This past weekend I helped a friend go through her now deceased Grandfather’s work shed to help sort things out, and in exchange for my help she said I could keep any old electronics gear I found. Well I found some pretty cool stuff and it was evident that her Grandfather was a Ham radio guy!
Here’s some pictures with brief descriptions of what I found followed by a video with more details and items.
The whole collection on the work bench.
This is a Templetone Radio model # BP 2-A5 from WWII. It ran on batteries and had tubes!This radio picked up “broadcast” band and shortwave transmissions.
This a National Radio SW-54 shortwave receiver from the 50’s and it works just fine.
Here’s a tube operated volt/ohm meter from Allied Electronics. It was made under the name “Knight-Kit”. These kits were marketed to hobbyists and amateur radio operators. This one still works!
Here’s another cool tester from Knight. It’s an in circuit capacitor tester with a “magic eye” tube. I tested it and it works great.
A closeup of the “magic eye”.
And here’s this week’s video showing all this stuff and more! Keep on hackin!