Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares a link to this eBay seller who has recently posted a number of vintage solid state radios from his collection. Many of the radios have BuyItNow prices and auction dates nine days out. Many of these are Panasonic models and only a couple have shortwave.
Still, Dan knew how to tug on my heart strings (and enable me!) by pointing out the Panasonic RF-1170. It has a BuyItNow price of $119.95 plus shipping, I love the bold design from that era of radio–plus I know the ‘1170 has brilliant audio. While the ‘1170 lacks shortwave, it does have AM/MW and a dedicated, rotatable ferrite bar antenna much like my RF-2200.
Please, someone buy it before I do!
Here are a few other notable radios from this seller’s offerings. I’ve included links with each image. To see all of this seller’s offerings, check out his eBay store.
National Panasonic RF-951
National Panasonic RF-1090
National Panasonic RF-100
Holy crap you folks bring me good luck. Immediately after I made that post I hit the right Google search terms. It’s the RF-1600. Thanks for being my good luck charm!
This post attracted my attention because I am trying to find the model of an old radio my grandfather played in his house constantly in the 70’s and 80’s. I believe it’s a Panasonic. It’s probably roughly the vintage of the RF-100 but that’s not it. It had multiple bands like the RF-100 but instead of having all the frequency bands visible at the same time whenever you switched band like from AM to FM or AIR or Shortwave the tuning (having a hard time thinking of the word)… the tuning guide ROTATED inside the radio so it only showed one band at a time. I’ve probably done a terrible job of describing this. I’m hoping someone knows what radio I’m talking about and can e-mail me the model number so maybe I can find one in working order. netnomad at gmail dot com. Thank you very much.
It’s so.d already! Did you buy it?..
I did not. Whew! One less to worry about! 🙂 I had made up my mind that if it was still around tomorrow, I might jump on it. I don’t need it, though, and only recently snagged a 2nd RF-2200.
Classics! We used to sell some of these in our shop, and the RF1090 was a very good seller. I think it had the name ‘Blackbird’ but I may be mistaken. It was a pretty decent performer for what it was, and I always liked its sleek black looks.