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Name: thomas yessen
From: bellmore li ny
E-mail: thomasyessen@msn.com
Hello; I have four t/o one 600 one g500 one royal 7000-1, just discovered this website,it is great! I learned several things which were very informative. THANKS, T. Yessen
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Name: Peter McCracken
From: Dublin, Ireland
E-mail: peter@oaklea.net
Hi there,

I pulled one of these from the recycle bin in work today, went out and bought 9 D batteries, filed a couple of the rusty battery contacts, flicked the mains/battery supply switch a back and forth a few times (thanks for the tip) .... and the thing sprung to life... couldn't believe it.

FM works fine, the shortwave bands seem to be picking up something although they are a little quiet, I will know better when I get it home as I am in a large metal building with a thouse computers running...
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Name: ke4mcl
From: miami fl
great website! thanks for doing this!
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Name: Anthony Judge
From: Adel Georgia
E-mail: gafarmboy@yahoo.com
Thanks for providing all this information. I am a "Newbie" to the T/O and am learning on the fly. So far, I am really impressed with the reception and sound of the unit. I think I have stumbled upon a new, and very addictive, hobby.

Thanks again for your help.
Anthony Judge
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Name: John Romano
From: Jamesville, NY
E-mail: romanojb@twcny.rr.com
I have two Zenith T/O model 7000/2 and just purchased a B600. I have always found these radios facinating since I was very young. For the model B600 I am still looking for a economical battery type replacement. From what I have seen so far I like Jim Poitivient set-up. I have not been able to reach him yet. With the model 7000 replacement batteries is not an issue as it takes 8 of them.

Keep up the good work

John Romano
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Name: Jon DeArmond
From: Virginia Beach, VA
E-mail: JonDeArmond@gmail.com
This is a very informative site. I especially appreciate the advise about replacing the selenium rectifier on my L600 as I wouldn't have touched it being SS. Great job
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Name: Carlos Meneses
From: Venezuela - Spain
E-mail: meneses@tekpam.com
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Congratullations for your effort.
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Name: Mark Miller
From: Los Angeles
Website: http://www.railbookends.com
E-mail: mhmllr@verizon.net
What a welcome resource you have established! I was on assignment for National Geographic in Montana in the 1980s, and found a Trans-Oceanic for sale in a store calling itself "Old Stuff." I hauled the T-O around in my car's truck for the next three months, then brought it home where I did what about all an amateur can do, which was to clean and polish it thoroughly, and carefully. And wonder of wonders, it still captures a signal. Recently I came across a photograph of Ernest Hemingway and two housemen bent over a table at his home in Cuba, ca 1949, listening to hurricane reports on his Trans-Oceanic. And there was my Zenith model. Your site will help me resore this treasure to full working order. Thank you and best wishes.
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Name: robert morrow
From: lewiston idaho
this is a wonderfull and interesting site,it was great reading your forum as i have been there done that ( servicing radios since 1947) and as always i learned a few new things from your readings.keep up the good work, a tubehead myself.thank you again MORROW TV ELECTRONICS SINCE 1947
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Name: Mike Morrow
E-mail: kk5f@arrl.net
This is a very interesting web site. I hope one day to acquire a R-520A/URR TO.

The information on the 1L6 page that only the TO used the 1L6 is inaccurate. A family of portable military sets (Receiver RR-2 of RS-1, R-1004/GRC-109, and R-1004A/GRC-109) use the 1L6. The R-1004A was made in 1969 and saw use in Vietnam with Army Special Forces. That accounts for the military surplus 1968-made 1L6 supply.
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