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July 29, 2008

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Mike W

The Amazon site says it's got "nature sounds".

Uh-oh. Shades of Sharper Image. They'll probably be selling these on the Heartland America website next year.

jeffrey McMahon

Mike, it's funny that the nature sounds were the first red flag.

Also the same company has an analog tube radio that looks to be made by Sangean.

Terry (The Analog Dinosaur)

While I don't have much luck curbing my Endless Pursuit of More (wherein More Is Never Enough,) I would love a Vacuum Tube Radio to play with and fawn over.

When I was a preschooler, I loved plugging in the old abandoned radio in the barn and staring into the open back of it as the filaments in the tubes began to glow.
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Another abandoned technology (and variation on the vacuum tube) which continues to cultivate interest is the Regenerative Radio:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regenerative_circuit
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Nature sounds? I'm sorry, but no. Radios come with birdies already - no need to add more or any humpbacked whale songs.

Ed S.

The story behind the regenerative radio is an interesting one. It culminates with the inventor of FM radio jumping out of a hotel window!

jeffrey McMahon

Ed, you'll have to tell me the complete story so I can post it.

Jeff

Ed S.

Here's one telling of the story:

http://inventorspot.com/father_of_fm

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