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Hello Adrian. I'm very happy to see your website
to, shall I say, the better quality valved radios of long ago.
I've always loved the high quality of sound that they give and,
if I can say, the challenge of repairing them, when they go
wrong. Yours sincerely, Bruce
bruce king <email@example.com>
Harrogate, N/Yorkshire Uk - Friday, August 18, 2006 at 00:22:38
Greetings. My late father was a commercial airline
While packing up his things, I came across a Learavian radio 402C
in excellent condition complete with schematic. I am sure that
there is a collector out there who would want this unit.
Otherwise, I am likely going to toss it or put it on eBay with no
idea of a fair price. Any suggestions? I would rather give it to
a collector than sell the thing for a few lousy dollars.
G. Dutery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Boca Grande, FL USA - Monday, August 7, 2006 at 07:10:53
Hi, I have been a ham since 1954. Just ran across
site while looking for information on Hallicrafters SX 23, A
friend of mine whose husband died 10 years ago, and she is just
now ready to part with his radios. How old is is and how much is
it worth us? Carl W4TEX
Carl Powell (W4TEX) <email@example.com>
Tuscumbia AL, USA - Friday, July 7, 2006 at 09:14:31
Interesting web site Adrian - enjoyed looking
Roy Basham Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cleburne,, Tx. USA - Monday, June 5, 2006 at 05:04:57
Very interesting, Adrian!
Maitiu Standun <email@example.com>
Dublin , Leinster, Ireland - Friday, February 17, 2006 at 01:28:22
USA - Monday, February 6, 2006 at 20:46:02
Just 'discovered' your Web site, Nice stuff!. I
portable tube SW sets. Transoceanics, etc. Just added a Philips
LX422AB. Always looking for more...
Joe Farkas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Huntington, IN USA - Monday, February 6, 2006 at 04:25:41
Very nice and useful site! Thanks!
Omaha, Co USA - Sunday, February 5, 2006 at 22:14:29
In the early fifties there was a duplicated document
circulating around the retail trade which was a mildly
pornagraphic review of a transceiver under the heading of
A-N-4-Q-2. It was duplicated, about three pages. Much to our
surprise it appeared in a radio magazine accompanied with a
photograph of items of radio equipment arranged in the form of
two humans. I understood st the time that there was a panic and
most of the magazines were withdrawn. Both my copies of the
original and the magazine have been lost over time. I have been
searching for it for years and have only met one person who
remembered it. I thought that it was in Radio Constructor, the
person I met said it was Wireless World, I doubt that as it was
not the type of article WW would publish. I'm sure it was A5
size. It could have been SWM, or PW. If it could be found it
would make an interesting story. But I was about 20 at the time,
so there won't be many around who remember it. Cheers Ron G8URU
Ron G8URU <email@example.com>
USA - Monday, January 16, 2006 at 21:15:57
Enjoyed looking at your site, have recently
large tube stuff to germainium portables. Thanks. Dave Oxborrow
Dave Oxborrow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Durban, KZN S.Africa - Monday, January 9, 2006 at 22:00:23
I have 3 receivers I wish to have repaired. They
to my father and hold a sentimental value. They are as follows.
Hammarlund HQ-145 with analog clock, Hallicrafters S-53A and the
Hallicrafters SW-500. The clock works on the Hammarlund and the
Hallicrafters both work but have some problems. They are
physically in beautiful shape for their age. Could you point me
in the direction of someone that could fix them for me? I also
have vacuum tubes still in the original boxes, literally more
than 2000 of various #&rsquos and brands. Some of these date
as old as 1926. I would appreciate your help. Please respond to
this e-mail address email@example.com if you can help me.
Thank You, AL Walter III
AL Walter III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Saint Louis, MO USA - Friday, December 2, 2005 at 09:07:17
Port Jervis, NY USA - Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 03:32:01
I have a murphy welwyn garden city herts england
receiver type a.362 do you know of this radio
n ireland, USA - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 05:53:12
As anew convert to Valve Radio Restoration i find
a wealth of valuable info. too much to take in at one visit I am
restoring a Bush DAC 10 at the moment and also have a Heathkit
GR.78 and and a K/wood/Trio 9r-59ds to tidy up in the future.Tnx
for a very informative site."I SHALL RETURN".Roy
Plymouth u.k., Devon England - Monday, September 19, 2005 at 02:58:51
What a fabulous site. Brings back memories for me,
my past jobs was repairing, testing and commissioning B40
receivers, yes for the Royal Australian Navy. When the B40s were
no longer required for communications the sets were
decommissioned and used as entertainment radio on board ships and
apprentice training. The radio apprentices refurbished the
receivers and were aloud to take it home and keep it we had
hundreds of them. I knew that the receivers were manufactured by
Murphy but I did not know the history behind it. Thanks I shell
look into your site often. Regards, Joe
Adelaide, SA Australia - Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 23:41:43
Full of useful info, been looking for user manual
out for now.
kent, u.k - Saturday, August 20, 2005 at 09:48:28
Hello Adrian. Thanks for putting the schematic of the
Advance 77 on the internet. My 77 stood many years defect on a
shelf in my shack. With your schematic I have repaired it today,
en it works nice. It's an older model but it looks electrically
the same. Many thanks from Drewes Haakmeester 73 PE2DZO
Drewes Haakmeester <email@example.com>
Amsterdam, NH Netherlands - Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 22:44:18
Hi Adrian, Just having a quick look at your site
still very up to day I see! Take care and love to all Avril
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at 22:53:52
Tom Perez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mexico - Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 06:59:43
Excellent site! It is so great to see such loving
enthusiasm for such obscure technological corners!
USA - Friday, June 24, 2005 at 06:22:15
Great site! Good job. Thank you very much for time I
visiting your site
Karl Koch <email@example.com>
Brownsville, TX USA - Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 05:11:09
I thought your website was very
take a look at my site at: www.skynet365.com - Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight Internet Radio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Isle of Wight, uk - Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 13:18:13
Your site is special! Thank you for your work
Samuel Morris <email@example.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Friday, June 10, 2005 at 19:20:09
Technology may have marched forward but what have we
behind? Well done for recognising and appreciating the souls of
- Friday, June 10, 2005 at 11:02:41
Nice to see such feeling for those curios left behind
the march of technology!
- Friday, June 10, 2005 at 11:01:07
Beauty. Only portable tubes I see in antique shops
Philco. High prices and poor condition. Happy Ears! Al
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:53:04
Some very good work on Eveready and Vidor portables -
great to see a good site dealing with these often neglected sets.
(London July 2001)
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:52:40
Excellent! I was a Vidor Regatta man in the 50's but
dial was green not black as yours shows.
Roger < rwsmith61.freeserve.co.uk>
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:52:10
Nice to see such a wide range of portables. I only
(Sky Baby, + the other so far u/id). Sky Baby is awaiting a mains
powr suply, currently under construction.
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:51:48
Nice site. Glad to see the 11 sets you bought from me
here in Wales have found a good home.
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:51:23
Good site thanks - I have a couple of portables in my
collection. Just aquired an EKCO TRF portable circa 1935 acording
to the dial. Can you help with any info.
John Shepherd <jmshep@Cableinet.co.uk>
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:51:03
Great to see a site dedicated to valve portables.
your design articles and background information on each set. Look
forward to seeing the site grow.
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:50:34
A great cleaner for old wax, scratches and dirt is
automotive hand cleaner (with lanolin and aloe) rubbed on with
0000 steel wool. Fantastic results.
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:50:21
A fascinating site. I have a Sky Queen, a Vidor, a
an HMV. Reading your notes on the Sky Queen, I see it was
launched in June 1953, no doubt to coincide with the Coronation
on June 2nd that year. Regards, Rod Spurrier.
Chesterfield, UK - Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:49:56
Nice Site Adrian, I have what I believe is an ER Sky
Prince,(internally dated Jan 55)but with no type name on the set,
in a red and cream case with grey front panel and a soft cloth
carrying holdall with shoulder strap. Best wishes, Brian
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:48:11
A really great site for the portable enthusiast and
particular me being an up and coming Vidor man. Not too good on
radio theory but your help pages will be great. I am going to
email you on a problem with the CN396(a) - I think. Really great!
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:47:47
I have just got a Berec type radio reciever. The
your picture match mine, the colour scheme of mine is bluet;
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:44:31
Nice to see some test equipment appearing. I do like
Teks, but only 30 valves ? Hmpf, must have some trannies in it as
well then :-/ May be worth adding a link to the test stuff in the
left hand page panel ?
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:44:02
Hello Adrian Nice site, and... I agree, portables are
vastly underated. Whilst I only have a dozen or so, I have just
put some extra info on my web site (see domestic adverts
section). Keep up the good work!
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:43:15
Hi, is there any chance you could email me a photo of
knob/handle that's on the little lift up lid on top of you Vidor
CN351 Riviera radio? Mine has this little knob missing. Would
love to make one to complete mine. Great Site!!
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:42:35
I'm really jealous! Great site - I'm a portable fan
don't have very many. I hope to remedy that soon!
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:42:11
Enjoyed the visit! I picked up a very nice Ever Ready
C and now I know what it is! Thanks!
UK - Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:41:47
Just surfing ham radio sites while my dipole is down.
73! -Zachary, KD6DXA
USA - Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:41:11
Hi! I'm American and I love to collect radios. Due to
young age I have very few but I do have some good collecters
items, including a Zenith RD700Y. You have a great site going -
good luck. And hopefully I will get my site where I can have a
bunch of radios
Wicked Howell <www.howellradios.20megsfree.com>
USA - Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:39:59
I Just like to say, what a lovely collection of
test equipment. How do I get in touch with you? thanks from Geoff
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:38:44
Could you tell me the approximate value of an Ever
'Sky Baronet' portable radio? We have found one in my
father-in-law's loft and it is still in its original box but with
no battery. My father-in-law bought it in his teens, some 45
years ago. Looking forward to your response. Thanks. Nigel.
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:35:53
Thanks for info on the Sky Baronet, and the possible
answers to my enquiry. Found your site most interesting and
containing valuable information in the subject. Regards Mike.
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:33:26
Very nice site, interesting and containing some
information. Regarding your unknown Berec model which someone
else has already commented upon, this model was known as the
'Pioneer' and dates from the late 1950s. They were sold in kit
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:32:44
Hi Adrian, I found your site while looking for
information. You have a great site whith excellent
link-information. Good Luck hunting portables! Bengt.
Stockholm, Sweden - Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:31:57
HI, I just fixed two battery radios, one is a tiny
portable, Model Baron, made in Japan. It uses 1R5 1T4,and a 3S4
etc. The next is a nifty table radio, made by Marconi of Canada,
a model 227 using a 1Q5,1H5,1A7,and a 1N5.
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:30:49
I liked the site. Have you got an AVO for sale? Best
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:29:57
Joe K0AHD <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:29:05
I too collect Ever Ready radios and have a number of
some not in your collection shown (but were, in principle,
portables) such as the Model T and the the Sky Leader.
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:28:35
Good site! I have sixty radios - lots the same as you
some unusual ones but unfortunatly not appreciated by 'er
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:26:41
Excellent site with much useful information
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:25:39
I own a Marconi CR100 it was great to find out
about a great set. Keep up the site full of information for
listeners like me
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:25:00
Thanks so much for providing this wonderful and
site. All the best.
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:24:07
Very interesting website. Tubes and all explanation
really interesting. I only have an old Galaxy 5 from sixties, but
not used it for many years...
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:22:55
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:22:15
Interesting site, especially the boatanchors.
- Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 10:21:40