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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 12:29 pm   #1
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Default Please help find this radio for my Granny!

Firstly, thank you for looking at my thread. I can see that this is possibly not relevant to the people on this forum but you seem like a knowledgeable lot so I'm hoping you might be able to help me.

My grandmother is 93 and listens to this little radio every night in bed. It is a real survivor and still working despite almost all its parts being broken at this point!
The problem is that I think it's no longer in production. I'm pretty sure it was Roberts and I can't find anything that looks the same online.

She has dementia so won't be able to learn to use a different radio.

I am hoping somebody can identify it as all the markings have long since worn off it. And then I'm REALLY hoping somebody might have an idea of where I might get my hands on another one!

Thank you
Shannon
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 12:45 pm   #2
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Not identical but close, https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/sony_icf_sw11icfsw1.html
It works very well, the 2 AA batteries last for ages.

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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 12:47 pm   #3
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Look out for a Roberts R862.

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...9&d=1552249021

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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 12:48 pm   #4
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Hello Shannon

That's a Roberts R862, I have one so it was easy for me to identify it. A lovely radio.

There is also a model R9962 which has a slightly different scale but the same controls and size as the R862. Both these radios come up on eBay frequently. There's a R862 on eBay now.

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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 12:52 pm   #5
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If you are not too fussed about the exact make and model, look up Tesco RAD-108 World Radio on ebay.

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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 12:55 pm   #6
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Definitely a Roberts I'd say.

This is very similar:-

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/robert...ice_r9962.html
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 1:03 pm   #7
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Keep an eye on eBay. This model sold in quite large numbers as a 'holiday radio' in the 90s. As mentioned in #4, there's one listed at the moment: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Roberts-R...pid=5019338587

If you're really lucky somebody here may have one surplus to requirements
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 1:52 pm   #8
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Thanks a mill guys! It is a R862 and there are two on ebay right now!
I really appreciate your help.
can't thank you enough
shannon

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I've just bid on the two on ebay so I'm fairly sure I'll get sorted. Having two or three is fine by me, I won't have live in fear of it dying any more!!
Thanks again!!
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 2:54 pm   #9
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look up Tesco RAD-108 World Radio on ebay.
That looks nice, and I doubt you'd get it cheaper on eBay than at your local store - 9.00
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I wonder if it has that magic aperiodic receiver chip that works so well in other Tesco models
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Close, but not quite what's needed to satisfy the dementia criteria highlighted in post 1.
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While the Tesco radio is very similar, the OP has explained that she wants exactly the same Roberts model.
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That looks nice, and I doubt you'd get it cheaper on eBay than at your local store - 9.00
Tesco RAD-108

I wonder if it has that magic aperiodic receiver chip that works so well in other Tesco models
Some time ago, there was a long thread about a Tesco radio which happened to use D type cells, which someone wanted. I bought one of those radios, and have never been that pleased with it. Fact is they are cheap to buy and in that instance, I think you get what you pay for. No more Tesco radios for me.

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We're not really ganging up on you Julian, different ways to say the same thing
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I have one branded as a Grundig Yacht Boy 208
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I was actually replying to Mike rather than Shannon!
Sorry you don't like your RAD113B Bazz, I guess you never suffer from multipath distortion
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Sorry you don't like your RAD113B Bazz, I guess you never suffer from multipath distortion
One reason for being unhappy with it is the reception it gives with my LineX (FM) pantry Tx. There seems to be a level of distortion there which is not present on other radios. I will admit that some of the "other radios" are Roberts', so the comparison is maybe a harsh one.

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Sorry you don't like your RAD113B Bazz, I guess you never suffer from multipath distortion
One reason for being unhappy with it is the reception it gives with my LineX (FM) pantry Tx. There seems to be a level of distortion there which is not present on other radios. I will admit that some of the "other radios" are Roberts', so the comparison is maybe a harsh one.

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Just a thought: it may be an overload on the first stage of your tesco set. Can you turn down the signal to see if that helps?
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