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French Grammont Long Wave Radio
« on: April 13, 2018, 1141 UTC »
https://www.doctsf.com/grandlivre/fiche.php?f_ref=22810&ori=ps

The AirB&B we are staying in Catania has this tabletop radio (link above) sitting on a piece of furniture in the dining room.  The actual radio is in disrepair and fairly beat up, lacking the button/light (?) on the upper right hand corner of the face.  After I did some searching, I found out it is a long wave 1951 French made Grammont radio Model 5216, chassis 332880.  The printing on the face is dozens of cities that align with the long wave slide rule-like tuner.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2018, 1321 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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qsl please to:  jamcanner@comcast.net  (Thank you)

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Re: French Grammont Long Wave Radio
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 1707 UTC »
Fix it!

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Re: French Grammont Long Wave Radio
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 0454 UTC »
All my supplies are in the States.  If I was McGyver, I could probably turn the espresso pot, wine opener, and gelato spoon into needed supplies.  Funny you should mention it, one of my thirty-something sons who booked the place saw the radio and pleaded, "Don't touch the radio".
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Durham, Connecticut  (rural setting, 15 miles north of Long Island Sound)
qsl please to:  jamcanner@comcast.net  (Thank you)

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Re: French Grammont Long Wave Radio
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 1750 UTC »
LOL!!!!

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Re: French Grammont Long Wave Radio
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2018, 0019 UTC »
The missing thing is the 6S5G tube "magic eye".  Viewed as a green glowing circle. How much of the circle is complete represents signal strength  .  Old tech by 1951, even though not much had changed since the 30s rarely seen in US radios by then. Not hard to find but somewhat wild valuation$. Makes sense it got robbed .
 Interesting old radio
« Last Edit: May 01, 2018, 0414 UTC by Davep »
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