Thursday, May 27, 2010
You Listened To KAAY on What?
It was so clean that I was tempted to plug it in and see if it would play, but that little Ham voice said, "Check it out!" In older tube-type radios, the capacitors can sometimes dry out and need to be replaced. These capacitors, when they dry out, can short out and produce disasterous results when they explode with power applied! At the least, the capacitor will be destroyed- at the worst, the radio....
Needless to say, I'll put this radio through a variable transformer and bring the voltage up s-l-o-w-l-y, to make sure I don't lose this treasure!
As you can probably tell, I love old radios...more to come, both a little newer, and a whole lot older!
What did you listen to KAAY with?
Posted by at 7:40 AM