A vintage radio from Kim Andre Elliott’s collection.
I was just chatting with my buddy Dave Cripe (NM0S) who recently snagged a cool Soviet-era vintage portable radio at ShopGoodwill.com. It’s a beauty:
I’ve always been fascinated with Soviet and Eastern European designs from the 60s, 70s and 80s, but I’ll be the first to admit that I know little-to-nothing about them.
I’m curious if any readers could shed light on some of their favorites makes and models? Are there any exceptional performers? Any that are highly valued? If you have photos, consider sharing them as well. Please comment!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Kris Partridge, who shares the following comment regarding John Harper’s recent post:
The receiver which featured in Same Sky is of Italian manufacture, it’s from Geloso but I’m not able to identify which model.
Here is a link to a very interest and comprehensive page, by Tony I0JX, about John Geloso the founder of the company. Scroll down, but read enroute, and there are pictures of the receivers and transmitters bearing the Geloso name.
Yesterday, as I took a little time to curate a massive collection of photos I took at the Museum of Radio and Technology, I posted a few “boat anchor” (heavy metal vintage radio) photos and labelled them “Boat Anchor Tuesday” on Twitter and Facebook.
Much to my surprise, I received a number of comments and emails with readers asking for more Boat Anchor Tuesday pics!
So I’ve decided to make it a feature here on the SWLing Post. After all, anyone who knows me knows that I’m a massive fan of boat anchors!
Your photos on Boat Anchor Tuesday!
Please send me a photo (or a few) of your favorite boat anchor. Every Tuesday, I’ll feature a reader’s boat anchor here on the SWLing Post.
If you can, include a few sentences about the radio: how you obtained it, what you like about it or any memories. We radio nostalgic people love this stuff!
Please send photo(s) and radio blurb to my email address found on our Contact page. I only plan to post one radio per week, so these will be scheduled far ahead to post automatically.
What is interesting also about this is the similarity to the Drake SW8 — notably the
40A s are rarely seen on the used market, and in line with other older Eddystone
equipment, they are built like a tank.
I agree, Dan! This receiver is built like a tank! It would be a seriously fun (though relatively heavy) field radio–I love how even the chassis corners are rounded and the entire radio can be protected for transport. Obviously, these were designed with durability and stability in mind. Great find and thanks for sharing!
Wow–thanks for sharing Mark! So did you grab this radio? I don’t think I could have resisted!
I love how the radio turns on as the case is opened and that the MW and LW antennas are in the lid. Brilliant!
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