Sunday, January 3, 2010

Olympic model 6-606 portable tube radio, now running off batteries, and playing a vintage playlist off of an ipod

Now i have my tube 'boom box' ready for music anywhere.

I had to build a replacement battery pack for the two type B and the two type A battery packs (90V and 9V respectively). This battery pack contains 16 batteries total; 10 9V's and 6 size C. It costs about $30 in batteries alone to run this radio! lol

But it is worth it because now we are ready to rock with tube sound anywhere....

Cheers! Thanks for following,


  1. About battery pack - ideal solution, I sure that there is no 60Hz hum at all and sound is as clear as brilliant.

    But about iPod inside - I dislike it, it seems like a Disco-Bar in a Theater or in a Church. IMHO. What do you think about small one-two transistors AM home broadcaster? It should be a nice toy - iPod docking station with an AM Broadcast Antenna :)

  2. LOL

    You are the 3rd person to suggest an ipod with an AM transmitter.

    Yes I agree, that is the best approach in the long run. I would only have to make one ipod AM transmitter doc and not have to modify another antique radio.

    But, i have a vision for this particular radio. More later on that....

    Always a pleasure reading your comments,