The Radio, Restored and Repaired
29 August 2012
Just over a month ago I took the radio to Antique Radio of Iowa to get my 1939 Zenith radio restored and repaired. I just picked it up last night and they did a great job of polishing the chassis, replacing the burnt-out tubes, swapping out the old paper capacitors with modern ones, adding a fuse, fixing the dial, polishing the glass, and other little details. The radio plays very well now. I just need to get an AM transmitter to broadcast my old shows to it from my computer. Below are before and after pics.
Total spent today: $346.20
Does the AM transmitter have to be vintage, too?
I’ve seen some pretty decent (modern) ones on eBay in the $50-100 range.
No, it doesn’t because it won’t be in the room. Yeah, I’ve seen some too, but I can’t afford it at the moment.