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November 09, 2008

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Mike W

Jeff, I just finished setting all the clocks I had let go since we changed times a while back and am waiting for the rage to subside and my blood pressure to come back down. Let's just say it's a pet hatred of mine.

The Eton E10, the Sat 800, the Sony ICF-SW7600GR, my answering machine, etc., all have non-defeatable time displays.

As I walked past my RF-2200, I was reminded of another reason to like the vintage sets - never having to set the bloody time on them.

The RF-2600 looks nice. I think I'd love the speaker but miss the gyro antenna.

jeffrey McMahon

I like the gyro on my RF-1130, but the AM is so strong on the 2600 I wouldn't miss it much.

I too hate changing the time. The Kitchen is 5 different devices. The bathroom is 2 radios. I'd say about 15 total time changes if I add my car. Sheesh.

Paul

Jeff,

This is probably worth picking up if it's in good shape:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/ele/911486216.html

jeffrey McMahon

that's a nice looking radio, but I'm on buying hiatus for now. My next radio might be a Redsun 3100 and that's a few months away, at least.


Paul

From what I've read and heard the Redsun RP3100 development is on hiatus too ...

jeffrey McMahon

Oh well, I don't need a radio. I despair now that I don't use my attractive vintages.

Wals

That's a handsome looking radio. My old "Radio West" Catalog was listing them for $209 in 1984.
The top of the line Pana'portable RF6300, was going for $549.

jeffrey McMahon

I'd like to see a photo of the RF-6300.

Wals

It's not that cool (as the 2600) looking Jeff. Appears like a light gray from the photos. But it was twice the price as the 2600 in '84.
http://www.dxing.com/rx/rf6300.htm

jeffrey McMahon

Thanks. I found that link last night. I like the 2600 and the 9000.

tom blakley

I have an RF-2600,and I want to know if there is anything I can do myself to make it work better.Like cleaning switches,ect.Is there a web site I can go to to find more info?

ed

I have a 2600 also, Tom, and I think it is just normally a poor performer on SW. The back cover unscrews but you have access to only a few controls that can be sprayed.

Chuck E

I've heard that the RF-2600 is a clone of the GE 7-2990. The GE version has a nylon gear that, once it breaks (inevitable) renders tuning impossible. Does the RF-2600 use this same tuning mechanism and faulty gear?

Jeffrey McMahon

I've heard the RF-2600 does NOT have the defect of the GE version.

Chuck E

Thank you! This info greatly enhances my desire for a 2600. I have two surviving GE 2990s from the three I've collected. One has had the gear repaired by expert Andy Vavra, and one is still working with the original gear. My 2990s are great on MW and SW.

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