xh Radio Labs

Resources 0 Comments 10/03/2018

Posted By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)

XH Radio Labs shares your love of vintage radio gear.

John (AC7XH), the owner, has been a licensed amateur since 1957, Extra class. He's also an Electrical Engineer by education.

We are a small family-run electronics lab, but we have the capacity to purchase estates and handle large amounts of radio equipment through our auction partner, Schulman Auctions.

All of our communication and audio equipment has been refurbished or restored to factory specifications. Everything we sell spends 48 hours on the burn-in bench before shipment so you can rest assured that your equipment will arrive ready to use. We also service what we sell, so if a problem crops up we can resolve it for you. All our equipment comes with a complete engineering report so there are no surprises.

On our website you will find some equipment from the legends in the field: Howard MillsChuck HurleyPeter Wittenberg, and of course XH Radio Labs.

   The era of electronic kits started (with a few minor exceptions like Stancor) after the end of WWII. In 1947, Heath offered its first kit, a 5 inch oscilloscope. Heath rapidly grew and after a while, other companies embraced the kit business. None were as successful as Heath but they still played an important role in the industry. Perhaps, like me, you built some of those kits. The availability of...  READ MORE
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   A.I. is a big fat lie. Artificial intelligence is a fraudulent hoax — or in the best cases it's a hyped-up buzzword that confuses and deceives. The much better, precise term would instead usually be machine learning – which is genuinely powerful and everyone oughta be excited about it."The concept of 'intelligence' is entirely subjective and intrinsicall...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  01/25/2019 
   The AWA  Vision: "To preserve and share the history of technology used to communicate and entertain from the first telegram to today’s wireless text messaging."This site is LOADED site contains is the home of the journal and museum with lots of content to check out....  READ MORE
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   Allied Radio was founded in 1928. But 6 years prior, "The Radio Shack" company began. Although Radio Shack had been in business since 1921, they did not release their first catalog until 1939. Their wholesale distributor catalog contained radio & electronic equipment, amateur radio & communication supplies, sound systems and service parts. Now you can view the entire 1939-2005 Ra...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  01/22/2019 
   We specialize in high voltage capacitors and resistors for tube radios / electronics. We sell high voltage film capacitors, high voltage electrolytic capacitors, silver mica capacitors and AC-rated line filter safety capacitors for tube electronics. We carry 630 volt & 1600 volt Orange Dips and 630 volt, 1000 volt & 6000 volt tubular a...  READ MORE
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   Many plastic and wood BC/SW radios are super collectible.  Today, they are saught-after for their clean, analog sound and for their art.  This site for collectors and restorers has been on the Web for many years, and here you will find excellent examples of many brands of manufacturers from the 1920's up for sale....  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (UncleBrad),  01/20/2019 
   100+ photos of various HBR Receivers ..... under construction, in use today, and in use years ago.These are the tube type HBR-14, HBR-16, HBR-8, HBR-11, HBR-12, and HBR-13C receivers originally published in QST. Parts, and sometimes entire receivers, can be found at swapfests, on e-Bay, and through the various internet reflectors. There is an HBR Receiver reflector on Allan Waller's se...  READ MORE
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   Kenwood Hybrid Radio Nets:  Saturday - 7.235 MHz @ 3:30 EST/EDTSunday - 14.316 MHz @ 18:00 GMTThis site contains important links to repair and restoration resources for the Kenwood hybrid transceivers and twins. ...  READ MORE
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   One of my favorite hams, Bob (W9RAN) has put together some SDR products designed just for the vintage radio enthusiast.  Bob has not just authored QST and Electric Radio articles; he has more radios, more knowledge and more energy that most of us put together....  READ MORE
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Globe King competitor gets a new life.
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Build Your Own Altair 8800 Personal Computer

Go back to 1974 and the dawn of home computing with this Arduino-based kit
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SK: John Clemens, W0BD

Designer of the Mosley CM-1 Receiver
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Philo T. Farnsworth Fiasco

Forgotten Relics of Inventor of Electronic TV
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New Arrival: Swan 700CX SS-16B Transceiver

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