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Michael Terrell

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Dec 18, 2021, 5:28:01 PM12/18/21
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I don't see any recent activity, but I want to wish that any lurkers have a Blessed Christmas!

Tom Biasi

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Dec 18, 2021, 6:40:48 PM12/18/21
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On 12/18/2021 5:28 PM, Michael Terrell wrote:
> I don't see any recent activity, but I want to wish that any lurkers have a Blessed Christmas!
To you also Michael.

Michael Trew

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Dec 18, 2021, 8:39:18 PM12/18/21
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On 12/18/2021 17:28, Michael Terrell wrote:
> I don't see any recent activity, but I want to wish that any lurkers have a Blessed Christmas!

It is unfortunate; I greatly appreciated lurking here reading about old
radios not that many years ago (fewer than 6 years). I came back to
Usenet a year ago, and this group is now almost deader than a doornail.
I still keep my eye on it, but I was wondering if anyone else still
lurked also.

Merry Christmas!

Jim Mueller

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Dec 18, 2021, 9:05:38 PM12/18/21
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It isn't totally dead. Everybody seems to be lurking but not posting.



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David LaRue

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Dec 18, 2021, 11:59:54 PM12/18/21
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Jim Mueller <wron...@nospam.com> wrote in news:QrwvJ.146079$SW5.137999
@fx45.iad:

> On Sat, 18 Dec 2021 20:39:24 -0500, Michael Trew wrote:
>
>> On 12/18/2021 17:28, Michael Terrell wrote:
>>> I don't see any recent activity, but I want to wish that any lurkers
>>> have a Blessed Christmas!
>>
>> It is unfortunate; I greatly appreciated lurking here reading about old
>> radios not that many years ago (fewer than 6 years). I came back to
>> Usenet a year ago, and this group is now almost deader than a doornail.
>> I still keep my eye on it, but I was wondering if anyone else still
>> lurked also.
>>
>> Merry Christmas!
>
> It isn't totally dead. Everybody seems to be lurking but not posting.

Lurking and reading many forums here.

I have a 1943 or so Philco five band radio that still somewhat works.
Sadly most radio these days is digital. I inherited it as a child from my
grandfather. I miss having a local radio station that plays the older
radio shows on Sunday night.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Fox's Mercantile

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Dec 19, 2021, 2:10:40 AM12/19/21
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On 12/18/21 10:59 PM, David LaRue wrote:
> I have a 1943 or so Philco five band radio that still somewhat works.
> Sadly most radio these days is digital. I inherited it as a child from my
> grandfather. I miss having a local radio station that plays the older
> radio shows on Sunday night.

Internet streaming: <https://the1920snetwork.com/wordpress/>
Use an AM transmitter to send it to your radio.

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John Robertson

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Dec 19, 2021, 2:16:55 AM12/19/21
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On 2021/12/18 2:28 p.m., Michael Terrell wrote:
> I don't see any recent activity, but I want to wish that any lurkers have a Blessed Christmas!
>

I came, I saw, I lurked?

Someday I plan on working on my collection of 20's battery
sets...perhaps when I retire in my 80s. I'm only 70 and busy as ever
with my usual projects.

Still, I like checking in to see what is happening and dream about
Kurztown...

John :-#)#

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David LaRue

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Dec 19, 2021, 4:42:56 AM12/19/21
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Fox's Mercantile <jda...@att.net> wrote in
news:N_SdndWq_st3RyP8...@giganews.com:

> On 12/18/21 10:59 PM, David LaRue wrote:
>> I have a 1943 or so Philco five band radio that still somewhat works.
>> Sadly most radio these days is digital. I inherited it as a child
>> from my grandfather. I miss having a local radio station that plays
>> the older radio shows on Sunday night.
>
> Internet streaming: <https://the1920snetwork.com/wordpress/>
> Use an AM transmitter to send it to your radio.
>

Thank you!

pf...@aol.com

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Dec 19, 2021, 7:27:43 AM12/19/21
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I continue to lurk, but now that I am, quite literally, back on my feet after a very interesting summer, I am so busy catching up on work and other projects that I have little time for much else. At the same time, I have a lot to be thankful for at this season.

Best wishes to all!

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA

Michael Trew

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Dec 19, 2021, 8:05:23 PM12/19/21
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On 12/18/2021 17:28, Michael Terrell wrote:
> I don't see any recent activity, but I want to wish that any lurkers have a Blessed Christmas!

I have a little collection of old AA5 table top radios, as well as a few
console units. Hopefully when things are less busy here, I will start
to tear into them and make a few posts.

I have my old vacuum tube tester at my side, but I'll have to dig out my
voltage variac as well as isolation transformer. I also have a little
collection of vacuum tubes and newer electrolytic capacitors. My step
great-grandfather was trained on radio and television repair in the
1950's, and he gave me several cases of ceramic resistors, etc.

Terry Schwartz

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Dec 19, 2021, 10:44:32 PM12/19/21
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I'm here as well. Checking daily. Good to see a post.

Moved this summer and sold off 1/2 my collection. Still have probably 200 radios.....

Plan to retire from Polaris in the spring, part of the "great resignation" I guess. I'm setting up a nice workshop in my new garage, maybe I'll get back into limited service and restoration. But I'll admit my interest has waned considerably. Moving was a very enlightening experience that taught me that things collected really become burdens. 30+ years of collecting left me with a lot of burdens. Slow learner.

Most of the rest of my collection will go to the Northland Antique Radio Club Radio-Daze swap meet next spring, pandemic permitting, to be sold off at bargain prices. Anyone within driving distance of western WI is welcome to come browse ahead of that.

Glad to hear you are up and about, Peter.

Happy Holidays to all.

Terry

Michael Trew

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Dec 20, 2021, 12:20:54 PM12/20/21
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On 12/19/2021 22:44, Terry Schwartz wrote:
> Most of the rest of my collection will go to the Northland Antique Radio Club Radio-Daze swap meet next spring, pandemic permitting, to be sold off at bargain prices. Anyone within driving distance of western WI is welcome to come browse ahead of that.

That sounds like fun. Is it in the same area? I am only in that region
in late August, unfortunately, when I drive to a car meet in eastern
Minnesota.

pf...@aol.com

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Dec 20, 2021, 1:54:31 PM12/20/21
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Terry:

I hope you are holding onto that Silvertone Rocket!

Terry Schwartz

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Dec 20, 2021, 9:55:36 PM12/20/21
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I am holding onto the Rocket, a couple dozen others, but that's about it. Very little space in the new house to display radios, we downsized by about 2/3rds in square footage - but traded up to a very nice piece of lakeshore.

Michael, the swap meet is about 50 miles from me in Minnesota. What car meet do you go to in August?

Michael Trew

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Dec 22, 2021, 1:37:39 PM12/22/21
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A very small meet up in Hayfield, Minnesota. It's not far from
Rochester. It's mostly a group of friends who camp out on the guys farm
for the weekend, usually the second weekend of August.

Rink

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Jan 1, 2022, 10:40:03 AMJan 1
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Op 19-12-2021 om 8:10 schreef Fox's Mercantile:
> On 12/18/21 10:59 PM, David LaRue wrote:
>> I have a 1943 or so Philco five band radio that still somewhat works.
>> Sadly most radio these days is digital.  I inherited it as a child
>> from my
>> grandfather.  I miss having a local radio station that plays the older
>> radio shows on Sunday night.
>
> Internet streaming: <https://the1920snetwork.com/wordpress/>
> Use an AM transmitter to send it to your radio.
>

Doesn't work here.
Is that because I am not in the USA?
(the Netherlands )

This one works OK:
https://mytuner-radio.com/radio/classic-rock-blues-443355/

Rink

David LaRue

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Jan 1, 2022, 6:51:59 PMJan 1
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Rink <rink.hof.ha...@planet.nl> wrote in news:sqpskh$uq6$1@dont-
email.me:

> Op 19-12-2021 om 8:10 schreef Fox's Mercantile:
>> On 12/18/21 10:59 PM, David LaRue wrote:
>>> I have a 1943 or so Philco five band radio that still somewhat works.
>>> Sadly most radio these days is digital.  I inherited it as a child
>>> from my
>>> grandfather.  I miss having a local radio station that plays the older
>>> radio shows on Sunday night.
>>
>> Internet streaming: <https://the1920snetwork.com/wordpress/>
>> Use an AM transmitter to send it to your radio.
>>
>
> Doesn't work here.
> Is that because I am not in the USA?
> (the Netherlands )
>

That one didn't work for me either.

Rink

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Feb 9, 2022, 9:55:00 AMFeb 9
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Op 2-1-2022 om 0:51 schreef David LaRue:
> Rink <rink.hof.ha...@planet.nl> wrote in news:sqpskh$uq6$1@dont-
> email.me:
>
>> Op 19-12-2021 om 8:10 schreef Fox's Mercantile:
>>> On 12/18/21 10:59 PM, David LaRue wrote:
>>>> I have a 1943 or so Philco five band radio that still somewhat works.
>>>> Sadly most radio these days is digital.  I inherited it as a child
>>>> from my
>>>> grandfather.  I miss having a local radio station that plays the older
>>>> radio shows on Sunday night.
>>>
>>> Internet streaming: <https://the1920snetwork.com/wordpress/>
>>> Use an AM transmitter to send it to your radio.
>>>
>>
>> Doesn't work here.
>> Is that because I am not in the USA?
>> (the Netherlands )
>>
>
> That one didn't work for me either.
>
>> This one works OK:
>> https://mytuner-radio.com/radio/classic-rock-blues-443355/
>>
>> Rink
>>
>


I tried it again and the first link on their homepage ("click here to
listen") is wrong.
If you scroll down on this wordpress page, then you find a button:
"Shoutcast Based Streaming"
<http://tess.fast-serv.com:8570/>

Shoutcast opens and you can click on "Listen".
<http://tess.fast-serv.com:8570/listen.pls>

Wait a moment and your mediaplayer opens and plays the 1920 channel.
In my case it's VLC-player.
It's a 48kbps stream mono, but because all the music is mono, stereo is
not necessary.
They play music from 1900's till 1940's.
VLC gives artists and titles info, including years..

That's something else, comparing to the normal oldies stations like
"80's,90's and today" stations, we can here on FM and internet.

I've sent them an e-mail about the wrong link.

Rink

Fox's Mercantile

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Jul 2, 2022, 2:02:39 PMJul 2
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On 2/9/22 8:54 AM, Rink wrote:
> They play music from 1900's till 1940's.
> VLC gives artists and titles info, including years..

I listen to them all the time.

I was introduced to them when it was playing via SiriusXM Radio in my
landlord's shop.
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