September 18th and 19th PCJ Radio International will present part 3 of From The Radio Netherlands Archives.
In the 1960s to the late 1970s Radio Netherlands produced radio dramas that were for export to radio stations overseas.
Some of the radio plays were commissioned specially for RNW and others were adaptations of popular Dutch plays.
There will be a special E-QSL issued for this program. PCJ Radio International’s partner stations will receive this program in two parts.
The program will be presented by Paulette MacQuarrie.
- Europe: 0600 to 0800UTC – Frequency 7780 kHz
September 18, 2016
- North America: 0100 to 0300UTC – Frequency 7570 kHz
September 19, 2016
For more information contact PCJ at email@example.com
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares a link to this Radio-Dakar QSL card that just sold on eBay for $1,195 US:
As Dan stated…“Holy Crap!”
Checking out the bidding history, it appears there was definitely a bidding war going on, with the buyers entering substantial bid increments.
This QSL card started out life on eBay at $9.50 with free shipping.
My Labor Day weekend was free of travel again this year, so I was able to make another pilgrimage to the Shelby (North Carolina) hamfest with my good buddies, Vlado (N3CZ), Dave (K4SV) and Phil (W9IXX). This year, all four of us brought things to sell in the flea market.
The Shelby Hamfest–referred to, locally, as “The Grand-Daddy of them All”–has long been regarded as one of the largest hamfests in the southeast US. Last year, I posted photos from the hamfest and many of you sent notes of thanks for that.
We arrived very early yesterday, prior to the gates opening for general admission. We set up our tables and almost immediately had customers in front of us. This year, I was in selling mode, not buying mode, as I desperately need to downsize some of my collection and use the money to offset costs of review radios, and some of the conferences I’m attending this year.
The seller of this Grundig Satellit 500 only wanted $75–an exceptional bargain. I turned it on, though, and quickly discovered the LCD screen worked intermittently after having only been on for a few seconds. It was a little scuffed up too. Still–it produced great audio.
Someone had done a spectacular job restoring this Super-Pro. It would make a fine addition to any shack.
The same seller who had the Grundig Satellit 500 was also selling this Sony ICF-6500W for $75. Other than scratchy pots, it seemed to work well. It was very tempting to purchase, but I passed in the end.
He was selling this Panasonic for $150. I passed because I had a hunch it needed a little work.
One of the finest R-274-As I’ve ever seen. Again: someone spent a great deal of time restoring this beauty. By the time I found it in the flea market, it had already been sold. Thank goodness!
I must have spotted at least six or seven Hallicrafters SX-100s this year at Shelby.
I managed to come home with only $40 worth of parts: connectors, cables, plugs and a 17 meter band MFJ whip antenna (to try on my recently-acquired Elecraft KX2). I was pretty proud of myself as there were an exceptional number of vintage radios I would have loved to have taken home (like the console radio below–!).
Any Post readers attend the Shelby hamfest? Have you attended any other local hamfests recently? If so, please comment on what you found!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Max Youle, who writes:
I thought I would send you a link to my radio collection.
Many of these are unique to New Zealand, and could be of interest to your readers.
I saved many of these radios from being trashed, by searching junk sales and second hand stores, over a period of the last 25 years
Wow! That is an impressive collection of radios, Max. It’s interesting to see so many New Zealand brands–I’m glad you’ve rescued these!
Max’s collection is so large I couldn’t possibly share them all here on the SWLing Post, so I asked Max if he could tell us which models are his favorites. Max replied:
My favorite radios would be:
1. Barlow Wadley XCR-30 featured here before http://swling.com/blog/2016/02/maxs-barlow-wadley-receiver-is-a-keeper/
2. Philips D2999 for its good looks, ease of use , sound from the two speakers 3″ and 7″ and sharp MW DX
3. Sanyo Transworld 17h-815 A beautiful looking classic with lots of chrome and a good performer
4. National Panasonic R-021 because it was my first radio, and a fairly rare collectible (article at the bottom of page) http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/chronicle/1977.html
Its hard to choose a favorite, as every one of my radios has a story ,i.e where I found it, who gave it to me, how much I paid for it, how collectible it is, etc, etc!!
Yes indeed, Max! It is difficult to pick a favorite–especially from such a large collection.
Thanks again for taking the time to share these with us!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Gary Wise (W4EEY), who shares the following guest post:
It’s funny how much we radio folks share in common. The recent posts on Arvin radios made me smile because I have an Arvin radio too. An Arvin transistor was my very first radio, and here she is:
This is the Arvin Model 61R35 in Ice Blue (it also came in black). My parents bought it for me in roughly 1962 or 63. It was the first radio that was mine (though we did have an older Crosley tabletop in the living room of our house in Midland, Michigan that we all used). Mine had seven Germanium (!) transistors (as silicon transistors were not yet in wide production in the early 60s).
And Made in America! Arvin was an Indiana company as I recall.
It used a Round 9V battery. They were hard to find even back then, and I expect impossible to find today.
I used to love to put my fingers on the PC board while the radio was on and listen to the buzzes and noise that I could create. Unfortunately, I think this is what killed the radio and required my folks to mail it off to the big city (Flint, Michigan) to have it repaired. No one in my “little” town could fix solid state radios back then.
I was fortunate not to lose this radio in my many moves throughout the years. I display in proudly in my ham shack.
Thanks for the memories!
And thank you for sharing your memories and the great photos of your Arvin Model 61R35, Gary! What a cute little radio–I’m glad you’ve taken care of it all of these years.