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  • #18350
    glenn
    CVRS Member

    Photo showing wire

    #18352
    Tony F
    Forum 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.
    Tony

    #18396
    glenn
    CVRS Member

    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 ?

    #18397
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    Hello Glenn;
    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 Calgary

    #18399
    glenn
    CVRS Member

    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 ?

    #18412
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    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.
    Thank you
    Dan in Calgary

    #18458
    Darren
    CVRS Member

    Glenn
    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.

    #18461
    glenn
    CVRS Member

    Thank you for all the info. Where would one go to buy these Filter Capacitors ? And yes, It is the Wooden version.
    Thanks again.

    #18464
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    I get my capacitors from Just Radios.

    https://www.justradios.com/cart.html
    although he is in Canada, he charges US dollars.
    Dan in Calgary

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