Degen 1102 arrived today!!!!!

Degen 1102 arrived today!!!!!

Post by Stinge » Fri, 27 Feb 2004 09:34:27

Well said Corbin!

I think you expressed the sentiments of many of us that love radio and
radios.

-- Stinger


Quote:> I'm still enjoying my new little friend.

> You have to understand what I am about. I was born in 1958 here in
Kentucky.
> I grew up listening to local radio until 1972 when a friend introduced me
to
> nighttime radio (WLS, WOWO, WCFL, WAKY, WLAC...) and my whole world
changed.
> The radio became a magical place where I could get away from the doldrums
of
> the boring stuff around me and escape to wherever those magical voices
were.
> I imagined myself being in everyone of those places. Our internet today
was
> like my radio then, but my radio had better pictures. Of course, my first
> job was as a DJ at a local station. I worked in radio many years,
eventually
> managing a group of top-rated stations. I'm now out of the radio business,
> but I can never get radio out of me. When I go to bed at night, I cuddle
> with my radio (my wife cuddles with a TV, but that's another story). And
if
> conditions permit, I tune my radio around the AM band just like I did 30
> years ago. To me, the perfect radio has nothing sticking out of it. I have
> owned expensive desktop radios, but they have to be plugged into the wall
> and to a bunch of antennas. I even had a computer-controlled radio. That
was
> even worse. Listening to radio through my computer made no sense at all.
> It's no different than listening to a real audio stream. No thanks. A
> wireless radio was sufficient for me in 1972, and a wireless radio is
> sufficient for me today. And sometimes late at night, when I hear the
> announcer on WLS say that the outbound Dan Ryan is 15 minutes to O'Hare,
> then I feel like I'm 14 again, and the magic of radio is still in me.

 
 
 

Degen 1102 arrived today!!!!!

Post by Pierre » Fri, 27 Feb 2004 10:08:45


I feel exactly the same about radio. I guess I haven't been without some
kind of small transistor radio since I was 11. I'm 50 now, and I still like
'em. I was never in the radio business, but it started with local AM radio
listening in the late 1950's. Then came listening to stations at night from
Boston, New York and Detroit (mostly). As a ***ager, the first time I got
paid for actual work I stopped at a little radio shop downtown and came home
with a pocket-sized Telefunken that had the names of European cities on the
dial. Later came a Grundig Elite Boy, and then some Sonys. I too listened to
internet radio for a while, but it's just not the same. I watch TV, but late
at night, it's a radio I like - one that's small enough to be in whatever
room I'm in, and that doesn't absolutely have to be connected to an antenna
or to the wall. To me, listening to a distant radio station makes me feel
like being there. It's exciting, and it's like walking - it's free, in the
air for the taking. For that reason, I really don't get much of a kick from
international broadcasts that are relayed. I want to hear them from where
they are. Of course, I wouldn't mind a nice communications receiver if I
could ever afford one - but not one that runs on the computer.
Pierre



> > I'm still enjoying my new little friend.

> > You have to understand what I am about. I was born in 1958 here in
> Kentucky.
> > I grew up listening to local radio until 1972 when a friend introduced
me
> to
> > nighttime radio (WLS, WOWO, WCFL, WAKY, WLAC...) and my whole world
> changed.
> > The radio became a magical place where I could get away from the
doldrums
> of
> > the boring stuff around me and escape to wherever those magical voices
> were.
> > I imagined myself being in everyone of those places. Our internet today
> was
> > like my radio then, but my radio had better pictures. Of course, my
first
> > job was as a DJ at a local station. I worked in radio many years,
> eventually
> > managing a group of top-rated stations. I'm now out of the radio
business,
> > but I can never get radio out of me. When I go to bed at night, I cuddle
> > with my radio (my wife cuddles with a TV, but that's another story). And
> if
> > conditions permit, I tune my radio around the AM band just like I did 30
> > years ago. To me, the perfect radio has nothing sticking out of it. I
have
> > owned expensive desktop radios, but they have to be plugged into the
wall
> > and to a bunch of antennas. I even had a computer-controlled radio. That
> was
> > even worse. Listening to radio through my computer made no sense at all.
> > It's no different than listening to a real audio stream. No thanks. A
> > wireless radio was sufficient for me in 1972, and a wireless radio is
> > sufficient for me today. And sometimes late at night, when I hear the
> > announcer on WLS say that the outbound Dan Ryan is 15 minutes to O'Hare,
> > then I feel like I'm 14 again, and the magic of radio is still in me.

 
 
 

Degen 1102 arrived today!!!!!

Post by Corbin Ra » Sat, 28 Feb 2004 06:32:54

It's nice to see there's other people who think radio listening is fun. When
I was heavily into DXing, it became an obsession and I burned out quickly.
When I worked in radio, listening became a job. But now that I can sit back
and just listen for fun, I'm having a blast again. Kinda like my second
childhood.

Oh, about the 1102, it's still cranking out the hits. And last night, I
ordered another one for a friend who's down on his luck right now. He lost
his job, his wife is sick, and he's got a birthday next week. So I figured
he needs to get a new Degen in the mail from some Chinese person (Liypn's
sending it straight to him with no hint who paid for it). Everybody needs a
new Degen 1102!

 
 
 

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Post by Sanjay » Sat, 28 Feb 2004 06:37:49

Quote:"Corbin Ray" wrote...
> It's nice to see there's other people who think radio listening is fun. When
> I was heavily into DXing, it became an obsession and I burned out quickly.
> When I worked in radio, listening became a job. But now that I can sit back
> and just listen for fun, I'm having a blast again. Kinda like my second
> childhood.

> Oh, about the 1102, it's still cranking out the hits. And last night, I
> ordered another one for a friend who's down on his luck right now. He lost
> his job, his wife is sick, and he's got a birthday next week. So I figured
> he needs to get a new Degen in the mail from some Chinese person (Liypn's
> sending it straight to him with no hint who paid for it). Everybody needs a
> new Degen 1102!

That's a wonderful thing to do for your friend.
God bless you... and him.

Liypn is a great seller, and your post gives even more evidence
of that fact. I'm thinking of getting another DE1102 myself. They
are scarce on eBay now though. Apparently someone is buying them
for his friends : )

Best wishes to you.

 
 
 

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Post by Newsgroup Lurke » Sat, 28 Feb 2004 06:52:36

I bought one of his last listings and its still in shipping. I was worried
about the wall power but what the 7734.

I wish I would've know someone was giving them away! ;)

Good on ya Corbin

 
 
 

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Post by Diverd47 » Sat, 28 Feb 2004 08:01:28



>Oh, about the 1102, it's still cranking out the hits. And last night, I
>ordered another one for a friend who's down on his luck right now. He lost
>his job, his wife is sick, and he's got a birthday next week. So I figured
>he needs to get a new Degen in the mail from some Chinese person (Liypn's
>sending it straight to him with no hint who paid for it). Everybody needs a
>new Degen 1102!

Right. Everyone needs a new Degen 1102

<<  * * * - And a freind like You.. !  * * *  >

Thanks for doing this, Ray, You make it a better world for all of us;

( & tell him Happy Birthday ! ! ! )

Dan

 
 
 

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Post by KEN80 » Sat, 28 Feb 2004 11:19:42

Quote:>but what the 7734.

This may be OT, but I thought I knew most Internet shorthand, but what does
"what the 7734" mean? I can take an educated guess, based on the context,
but...
Thanks.  --Ken
 
 
 

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Post by Jim Hacket » Sat, 28 Feb 2004 12:19:35

Type that number into a calculator then turn it upside-down!


Quote:> >but what the 7734.

> This may be OT, but I thought I knew most Internet shorthand, but what
does
> "what the 7734" mean? I can take an educated guess, based on the context,
> but...
> Thanks.  --Ken

 
 
 

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Post by Corbin Ra » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 01:18:25

Thanks for all your kind words. My friend is a couple of years older than
me. He got me into DXing back in high school. He and I married sisters. My
first wife was bipolar, but my ex-wife's sister, the one who married my
friend, was -- and is -- as sweet as anyone could possibly be. Way back in
her early 20s, she was diagnosed with lupus, crohn's disease, and a bunch of
other serious medical conditions. Now she is 40 and still looks like a
***ager, but her body is in continual pain and she struggles constantly to
keep her nutrient level up to a livable amount. She keeps going and in and
out of the hospital. Some day, I fear, she won't make it back out.

All my friend asks for is that people would pray for them. I do that every
day, and if any of you want to, their names are Dave and Lorna Lanham.
Please pray that God will see them through this time of trouble, for
physical strength for Lorna and emotional strength for Dave, and that each
of them will stay focused on God no matter what happens.

 
 
 

Degen 1102 arrived today!!!!!

Post by AC Smi » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 04:04:18




> >Oh, about the 1102, it's still cranking out the hits. And last night, I
> >ordered another one for a friend who's down on his luck right now. He lost
> >his job, his wife is sick, and he's got a birthday next week. So I figured
> >he needs to get a new Degen in the mail from some Chinese person (Liypn's
> >sending it straight to him with no hint who paid for it). Everybody needs a
> >new Degen 1102!

Radiologist,

How did you contact and purchase from Liypn this 2nd 1102?  I have
tried to contact him through
eBay with no response... I want one of these suckers, and I want the
Degen model, not a Kaito... for some reason.

You can contact me through my homepage...
http://homepage.mac.com/chevyorange