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  1. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Did you ever have one?
     



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  2. olbriar

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    Absolutely. Growing up we had a crystal radio and a huge piece of furniture that was a tube AM radio and a record player. No TV. I don't remember much about the crystal radio beyond it being off limits and resided in my parents bedroom.
     
  3. dontpanicbobby

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    I can't belive he's younger than me.me.me.me..

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    1 ear.
     
  4. Unforgiven

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    I don't remember a radio, but my first scanner used crystals and you would go to the local radio shack to buy the crystals for the local police, fire, etc. Looked something like this
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  5. dontpanicbobby

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    Mine was made mostly of wood.
    HTF was there an earphone?
    I got a transistor radio soon after buf the crystal radio... Wood plus a rock equaled music.
     
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  6. olbriar

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    I had a crystal chip scanner as well. Only eight crystal sockets and was 12v DC so it was mounted in my old Olds. :)
     
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  7. Unforgiven

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    I think mine was wither 8 or 10 channels with the orange lights that lit up when that channel was being scanned. The lights doubles as toggles to turn on or off scanning on that frequency.
     
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  8. dontpanicbobby

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    A DJ was born. STARCHILD @WDOM

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  9. Dummy19

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    Still have a crystal receiver/scanner that used to pick up fire, police and ambulance, marine calls. Each crystal was designated for the separate air ways.
     
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