LAFAYETTE GAURDIAN 7000 MULTIBAND RADIO 40 YEARS OLD TODAY..PLAYS LIKE NEW

LAFAYETTE GAURDIAN 7000 MULTIBAND RADIO 40 YEARS OLD TODAY..PLAYS LIKE NEW

Post by BARRY F » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 12:35:54



I have a Lafayette Gaurdian Multiband radio that my parents bought for me when I was a Jr. in High School in 1973.

This radio has been in constant use since the day I took it out of the box. It has a few s***and the dial has faded a bit. But it still plays as clearly as it did back in 1973. All functions work, even the dial light. Very sensitive, and the clearest tone of any radio I'v ever owned since.

Does anyone know who made these for Lafayette? Very few markings on the components.

Its an early intergrated circut radio. Other than De-Oxit the switches, and replace the FM-Shorwave antenna, I've done nothing to it but play it.

I listened to the Watergate hearings on it.  

If a radio is in constant use does it last longer?

Ok, who cares.

Thanks!

Barry F.

 
 
 

LAFAYETTE GAURDIAN 7000 MULTIBAND RADIO 40 YEARS OLD TODAY..PLAYS LIKE NEW

Post by Sofa Slu » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 09:32:03



Quote:
> I have a Lafayette Gaurdian Multiband radio that my parents bought
> for me when I was a Jr. in High School in 1973.

> This radio has been in constant use since the day I took it out of
> the box. It has a few s***and the dial has faded a bit. But it
> still plays as clearly as it did back in 1973. All functions work,
> even the dial light. Very sensitive, and the clearest tone of any
> radio I'v ever owned since.

> Does anyone know who made these for Lafayette? Very few markings on
> the components.

> Its an early intergrated circut radio. Other than De-Oxit the
> switches, and replace the FM-Shorwave antenna, I've done nothing to
> it but play it.

> I listened to the Watergate hearings on it.

> If a radio is in constant use does it last longer?

> Ok, who cares.

> Thanks!

> Barry F.

Many Lafayette brand radios in the sixties were re-branded Trio-Kenwood
sets. I don't know if they continued to make radios for Lafayette into
the early seventies, but it's entirely possible.

If an electronic item is used frequently (and receives reasonable care),
capacitors and other components may be more likely to survive than if it
is placed in long term storage without use.