Thursday, June 4, 2009

antique radio part I

Based on wikipedia, an antique radio is a radio receiving set that is collectible because of its age and uniqueness. Although collectors may differ on the cutoff dates, most would use 50 years old, or the pre-World War II Era, for vacuum tube sets and the first five years of transistor sets.

Many types of antique radio that has been produced, such as:

Morse only sets
The first radio receivers used a coherer and sounding board, and were only able to receive morse code, and thump it out on the board

Early home made sets
The idea of radio as entertainment took off in 1920, and radio ownership steadily gained in popularity as the years passed. Radio sets from before 1920 are rarities.

Crystal sets
These basic radios used no battery, had no amplification and could only operate headphones. They would only receive very strong signals from a local station. They were popular among the less wealthy due to their low build cost and zero run cos

TRF
TRF sets (Tuned Radio Frequency) are the most popular class of early radio. These used one or more valves (tubes) to provide amplification. Early TRF sets only operated headphones, but by the 1930s it was more common to use additional amplification to power a loudspeaker, despite the expense.

Superhets
In this era of early radio, only the wealthy could afford to build a superhet. Such sets required many valves and numerous components, and building one was a sizeable project.

Foxhole radios
World War 2 created widespread urgent need for radio communication, and foxhole sets were built by people without access to traditional radio parts. A foxhole radio is an illegally constructed set from whatever parts one could make, which were very few indeed. Such a set typically used lighting flex for an aerial, a razor blade for a detector, and a tin can, magnet and some wire for an earpiece. I.e. they were crude crystal sets.

to be continued...
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18 comments: on "antique radio part I"

ibeqz said...

radio head yakh??? hehehhhee

gdpermana said...

jadul tapi keren..

NURA said...

MAU,,DONG RADIO ANTIKNYA,,KIRIM KE ALJUBAIL .S.A.

Seri said...

cerita pasal radio dulu-dulu hebat sob. siri kedua bila keluar ditunggu ya...

anggaarie said...

radioku dah lama mati,,,itu kasihkan ke aku aja yah, keren keliatanya

Sastrocaster said...

keren sob...era jadul makin langka makin dicari...
mantab sobat tuh radionya

nyoman said...

langka dan mahal

aryadi said...

bagus buat koleksi makin lama makin tinggi nilainya, aku juga punya lukisan kaca cina gambar kaisar cina, jadul banget...kali ada yang berminat..

Simon said...

:)
I just can give smile for you..
Nice article, my friend..

merin said...

Klasik bgt tuh radionya...
mer mau dunk.....

kasih nilai dunk tuk lirik lagunya Sherina terbaru..

Sapro said...

radiox keren....

orange said...

i like that radio . .. very beautful i see

budi said...

lebih oke bila ditambah dimensinya

Risefa said...

wow.. i like that old radio. when i was child my neighbour has that radio.

good share bro

BB said...

Vintage never dies!!!

Fazel said...

swry tlat brkunjung :)

ThinkingPig said...

Collecting someting is very exciting really. I've just start to collect some items such as Porcelain Doll, Traditional Beer Cup, Royal Albert, Clock as my hobby.
After reading this post, it is really tempting being interested in Antique radio...However, I have no space to stock them in my house~~~

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