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
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 :)
I will NOT be held responsible for any information that is listed
ALL DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK !
(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). If one using the MFJ-1026 (or the lesser 1025 without the preamp) with a transceiver, there is a simple AUX antenna relay modification (addition) that is a requirement to be done. TIP : We found the MFJ-1026 to only work properly with PASSIVE antenna's (NO ACTIVE ANTENNAS) !
/ TV / Electronics related magazines / books for download
Shack Catalogs (PDF and ZIP Versions)
The SWLing Post
Radio Audio Archive
Network Vintage Vault
"World of Radio" SW BC news / program schedule
Reference Forums (for scanner VHF-UHF receivers, but includes SW/HF
"QSL Card Creator"
"THIS IS WRNO
UK Vintage Radio Amateur and Military Radio Forum
"Fenu Radio" Shortwave Receiver Reviews (as of April 22, 2022 / via Internet Archive - "WayBack Machine")
SW Radio Model
(limited English) JRC NRD-525 Page
Yaesu FRG-7700 Survival Guide
Yaesu FRG-7000 modification to use the SSB Filter on AM
Yaesu FRG-8800 PLL Unlock Issue
Yaesu FRG-8800 pll unlock and flashing display
Sony ICF-6700W Restoration Page
7600 Series Page
Sony ICF-5900W "NoobowSystems Lab" Page
Sony ICF-6800W : Radio Jay Allen
(ICF-2001D) General Information (links To other pages)
Rainer's Candy Store - Grundig
Collector and Spare Parts
TS-2000 Receiver Sensitivity Mystery Solved
Museum : Sony AIR-7 / ICF-PRO70 / ICF-PRO80 Receivers (including Repair
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 !)
Radio History / Old Radio Sites
Radio Co. (JRC) Historical Time Line (100th Anniversary)
Historical Site (limited)
Deco Radios of the
30's and 40's
Time Radio Downloads
The Best Darn Story Of The Whole 20th Century
States Early Radio History
Berti Benis web site
"Radio Wallah" Page Covers Transistor Radio's From the 50's
at C.Crane (Aug 2005)
"Transistor Radios Around The World"
Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Failures (1999 and 2007)
Screws and Screwdriver Information (Is there REALLY such a thing !!)
When a Phillips is NOT a Phillips !
(Japanese JIS Screwdrivers)
Industrial Standard (JIS) Screwdrivers !
More Into the Breach" (Vessel are the only REAL J.I.S. screwdrivers
being made ??)
You Tube Video : "JIS versus Phillips Head Screw Drivers"
a JIS screwdriver work on both Phillips and JIS screws without rounding
the screw heads?
Pharis Web Page (TV Camera's)
Extinct Video Documentation and Articles
Classic TV Channel
History - The First 75 Years
of early consumer
electronics and 1st achievements (UK)
Eyes Of A Generation…Television's Living History
(be sure and visit the main page)
VHF - UHF "Scanner" Information /
Frequency Database Sites
Frequency Search" (Find and identify USA digital radio frequencies in
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
Recording Media Pages
of Magnetic Sound Recording
Early Recorded Sounds and Wax Cylinders
The Short Lived Sony "Elcaset"
The VHS ,
History of the "Video Home System"
Rewind" - The Virtual Museum of Vintage VCR's
Gates Getting Hit
With A Pie Back in 1999
Burt Wolf Travels & Traditions A Short Guide to Cell Phone Safety (#1808)
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)
1940s BELL TELEPHONE "MOBILE TELEPHONES" / MOBILE TELEPHONE SYSTEM
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)
Featuring the best & worst of new and old technology. Cameras,
VWestlife - "Kevin Tekel's" Good Tech Stuff including Radio Reviews
shango066 - Classic Radio and TV Repair Projects
Ben's (K2LAK) 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
Nor Cal715 - Sony ICF-2010 / ICF-2001D Repair Videos
"The Secret Life of the Radio" - From Tim Hunkin's excellent UK series from 1988 to 1993)
Electrolytic Capacitors: Comprehensive Overview, Teardown, and Experiments
How to Pick Replacement Electrolytic Capacitors
Small Electric / Gasoline Automobiles
CitiCar is an Electric Cheese Wedge From the 70's
HM-Vehicles Freeway is the Lawn Mower Powered Three-Wheeler of Your Dreams
Electrek Uncar is a Goofy Electric Car Built Entirely in Colorado (1979)
(uses a very strange window defroster)
These People Were Insane to Build the 1982 Unique Mobility Electrek in Colorado !
Mia Electric is the Central Driver's Seat City Car You Didn't Know You Wanted
Amateur Radio "You Tube"
ICOM Internal Antenna Tuner Repair (Motor's)
MFJ-1788 40 thru 15 meter Loop Antenna (repair) (2017 videos - Dave Casler)
MFJ-1886 HF Receive Only Loop Antenna (Dave Casler)
"You Tube" - Early TV / TV History
Philo T. Farnsworth - The Birth of Television (1939 Color Film)
PHILO FARNSWORTH "SMALL SCREEN, BIG DREAMS" part 1
PHILO FARNSWORTH "SMALL SCREEN, BIG DREAMS" part 2
I've Got A Secret - Philo Farnsworth 1957
RCA Laboratories 1942: Radio, Television, Vacuum Tube Research, Manufacture
WRC-TV May 22, 1958 NBC
(oldest known color Videotape Recording) UPDATED LINK
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)
Television Broadcast (Film) NBC/RCA July 7, 1936 (part 1)
Television Broadcast (Film) NBC/RCA July 7, 1936 (part 2)
Compatible Color TV Announcement NBC
TV History Project - Timeless TV classics
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 / Scanner Radio.
"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). [Dave K. checked in and indicated that the
transmitter is military BC-375 and receiver is a BC-348.]
"Father Knows Best" S03 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.
"The Munsters" S01 E18 - "If A Martian Answers, Hang Up" (January 1965)
- This classic episode is where Herman has a new Ham radio and picks up
two friends of Eddie playing Spacemen on their walkie talkies.
"Taxi" S04 E11 - “I Wanna Be Around” (January 1982)
- Louie turns the tool room into a survival shelter. Look for the Sony
CRF-320 receiver prop just left of the CB radio / desk microphone
sitting on a rear desk.
"Family Ties" S02 E11 - "Birthday Boy" (January 1984)
- Sparks fly when Alex defies his mother and goes to a bar on his 18th
birthday. Look for the Sony ICF-2001 (the original) at 3:24 into the
episode. (Sorry this episode is not available for free online viewing).
"WKRP In Cincinnati" S01 E12 - "Tornado" (February 1979)
- The station staff finds themselves in danger when Herb unplugs a
teleprinter just as it is receiving a local tornado warning. Look for
the Radio Shack Realistic PRO-16 (cat no. 20-165) scanner receiver at 35:15 in this dual episode Internet Archive video. A Midland 13-902 weather radio sits on top of the PRO-16 scanner.
Three Stooge's episode “They Stooge to Conga" (Jan 1943)” - A line about shortwave in this along with having a radio slant near the end.
Laurel & Hardy – "Hog Wild" (May 1930) - The boys attempt to put up a radio antenna.
Stereo Receiver Web
Sites (not high end, some sites require registration)
Hi-Fi Engine (Great Source for
Classic Audio (Parts,
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 ?
Vintage vs. High-Tech
Why LED Light Bulbs Fail Prematurely
"REAL" Surge Power
Protection for your receiver & other electronics !!
Forget the rest and I mean ALL of
the rest !!
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
Wall" Surge Suppressors - Powerline Filters
|" Dave's Radio Receiver Page " - The
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.
Note : Older internet browsers such as IE11 (Internet Explorer 11) no
longer work with the "Way Back Machine".
You will notice
overlap and almost blank pages as I transfered stuff between
sites and the lag with "Way Back Time Machine" archives
1998 to 2000 : "davez"
2003 : "joelt"
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 :
2009 : "n9ewo"
active with "n9ewo" Ticon as a alternative site for a
time , most not archived...sorry)
2014 / 2018 to 2020 : "n9ewo"
2014 to 2018 : "n9ewo2"
2020 to 20?? : "n9ewo"