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February 27, 2010

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Angelo

They're built like tanks, aren't they Joe? Mine is now on my screened porch.

Gregory

Angelo,

I read your review some time ago, and being a radio nut I decided to watch out for one of these to add to the hoard. Finally snagged a nice one today. An Aircastle version model 162F1H - 19 transistor version. Cosmetic it's a 9.5 plus and everything works good - Alas AM 740 Zoomer Radio is not playing music this evening (sigh)... To be sure, this is no RF 2200 but it hears stuff on all bands. Later I'll hook it up to a long wire antenna and see what it does. A good example of a late 1960's low priced consumer multi-band radio.

Gregory

Angelo

Gregory: I love nice finds from the second tier brands. Some of them are "sleepers" and perform very well---maybe not up to Trans-Oceanic, Sony and Panasonic standards, but not too far off and dramatically cheaper. Montgomery Ward Airline has several excellent models that appear on E-Bay from time to time and are quite attainable.

Patrick

I know this is an old post, but have to say I absolutely love this radio! My uncle had one in his home for many years, and it was a good day when he would let me tune around on it.

He recently ended up in a nursing home, and I was given the radio, which I am in the process of restoring. I picked up a 2nd one for parts, but was surprised to find it was in too good of a condition to be parted out, so now I have two projects.

Both have some performance issues and need to be aligned, but I have hit a dead end on finding any kind of service manual or schematic. Truthfully one of the coolest, and probably most undocumented radios of it's era.

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