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Love seeing your wonderful work. I have a General Electric H-116 in great shape and works like a dream. I replaced the magic eye. I would like to tune the buttons to my locale stations. How does one get the information to tune these buttons” Thank you for your time.
Great question. There are two types of pushbutton arrangements: one is a mechanical linkage which physically uses a lever to move the tuning capacitor; another uses an assortment of coils with permanently adjustable capacitors to form tuned circuits for ANT and OSC for each station you wish to have as a preset.
If pushing the buttons makes the dial move, you’d need to find the manufacturer’s service literature for instructions; it can be somewhat complex. If they’re the electrical preset type, look for a bank of adjustment screws. Usually on the back or behind the pushbuttons themselves. Adjust the OSC screw which tunes the station until you’re receiving what you want; adjust the ANT screw for maximum volume. Often, the tuning range of each button preset is limited due to the coil construction, so some buttons could have stations say 540-1000 and others 1000-1600 for example. Trial and error required.
Hi I have a Stromberg Carlson Radio Receiver no. 520L I would love to get this restored…seems to be in good shape….I replaced the power cord and pluged it in …one tube sparked a little then wouldn’t light up after that the rest seem to be ok. Who would I take this to to get it repaired….. I live in North Vernon Indiana.
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Do you have a list of antique radio repair people around Springfield, Missouri? Thanks.
Hi there.my name is Tiago Castro and I’m from Portugal. I actually have an old radio (model: atlanta loewe opta 3990t ) and I would like to know how much it would be it’s market value in the current days.
I appreciate any coments on my post and i thank you for any help you could give me.
Thanks, Tiago Castro
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hi. i have a grunow model no. 1067 and a firestone air chief. im not sure on the years. i havent had time to really check them out yet but i will. do you know anyone who may be interested in purchasing them? they are in montana. thank you brenda
Hi Brenda, I couldn’t locate a specific antique radio club in Montana, but you might try contacting the Inland Empire Antique Radio Society out of Spokane, WA or one of the Montana Amateur Radio clubs from this listing: http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Ham_Radio/Clubs/North_America/USA/Montana/
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Hi Greg, I’d love to help research that. I’ll be following up with you via e-mail shortly. Thanks for your comment!
Hi, I have an old Stromberg-Carlson console radio receiver no. 61-N that was given to me years ago not in very good shape, certainly not working but that appears to be all there. Do you think that if I sent you some pictures you could tell me anything about it?
Hi Steven, thank you for your interest. I’ve replied via e-mail with some information regarding my repair services. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Ive got a 1937 grunow model589 was wondering what cost might be to restore I now absolutly nothing about this unit maybe could send you chassis while I restore cabinet