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GE Portable Radio

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Dolphin1

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I seen a ad that is selling a GE Portable Radio. The seller said There is no label on the item,it has been removed. I would like to know if anyone can identify the Radio and give me the Model number or maybe know the year or GE line of equipment it was sold under.

Thought it may be a good project for Amateur Radio but would need to locate info on web,free if there?
What would this item be worth?
I have enclosed a photo.

Thanks,Jim.
 

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W2NJS

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Looks as if it's a VHF portable, but I'm a Motorola person so someone else can jump in and tell you exactly what it is.

It's main value would be on a shelf with other very old GE radios as an exhibit showing the evolution of the company's two-way radio products. As it stands it's worth about $10, IMHO.
 

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Its an old GE PortaMobile II, from the antenna probably VHF. GE made them from the 70's until the middle 80's if I recall correctly. Their good feature was that they were LOUD with a lot of audio out of that speaker. Made them popular as radios for motor cops since they were also water resistant and an easy install. They use the crystals and elements from the PE portables of the same era and I remember that those small elements were a PITA to take apart and re-crystal. Value, not much except as a large paperweight or something to display for an example of early radio.
 
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jf4164

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U r correct. I have a collection of those. A lot in low band where narrowband doesnt affect me. A few in the 160 band I got from govt surplus and a few in the 460 band I use for my GMRS system. I like them. DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE BEGINNER....
 
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