Monthly Archives: April 2014

1939 Airline 93WG-1001 by Montgomery Ward’s Radio Repair

I just finished a new project over at Rain City Audio – 1939 Airline 93WG-1001 by Montgomery Ward’s Radio Repair

I recently got to work on this fantastic radio from 1939, the Montgomery Ward’s Airline 93WG-1001. Made by Wells-Gardner for Montgomery Ward, this 10-tube radio featured a tuned RF amplifier stage, push-pull 6V6 output and a very interesting drum dial.

This radio had been serviced at one…

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1934 Weston Capacity Meter Model 664 Repair

Here’s another project I just finished at Rain City Audio:

This 1934 Weston Capacity Meter/AC Voltmeter was used to measure capacitors and the output of transformers for experimentation and troubleshooting. It only needed a good cleaning and one component replaced to fire right up and make some measurements. Continue reading

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1934 RCA Victor 119 Antique Radio Repair

I just finished a new project over at Rain City Audio – 1934 RCA Victor 119 Antique Radio Repair

An example of the 1939 RCA Model 119 radio made its way through my shop recently. I like RCA’s engineering – they were pioneers of radio and even their entry level models like this set had great performance. The styling is classic mid ’30s, too – great in almost any home….

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Oregon Electronic Model A3 Variable Voltage Regulated Power Supply

Here’s another project I just finished at Rain City Audio:

This vacuum tube power supply from an engineer’s test bench can replace a radio or test circuit’s power supply to help with troubleshooting or experiments, with up to 400V for B+ and 6.3V 5A for the heaters. It needed some new capacitors, then fired right up and works perfectly! Continue reading

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Easy-Kits.com is Experiencing Technical Difficulties

The web store at Easy-Kits.com is experiencing some technical difficulties and is currently offline. Look for service to be restored soon – in the meantime, if you’ve placed an order so far, we’ve received it and are processing. If you’re … Continue reading

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The Speaker Spotter – Speakers of Craigslist – April 18th, 2014

There’s always something interesting for sale on Craigslist, especially in Seattle. Do click the titles to see the original postings with more photos and additional information if you’re interested – otherwise, enjoy the virtual window shopping! Rain City Audio is not … Continue reading

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Bose 901 Series II Active Equalizer #111058 Repair and Upgrade

This Bose 901 Series II equalizer just came through the shop for an overhaul and upgrade. It’s in pretty good shape except for a small piece of delaminating contact paper on the side, but isn’t showing any signs of having … Continue reading

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1931 Westinghouse WR-8 Columaire Antique Radio Repair

I recently got to work on another beautifully reconditioned Westinghouse WR-8 Columaire radio all the way from Bellingham. It was originally in for service with the SPARK Museum, but the repair technician reportedly suffered some health complications and was unable to … Continue reading

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The Speaker Spotter – Speakers of Craigslist – April 11th, 2014

There’s always something interesting for sale on Craigslist, especially in Seattle. Do click the titles to see the original postings with more photos and additional information if you’re interested – otherwise, enjoy the virtual window shopping! Rain City Audio is not … Continue reading

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Important Note About “Heartbleed”

This is a bit outside the normal repair shop posts you find here, but it’s important: A coding mistake that has existed for several years in one of the fundamental libraries used by about half of all servers on the Internet … Continue reading

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