John & Jeans Radio Gallery

Better view of the Antennas. If you plant eough Aluminum it "Will Grow"
de John K9UWA


This is one of Jeans "Babies" We have 6 of them
about 6 weeks old. They are very friendly little guys.     One of our other little friends......

This is the Radio that started it all
Truetone D-724
                         Brought home a Truetone D-724 back in 1959 when I first received my Ham Radio License.
                         I was in High School, had no money As part time job had to support taking the Current GirlFriend out on Friday nites.
I used this Truetone radio with an added Transistor BFO circuit and a Bandspread capacitor as a Ham Receiver.
You maybe wonder why this particular radio?
I played with a bunch of these old wooden radios. Some just for parts and many to find the best that I could use as a "Ham Receiver".
Most of the old radios I picked up came from the local dump. Back then it was TV for family enterainment and weekly
old radios were thrown into the local dumps. A great source of radios and radio parts.
          This Truetone was the best playing radio of the lot. Although I later went on with real communications receivers I had kept this
old Truetone radio. Soon it was off to the military, then marriage and kids fast forward about from 1966 to 1989. One day I was over at my Mothers house
and she asked me if I was ever going to take my first Ham Radio Receiver home? Yes, Mother had packed and moved it from our old house to this house.
 So up into the attic and get the radio. My old Truetone D-724.

  The cabinet was in pathetic condition and when my Wife Jean saw it her eyes really lit up.......Gleefully she exclaimed " I can refinish this and it will really look nice!."
And I said yes I can make it play once again.
So it is ALL HER FAULT!!.  And now we have about 300 of them!
The picture in the background.....My High School.... found in a Garage Sale a few years back!

Some of the radios below have passed onto other collectors... and some of them are in our collection.


Zenith 6s239                                                               Zenith 5s237                                       Atwater Kent AK-206                1938 Truetone D-724 (sold by western auto stores)


Crosley #167 Deco Cathedral         Zenith 6V27 converted to AC   Zenith Walton 7s232                    Zenith 9s54

Radiola III    WD-11 tubes are duds...a Nice
display piece...

                                                                                                                                 Grunow #1291 "12 tube Teledial Console" we totally rebuilt the bottom of this one for a customer!
                                                                                                                                  as well as the complete restoration of the radio etc.......

Zenith 5s338 chairside! A very nice looking radio!!                                  Zenith 6s546 another nice chairside! 2 band radio Short Wave + Broadcast band!
I have two of these in Inventory... e-mail us if interested..

Nice Majestic 85 Large Tombstone....and YES!! that Chassis as all chrome plated from the factory! Even the
Dial Hardware is plated.

Zenith 11-S-474 a Super Nice console!!                                 Philco 66B Tombstone                            Zenith 12-S-265 Robot Shutter Dial

1933 General Electric of the First Good Superhet designs!  GE model E-86


Philco 38-116 Slant Front No Stoop No Squat Philco Sales Pitch for 1938. This is a 15 tube radio. Excellent performance! Next a Philco 40-180 Super Nice

Zenith 9s367 I think Mike and Linda Stover have one of this model ready to go.     Super nice RCA 9K from 1936

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