eBay: Jeff spots a vintage Panasonic RF-088

The Panasonic RF-088

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor Jeff McMahon who writes:

“This vintage Panasonic RF-088 8-Channel Preset radio selling on eBay [see above] seems rather rare. In fact, I’ve never seen one.”

Click here to view on eBay.

I haven’t seen one either, Jeff. Appears to be pretty compact. At first, I was curious how an analog radio could have so many presets until I took a peek at the top of the radio.

Each preset is individually tuned. Hard to believe such a compact radio has a total of eight tuning mechanisms! Two presets are designated for FM, two for AM and four presets can be either. Pretty clever! Since it’s a Panasonic, I bet it’s a sensitive little portable.

At $59.80 US shipped, I’m sure someone will snag it.

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2 thoughts on “eBay: Jeff spots a vintage Panasonic RF-088

  1. Mario

    Interesting find, thanks for sharing.

    Reminds me of an Emerson FM only portable radio I had back in the late 60’s which had three large square tabs on the top which you’d preset for 3 of your favorite stations. I guess “preset” was the precursor to the contemporary term “memory” hi hi. Bought it on layaway plan, remember those?


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