Tagged: History

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A.C Electricity …and why I hate it!

When I say A.C electricity I mean the kind of high-voltage stuff we have in our homes. So before anybody says: “Well, aren’t radio waves a form of A.C?”, let me explain what I...

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Barlow Wadley XCR-30. Review.

The Barlow -Wadley receiver was made in South Africa in the 1970s. It uses the Wadley drift-cancelling loop principle first used commercially in the Racal RA-17 radio receivers. Dr TL Wadley. The originator, used...

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The Hallicrafters SX-130. Review.

The Hallicrafters SX-130 was made from 1965 to 1969. It is a single conversion superhet covering 0.56 to 31.5 MHz in 4 bands. It is a single superhet with an intermediate frequency (I.F.) of...

The Nordmende Globetraveler III (With one "L" in "Traveller") 0

Nordmende Globetraveler III. Review.

The Nordmende Globetraveller III was a high quality radio made in the late ’60s/ early ’70s. It receives LW/MW and FM, as well as 11 shortwave broadcast bands as follows: (1.5 – 3.5 MHz...

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History of the Philips company.

Philips was founded in Eindhoven in the Netherlands in 1891 to meet the growing demand for light bulbs as a result of the commercialisation of electricity. In 1926 Philips introduced the miniwatt range of...

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EH Scott. History of Brand.

Earnest Humphrey Scott emigrated from New Zealand to America in the early 1920’s and started a business venture to manufacture only the highest quality radios. By the mid 1930s, he was offering custom-built radios...

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History of Zenith Radio Corp.

Zenith was founded by Ralph Matthews and Carl Hassel in Chicago, Illinois as Chicago Radio Labs (CRL) in 1918 as a small producer of amateur radio equipment. The name Zenith was derived from the...

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Roberts R200. Review.

The Roberts R200 and R300 date from 1960 to 1964 and exist in several versions. They are popular models because of their style. There are fairly identical looking modern Roberts radios, featuring FM and...