For the FM history buffs...
A. Joseph Ross
Mon Jan 24 21:40:53 EST 2005
On 24 Jan 2005 at 15:26, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> For those of you who happen to have radios that can tune wideband FM
> in the old (40-MHz) band:
Now where would anyone get one of those?
As it turns out, I do have a Regency "Monitoradio" that I bought at a yard sale. Apparently it
was the precursor of the scanner, just a radio that tunes, manually, from 30 to 50 "mc". I
don't know if it tunes wide-band FM, except that sometimes I hear what seem to be images
of some regular FM stations.
I got it in a yard sale about 20 years ago and had a lot of fun cleaning it up. The circuits and
tubes inside are similar to the FM radios that I had back in the 1960s. I haven't tried to use
it in a long time. About the only thing I could hear on it were a few pagers and the MDC
police. But I believe those services have moved to higher frequencies.
I suppose I could dig it out and set it up, but I'm not optimistic that a signal from New Jersey
would get out here with enough strength to reach this radio inside my apartment building.
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