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Finding an old multi band reciever

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tcmtech

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Hey guys I am looking for something I had when I was in my mid teens. I figured you more traveled and seasoned fellows would know what I am looking for.
I used to have a big multi band radio It was built around the 1960's or 1970's I think. My Great grandma gave it to me as a kid. I was her brothers from way back.

It had around 12 to 15 bands I think.
It was all transistorized and used 8 or 10 D batteries or could be plugged in too.
It was silver on the front and lime green or green/grey in color. The tuner had a rotory knob on the right side to change the bands and back face behind the tuner needle. There was a course tuning adjustment that moved the needle back and forth plus a fine adjustment that only rotated 3/4 of a turn. the antena was retractable but could reach out to around 6 feet or so.

It covered all frequencies from 20 Khz up to around 1 or 2 GHz. there were no blocked or missing bands. Do any of you know what this type was actualy called, or who made them back then?

I actualy still have part of one circuit board from it. The board number is TR-2663 and the transistors are NEC SB116 and Matsushita 2SB178 with the metal can bodies. The Capacitors are Rubycon. If that helps any.

I was 15 and got a soldering gun for christmas, the old radio had already broke down so you can guess what happened to it. I have regreted it ever since too.

I would love to have one of these old radios again if any one has one they would part with.
 

Leftyretro

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Hey guys I am looking for something I had when I was in my mid teens. I figured you more traveled and seasoned fellows would know what I am looking for.
I used to have a big multi band radio It was built around the 1960's or 1970's I think. My Great grandma gave it to me as a kid. I was her brothers from way back.

It had around 12 to 15 bands I think.
It was all transistorized and used 8 or 10 D batteries or could be plugged in too.
It was silver on the front and lime green or green/grey in color. The tuner had a rotory knob on the right side to change the bands and back face behind the tuner needle. There was a course tuning adjustment that moved the needle back and forth plus a fine adjustment that only rotated 3/4 of a turn. the antena was retractable but could reach out to around 6 feet or so.

It covered all frequencies from 20 Khz up to around 1 or 2 GHz. there were no blocked or missing bands. Do any of you know what this type was actualy called, or who made them back then?

I actualy still have part of one circuit board from it. The board number is TR-2663 and the transistors are NEC SB116 and Matsushita 2SB178 with the metal can bodies. The Capacitors are Rubycon. If that helps any.

I was 15 and got a soldering gun for christmas, the old radio had already broke down so you can guess what happened to it. I have regreted it ever since too.

I would love to have one of these old radios again if any one has one they would part with.
Sounds like a Zenith Transoceanic radio. They made them for several decades and evolved from tubes to transistors. There are serious collectors for these so they are almost always avalible on E-bay. Here is one example.

ZENITH Royal 1000 Trans-Oceanic Portable Radio -Vintage - eBay (item 200319965735 end time Mar-20-09 12:06:18 PDT)

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tcmtech

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Wonderful! I always regretted stripping mine. young, dumb and no thought s for the future.
That one on eBay looks somewhat like mine too but smaller and has far less tuner range. But at least now I know what to look for!

Thanks more than you can know!
 

duffy

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I was going to suggest one of the famous Trans-Oceanic receivers as well. They came in several styles, and evolved over the years. My uncle had one that looked like this -

 

tcmtech

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Related to this.
Does anyone know of a modern reciever that has full radio spectrum tuning abillity? No blocked bands just full range VLF to upper UHF?
 
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