Oh, I'm sure you will be able to buy/build something to receive the signal and rebroadcast in AMThe radio is a Murphy A26 made about 1934, which I passed on to a collector earlier this year as part of a de-cluttering exercise. There was not very much wrong with it, although an exercise of replacing numerous capacitors would have been required to make it reasonably reliable, and I lacked the motivation to do this.
The collector was happy with his new toy, and had it going within a week or so. I feel bad about not getting around to it myself, but at least it did not go to landfill. Unfortunately, with the projected end of analogue broadcasting, there may soon be nothing left for these vintage radios to receive.
You are not changing the subject at all. You are getting back on topic a thread which some old buffer was trying to hijack into a maudlin discussion of the passing of the technology of his younger days.Sorry to change the subject, but wasn't there a Santa hat on the 'C' in "Circuits" at the top of the page last night? Where did it go?
I agree.It would be possible, but there are legal issues with it. In addition, the RF spectrum currently used for analogue radio won't just go quiet. It will be reallocated, probably for various digital services which will be interference as far as old radio sets are concerned. The real issue as far as I am concerned though is that the radio would not really be performing its original function, only imitating it.
This is one of a number of bits of older technology whose passing I feel we (or rather, you younger folks) will just have to accept in the years to come. Analogue television is rapidly on the way out, as is the cathode ray tube. Photographic film technology is retreating to a few niche applications: although there are a few things digital imaging is less suitable for, the technology is rapidly maturing.
Similarly, the tungsten light bulb is fast disappearing: some types are actually prohibited from sale in this country on grounds of energy consumption. No sooner have we got used to CFL's, than they may in turn be replaced by LEDs.
Near the end of my own time, I can understand the nostalgia that an older generation felt for things like steam engines, but in the end I don't think we should make too much of it, or try to hold on to the past. The radio collector who got my old set has a flat screen TV set in his living room.
Try control + f5Sorry to change the subject, but wasn't there a Santa hat on the 'C' in "Circuits" at the top of the page last night? Where did it go?
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