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Tandberg Portable 41/Model 41/TP41 Hailing from Norway the 70’s era Tandberg is a distinctly European design which was available in at least two versions which differ in their band coverage. This radio sports a huge oval speaker and large ferrite rod which deliver the goods with great reception and powerful sound. One unusual component called a Stabistor often fails but can be easily replaced with modern components – there is also a unique fine tuning arrangement for shortwave. We’ll take it apart to see how it’s made and rate its overall performance.
Eton/Grundig Executive Satellit: Eton has upgraded the Satellit with a new color scheme and integrated leather case but have given no clues as to whether that is where the differences end. The original Satellit is one of my favorite travel-size portables…are there any internal updates that make it worthwhile to get the new version if you already own the original Satellit?