The Radio That Started it All

IMG_0184This is the Heathkit AR-3 shortwave receiver, circa 1959. I assembled the 5-tube receiver with an oversized Weller and took it to the local TV repair guy to have it aligned. It worked well enough, but I didn’t really have a decent antenna. I used to listen to the worldwide shortwave broadcast stations such as HCJB, Quito, Ecuador, and Radio Moscow. My original radio was lost over the years. I picked this one up on ebay and restored it to nearly original condition. I was listening to some hams on 40 meters when this picture was taken.

One thought on “The Radio That Started it All”

  1. Is that the shortwave radio you used late at night when we were growing up in Pennsylvania? I remember listening with you late at night…


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