N9EWO's Favorite Link's
" Dave's Radio Receiver Page " - The Archives (see bottom of page)

Just a few web page "links" that I like and feel worth visiting.
NOTE : All are are subject to change (or have become dead) without notice below.
Enjoy, I hope you find something of interest. Dave N9EWO.

(........for any repair or radio restoration links below :)
WARNING : I will NOT be held responsible for any information that is listed here. ALL DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK !

General "Short Wave" Radio

MFJ-1026 (MFJ-1025) "Deluxe Noise Canceling Signal Enhancer" N9EWO review we did for "Monitoring Times" back in  April 2007 is still available here (PDF Document) . We still use a 1026 model (has the extremely useful preamp) at HQ as once in awhile we experience local interference that makes any SW/HF reception extremely difficult. It continues to be a hobby life saver. The Sony TV I talk about in the review is long gone, good riddance to see that out of here. Major downside to these products is the steep learning curve (one gets the hang of it after while).

For general reference replacement of the main 3 variable controls (two Gain and one Phase, in our limited research near "drop in replacements" COULD be ? : PEC Brand (were Honeywell Clarostat RV4 Series), Both Linear Taper, 10 %, 2 Watt . NOTE : We have not replaced these in our sample (was never required), nor have we acquired the parts to do so.

2 "Gain" Pots  R9 and R20 : TWO RV4NAYSD251A (250 ohms)
1 "Phase" Pot  R16 : ONE RV4NAYSD102A (1K ohms)

Radio / TV / Electronics related magazines / books for download

Radio Shack Catalogs (PDF and ZIP Versions)

The SWLing Post

The ShortWave Radio Audio Archive

Media Network Vintage Vault

Glenn Hauser's "World of Radio" SW BC news / program schedule

Radio JayAllen Reviews

Radio Reference Forums (for scanner VHF-UHF receivers, but includes SW/HF sections)

"QSL Card Creator"


Specific SW Radio Model Pages

French (limited English) JRC NRD-525 Page

Yaesu FRG-7700 Survival Guide

Yaesu FRG-7000 modification to use the SSB Filter on AM

Sony ICF-6700W Restoration Page

Sony 7600 Series Page

Sony ICF-5900W "NoobowSystems Lab" Page

Sony ICF-2010 (ICF-2001D) Repair

Sony ICF-2010 (ICF-2001D) General Information (links To other pages)

Grundig Satellit Webpage

Rainer's Candy Store - Grundig Collector and Spare Parts

Kenwood TS-2000 Receiver Sensitivity Mystery Solved

Crypto Museum : Sony AIR-7 / ICF-PRO70 / ICF-PRO80 Receivers (including Repair Notes)

Crypto Museum : Sony ICF-SW1 Receiver (including Repair Notes)

Thomas Nilsson's JRC "NRD 535 and NRD 525 comments and modifications"
(He covers the excessive Digital noise topic that ALL JRC NRD-535's have and is a MAJOR drawback to the receiver !)

General Radio History / Old Radio Sites

RadioPix DataBase (UK)

Japan Radio Co. (JRC) Historical Time Line (100th Anniversary)

Sony Historical Site (limited)

Boatanchor Pix

U.S. Clandestine Radio Equipment

Deco Radios of the 30's and 40's

Old Time Radio Downloads

Radio History Archive

XERF - The Best Darn Story Of The Whole 20th Century

United States Early Radio History

Berti Benis web site

Alan Kastner's "Radio Wallah" Page Covers Transistor Radio's From the 50's

Incident at C.Crane (Aug 2005)

Gary's Radios

Robert Davidson's "Transistor Radios Around The World"

JIS Screws and Screwdriver Information (Is there REALLY such a thing !!)

When a Phillips is NOT a Phillips ! (Japanese JIS Screwdrivers)

Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) Screwdrivers !

"Once More Into the Breach" (Vessel are the only REAL J.I.S. screwdrivers being made ??)

You Tube Video : "JIS versus Phillips Head Screw Drivers"

Will a JIS screwdriver work on both Phillips and JIS screws without rounding the screw heads?

General TV History

Chuck Pharis Web Page (TV Camera's)

Early Television Foundation

LabGuy's World: Extinct Video Documentation and Articles

Uncle Earl's Classic TV Channel

DuMont Television Network / Clarke Ingram's Historical Web Site

Television History - The First 75 Years

Museum of early consumer electronics and 1st achievements (UK)

General VHF - UHF "Scanner" Information / Frequency Database Sites

"Digital Frequency Search" (Find and identify USA digital radio frequencies in your area)

"Radio Reference" USA Frequency VHF-UHF DataBase

"fccdata.org" - Excellent AM/FM DataBase (USA / Canada)

"SHORT-WAVE. INFO"  - Database of the "short-wave" broadcasters

"ShortwaveSchedule.com" - Shortwave schedules around the world

Vintage Recording Media Pages

History of Recording

Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording

Tinfoil.com - Early Recorded Sounds and Wax Cylinders

The Short Lived Sony "Elcaset" Cassette Format

Museum of Obsolete Media

The VHS , History of the "Video Home System"

Cassette Recorder Museum

"Total Rewind" - The Virtual Museum of Vintage VCR's

"You Tube" Video's

Bill Gates Getting Hit With A Pie Back in 1999

FranLab: Electronics, Science, and Projects

History Of SONY - Retro Corporate Film
(look for SW sets being manufactured)

How Did SONY Start? (The Origins of Sony)

What's Happening to SONY ? (The Rise and Stagnation of Sony)


ICOM Internal Antenna Tuner Repair (Motor's)

Hallicrafters Shortwave Radio; Winning WWII With Technology (1944)

PHILCO Transistor Manufacturing 1957

ANTENNA MAN - News and information on USA over the air TV (including antenna reviews)

Techmoan : Featuring the best & worst of new and old technology. Cameras, HiFi, RetroTech

VWestlife -  "Kevin Tekel's" Good Tech Stuff including Radio Reviews

shango066 - Classic Radio and TV Repair Projects

Oddity Archive - Audio / Video Recording History and More

Cathode Ray Dude - Videos about video! Camcorders, video recorders, and accessories.

This Does Not Compute - retro video games, computers and technology, product reviews, DIY projects

Electronics Old and New by M Caldeira

"You Tube" - early TV / TV History

RCA Laboratories 1942: Radio, Television, Vacuum Tube Research, Manufacture

Eisenhower WRC-TV 1958 NBC (oldest known color Videotape Recording)

NBC News Broadcast - 1949

The Beginning of Television 1941

1940s Documentary about Television (new jobs)

Television and The Telephone, a 1946 film about microwave broadcasting

Television (RCA/NBC/RKO) (1939)

The Story Of Television - RCA Propaganda Film (1956)

First Television Broadcast (Film) NBC/RCA July 7, 1936

1953 Compatible Color TV Announcement NBC

DuMont TV's and Network

The DuMont Story (1953 Documentary, DuMont Network)

DuMont 60th Anniversary Reunion - Chicago

The Original Amateur Hour: DuMont Network - Nov. 21, 1948

Oddity Archive: Episode 70 - The DuMont Network

Various DuMont Television Commercials (1950s)

Video's  ("You Tube" and others) - Movie / TV Programs that relate in some way to Shortwave etc.

"Blondie In The Dough" Number 21 (October 1947) - Check out 23:53 into this video (from the old 1940’s Blondie movie series). Listen for the “What’s Shortwave daddy” ? (great answer). Dagwood and his pirate radio station (watch the entire 69 minute episode).

"Father Knows Best" S3 E21 - "Short Wave" (January 1957) - While Bud is showing his family how he has learned to use a short wave radio, they overhear a distress call from a boat. Note : This video can take a bit to start and play depending on internet connection and browser.

Stereo Receiver Web Sites (not high end, some sites require registration)

Classic Receivers

Hi-Fi Engine (Great Source for Manuals)

Classic Audio (Parts, Info, Repair)

The Most Memorable Audio Receivers of the Last 50 Years

Tuner Information Center

Sounds Classic (Repair / Restoration / Sales) Rockford ILL

How can 30-year-old stereo receivers sound better than new ones ?

Receiver Shoot-Out: Vintage vs. High-Tech

"REAL" Surge Power Line Protection for your receiver & other electronics !!
Forget the rest and I mean ALL of the rest !!

NO MOV's (the fire prone "Metal Oxide Varistor's" as found in ALL other surge protectors) !
UPS devices do NOT protect against surges with sensitive electronic equipment !

"ZeroSurge" Inc.

"Brick Wall" Surge Suppressors - Powerline Filters
" Dave's Radio Receiver Page " - The Archives

With the help of the "Internet Archive - Way Back Machine" we can all have a LIMITED peek at this web page from the past. Has always been done on the simple side, but it has sure come a long way since I started it way back in late 1998. Yes, this web page has moved around over the years to a few different locations.

Sadly most of the old "GeoCities" site were not archived to the "Way Back Machine". So those are lost , but have fun if you dare.

Important Note : Older internet browsers such as IE11 (Internet Explorer 11) no longer work with the "Way Back Machine". 

Dave N9EWO

You will notice overlap and almost blank pages as I transfered stuff between sites and the lag with "Way Back Time Machine" archives files.

1998 to 2000 : "davez" (Ticon)

2000 to 2003 : "joelt" (Ticon)

2003 to 2003 : "swradios" (Forture City) (as you can see, the site here got hacked in it's later days and was forced to move it)

2003 to 2008 : "n9ewo" (Ticon)

2005 to 2009 : "n9ewo" (GeoCities) (was active with "n9ewo" Ticon as a alternative site for a time , most not archived...sorry)

2009 to 2014 / 2018 to 2020 : "n9ewo" (Angelfire)

2014 to 2018 : "n9ewo2" (Charter)

2020 to 20?? : "n9ewo" (qsl.net)

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