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Old 17th Jan 2019, 4:53 pm   #21
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Is there a website for rwb?
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 5:16 pm   #22
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https://www.bvws.org.uk
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unfortunately I don't have a record of the model number and I no longer have the pics I took when I bunged it back on ebay.
I was wrong - had a hunch it might have the pics backed up on it so just spent a couple of hours persuading a cranky netbook to boot up and here it is.
I've never seen another one and googling for a Roberts j14966 brought up nothing.
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I guess it depends what you want to actually _use_ such a radio for. The broadcast shortwave bands are nowhere near as active as they were a couple of decades back - it would be a shame to seek out a broadcast-bands portable SW valve-radio and then find there's nothing of listening-value for you.

[Most of the remaining SW broadcast-stations are either deeply-wacky propaganda-stations from Cuba/North-Korea/China, or equally-wacky religious stations].

if I had to buy a short-wave portable I'd go for something like a Hallicrafters S-29:

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/hallic..._s_29_s29.html

which has a BFO so would let me listen to SSB amateurs, transatlantic air-traffic and VOLMET stations.
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unfortunately I don't have a record of the model number and I no longer have the pics I took when I bunged it back on ebay.
I was wrong - had a hunch it might have the pics backed up on it so just spent a couple of hours persuading a cranky netbook to boot up and here it is.
I've never seen another one and googling for a Roberts j14966 brought up nothing.
An export version of the Roberts Junior?:

https://www.americanradiohistory.com...rch=%22roberts radio%22

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Old 17th Jan 2019, 11:15 pm   #26
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That's a roberts RMB. A very pretty wireless.
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 11:16 pm   #27
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Well i quite like some of the wacky stations in sw as well as the amateur bands. Ultimately I just like the look of some of this vintage kit
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 12:48 am   #28
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If You can't find and Roberts RMB then try a Roberts P5A Mains only portable or it companion P4D Battery Only Version.

I have all three types and all perform well on Shortwave with an external aerial.

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https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/roberts_p4dp_4.html
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... I've never seen another one and googling for a Roberts j14966 brought up nothing.
I have a feeling the J14966 (and J9871 from post #1) are the Roberts serial numbers? They go on the inside label on later models, like the R66.
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As a point of interest I would point out the fact that a Roberts P5A has pick up sockets allowing you to stream music to it from a mobile phone other suitable device!

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Old 20th Jan 2019, 10:49 am   #31
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You can't stream music that's already analog audio, surely? The source, be it phone or whatever has already done that bit (or should that be those bits ). The radio is just amplifying and transducing the audio it's fed into sound.
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