March 24, 2022 at 7:54 am #18350
Photo showing wire
Attachments:March 24, 2022 at 10:32 am #18352Tony FForum Participant
Hello Glenn, The wire sticking out, would be for an antenna. The “loop” antenna that it is coming out of the back of would normally be ok for local stations. If the radio was located far from a good local station then a “long wire” antenna was added for better reception. This would just be a single long run (basically just along the baseboards). As long as would be convenient, and not be tripped on. Sometimes they were run through the bottom of a window frame and out into a tree or other structure in the yard. It greatly improves reception. The only problem is, with all the late model “made in china junk” switch mode power supplies and cf lamps we have now a days, they can ad a lot of “hash- aka, buzz” to the AM band and make it almost unusable. They did not have this problem back “in-the-day” as the cheap junk we use now-a-days just didn’t exist. I hope the radio has been re-capped before you use it full time.
TonyMarch 31, 2022 at 5:26 am #18396
Thanks very much for your help ! Have another 2 Q’s. What does below mean ?
1. I hope the radio has been re-capped before you use it full time.
2. Does this Radio have any value ?March 31, 2022 at 6:40 am #18397
We don’t have any information about the radio We can’t give any opinion value wise, unless we have the make and model
and of course some photos of the radio.
I don’t see any reference to [What does below mean? ]
I am at a bit of a loss concerning how to answer your questions
Dan in CalgaryMarch 31, 2022 at 1:55 pm #18399
Hi Dan, please see below
1. Addison 5A, Working order. Plays, Light Glows.
2.Below meant that Tony Stated the Radio should be Re-capped and I wanted to know what that meant ?April 5, 2022 at 3:58 pm #18412
I have some Rogers radios that I am working on and I need some ROGERS tubes.
6H7M and 6B7M are two of the tubes I need .
These are the black spray shield tubes.
There are no subs for these tubes.
I am also interested in other Rogers tubes any of you may have.
Dan in CalgaryApril 19, 2022 at 8:20 pm #18458DarrenCVRS Member
What Tony meant by “Hope your radio has been re-capped before you use it full time” he meant that all the old wax/paper capacitors (caps) should be changed out with modern capacitors as 9 times out of 10 these capacitors are leaky, and worse yet the filter capacitors probably have long dried up, and if a transformer set were to be plugged in you could take out the rectifier tube or worse yet the transformer. I doubt your set has a power transformer as it is basically an AA5.That is why the electrolytic filter capacitors are (at the least) changed out with the same values as what the schematic calls for before powering up a set.
Now regarding value of an Addison 5A I take it that it is the wooden version of the Addison Catalin courthouse model 5, I can tell you the wooden version is very scarce, even more scarce than it’s Catalin cousin, however it is worth no way near the amount of $$$ people pay for a Catalin courthouse. In this hobby the value of these radios are “whatever one will pay”. I however have seen these sets SELL in the past on ebay for $1000-$1500. Hope this answers your questions.April 20, 2022 at 6:28 am #18461
Thank you for all the info. Where would one go to buy these Filter Capacitors ? And yes, It is the Wooden version.
Thanks again.April 20, 2022 at 7:03 am #18464
I get my capacitors from Just Radios.
although he is in Canada, he charges US dollars.
Dan in CalgaryFebruary 22, 2023 at 8:06 am #18463
I buy my capacitors from Just Radios.
I use the axial caps,because I find them easier to install.
Dan in CalgaryFebruary 22, 2023 at 8:07 am #18462
You can go to Just radios.
Scroll down to find the ones you will need,on the second link. I suggest axial caps.
Dan in Calgary.February 22, 2023 at 8:09 am #18414Tony FForum Participant
Hello Glenn, As with most electronics of this age, the components can and do go bad over time. Capacitors are one such part. The most important being the “first” capacitors to “see” the voltage when you first plug it in. They are called electrolytic capacitors (you will see a large silver “can” usually containing 2 or 3 capacitors) beside the tubes and other parts. You can identify these capacitors by looking at the schematic for the radio. It might work now, but I can tell you, if you play it a lot with out changing the capacitors you can do damage to the radio. Then you should change out all of the “paper” capacitors to make the radio play well and dependably into the future. If you see “Mica” capacitors listed on the schematic, these are usually very stable and do not need to be changed, but they can go bad as well and should be checked as well. Most restorers will also check the resistors, as we go though the chassis while changing the capacitors. They can “drift” with age and go out-of- tolerance, again these are noted on the schematic. As for the value of the set, it depends on condition. A picture is worth a thousand words. Take lots, so when people inquire you can have every angle and all the defects in the cabinet. Is the grill cloth damaged ? As for a dollar figure. You could post what you think it’s worth and then work with a buyer to find what they would be willing to pay. I’ve seen wooden Addsion 5a radio’s (called the Court house) go on E-Bay for $75 Canadian all the way up to $400. Some people are even asking well over $600, but they might be sitting on them a long time before they find a buyer to cough up that kind of dough. hope this helps…
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