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Welcome to The Florida Radio Doctor's Radio Resources page
You've found my Radio Resources page. Thanks for visiting. Now that you know the way, I hope you return often. You probably love vintage Radios as much as I do. I've been repairing, refinishing and restoring vintage Radios for over forty years. With the advent of the Internet, I've been lucky to find some fascinating resources to help me ply my craft. I'll post my favorites here. If you know of any similar references you feel might help others, please feel free to email them to me, and I'll consider posting them on this page. I specialize in AC radios from the late 1920's up to 1942, but I'll consider certain radios right up through the 1950's.

Here's what else you can find on the site:
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I'm Mark Miner, Proprietor of Mark's Antique Radio Kollection and known throughout the world as 'The Florida Radio Doctor'.

I've been collecting, repairing, refinishing and restoring vintage tube Radios for most of my adult life. As with many avocations, it started as a hobby and became something I soon realized I could truly enjoy doing for the rest of my life.

From the earliest crystal sets to one of the most sophisticated and prized tube-powered Radios ever produced--the Zenith Stratosphere 1000 Z--I've learned to employ that extra measure of investigation, research, preparation, skill, and love that it takes to successfully repair, authentically refinish, or perfectly restore these wonderful, tube-powered treasures.

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An extensive library of original manufacturers' repair manuals and parts manuals are absolutely essential.

Original tubes, capacitors and repair parts are a finite resource. But they're vital to a quality repair or restoration

Here's a handy universal resistor band decoder:

And here's a handy universal capacitor decoder:

I have an extensive, two-story, climate-controlled, moisture-controlled warehouse, parts store, and repair shop on the premises. I employ the finest hand tools and equipment currently available for my repairs and restorations.

Here's one of my own 1932 Philco Baby Grand Cathedral Table Radios

1937 Zenith 'Walton's' Table Model 7-S-232

I'll be posting some examples of both past and present projects from month to month, from links you'll find here. I treat each of my projects as if they're my own--at least until the last moment that I return them to their owners. I suppose it's like taking in a foster child until that moment they find a permanent family. That's as good an analogy as I can think of, in any case.

And yes, it's hard to let some of them go. But I know in each case that they'll be entrusted back to the owners that care for them the very most.

The common denominator in all of these fine examples of early to mid-20th century engineering is the incomparable sound that only a tube-powered radio or amplifier can impart. Despite all of the extraordinary technological advances in transistor and micro-circuitry technology dating from the mid-20th century until today, nothing yet approaches the full, mellow sound from a tube-powered radio chassis.

Sadly, the means of comparing that incredible, robust sound to today's artificially shaped sound technology remains a finite resource. But if you truly love that tube-powered sound, there's only one real way to obtain it.

One thing's for sure. Once you hear the difference there's no turning back.

You're hooked for life.