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Monday, August 12, 2013

The mystery radio



This is the old radio that belonged to my father. My mom sent it to me.  All the lettering has been pretty much worn off and there is no model number inside or outside the case that I can find. For scale, the little knob you turn to move the frequency bar, that silver thing on the upper right, is about the size of a quarter.

If anyone has any idea what the model number is I'd be glad to know it.

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  1. It sure resembles my little Grundig, but not quite. Mine is outside in my travel trailer. Tomorrow I'll dig it out and write down the model number. Have you tried to compare it to others for sale on Ebay...never know you might find one just like it.

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    1. I ran several google searches on terms like "old grundig radio" and "grundig analog radio". I found lots of similar radios but none of this particular model. I'll try the Ebay scan.

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  2. Hmmm...I've been doing searches of images on Google of the "Traveller" and "Yacht Boy" series of Grundig analog radios, and have just about been convinced it's a YB 206, 300, or 500 radio, but I'm not sure. I didn't get into shortwave radio until about 1994 and bought a small Radio Shack analog radio (made in Taiwan by Sangean) and returned it for a digital model and currently have a Grundig YB (Yacht Boy) 400 PE made in 2003 or so. Surely somewhere out there you can find a manual for your radio-I shall keep looking, but another place you might look would be the Radio Netherlands radio review website-I assume it's still out there and active. Good luck!

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    1. I had it in my mind that Sony made the Yacht Boy series but you are exactly right. I didn't search anything under Yacht Boy, so that's a new line of approach. I started listening to short wave in 1978, when I did my first overseas deployment. I've been at it ever since, even though the number of big broadcasters has winnowed out in the last few years. I have the Radio Netherlands site book marked, I'll take a look. Appreciate the help.

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  3. Love it - that's when appliances were actually made to last, not be replaced :)

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    1. Dani, I have an old Motorola shortwave set that I can remember my dad listening to when I was a teenager. Since I'm past sixty it's been around a while. It still works and I listen to it when I'm down in the family room at night.

      There really was a time when things were made to last, wasn't there. One of the reasons I like the old military rifles is that they were made by craftsmen, particularly those from the pre World War I period. Today even rifles are made for a finite lifespan and they they grind them up at Anniston.

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  4. Ta Da:

    http://miporadio.net/67/Grundig-HWS-FM-MW-LW-SW-1-9-12-Band-Shortwave-Radio-Case-Set-Worldwide-Receiver/

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    1. http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121157102866&item=121157102866

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    2. Thanks, Matt. I just purchased the last one. Never hurts to have another Grundig.

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  5. That's the radio. I don't know how you found it but you surely did. I appreciate it. Now I can get a decent picture of it and I have the model number as well.

    Many thanks.

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