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Old 21st Dec 2018, 4:15 pm   #2
Andrew2
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Default Re: Trio 9R-59 Shortwave Receiver

Wow Tony, that sounds like it's been brought back from the brink!
Is it the original 59 or one of the D or DS types? I bought a DS new in 1973 and it was my main receiver until I bit the bullet and got a used Trio R1000, a much better radio.
The main problem with the 59 DS was tuning drift, especially on the higher bands. It never seemed to fully stabilise, even after long periods of warm-up.
There was no built-in speaker, so I put one in, only to learn the unsettling effects of microphony in the local osc!
I gave it away in the early 80's to a budding young Amateur, but never heard anything further from him....
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