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On the bench: 1936 Airline (Wards)
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Here is what I have on the work bench. Wards Airline 62-425.
Bought this for my wife to have in the kitchen.
Replaced 5 paper caps, 2 electrolytic caps, and the power transformer (old parts on left.)
Just finished touching up the alignment.
Now it just needs cabinet work (which I have never attempted.) Confused
Let me know if you enjoy this and would like to see more.
I would like to see what project others might be doing!

   
   

73 From Matt KF7DVN
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(07-18-2015, 08:14 PM)KF7DVN Wrote: Here is what I have on the work bench. Wards Airline 62-425.
Bought this for my wife to have in the kitchen.
Replaced 5 paper caps, 2 electrolytic caps, and the power transformer (old parts on left.)
Just finished touching up the alignment.
Now it just needs cabinet work (which I have never attempted.) Confused
Let me know if you enjoy this and would like to see more.
I would like to see what project others might be doing!




73 From Matt KF7DVN


Wow Matt, very cool! What a neat old radio. How's it sound?

That's a very heartfelt gift for your wife. Smile
W0ULF 2011+
ex KF7RJU 2011-2011
ex KC7YNP 1997-2007
Rigs: Heathkit RX-1 Mohawk Receiver and HX-10 Marauder Transmitter, IC-7410 Base HF w/AH-4, IC-2720 Mobile Dual Band, IC-V8000 Go-Bag 2m, IC-2820 base 2m/70cm (That goes to Field Day or goes in the other truck when I'm driving it), Kenwood TH-75A and Icom IC-92AD HTs.
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Thanks Vaughn,

There where no objections when I brought this home!
It sounds pretty good. I am happy with it.

A fun note is that the tuning covers 535-1720 kc, but remember that the broadcast band only went to 1610 kc until they expanded it to 1700 kc in 1993. Kind of nice to have the full broadcast band in such an old radio (that doesn't have multiple bands.)

The next job is probably creating a small transmitter (think phono oscillator) that I can feed from a cheap bluetooth receiver.
It's too bad that their isn't more exciting listening on the AM broadcast band... Only a few stations.


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Matt KF7DVN
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That looks pretty cool!
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