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WBCQ’s “new” monitor: a Navy model REH

Check out this Navy receiver model REH, that the good folks at WBCQ The Planet have electrically restored. The REH was an “amenities” receiver used by the United States Navy in World War II for troop entertainment. WBCQ, however, has given this … Continue reading

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Try that with an iPhone!

With the help and guidance of my good friend Charlie, we just repaired and aligned this BC-348-Q receiver. BC-348s were built to withstand the extreme temperatures (-60F) and vibrations on board the B-17 and other bombers, where they were used … Continue reading

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The Ten-Tec Hamfest–and my new (vintage) LS-166/U military loudspeaker

This past weekend was the Ten-Tec Hamfest, which is held each year at the Ten-Tec factory in Sevierville, Tennessee, USA. I’m particularly fortunate in that I live within a few hour’s drive of the factory, so I make it a point … Continue reading

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Gizmodo: “shortwave radio deserves a place of prominence in the home of any audiophile”

(Source: Gizmodo) Classic turntables may get all the glamour, but the shortwave radio deserves a place of prominence in the home of any audiophile. For a stylish way to surf the airwaves, try this stunning late 1950s Trans-World T-9, produced by … Continue reading

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Jeffrey revives an old friend, his Hallicrafters SX-110

SWLing Post reader, Jeffrey Fritz, sent me the following message and has kindly allowed me to share it with other readers. I’mthoroughly inspired! As a teenager in the 1960s I spent a considerable amount of time SWLing on a Hallicrafters … Continue reading

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Ultimate gift for Dad: A professionally restored Hallicrafters S-20R

On the subject of being reunited with a special radio, I found this story in the Illinois newspaper, the Quincy-Herald Whig: For David Nagel of Quincy, it was Father’s Day in August. The 81-year-old Nagel received an unexpected gift Wednesday … Continue reading

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“Boatanchors” and antique wireless at the Dayon Hamvention

I’ve always found the Dayton Hamvention flea market to be a great place to find antique radios, but this year, the selection (along with the weather) seems to be exceptional. I’ve attached a few photos I took yesterday morning as … Continue reading

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