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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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1953 Hallicrafters 8R40 Repair

Back in May, I dug up a Hallicrafters 8R40 from one of Seattle’s local electronics recyclers, 3R Technologies. It looked like it had been stored very well, had all the tubes, the dial strings intact, no rust to speak of and not … Continue reading

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Antique Radio in “Firefly” Episode 2

I was watching Firefly the other day, and noticed something interesting. Firefly is set in the year 2517 centered around a small smuggling ship named Serenity manned by a crew of mercenaries, former freedom fighters, a pair of escaped convicts, … Continue reading

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