RADIO MISCELLANEA -- DECEMBER 1999
From Antique Radio Classified for December 1999
(Copyright 1996-9 by John V. Terrey - For personal use only.)
"Antique Radio Classified" invites its readers to contribute letters and information for inclusion in "Radio Miscellanea" and elsewhere in the magazine. "In The Marketplace" is based on information submitted by the businesses themselves. All topics should be of general interest and sent to A.R.C., P.O. Box 2, Carlisle, MA 01741. All material submitted should be verified for accuracy and may be edited for publication, which is not guaranteed. See the masthead for more details.
Shenandoah is in Iowa
Hi, everyone. I am a fugitive from the state of Iowa (51 years ago), and if I read the article on Chevie Crandell in the October 1999 issue right, I think he meant to say Iowa instead of Nebraska in reference to KFNF. KFNF was located in Shenandoah, Iowa, not Nebraska.
This station was daily fare at our house in Okoboji, Iowa, along with WHO, KSOO, and other old-time stations. Thanks all.
--Ervin Reed, Union, OR
We appreciate the correction. The Nebraska City Municipal Band was obviously a Nebraska institution. Just down the road over the border was Shenandoah, Iowa, where KFNF was located. (Editor)
Power Supply IC Source
It's not a big deal, but upon receiving my October issue, I decided to build the battery supply featured in Robert Enemark's article on a power supply for battery and portable radios. However, I noticed that the parts list does not list the IC used. It is in the text, thank goodness, and described generally as a Type 4001, so I guess that's what has to be used.
--Duffy Edwards, Roeland Park, KS
U-1 is a Type 4001 IC and should be available from a number of sources. However, the most convenient source may be Radio Shack. Their part number is 276-2401, and the current catalog price is 99¢ each. (Editor)
A.R.C. Reaches Wider Audience
Friends have contacted me in response to your publication of my letter about the April cover in the July A.R.C. In fact, one of them said he was going to subscribe to the magazine as a result. My letter was reprinted in the newsletter of a club my wife belongs to, and one of the other members mentioned that a relative, a radioman in the Navy, had also found interesting my memory of learning Morse code and using a hand key.
You are doing a good job with your magazine. I have dropped membership in a club but plan to continue with your magazine.
--Guiseppe "Zep" Bennet, Oakland, CA
We're always glad to hear that a radio-related topic has touched a wider audience. (Editor)
"Radio for Dummies" Anyone?
I've subscribed for a couple of years and really enjoy your publication. While I buy an old radio now and then because I like the way they look, I don't know beans about the basics of how they work. Is there "Radio for Dummies" out there?
--Terry Savage, Cranford, NJ
Seeks Corbett Radio Cabinet Info
My grandfather, Raymond J. Pontzer, started Corbett Cabinet located in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, around 1926. Beginning about that year, Corbett manufactured radio cabinets. Having found your Web site on the Internet, I hoped you might have some information on these cabinets and/or pictures you could share with me. Thank you.
--Mary H. Detsch, Lebanon, NH
Please send any information to A.R.C. (Editor)
Internet Ads Fantastic!
Your Internet classifieds are fantastic! They are well worth the wait. Excellent!
--Roland Frolund, Turlock, CA
Web Photo Review Needs Update
Please take the time to update the Photo Review section of A.R.C. regularly. It is a pleasure to visit your Web site, but the same old radios pop up every time I check.
--R. Frolund, Turlock, CA
Others must be disappointed also because these are some of our most visited pages. We are eager to update "Photo Review," but to be useful, it has to be searchable. That capability is definitely on our "to do" list. (Editor)
Posting Ads Online Date
When will submitted ads go online in any given month? Let's say you receive an ad on August 5 for the September issue. Will this ad be seen online before September 1 or when?
--Tom Miller, London Terrace Station, NY
Our current plans are to post the ads on what we call "target date" a date after all magazines have been mailed. It is the first date that a subscriber could expect to receive his copy. The "target date" is not the same day every month. Using your example, if we received an ad on August 5 for the September issue, that ad would be posted online on the target date for the September issue, which this year was August 30, 1999.
Our plans are to post the target date itself on our web site at least a week before it occurs. (Editor)
Internet Difficulties Appreciated
Good luck with the cyberspace edition of A.R.C. Since I do all my pages, photos, descriptions, wire production, etc. myself, I know that Internet operations are another nightmare. I can imagine what you're going through, even with the support of a busy staff.
--Charlie Days, S. Dartmouth, MA