Need Dial String For My Transistor Radio

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Need Dial String For My Transistor Radio

Post by radiotek on Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:59 pm

I have a transistor radio that has a broken dial string and I would like to know who sells this string ?

I know for a fact that the string used on the small transistor radios are smaller in diameter then the string that's used on the tube radios which are typically 028".

If anyone has a junk transistor radio and does not need the string please contact me.

Appreciate your help.

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Re: Need Dial String For My Transistor Radio

Post by Greg Davis on Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:48 pm

Is there any real reason to be such a purist? Can't you use similar string from other sources? What properties of the string are most important?
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Re: Need Dial String For My Transistor Radio

Post by radiotek on Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:07 pm

As you probably know regular cotton or polyester string stretches.

If you know of a strong string that's small in diameter which does not stretch please tell me.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Need Dial String For My Transistor Radio

Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:44 pm

Radios use a special cord that doesn't stretch. These can usually be found at places like ebay. Most radio parts dealers sell these on the internet and, such.
Hope this helps.

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Re: Need Dial String For My Transistor Radio

Post by radiotek on Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:59 pm

I checked many radio parts suppliers on the internet and also on Ebay and they DO NOT SELL the smaller dial string.

All of them only sell the .028 diameter string thats for the older tube radios.

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re transistor radio dial cord

Post by greg1966 on Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:22 pm

i have used braided cloth fishing line it works very well

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Need Dial String For My Transistor Radio

Post by radiotek on Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:02 pm

Hi Greg,

Was wondering if you spare 2 feet of your clpth fishing line ?

Frank


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transistor radio dial cord

Post by greg1966 on Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:57 pm

hi frank sorry i dont have any braided fishing line left but you should be able to get it at your local sports store maybe they might give you a small length if you ask Greg

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Re: Need Dial String For My Transistor Radio

Post by radiotek on Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:36 pm

Hi Greg,

I really appreciate your excellent suggestion on using braided cloth fishing line for the dial string.

I'll check Ebay.

Frank

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