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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:09 PM

OK, found yet two more radios in my storage

The Panasonic RF-B45:


and a 1st gen Sony ICF-7600:


Gonna play with them over the next few days and report back.

In other news going down to my mom's tomorrow to retrieve my Panasonic RF-2600 that has been sitting there for 30 years. She tells me it is on the shelf in the basement where I left it, so I may as well dig it out and put it to use.

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Reply OK, found yet two more radios in my storage (Original post)
Currentsitguy Feb 11 OP
Mad Dog 20-20 Feb 11 #1
Currentsitguy Feb 11 #2
fools_gold Feb 11 #3
wonderwarthog Feb 11 #4
wonderwarthog Feb 11 #5

Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:15 PM

1. Here is hoping no bad caps

and the batteries were removed before going into storage.

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Response to Mad Dog 20-20 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:27 PM

2. Just cleaned up a little green battery corrosion on the small Panasonic

It seems to power up well afterward. I can't speak to the big one yet. I'll know better tomorrow. If I recall it runs on big C or D batteries. The Sony seems to have been put away without batteries. The only problem there seems to be most of the buttons seem worn off, so I may need a cheat sheet for a bit.

Last question I have is I have seen a variant on Ebay with extra controls on the upper left. Do you or anyone else know what these are?

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:09 PM

3. I carried a Panasonic RF-858 around the world

for decades. I bought it in Thailand in 1972 and it finally died on me about 10 years ago. It was my only means of entertainment and communications in upcountry Thailand and a few other remote places. It always served me well. I replaced it with a Grundig 400 Yacht Boy I still have. Now you’re gonna make me go play with it!

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:18 PM

4. The bottom two are shit hot!


Have fun!



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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:25 PM

5. Extremely rare JVC FR 6600...


Just went for $180 on ebay

The "Victor" FR 6600, exactly the same radio, are going for $700 to $1,000 restored.

The Panasonic 2600 seems an affordable equivalent to me.






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