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AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great.

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1370rod

03-04-2013 17:00:52




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My son has been campaining to update the radio in the 870. I am stubborn and said no lets leave this tractor as original as possible. Soon there will be none of these to be had. It works, we can listen to the weather and tunes, what else do you need. Back when I was preping new 70 series we always installed the AM-FM version of this radio. Anyone else got a working AM?

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j hikemper

03-05-2013 06:56:52




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
someone stole the radio and the batterrry cover .30yrs ago..corn planing time .. left the 430 for a couple hours in the field , came back with another load of fertilizer , radio was probably taken by the neighborhood rip off patrol that was just starting to get out of hand ,, 3 of them ended up doin time , and today they aint worth a s--t



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jic

03-05-2013 06:45:01




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
anybody remember when case came out with the am-fm stereo with 8-track for the 70 series ? had 2 speakers you had to mount and it came with head cleaner. it didn't work, still ate a lot 8-track tapes. just like they did with the cassette tapes on the 90& 94 series. to much dust.



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Case Nutty 1660

03-05-2013 12:34:04




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to jic, 03-05-2013 06:45:01  
I know they were pretty new in spring of 1976 as I put one in my 1370 before I left our dealership with it, the tape player on mine always worked fine and so did FM but it would blow out the AM side when it went to FM my Dad was pi$$'d over that as he hated FM as their was no country FM stations here at that time I still have the housing for it here but the radio is long gone



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Ande

03-05-2013 06:05:08




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
Can remember cultivating sunflowers with the "Black Knight 1070" and having that radio nice a loud,air condtioning running,wow,much better then the old "1031",but it only lasted a short time,then back to the "1031"



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Ande

03-05-2013 07:04:49




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to Ande, 03-05-2013 06:05:08  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see



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Kow Farmer

03-05-2013 04:53:49




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
Rod,
I can agree with your son, LOL.
I spent many nights in an good ol' 870 my neighbor had listening to WLS out of Chicago into the wee hours of the night. Ah, the good ol' days?
Kow Farmer (Kurt)



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McKerrow630

03-05-2013 01:39:16




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
Well, as most of yeah know I spent most my teen years on the seat of a 700 plow'en and choppen corn. No radio just the sound of the 700 plow'in 4 -14's into the nite. Ahhhh the sound and smells of that 700 hard at work!!!! That was my tractor radio. Hee Hee



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ss55

03-04-2013 21:17:43




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
Only listen to sports and local news on glorious AM radio anymore.

In the early 1970's WOW 590 Omaha, WLS 890 Chicago, KIOA 940 Des Moines, and KLS? 710 Kansas City were favorites. WHO 1040 Des Moines was always on in the farrowing barn to calm the sows. We always had to tune the radio back to dad's station when we were done with a tractor or a car, the pickups never had radios until 1975.

Midnights Friday and Saturday nights Bleeker Street was on 1100 out of Little Rock, AK. Funny the things you remember sometimes.

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oldtanker

03-04-2013 20:12:53




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
LOL, growing up as a city boy in NJ I got my first radio for Christmas when I was 8. Dad only listened to country and there was only one out of Hoboken NJ. He told me it was the only station that the radio would pick up. At 8 having complete faith in my father I didn't find out about rock stations for almost a year!

Rick



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Fixerupper

03-04-2013 19:42:17




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
Where do you dock the Ipod or whatever they're called? I think you 'dock' an Ipod, don't you?Jim



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Dalet

03-04-2013 19:39:58




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
570 WNAX was my radio station of choice. Still is when I am in the 4430.



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Gene Dotson

03-04-2013 19:19:12




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
Worked many nights with my 700 and 800. I had the fender mounted Automatic radio. I always wore headphones when working. Kept the tractor noise down, easy to hear the stations and a big thing for me was that it kept the bugs out of my ears. A habit carried forward to my flying and I still have good hearing.

Gene



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Jimmie D. Phelps

03-05-2013 13:44:09




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to Gene Dotson, 03-04-2013 19:19:12  
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I wished I would have worn headphones. Didn't, even when flying until the 90's. To late lost a lot of hearing. The pictire of the LA , it has a radio mounted on the fender with a old old can to cover it at night. Had a radio on or in most of my tractors since than. On my third radio in my 2390. plane picture , me in 1952

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Chuck Machinist

03-04-2013 18:59:04




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
WLS IN CHICAGO CHANNEL 89 US 30 DRAG STRIP BE THERE! Dad built one from a junk car and had it mounted in a wood box from wood he had left over from making cattle gates.U know which one im talking about John?



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Pastor John

03-05-2013 05:48:18




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to Chuck Machinist, 03-04-2013 18:59:04  
Sure Chuck left over 2x6,s Got kind of hard to hear along those power lines Hi Hi.

We thought we had entered a new century when that Am Radio went on the old DC!



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case1570

03-04-2013 18:44:22




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
When we were kids and were working at the shop if we worked hard we could go up in the attic and pick out a pocket AM radio. They were left over from a Case promotion. They came complete with the battery and strap. I would hang it on the bed post and fall a sleep to the static.
Brian Case1570



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ADB-IA

03-04-2013 18:39:48




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
I remember more the fender mount radio that you flipped the lid down to protect the radio from the weather. You had to crank it up so loud to hear, the whole neighborhood knew what you were listening to. That and straight pipes have made hearing aid centers successful in rural Iowa.



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Jlwin

03-04-2013 18:09:55




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
I remember as a teen (90's) listening to AM 1000 out of Chicago in our 2290 while pulling a 14' cook offset disk! It would only pull in a couple of stations on fm and I wasn't partial to them. I added an external antenna and could pick up almost anything I wanted!



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Straw Boss

03-04-2013 17:54:47




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
Memories for me too. Every time my tinnitus starts in I think of the hours spent in a loud 1030 cab with the radio cranked to the max just to hear it. My right ear is worse than the left because of the radio being mounted in the upper right corner of the cab. Funny thing was if you were not in the tractor and the wind was right, you'd swear you could hear the radio a quarter mile away but you couldn't hear it in the cab.
Heck, you couldn't hear the tractor running a quarter mile away but you could hear that radio!

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mattwillson

03-04-2013 17:32:02




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
I got the factory Alpine repaired in my western star because a fella can't buy a cassette deck anymore. The truck came with a cd changer and I still have tapes. what's next huh?



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casecollectorsc

03-04-2013 17:11:07




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to 1370rod, 03-04-2013 17:00:52  
Didn't have anything that new, but when I started farming in 68 tractor radios were pretty new. On the 64 western special I built a radio holder out of 5" pipe down to 1 1/4 to hold the Automatic tractor radio. Heavy pipe kept the vibration down. AM only. Listened to KOMA 1520 Oklahoma City at nite. Later, same radio in the 1030 had an adapter to plug in to get FM.



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Rich10e

03-04-2013 17:38:59




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to casecollectorsc, 03-04-2013 17:11:07  
That brings a lot of memories,daytime you were kind of stuck with local or WCCO, but at night WLS Chicago KOMA Ok City,WOAI San Antonio lots of good ones at night!



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jon f mn

03-04-2013 20:05:57




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to Rich10e, 03-04-2013 17:38:59  
AH WCCO 830, milked a lot of cows listening to that. Or KSTP 1500 for some country. They are talk radio now.



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Case Nutty 1660

03-04-2013 17:42:12




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 Re: AM Radio, Back in the day it was Great. in reply to Rich10e, 03-04-2013 17:38:59  
I listened to 100,000 watt KOMA also, only place at that time to hear rock music here ahh the good ole days



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