Sunday, July 7, 2024

Microphone Call Placard

 A friend printed this on his 3D printer for my microphone. Deb painted the face of the letters white. Old skool look, made with new skool tech!

Friday, July 5, 2024

Realistic TRC-422A CB

 My old Realistic TRC-422A 40 channel AM CB, from around 1982. A little massage and it was back like new.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Johnson Messenger 250

 Here's a cool old Johnson Messenger 250, restored. It needed the typical stuff (a few crystals, caps, power cord, alignment, etc). The OEM desk mic is preamplified (a Turner +3 variant). She's not mint, but looks pretty good, considering it's 1973 birthday.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

JC Penny Pinto 23ch CB

I restored this old JC Penny Pinto base station. It needed the typical stuff... a couple of crystals for the snyth, caps, lamps, cleaning of controls, and alignment. Pretty cool old CB rig from the 70's.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

1936 Sparton, Part 3...

 A few more photos from today. I've settled on using Citri-Strip on the 1st and 2nd passes, and lacquer thinner and rags on the final pass. It really cleans up the wood nicely. The construction of the wooden part of this radio is absolutely beautiful. I cant wait to get the final finish back on it. Here's a few pics of the front, top, and crowns.