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August 21, 2009



Try cleaning the battery contacts with a little lemon juice or baking soda mixed in water. The lemon juice works better if the leakage came from alkaline batteries, while the baking soda works better with leakage from zinc chloride batteries. I cleaned up very heavy corrosion in an old Panasonic to near perfect condition using lemon juice. The old Duracell batteries had been stored in the radio for years and had leaked so badly that I had to pry the batteries out. After cleaning, the contacts are shiny.


Maybe they are Realistic copies? That radio looks like a Rat Shack model. I know their amplified SW antenna is a rebranded RS 20-280.

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