Wireless Workshop
   
  ANTIQUE RADIO REPAIR AND RESTORATION  

Copyright 1996-2010
Wireless Workshop

Valid XHTML 1.0!

 


 


 

 



 Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I pack my radio for shipping?
  2. Where can I find replacement vacuum tubes for my radio?
  3. Why doesn't my radio receive anything but static?
  4. Who is a good supplier of antennas?
 

How do I pack my radio for shipping?

You can obtain packing guidelines from the major carriers, such as USPS, UPS, FedEx, and the like.  In general, your table model radio should be packed to withstand at least a 6-foot drop to a hard floor. You might want to consider having it professionally packed at one of commercial mailing services. Console radios present special problems; they are best crated and shipped by a shipping service.

Back to Top

Where can I find replacement vacuum tubes for my radio?

Wireless Workshop maintains an inventory of tubes exclusively for use in the radio restorations we perform. We do not sell parts by themselves. An excellent source of vacuum tubes  is Antique 
Electronic Supply, www.tubesandmore.com  

Back to Top

Why doesn't my radio receive anything but static?

Assuming the radio is in operating condition, it may need an external antenna to receive am broadcast stations. Most radios built in the 1920's and 1930's require an antenna to be connected to the radio. A screw terminal or binding post at the back of the set marked "A" , "ANT", "AERIAL" . In urban or suburban areas, inside a house with wood frame construction, 15 to 20 foot length of just about any kind of insulated wire connected to the antenna terminal will usually give fairly decent reception. This wire can be strung along the baseboard of the floor adjacent to the radio. For rural locations or inside buildings with a lot of metal in their construction (like most commercial buildings) more sophisticated antennas are usually required.

See next question

Back to Top

Who is a good supplier of antennas ?

We suggest you contact C. Crane Company at www.ccrane.com They have a variety of good antenna products, and the expertise to guide you toward the best antenna for your needs.

Back to Top

 

 

 


Looking for a place to have that nice old radio restored?  That's what we've been in the business of doing since 1992.

Wireless Workshop
We fix old radios

 

       
home | radios for sale | services | about us | links | FAQs | contact | email