Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Another 'new' recruit

As some of you might have guessed, I have quite an interest in vintage radios and today I have acquired another model for my ever-growing collection. For very low cost, I have a Cossor 515ux, made in England during the 1950s. 

The first thing I did when getting it home was to switch on the radio to make sure it works and then open it up and take a look inside. All of the valves are original Cossor valves and all were shining. Next job, was to find the MW trimmer and make a small adjustment to allow reception a little higher than originally intended! After a few minutes we were in business and ready to have a go at receiving some of our friends from across the North Sea. 

Unfortunately the radio does not seem to want to work with an external antenna or with the indoor loop. However, incredibly, the Vrolijke Mijnwerker was still coming in on 1655 on Wednesday evening and with a fairly good signal. A radio that is around 60 years old that has probably not been switched on for years and can receive pirate stations from another country without an antenna - that's some going. Take a look at the video and you can see for yourself . . . 

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