Tag Archives: AM

Friday Link Roundup: March 11th, 2016

What’s good this week? Let’s see: Mohammed Samji takes us through a hifi power conditioner supplying electricity to some very expensive B&W speakers. Interesting! [Part Time Audiophile] Break something plastic? There’s a plastic welding kit for that. Looks like it … Continue reading

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Building the SSTRAN Part 15 Low Power AM Transmitter Kit

Have a bunch of old tube radios, but nothing good on the air in your area? That’s a common problem, and SSTRAN has the solution! I¬†just built one of these to give as a gift, and thought I’d write up … Continue reading

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1948 Motorola 99-FM21 Console Radio Back to Life

I recently had the chance to work on this beautiful Motorola 99-FM21 from 1948, currently owned by the granddaughter of its original owner. It’s been in the family since its purchase new in 1948 and was lovingly cared for the … Continue reading

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The Canadians Invade: Highway Advisory Radio Interference in Seattle from Saskatchewan (CBK)

Flammable cargo was prohibited under the Washington State Convention Center on I-5 last weekend according to the large Smarter Highways¬†signs along SR-520 in Washington, as there’s some sort of maintenance happening. There’s a highway advisory radio station on 530 AM … Continue reading

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Huge and Powerful: The 1937 GE F-135 Repair Complete

I’ve finally had the time to finish one of my long-running projects repairing GE’s most powerful radio offering from 1937, the GE F-135. I picked it up from Craigslist back in November but other responsibilities kept me from getting much … Continue reading

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