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Reply WilliamAlcon
1:14 PM on May 24, 2017 
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Reply Graham Hilder
8:16 PM on January 11, 2017 

Hello James, we're cleaning out our mum's garage and have come across two old radios. Wonder if we can find anyone who'd like to save them. Hate to see them biffed out. One's a Pacemaker TransPortable 58, named Transistorised 58 on the front panel. I've powered it up with a 5V plugpack and it goes. Other's a "Philips Cordless Seven Transistors", mains-powered, a little smaller than the Pacemaker set, and it goes too.

Both are scruffy and have noisy controls but it would be good if someone could take care of them.

Regards and thanks,

Graham H, Paekakariki.



Reply Eric
12:17 PM on December 15, 2016 

I enjoyed your site.  Great information source. I too am an addicted radio collector.  My friend got me hooked when I moved to Texas and we continue to search the world over for Transistor Radios.  I worked for Motorola for years and was able to obtain the many early Motorola radios. This was before EBay was created and changed the market.  Many of the designs are works of art. 

Reply Phil
5:33 PM on September 8, 2016 

Nice interesting site James with good photos and info, I came across this while researching my recent aquisition, a Sony TR72 serial number 14572, it's not working yet as it had been dropped sometime and the case is smashed, but it's wood and I'm a carpenter so time will fix that, electronics may take longer but your circuit should come in handy. A noticeable likely problem is the resilient mounts for the tuning condenser have deteriorated to sticky smudges. On the bright side it came with the earpice and pouch and also the antenna wire and its card for storage with Sony logo. The handle's also bent but I hope I can straighten that without fracturing it. I'm UK based and collect many types of radio not just transistor.

Reply Willy Collins
10:31 AM on September 1, 2016 

Good Day James, I would like to talk to you about some of your images. Can you please send me your contact information.


Thanks, Willy Collins

Reply tom
10:02 PM on August 27, 2016 

When I was in Alaska in the early 80's, a lot of the old mining and hunting camps had a roughly 1 x3 inch metal bar(they were all the same) on top of the radio that boosted the  AM signal.  Do you know what it is and where I could get one. About fifteen years ago I saw one on a radio in the background  on a PBS film  documentary about a family living in the wild in Alaska.  I spoke with a tech person at CCrane and he was no help. I really like your site.  Very informative.  Thanks, Tom

Reply John Waldron
8:42 PM on August 14, 2016 

  Great Site! Love your Private-Ear  and Pee Wee Radio articles! I own a Pee Wee and am amazed at it's performance for such an inexpensive xtal set.

   FWIW, if you look up "John Waldron" + "Old Radios" on U-Toob, you will discover the vlog that goes with the Austin-American Statesman article on my 160 + radio collection. I restored ALL of my sets. My favorite is my 1947 Motorola WR-8 wireless phonograph, as it took two tech manuals to restore and ALOT of work! Will play up to 10-78 record and xmit them around 1600 KHz on the AM band-Cheers Kiwi!:)-John in Texas

Reply Hugh Anderson
10:30 AM on August 13, 2016 

Hi James, I liked your site.

When I was young, my Dad got me a xtal set in a jet airplane, and I have been trying to find another. Can you contact me about this? I want some advice.

Apart from that - I had a Hikers-1 radio, and went on to have a life-long interest in electronics. I now am in Singapore, and I tend to use software defined radios for many things, but I still like the early stuff :)

Cheers Hugh

Reply Terry Hart
8:18 PM on August 12, 2016 
I have just bought a Pacemaker Transistoised -58,Where can I get batteries for it,I understand they are 9 volt. Thanks Terry (0274327206)
Reply Don
10:58 PM on July 23, 2016 

Hi I am quite impressed with your collection and website.  I have a few Regency TR1 radios, one of which has one of the lowest serial numbers I know of.  Also today I bought  Lucky Pocket Radio. (Harper crystal Pocket radio), in exceptional condition.  If you would like more information or details please feel free to contact me.  Sincerely Don