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January 16, 2010

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Angelo

Zenith made very good, solid radios. I have a Zenith portable Black and White television sent with AM-FM radio, from the mid 1980's. Of course, with digital replacing analog, the TV doesn't work anymore. But the radio is so good, I keep the thing anyway.
Speaking of quality, check out this "Buy It Now" for under $20.00. This is a seldom seen Panasonic. It's not extremely rare, but it doesn't come up that often.

Angelo

Oops, forgot to give the item number for the Panny: 380192730515

And for the Sony crowd: 200427297150

Ed

Realizing you've now got a lot on your mind, Jeff, I did lend you one of these Zeniths last year for a few days; I think you wrote it up.

Jeffrey McMahon

Thanks, Ed. I thought of that, but wasn't sure. I should find that and re-post it if I can.

Jeffrey McMahon

I should add it was an excellent performer on both AM and FM.

kr

Jeff, but what if nothing on AM or FM is excellent to hear? That's the conundrum...

Jeffrey McMahon

NPR and sports keep me going. Of course, the radio selections are less than ideal.

Angelo

I've been thinking about picking up an HD radio. I don't want to spend a lot. Of course, an internet radio will be needed too. It never stops.

Teleklew

I know this is an ancient topic, but I just had to post this for others on the web, seeing as there isn't much on this rig. Well, I didn't think there was such thing as a portable heavier than the Realtone Globepacer! I found an Inter-O at a hamfest for $5 with original wall wart and literature yesterday, and spent a good chunk of the day tracking down various problems. When I plugged in the radio when I got home, nothing happened- internal headphone jack speaker switch failure- fixed in a heartbeat. I was surprised to hear such great audio out of a 50 year old radio with original caps. I extended the whip and heard nothing on shortwave until I moved next to a window. Even then, only a few stations came in, very quietly I might add. When it didn't run on batteries, I tore into it and found that the wire to the whip was disconnected. That's right. It heard shortwave stations on 2 inches of wire. I am still relatively in shock! I also found a dirty socketed transistor and a molded choke shorted to ground, as well as a broken battery wire. All were fixed, and I'm listening to it as I write this. If you find one, GET IT! The quality definately went in before the name went on on this set, even though it's missing its nameplate.

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