Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares the following video:
Click here to view on YouTube.
Dan, I’m not sure how you find these things, but wow! I know you had a lot of fun unboxing this NIB WJ 8711A! How amazing it is to turn on a radio like this that’s been in the original box for two decades! I hope you have a lot of fun with it on the air. Thank you for sharing!
For those considering purchasing one of these radios, I highly recommend taking a look at the following website:
Although, if you’re willing to pay that kind of money, you’ve already done your homework and know about the TimeKeeping RAM issue.
As a physician, I couldn’t help but cringe with you using that Exacto knife razor. Seen too many deep lacerations as a result! Still, love the radio. Closest I ever came was a Ten-Tec 340.
It’s amazing all of the items that were purchased new, stored away and never used. When these vintage items are put up for sale there’s always someone whose dreams are fulfilled by becoming the new owner. I wish you many happy listening hours with your new vintage receiver Dan.
Dan,thanks for your down home reviews.Have Lots O Fun with your new toy and Enjoy ! Spendid upgrade from your Eton Elite Satelitt which can make an excellant doorstop and conversation piece,all in one.
Hah — Eton Elite SAT has to be the most disappointing and terrible roll out in radio history
Absolutely,it boggles the mind how they could justify releasing it in that price range.$ 150.00 Maybe ? with the floppy whip ant.for starters
Happy New (!) Radio Day, Dan! On very rare occasions like this I’m glad that my very restricted space prevents impulse purchases, like that other 4k€ 19″ chonker I’d otherwise really like to have. 🙂
Now showing as out of stock, so looks like it finally sold
That’s probably for the best here…
Indeed, quite the rare find! It looks like there is at least one more WJ-8711A new in the box from the same seller:
The other one sold, too! Not surprisingly lol!
Wow, that was fast :^) Rare, collectable items in NOS condition don’t last long.
Damn, it’s gone.
Probably for the best though…
Other one still up. Original buyer could not pay.