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Post by Rick in Arizona on Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:31 pm

Hello everyone!

I just got bit by the "BUG" my son just picked up a Packard bell 48D radio at a yard sale that he thought i could use for parts, he did not realize that even that I am "old" I know nothing about tube radios.

I took one look at it and fell in love with this old well used wood cabinet full of tubes and could not bear to part it out, I can only imagine a father and son listing to a ball game on a warm Saturday afternoon or the family sitting around this radio and listening to a Burns and Allen show! I hope with the Help of this group I will bring this piece of history back to lite (Life) and maybe listen to a ball game with my son!

I look forward to this project with your knowledge and support.

Rick

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Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:07 pm

Welcome to TRF. This is the place to get help. Please post it with pictures in our main antique radio forums.

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Post by frank1956 on Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:31 pm

Welcome. You will get a lot of help here!!!
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Post by Guest on Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:51 am

Welcome to TRF, glad you found us!  Very Happy 

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Post by Tony V on Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:30 am

Welcome!
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Post by Wildcat445 on Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:10 am

Welcome to TRF. What part of Arizona are you from?

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Post by 75X11 on Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:47 pm

Welcome and good luck!
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Post by willy3486 on Thu May 14, 2015 8:27 am

You can go to
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And see if it is there. I have printed the entire book off and have it in a notebook. If I work on one not listed I will look through it for a similar looking setup and go by that. I never have run across one that couldn't be figured out that way.

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Post by Rick in Arizona on Thu May 14, 2015 4:29 pm

(willy3486) Thanks for that site I have been there but did not see my model but as this is my first time in tube radio I thought it had to be exact! but as you said there looks to be a couple that are close.

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Post by willy3486 on Thu May 14, 2015 5:07 pm

In this hobby I have learned you have to make do with what you find. most parts probably haven't been made in 50 years so you learn to adapt. I have used other diagrams of similar machines to track down electrical issues. I redid one recently and had to look through that book for a similar dial string. The model I had wasn't in the book but a similar setup was.

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