Vintage Radio Restoration: Part 3

It lives!!!. After replacing the EF89 RF amplifier tube, the radio gave its first signs of life. Upon connecting the mains, static filled the air which until now didn’t happen. Connecting an antenna allowed for stations to be tuned in. After months of sourcing parts this project is now complete. So what did I have […]

Update on the Vintage Radio Restoration Project

Its been a few months since I have looked at the old radio as I am still waiting on a replacement EF89 amplifier tube for it. It seems that that particular tube is beginning to get harder to source but such are the joys of restoring vintage radios. Hopefully within the next few weeks the […]

Vintage Radio Restoration: Part 2

Well the filter caps have arrived from Element 14 and have been fitted. I’m still waiting on the 5 watt 1k ohm dropper resistor to arrive but have come up with a temporary fix by stringing some resistors I had in my junk box together. This allowed for some testing as I cannot get anything […]

Vintage Radio Restoration

Recently I found an old tube based AM radio. From what I can gather, they were produced from the mid 1950’s to late 1960’s and were built as either a 5 tube or 4 tube with solid state rectifier. I happen to have the 4 tube model. They were manufactured by Bell Radio-Television here in […]

The Urbex Adventures of Daktologist.

10/08/2012 Well I went to that abandoned psychiatric hospital last night. Its a huge complex and we only would have seen about 25-30% of the place. 22:45 Met the other two people I was to go with. Met them on a local urbex site so this was the first meeting IRL, we ended up meeting […]

Radio Repair, Maintainence and Modifications

Well the shortwave receiver of mine has been causing problems with me lately among other things. Firstly an intro to how it works. The radio receiver is a Wadley Loop design which differs from the Superheterodyne type receiver used in most radio receivers. They work by mixing the received signal with an oscillator to create […]