWLing Post readers can name the radio … Continue reading

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Paul Litwinovich’s Vintage Radio series

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for pointing out a brilliant series of articles called Vintage Radio by WSHU Chief Engineer, Paul Litwinovich. Here are links to each article written thus far in the Vintage Radio series. If you would like … Continue reading

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Weekend Hamfesting: Waynesville, NC

Saturday morning, I drove to Waynesville, North Carolina, for the Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society‘s annual hamfest. I’d attended this small-town hamfest before; it has always been enjoyable, as I met friends and even found a few radio bargains. The Zenith TransOceanic, … Continue reading

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