Follies of the Madmen #237

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 19, 2014
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I'm not going to bad mouth this one 'cause I'm glad we've still got radio & that I can tune in on my computer. My current favorite is out of a little station in Wasilla, Alaska 100.9FM playing country legends all day long. There's also a station out of the gold coast of Australia that spins a good platter too! So, I'll keep the radio and leave the cadets for Patty, FBS, and GG.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/19/14 at 10:18 AM
Oh for the days when gay meant happy and cheerful.
Posted by RobK on 12/19/14 at 11:12 AM
Not exactly a portable radio set, is it? I came across an old portable receiver Mom kept from the late 1950's. Useless now as a portable - it required a battery that is no longer manufactured to power a tube chassis. I think it was rated at 25 volts. I suppose one could string two car batteries together to do that.
Posted by KDP on 12/19/14 at 12:24 PM
Yeah, RobK, let's keep those pesky homosexuals in their place, eh?
Posted by AdamsonScott on 12/19/14 at 05:37 PM
What kind of "exercise" are those poor boys doing?! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/19/14 at 10:26 PM
It's an all boys school, Ty.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/20/14 at 09:03 AM
There are at least 2 people I know here that could get that radio rigged up to work and another one I suspect could do it too.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/20/14 at 08:07 PM
@KDP -- You might try a 24V battery from a ride-on toy (one of those Jeeps or dune-buggies which 6 year-olds drive down the sidewalk).

Since you have to buy a charger anyway, you might, if you're anywhere near handy, try running the radio directly off the charger to see if you can avoid laying out the $120+ for the battery. A decent 24V/1.5A charger should be around $40.
Posted by Phideaux on 12/21/14 at 01:25 AM
Just added Phideaux to my list!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/21/14 at 09:10 AM
@patty -- That sounds vaguely ominous!
Posted by Phideaux on 12/21/14 at 09:10 PM
No honey, the list of wuvians who could make that radio work due to great electronic knowledge and skill.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/22/14 at 06:31 AM
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