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Name: Sheldon Kane
From: Palm Beach County
E-mail: auxch@bellsouth.net

 

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Name: Joe Murphy
From: Delaware USA
E-mail: radio42@aol.com
Hello...
the 90 v battery for a zenith trans b600. battery worked out well in assembly..a and b voltages checked ok...I connected to the radio and the reception degraded notably compared to when the radio was plugged into a wall outlet where it operates perfectly. Could you give me any suggestions on how to correct this problem... I restuffed an original eveready using the same plug. could it be the plug coming from the radio has a problem. Any help would be appreciated. It would be great to get this radio working off of a battery like the old days. Also as an aside...I did use 60 AA DURACELL FOR THE B VOLTAGE and 6 D cells for A.
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Name: Michael Fischer
From: Germany
E-mail: 2good2betrue777@gmail.com
I finally understood the numbering system of the different models.Thank you very much !
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Name: Eddie
From: Tarboro NC
E-mail: damonraemon606@centurylink.net
When I was a young boy on families summer vacation we would go to my great uncle's cottage at the beach.
And the times I was just sitting around the cottage he had a Zenith transoceanic tube Radio there I would sit for hours just tuning and listening to far away places. Me and my papa would fix stuff around the cottage and I think that little radio was probably in tiptop shape. I would love to have one of my own to restore. Wonderful site you got here.
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Name: Alexander Pummer
From: Pleasanton California 94588USA
E-mail: alex@pcscons.com
Actually the problem with the 1R5 is related to the capacitance between the second and fourth grid to the third grid, I used the 1R5[T] --from Tungsram heating current only 25 mA for the same performance--in many application. The sensitivity reduction at higher frequencies is related to said capacitance between the "input grid" and the "oscillator anode"= the connected second and fourth grid. If you use the 1R5 in a similar circuit as the 6BE6 is used -- make the two connected grids G2 and G4 RF grounded, take the oscillator feedback from the cathode, you have to use RF chokes -- a bifillar one -- for the heating, the 1R5 will work even better than the original 1L6, of course that requires some changes in the oscillator circuit, if somebody interested I could supply more details on that circuit.
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Name: Paul R. Rehkopf
From: Montpelier Ohio
E-mail: mkrprroh@live.com
The information on this site was very informative and helpful. I found a L600 under a table at a Hamfest and now have it working great.

Thank You for this site.
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Name: CJC
From: Arizona, US
I discovered this website trying to research Zenith's Trans-Oceanic Radios. I am in a class where we are analyzing a product sold during the 50's, 60's or 70's. Once I found a Zenith Trans-Oceanic Radio ad I was hooked. I've been having a hard time finding details. This website gave me a lot of base information. Thank you.

Also, if there were images with the model list, it would make that page more interesting.
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Name: Ronn Snyder
From: Miami FL
E-mail: ronsnyder@hotmail.com
Just bought my TO it worked for about 15 minutes then stopped anybody out there help me thank you
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Name: Larry Ruggiero
From: Erie,Pa
E-mail: lcruggiero@roadrunner.com
I bought an L-600 a week ago and hope to fully restore it. It's pretty much intact minus the power cord reel and a functioning case latch. Other than that it works and looks to be in decent shape. I want this radio for my own enjoyment. I have been trying to find the above mentioned parts with little luck. I would appreciate any advice or help from you ZTO guys.
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Name: Ray Paquette
From: Santa Rosa, CA 95401
E-mail: rayp@sonic.net
I was wondering if there any T0 fans in my neighborhood.
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