Tag Archives: boat anchors

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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Now shipping: Shortwave Receivers Past & Present

My buddy, Dave (N9EWO), writes: Yes, it has finally hit the store shelves. Universal Radio received shipment of the (long awaited) updated publication this morning. “Shortwave Receivers Past & Present, Communications Receivers , 1942-2013” 4th edition It can be ordered … Continue reading

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Dayton Hamvention flea market: a few photos

I had a little over one hour to check out the Dayton Hamvention flea market yesterday morning before manning our inside exhibitor’s table for Ears To Our World. Here are a few radios that caught my attention: I actually purchased … Continue reading

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SWLing with heavy metal: my Signal Corps BC-348-Q

I write a great deal about DSP portables, SDRs, and modern ham radio transceivers, but truth be known, my passion is for older rigs–ahem, much older–the antique “boat anchors” of the radio world. Tuesday afternoon, I had a rather involved soldering project to do on behalf of … Continue reading

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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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