- Dec 8, 2010
I think I have 3 100k both 3 watt I think. Kind words.Excellent work! I would also replace R307, 100k 1W with a 2 Watt part, and R322 a 100k 2W part with a 5 Watt. This radio suggests low mileage, so the original two resistors may still have some years left in them. The yellow band on both is still bright and shiny. We replace all the resistors on our list pretty much regardless of apparent mileage.
I give all you guys that are capable of working on these old radios and amplifiers BIG BIG PROPS!! The pictures in this thread look like a pile of coat hangers, I wouldn't know where to start and be scared to death to try. I can do a swing mod or put in a simple echo board or lower the dead key in a cobra 29 or 25 but that's shakey at best. That's why I'm very grateful to all of you that can bring these old amps and radios back to life better than ever. And I have no problem paying good money to anyone that can do this work that I'm not capable of. I love the old equipment and I'm so glad there's people on this forum that can revive these old gems because I know I can't. To all of you capable of this type of work, I'm thankful and I salute y
Checked usinflationcalculator.com, says that translates to $3943.37 in post-modern microdollars.In 1976 you could buy this radio new for $750.00 USD.
That's crazy, the Royce base station that was gifted to me has the add from I'm assuming a news paper, and it sold in the 6 to 7 hundred dollar range. When I saw that my jaw dropped, I was just a kid back then ( 1975/76 ) but I know that was a hunk of money back then, heck I still consider that a hunk of money now.Checked usinflationcalculator.com, says that translates to $3943.37 in post-modern microdollars.