Monthly Archives: October 2011

October Recap

Recapping the projects I completed in the month of October. I started out with a few goals: GE LF-116 Radio Repair Sanyo Solid-State Receiver Repair EICO 460 Oscilloscope Overhaul and Tune-Up I jumped tracks in the middle of the month … Continue reading

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Project Idea: Verve//Remixed 3’s Cello Boombox

I’ve had this idea for quite a few years but haven’t put much time into it, between everything else I’ve been going on. Once or twice a year for the past five or so years, I’ve posted on Craigslist seeking … Continue reading

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1942 GE LF-116 Radio Repair Part 5 – Alignment and Reinstallation [Finished!]

Part of a continuing series that is now finished – see the previous installments: Part 1 – History and First Looks Part 2 – Tool Prep Part 3 – Capacitor Can Rebuilding Part 4 – Capacitors and Socket Replacement  After … Continue reading

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Short Project: 1940 RCA Globetrotter A-20 by John Vassos

The last of the three radios I picked up from an estate sale a few weeks ago, I spent about an hour this evening bringing it back to life. I’m still waiting on parts for my GE LF-116 – my … Continue reading

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Short Project: A New Lease on Life for an Unknown Small Radio

I visited a radio collector’s estate sale this morning and went home with a couple new projects. I started working on the first of them this afternoon, an incredibly simple small radio without any particular brand identification. I snapped these … Continue reading

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1942 GE LF-116 Radio Repair Part 4 – Capacitors and Discriminator/Phase Inverter Socket

Part of a continuing series: Part 1 – History and First Looks Part 2 – Tool Prep Part 3 – Capacitor Can Rebuild Part 4 – Capacitors and Socket Replacement  Part 5 – Finished! I’m continuing to work on this … Continue reading

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Going Digital [Radio Manuals]

My digital copies of Rider’s Perpetual Troubleshooter manuals arrived! In the back are the six hardbound volumes I own, out of a set of 24 total. In front, DVDs I purchased from eBay seller KE3GK for about the price of one … Continue reading

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1942 GE LF-116 Radio Repair Part 3 – Capacitor Can Rebuilding

Part of a continuing series: Part 1 – History and First Looks Part 2 – Tool Prep Part 3 – Capacitor Can Rebuild Part 4 – Capacitors and Socket Replacement  Part 5 – Finished! I’m continuing to work on the … Continue reading

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1942 GE LF-116 Radio Repair Part 2 – Tool Prep

Part of a continuing series on restoring this radio:  Part 1 – History and First Looks Part 2 – Tool Prep Part 3 – Capacitor Can Rebuild Part 4 – Capacitors and Socket Replacement  Part 5 – Finished! I’m continuing … Continue reading

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1942 GE LF-116 Radio Repair Part 1 – History and First Looks

Part of a continuing series: Part 1 – History and First Looks Part 2 – Tool Prep Part 3 – Capacitor Can Rebuild Part 4 – Capacitors and Socket Replacement  Part 5 – Finished! I’ve had a GE LF-116 radio … Continue reading

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