Archive: Restorations

Heathkit IT-28 Restoration

by Thomas Bonomo  K6AD This Heathkit IT-28 restoration article is intended to accompany a companion piece titled  A Tester Every Restorer Should Own.  You’ll find that article posted on the Hints & Kinks page on this CHRS website at:  http://www.californiahistoricalradio.com/2012/03/a-tester-every-restorer-should-own/. Okay, that link didn’t highlight so you can click on it.  Sorry.  For now you’ll have […]

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Hallicrafters SX-28 Restoration

The Hallicrafters SX-28 is just a gorgeous vintage radio.  I don’t have another vacuum tube communications receiver in my collection that really provides a better “glow in the dark” feeling than does this one. The SX-28 is undoubtedly Hallicrafters’ finest pre-World War II radio (excluding Hallicrafter’s special dual diversity DD-1).   This radio came from the […]

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GE 805 10″ B&W Vintage TV

by Thomas Bonomo K6AD — The General Electric model 805 10″ Bakelite vintage TV is often referred to by collectors as the “Locomotive.”   I picked up this vintage vacuum tube television in relatively clean condition back in 2004 at a CHRS-KRE swapmeet in Berkeley.  The set “worked.”  Well, sort of.  The CRT’s picture was […]

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