Hello and welcome to todays vintage technology workshop.
On the bench today is a little orange pocket radio.
Now I can hear some of you saying, “well, what’s the point in spending time on that”. Well, I have fond memories of listening to radio comedies on one of these little noise boxes when I was little, so there is a certain level of nostalgia fuelling this repair, plus there’s the whole “why not” point of view.
All radio’s need love.
All these little radios seem to conform to the same basic design, and they were everywhere in the seventies and eighties. I had one of the black ones and really wanted a green one but never managed to get hold of one.
Here you see me going through the motions, faultfinding the radio and measuring things along the way.
The lighting changes a little during the video, as this is because it is spanned between the two workshops one and two, so you’ll notice the test equipment change as well.
This is purely because of time constraints and other work coming in taking precedence where necessary.
It’s the first video of mine with multiple camera angles too. Fun.
I’ve tried to reference the American and English descriptions of various parts of this radio to make sure I don’t leave anybody out, so apologies if it’s somewhat confusing at times.