The Radio Museum In Pereslavl-zalessky

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  1. Terry Page

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    The Radio Museum in Pereslavl-Zalessky

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    This was a fascinating museum we visited on our last day, the owner who is in his 70s, has collected and restored to full working order a large collection of radio receivers, and record players from all over the world, plus a few early TV sets. He was a radio engineer during Soviet times working on various projects.

    He obviously loves his collection and the fact that everything there is working is an amazing achievement, he has even built a radio transmitter in the grounds which plays recorded programmes, because there are no Russian radio stations broadcasting on the old frequencies these radios use.
    I was particularly interested because I was a radio/television engineer from the 1950s to the 1970s, so everything was familiar, we could only communicate through Lisa as a translator, but he came across as a friendly kindly soul....

    Here are some photos of his collection and a video, we were there for a couple of hours in the end listening to a lot of radios [​IMG]

    His previous job....



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    This tape/record player was actually playing when I took this photo, very high quality too!

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    This one is being currently repaired...


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    A video of one of his radiograms..

     
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    Terry, I find that the old sets are very interesting. As an owner of an old HAM set, Russia was the only source of tubes for that set. I haven't used it in years, but I wonder if tubes are still available there?
     
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    I am not sure Don though the radios are all kept in working order, so maybe there are old stocks around still ? I still have a couple of boxfuls of tubes leftover from my days in the trade.
     
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    Nice photos Terry! I love old radios and have restored many.
    Here is a Silvertone I restored both electronically and cabinet.
    The cabinet was in 4 pieces when I bought it. I had to salvage
    old veneer off of an old console I was scrapping out.
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