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martedì 8 gennaio 2019

Mivar R46 vintage transistor radio receiver

A new entry in my small collection of transistor-based radio receivers from early '70s.
This is the Mivar R46, a 60 cm long radio receiver with LW, MW, SW and FM bands.
Please find here below a short video presentation of the radio:

More information at

venerdì 28 settembre 2018

ITT Schaub Lorenz Touring International model 103, an early 70's transistor radio

Recently I bought (from a well known on-line auctions web site) a nice sample of the ITT Schaub Lorenz Touring International model 103, an early 70's transistor radio.
When it finally came into my hands, I realized that the dial lamps did not light up as expected, when the radio was switched on while connected to AC mains.
The short video below is the little photo-story of how I had to gently disassemble the 103 to replace the broken lamp(s) with new ones. The second video is a sentimental tribute to this beautiful radio.

At the link here below some more information and a detailed review of the ITT Schaub-Lorenz Touring International 103 vintage radio receiver:

martedì 3 luglio 2018

Some National Panasonic service manuals from 70's

Finally I have managed to scan and convert to JPEG - from an old microfilm - some service manuals of National Panasonic electronic equipments from 70's.

These are:
  • Motional Feedback Speaker-Amplifier System mod. MF-800 (but then I found a much better PDF version on the web)
  • Flash Unit PE-2410
  • R-155 portable radio receiver (almost unreadable on the microfilm)
  • R-510B portable radio receiver with cassette tape recorder
  • R-531B (which is the one I was directly interested in, for a future restoration work).
You can find all material above stored at link here below:
Some National Panasonic service manuals from 70's

My National Panasonic R-531B, to be restored soon

giovedì 7 aprile 2016

sabato 26 marzo 2016

Fascinating Rome

Just a few photographs from my visit in Rome (still in progress).

St. Peter's Basilica (after digital processing)

At St. Angelo Castle

Navona Square

The Pantheon (interior)

The Pantheon (interior)

domenica 28 febbraio 2016

Nome non ha...

Nome non ha,
amore non voglio chiamarlo
questo che provo per te,
non voglio che tu irrida al cuor mio
com’altri a’ miei canti,
ma, guarda,
se amore non è
pur vero è
che di tutto quanto al mondo vive
nulla m’importa come di te,
de’ tuoi occhi de’ tuoi occhi
donde sì rado mi sorridi,
della tua sorte che non m’affidi,
del bene che mi vuoi e non dici,
oh poco e povero, sia,
ma nulla al mondo più caro m’è,
e anch’esso,
e anch’esso quel tuo bene
nome non ha...

Sibilla Aleramo (1876-1960)