radiogram (remember those?) advice

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Shaggie, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    time to have a dung out....

    thinking of putting this family treasure on TardMe...

    been in the family since before i was born.....

    any idea how old it is/when it was manufactured?

    value?

    Everything works but needs a new needle for the record player......

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    Cheers

    S
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  2. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    2ZB, and 2YC, (third row on left) were Wellington radio stations when I was a boy.
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  3. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    yes it's a pretty cool wee nostalgia trip......2ZE was my local station as a kid
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  4. rogerh

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    You got that right. Hell I worked at 2XG when I left school as a technician. (It was the eighties, honest) By then it was called 2ZG though, so I suppose that does not count. That particular one was one of DRECO's later models. They were still making new ones until at least the early seventies. 2XG changed to 2ZG in the mid sixties.

    God I feel old:rofl

    But that one is so tidy it may actually be worth something to a collector

    Good Luck
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  5. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    it's not completely pristine

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    But given it has the frequency handbook and the operating instructions paper on the turntable.....
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  6. rogerh

    rogerh Adventurer

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    I used to work with a guy who liked to collect these sorts of things and restore them (mostly older ones) but he would have done back flips for that. Those battle scars are pretty minor really, and could easily be fixed in a restoration I would guess. He worked on things much worse than that....

    Like you say, with the manuals and all....

    Now you just need to find someone with the right fetish. Trade me as good as anywhere I would suspect.
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  7. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    I don't know shit, but the radio looks 60's, but the cabinet and turn table look 70's to me.

    As said, if you find the right person, they'd pay big coin for that.
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  8. Shaggie

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    well it was all made at the same time of course....

    but i'm hoping for a good result!

    ps - there's a A&R Cambridge amp and a Rotel tuner on Tardme under Shaggienz if anyones interested......
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  9. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Nah,she's '60's man - that's a stacker turntable,supposed to be for 45's,but you could stack up LP's and have music all night.Some LP's were made to stack - so one record was side 1 and 3,the other 2 and 4...so it would play side 1,drop side 2,then you flip it over for 3 and 4.

    And it's a Steriogram,a step above a mere radiogram.It'll have valves! It's worth 2/6d.
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  10. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Cool, it's older than me then. I was more of a cassette deck kind of guy.:evil
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  11. frewhl

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    I bet some rich kids owned two sets, so they could load them up for continuous play, no flip.
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  12. Old Kiwi#99

    Old Kiwi#99 Been here awhile

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    And you'd know how good the party was by the number of coins you had to tape to the tone arm to stop it skipping tracks when everyone started dancing...
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  13. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    anyone have a gift of the gab and willing to write me a TradeMe description.....

    i have no idea how to describe it and make it 'want-able'!

    :evil

    S
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  14. kiwipeet

    kiwipeet Uber Cyber Loafer

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2ZG

    2ZG was the ONLY radio station in Gisborne as I grew up. The first local competitor was 89FM.

    Incidentally, edit: 945khz is still operative, and is used by Aircraft for direction finding to Gisborne.
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  15. rogerh

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    There were actually two transmitters in the transmitter building. Out at Wainui beach. 2ZG had an AWA black 2 (kw, 1kw carrier, 1kw modulation) and National radio had a Toshiba transmitter (1314kHz??). National radio did not count when I was growing up either. I only reaslise that it can be pretty interesting at times now that I am an old fogey.:norton I had left town, (and moved to Wellington) by the time 89FM and that new fangled modulation came along

    I used to fix the Dreco's at times before I started with broadcasting when I worked Ellis and Bull, (I was still at school) on Grey street right across the road from the studio.

    I say again

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  16. UglyP

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    I think I remember that sitting in your folks lounge in the old house in Blenheim! Good luck with the sale. (also good luck this Saturday with your ride with a mission - will be thinking of ya...) :brow
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  17. XTC

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    Wre used to have a La Gloria. ours was similar but a bit more rounded and had a reel to reel tape as well. Had a great sound.
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  18. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    Cool!
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    Radio about 1966-67.It has 1ZD,Tauranga,started in 1961,has 2XA Wanganui on your dial,changed to 2ZW in 1968,so before that date.2XG(2ZG) went from 1010khz I think to 1060 in the late 60s so again before the late 60s,has 2YW on 1180khz Gisborne,it used to be 2XM,so after 1960 again.Has 1XA on it Radio Hauraki on 1480 so it started in 1966 on the tiri so probably 1966-67.Guess its sold now....
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  20. kiwipeet

    kiwipeet Uber Cyber Loafer

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    gidday newbie.. :wave

    welcome to advider. Thats a very odd and obscure thread to revive for your first post :lol3 I gotta ask, how the hell you found it?

    I was read this thinking shit this in interesting... and then found a post i made in this thread 2 years ago... :lol3
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