Stolen RCA AR-88 auction ended early...

J Forster jfor at QUIK.COM
Fri Sep 5 14:20:28 EDT 2008

I strongly suspect, but cannot prove, that they do. Viz.:

Several years ago, I bought and paid for a Canadian WS 58 which is a WW II era
backpack with separate power supply. I know that the dial markings are quite hot
(not dangerously so), but the PS is not hot at all.

Anyway, the PS arrived in fine shape, but the radio just vanished. Canada Post
could not track it beyond the counter where it was mailed. I called EVERYONE, up to
and including the Canadian Prime Minister, but never got anywhere. My personal
guess is that it wound up in some Homeland Security warehouse...  a la Indiana
Jones... in the mania after 9/11.

Too damn bad. It was a pristine set.  8=(((



Bill Fuqua wrote:

> Question? not exactly related to the AR-88.
>      What happens when you ship something that sets off the radiation
> detectors because it has
> radium dials and meters?  I have several nice rare radios that drive a
> Geiger counter crazy a foot or so away.
> The radium paint no longer glows , phosphor is burnt out, but radium just
> about as active as it was 50 years ago.
> Does "HOMELAND SECURITY" get involved?
> 73
> Bill wa4lav

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