This ACE Model V has been sitting on the bookshelf for at least 20 years, neglected and worn. This weekend I brought it back to life. I have a few 1920’s battery sets in the radio collection but have never fired any of them up. I got the urge today. This early Crosley seemed like the easiest to get running. Wrong! After a struggle removing the chassis from the case to repair the open filament rheostat, I got it repaired for a test run tonight. Amazingly this thing fired right up and I’m “DXing” with it right now! I’m using a UV200 bright emitter and a pair of 9 volt batteries for B+. I had an old pair of Brandes high impedance headphones that are probably as old as this radio that I put to use too. It all resulted in several hours of entertainment. Regen sets are just cool, especially one tubers from the 1920’s! These stations were heard clearly tonight on the little ACE:
KMOX St. Louis
WRVA Richmond, VA.
CKDO Oshawa, ON.
Now I just need to clean all the contacts and give the whole thing a good cleaning and get it back together and see what other stations it will pull in.