Monthly Archives: June 2011

Repairing an Antique Radio from Start to Finish [7 – Conclusion] – Grunow 589

And we’re done! The saga of restoring the Grunow 589 is coming to a close, as I’ve sorted the last issue, performed the final set of adjustments and verified correct operation of all its features. If you’re just joining in, … Continue reading

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It’s tough to get data out of a phone.

It’s surprisingly difficult to get data out of my Android phone, the T-Mobile G2. Much more difficult than I expected it to be, in fact. I recorded a short (7-minute) video clip using the build-in camera to demonstrate a radio … Continue reading

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Repairing an Antique Radio from Start to Finish [6.5] – Grunow 589

I’m continuing to work on this Grunow 589 radio, and it’s being difficult. If you’re just joining in, take a look at the previous entries to see what you’ve missed and catch up – not to mention, there are some … Continue reading

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Stereo Receiver Usability Feedback [Yamaha HTR-5890]

I’ve owned my Yamaha HTR-5890 stereo receiver for several years now – it’s pre-HDMI era but otherwise top of the line, and I’ve felt no reason to upgrade. It does have some usability issues that I feel are important to … Continue reading

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Repairing an Antique Radio from Start to Finish (6) – Grunow 589

Update: The series is complete. For more articles and information, visit these other posts: Part 1: Identification and Task List Part 2: Intake Checks Part 3: Capacitor Replacement Part 4: Resistors and Controls Part 5: First Power-Up Part 6: Socket … Continue reading

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How to Ruin an Antique Radio [Photo Roundup]

Normally, I write about how to fix an antique radio. Today, though, I’m writing about all the creative and interesting ways people have found to destroy them – and there are quite a few ways, from gutting a radio cabinet … Continue reading

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Cool Vintage Battery

I was out over the weekend and stopped off to look at someone’s attic cleaning sale, and ended up with a few miscellaneous radio-related items I’m planning to resell. One of the more interesting items was a lot of a … Continue reading

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