Restoring these mighty relics has been a passion of mine
for over a decade. The radio that sparked my first
interest was a large Philco console in my parent's
basement in the mid 1990's. I was amazed by the glass
tubes in the back and the numerous controls and
push-buttons. Once the word got out, everyone had an "old radio" that they
needed to dispose of, so who else to give it to than
me. Lacking the necessary knowledge and resources, my
interest in radio died down until one night in late 2000.
While surfing the internet I came across a few vintage
radio websites online. I then realized that there was
indeed a great interested in this old technology out there
and a whole new world was opened up for me. I have
restored and owned well over one hundred radios since
first entering this hobby. My collection of restored and
project radios usually averages around 40 - 50 sets.
Besides radio, I also collect miscellaneous radio
memorabilia, radio/electronics books and manuals, and
various antique electrical devices.
I began my career in electricity being entirely self taught and learning by trial and error at a young age. I have attended several schools over the years over the years to further educate myself and advance my career. Schools include; Prosser School of Technology (Technical Certificate in Electricity), Ivy Tech Community College (A.A.S. Industrial Electricity), and Purdue University (B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology). My last career of nearly a decade was working as an electrician (commercial/industrial), I currently work as an electrical engineer for a major supplier of railroad signaling, controls, and engineering services.
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