Tuning The Zenith

This old-time radio was photographed at the Pontiac Museum yesterday with the iPhone 12, why this radio is in an automobile museum eludes me but I love anything radio as some of you know. Well, tomorrow’s post will be made from home, a day of travel is always very tiring, isn’t it?

19 thoughts on “Tuning The Zenith

        • Neither have I, John, I prefer VHF/UHF and have the radios in the house and truck but don’t use them! My call is a one-by-three. It’s N8***

            • Well done, John! I’ve kept my Technician class license for years since my preference is strictly FM, I do monitor the HF bands with receivers though as well as shortwave stations. I am a DXr from long ago. 😂

          • When I was active, I was mostly VHF-2M. I had an HF rig in the early years. This will date me, but I got my interest in radio by building a Knight-Kit shortwave receiver. >grin<

            • I’ve never heard of that rig! I used to have a serious shortwave antenna years ago back in the days when there were far more stations on the air. Even Radio Canada International is gone now. They tore down the Sackville, NB station and broadcast on the internet now. I would have left the SW antennas in place and the transmitters. You just never know what will happen, John. So much of the internet is carried by underwater cables around the world, a radio station would not be affected by that kind of failure.

              • Indeed. Knight Corporation made a complete line of kits that builders had to wire themselves. They boasted beautiful screen printed glass and metal cabinets and clear step-by-step instructions on assembly starting with a complete parts inventory and working toward wiring the pre-mounted components on the chassis, attaching all of the resistors and capacitors, and finally tuning and aligning the coils.
                If I recall correctly, I paid $35 for my receiver, a princely sum for a high school kid who delivered papers for my fun money back in those days.

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