eBay:Zenith Trans-Oceanic Royal 3000-1 Shortwave Radio

eBay:Zenith Trans-Oceanic Royal 3000-1 Shortwave Radio

Post by Rare Old Thin » Tue, 05 Oct 2004 12:17:14



Zenith Trans-Oceanic Royal 3000-1 Shortwave Radio

Zenith Trans Oceanic Royal 3000-1 Transistor, Trans-Oceanic Portable

Radio!The radio is in excellent clean condition. It has only had one

previous owner and has been very well cared for.
The Model 3000 is a nine-band radio, including AM, seven shortwave

bands, andfor the first time in any TransOceanic -- FM. It was

introduced in the 1963 model year and manufactured until 1971

The unit is very clean and includeds the battery compartment with no

signs of leakage or corrosion. It has been tested with the required 9 D

Batteries and found to work perfectly.The 3000-1 can be powered by an

external power supply 12v. Allthough the external adapter is not

included, you can use any adapter that supplies 12 volts DC, using a

3/32-inch diameter male plug whose tip is negative.

This unit has several very cool features that make it both super

collectible and practical for everyday use.

An ultralong monopole antenna hidden within the units handle provides

super portability as well EXCELLENT reception when put to use.

The inner face plate folds in to enclose the unit during travel and

storage to completely protect it's face and dials, lights etc. When

unlocked and folded down the units controls are easily accessible and

simple to navigate. There is a clever time zone wheel attached to the

inside of the fold down plate so you never have to guess at

International time changes or broadcast times.

The side of the unit has a wonderful unique feature that makes use of a

dial mechanism to change the face of the band frequency for tuning

purposes. Very clever and working perfectly. You manually turn this

dial to change from FM to Shortwave to AM etc. Very Cool!

The original pullout "The BEST reception table/radio station chart", is

included. The chart lists all the best times and destinations to tune

in International broadcasts throughout the day and night. Of course

many of the locations behind the IRON CURTAIN are long since gone. Very

interesting to see all the station calls and info of these great radio

days past

This has a a time zone dial, weather charts and station lists and the

world time zone map. There is also an earphone jack. This takes 9 "D"

batteries. This is in great condition