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EVERYTHING FOR ELECTRONICS READER FEEDBACK
I was wondering where J.W.
Koebel gets his replacement parts
from for his radio repairs.
I generally use Mouser.com for
my parts since they have a huge
selection and really granular search
options. It's not always the friendliest
site for a hobbyist to order from,
( www.ntepartsdirect.com) has a
good selection as well, and their
passive components like capacitors
and such are marked by common
voltages. Plus, it's pretty easy to
There are a few other smaller
suppliers catering to the hobbyist
radio repair market. Just Radios
( www.justradios.com) or Sal's
( www.tuberadios.com) carry
commonly needed sizes for vintage
radio repair. Since they're very
focused, you don't have to wade
through a ton of options to find what
you're looking for.
I generally purchase tubes from
Antique Electronics Supply
( www.tubesandmore.com) as they
have new and good used tubes at
pretty reasonable prices for most
If I need controls or switches
rebuilt, I generally use Antique
Audio/Mark Oppat's Old Radio Parts
( www.oldradioparts.net). He's an
expert in controls who can rebuild or
custom build nearly any value of
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