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Raymond Cady

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Raymond Cady practically started out loving those classic old radios. His first was a six-transistor Japanese model back in 1962. When it finally refused to play anymore, Raymond took it apart. When his next radio, a Silvertone AM clock radio, also died, he took it apart, too. Perhaps he would have become a radio repairman back then, but as is true for many people, life took him in another direction. Many years later, Raymond met a career radioman who took him on as an apprentice. Now he has a number of years of experience in radio repair and restoration under his belt, which, combined with his never give in, never surrender approach, he believes that all antique radios can be repaired and restored. Now, as a retired IT Director, he finally has the time to work with those radios as his avocation. So, if you have a radio from the 1920-1950 era that needs new life, but you don’t have the time or skills to bring it back to its original function and beauty, he’d be happy to help.

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Thomas R. Sammon

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I have been collecting and restoring antique clocks for two decades in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area. Along the way, I have gathered a pretty substantial collection and have acquired some skills, too -- as I am TOO CHEAP to hire much work done! Restoring and collecting radios came about 5 years after my passion with clocks began; so, for about 15 years, I have been collecting and doing minor restorations to antique radios. I must admit though, electronics is a "long hard slog" for me but I have just recently made it a goal to become a better, more educated radio repairman. I have a long way to go but I'm chipping away at it.

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William H. (Bill) Jones

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I am a scientist in the area of Electrical Engineering, having worked in research and Advanced Development for my entire career. I have worked for companies such as General Electric and Honeywell, and startup companies in Silicon Valley, California. I have ten patents in my areas of engineering. I am an airplane pilot, with an instrument rating. I have an Amateur Radio license. While private flying and Amateur Radio have been my most pleasing hobbies, I do have others. I have grown and hybridized roses for many years and find that to be quite pleasant. And, of course, I enjoy the restoration of antique radios. My first job was in a radio shop when I was just seventeen years old and I worked at this job about ten years, both full and part time as I went to high school and college. I was also in the U.S. Army as a radio repairman in the Signal Corp. I started the antique radio hobby after I retired. I have an electronics laboratory where I conduct electronic experiments and work on radios.

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