Vintage radios What do you have?

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Phreakin318

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Here is a quick video of a Hallicrafters S-40B that I did a quick cleanup on. It needs to be aligned bad.

Hallicrafters S-40B - YouTube

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i have alot of old vintage radios and cb radios that all work, this one looks like the maxon i will post a picture if it lets me, the label says advanced tech talk bc-360 but i cant find anything on the net about it but looks identical to the maxon. i have no clue the specs i do know its crystal type and has 2 crystals in it still, the guy who i got it from was a retired fire chief and was his when he was on the department so i am pretty sure it it has some reach to it if it was worked on . the picture is not of my radio but the ones that look identical to the one i have
 

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Here are a few radios pushing 25+ years old. All work, however as you may imagine, some of them need batteries;)
wow those are in awesome shape to be so old:) i also have a few of the old channel crystal scanners bearcat electra and few others .


quick question, are there radios that you can type in the frequency to talk on or no? still kinda new to all this so was just wondering and if they do are they legal? thanks
 

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wow those are in awesome shape to be so old:) i also have a few of the old channel crystal scanners bearcat electra and few others .


quick question, are there radios that you can type in the frequency to talk on or no? still kinda new to all this so was just wondering and if they do are they legal? thanks
Yes, there are radio's both amateur and commercial that will allow you to accomplish this. Off the top of my head, just about any ham/amateur radio will allow this permitting you have your ham license. As for commercial; The Motorola XTS5000 with FPP as a flash option, the Motorola JT1000 if it has the adapter, & I have a Kenwood 805D that can be field programmable by the front panel. I'm sure there are more. GMRS is a good for using commercial equipment, you will also need a GMRS license to be legal there. I hope this helps. Good Luck and welcome to the world of 2-Way Radio.
 

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would this be a good starter radio? QS TG-K4AT 5W 10KM 400~470MHz Rechargeable Walkie Talkie with Charging Dock Price:$57.79 - Model: QuanSheng TG-K4AT

- Rapid frequency/channel scan


- 400.000Mhz to 470.000Mhz frequency range

- Audible call and over alerts

- Supports mute

- Stores up to 99 favorite channels (99-channel memory)

- Power output: 5W (manufacturer rated)

- 5KM ~ 10KM wireless range (manufacturer rated)
- 1100mAh rechargeable Ni-MH battery included

- 110V AC adapter charger included with docking station

- Removable and upgradable antenna

its chinese but for that price i thought maybe this would be a good one. and thanks i been checking out the ham example test and there not all that easy wew!!!
 

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would this be a good starter radio? QS TG-K4AT 5W 10KM 400~470MHz Rechargeable Walkie Talkie with Charging Dock Price:$57.79 - Model: QuanSheng TG-K4AT

- Rapid frequency/channel scan


- 400.000Mhz to 470.000Mhz frequency range

- Audible call and over alerts

- Supports mute

- Stores up to 99 favorite channels (99-channel memory)

- Power output: 5W (manufacturer rated)

- 5KM ~ 10KM wireless range (manufacturer rated)
- 1100mAh rechargeable Ni-MH battery included

- 110V AC adapter charger included with docking station

- Removable and upgradable antenna

its chinese but for that price i thought maybe this would be a good one. and thanks i been checking out the ham example test and there not all that easy wew!!!
Great starter radio, I have a Quansheng Dual Band. In the age of IRLP, the radio you mentioned may not perform DTMF. At least mine doesn't. Other than that it should serve you well.
 

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A bunch of Zenith Transoceanics
a Sony CRF 230 Mega receiver
Drake B Line
Drake TR4C
Drake 2B
Hallicrafters SX-24 in need of complete restoration...
 

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I have a old Airline console radio, made around 1950 that still works.
Also has a record player.

Another Airline tube radio out in the garage - AM only.
 

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I love me some vintage radios, it is an addiction I have been feeding since the mid/late 1960’s. With the exception of a few I sold off when I went in the military in the 70’s I have pretty much kept one copy of every "old" radio I have ever found/owned. And yes, I have moved a few times in that time…it makes moving a real effort, they don’t call them boatanchors for nothing.

woebbers, I also have a Hallicrafters S-40B here, also an S-40A. No pictures of the S-40B online, but the S-40A is second from bottom, on
the right side here (all of the radios in this pic are functional):



I do not have pictures of most of my radios online, or a complete list of radios that I have at the house (or in the shop, garage, sheds, etc). Not all of my radios are operational, but I am not counting any parts rigs in the below list, they either work or I am in the process of refurbishing them, I would say 75%+ of this list is functional. Off the top of my head, listed by maker (probably gonna miss some, pretty much only going to list receivers with a couple of exceptions, and not going to list scanners/hand helds, except for a couple of Hallicrafters not listing portables):

Collins: 51S-1, 75S-3, R-388, R-390A, R-392

Drake: 2-C, R4-B, R-7A, SSR-1

Hallicrafters: S-16, S-20R, SX-28, SX-28A, S-38, S-38A, S-38C, S-38E, S-40A, S-40B, S-53, SX-62, S-76, S-81, S-82, S-85, S-94, S-95, SX-99, SX-100, SX-117, SX-122, CR-3000, WR-4000, TW-600, TW-1000A, TW-2000, SR-42A, SR-46A, and several Hallicrafters speakers and a couple of CBs.

Hammarlund: HQ-100, HQ-105TR, HQ-110, HQ-120, HQ-129-X, HQ-140, HQ-145X, HQ-170, HQ-180A, HQ-200, and several Hammarlund speakers for receivers and a couple CBs.

Heathkit: HR-10, HR-20, GC-1 and GC-1A Mohicans, GR-54, GR-64, GR-91, MR-1 Comanche, RX-1 Mohawk, SB-301, SB-303

Lafayette: HE-30, HE-80, HA-230, HA-50A, HA-55A, PF-200A, BCR-101

National: HRO-60, NC-57, NC-88, NC-173, NC-183, NC-190, NC-240, and NC-300.

Realistic/Radio Shack: DX-75, DX-100, DX-150, DX-150A, DX-150B, DX-160, DX-200, DX-300, DX-302, DX-400, Allied/Realistic SX-190, others around but don’t remember their models off the top of my head.

RME: RME-45 with presel and VHF converter, RME-69

Yaesu: FRG-7, FRG-7000, FRG-7700, FRG-8800 (not sure those last two should be listed as “vintage”)

Misc manufacturer military gear: BC-186, R-366, RBB, RCH, several different versions of the BC-348, and most of an RAB-4 set

About a dozen console radios, such as a 1935 Philco 16X, a 40-180, a 41-260, 41-300X.

Yeah, my wife is pretty understanding about it all. In fact, I would say she has located about 25% or a little more of the radios I have in the collection.

T!
 
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Token,

O my goodness!....your wife is a Saint!!...i have a small collection...but getting bigger every week...I dont have that much room...so I liquidate to appropriate so to speak...right now im into Blaupunkt and Telefuncken table top radios....I love the way they sound

Sal
 

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Token always good to see that gorgeous collection! Nice thread here-this is where you'll see the "real radios" as they say "real radios glow in the dark":D
 
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