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Radio Ekco U332

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Nuvistor
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I got the radio about 10 years ago and changed a few parts to get it working, information in an earlier thread about that. It’s not been switched on for a few years so I gave it a try today and it worked correctly, not many stations and I have a lot of interference in the house but it was ok and switched on for a couple of hours. The dropper resistor gave of the usual smell of not being used but that faded. It sits on the shelf in my art room, must use it more often, I have a pantry transmitter so no excuse.

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Frank

 
Posted : 15/04/2024 10:05 am
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slidertogrid
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My grandfather had one of the later versions it looked almost the same but was Transistorised. 

 
Posted : 15/04/2024 12:09 pm
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@slidertogrid We sold both in their time. When I first had to repair the transistor type I took off the back and thought where was the rest of the components. Lots of fresh air inside the cabinet but they worked very well.

Frank

 
Posted : 15/04/2024 3:59 pm
Lloyd
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Nice looking radio 🙂 

I have a similar one, red painted cabinet with a cream coloured speaker grille.

 
Posted : 15/04/2024 8:32 pm
Nuvistor
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@lloyd I had one of those but after sorting out I moved it on, I kept the older style one.

Frank

 
Posted : 16/04/2024 12:03 pm
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slidertogrid
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I wish I had taken better care of the one my Grandad had. He passed away in 1992 and the radio came to me. My collection then was less than a dozen sets, nothing more recent than the 1940's. Most were pre war. So I decided it was "too new" at the time and it became the garage radio.

Unfortunately after a few years damp got to it and one day I switched on and it just gave off a loud rasping noise, So I binned it! 😪.  I turned away loads of old sets back then, if it didn't have big bottles I wasn't interested... Then one day in the late 90's I was gifted a DAC10 and a Grundig with FM... 😀  

 
Posted : 16/04/2024 4:55 pm
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