The Antique Radio Workbench Basics Suggestions for settting up and the basic tools needed for your antique radio or electronics work bench. Questions are constantly asked about what equipment is needed to repair or restore antique radios and electronics. Although restorers opinions vary on what's required and what is useful, I will attempt to cover the basics of what I have found to be required and found useful to test and restore vintage radios. Note: When viewing larger photos you can use your browsers back button to return to this page. My workbench Don't think that you need everything you see here on my workbench to get started in this hobby. I've been acquiring tools and test equipment since I was a kid and although I use just about everything you see here, most of it is not necessary for basic repairs.
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Hallicrafters SX tuning dial. Vintage radio enthusiasts contend that the precise digital frequency displays and state-of-the-art, microprocessor -based features of modern amateur equipment lacks the aesthetic appeal and "soul" of amateur electronic gear from the vacuum tube era. The proliferation of integrated circuits in modern amateur radio equipment has made amateurs nostalgic for vacuum tube-based designs. Radios that contain solid state parts do not require frequent tinkering, whereas vacuum tube radio equipment is less predictable, lending routine radio contacts more excitement, and giving vintage amateur radio devotees a more primitive experience. Some hobbyists see vintage radio operation as a valuable asset to help preserve the history and heritage of radio for future generations. Audio recording of Joe Walsh on the air. Amplitude modulation AM was once the main voice mode in amateur radio before being superseded by Single-sideband modulation SSB.