Thought that it might be fun to see vintage radio equipment and accessories that members here still use or have in storage. This would include older equipment or accessories for GMRS, Amateur, Business, Commercial, CB Class A, CB Class D, SWL and any other unique equipment not falling into these categories.
The photo below is one of 3 of my 1963-64 model year E F Johnson Messenger 215, low band VHF, AM, 15 watt base/mobile business radios that is still fully operational and still type accepted. We use these as backup on occasion where temporary base to base station interoperability between two command posts is required without tying up a VHF high band or UHF frequency. The E F Johnson 250-888-2 "Dispatcher" desk mic is original to this radio and has a crystal voice element that provides 85 to 90 percent modulation at one foot from the mic without a preamp. This radio shares some common chassis components and case with the vintage Johnson Messenger I and Messenger II CB radios from the early 1960's. However, the transmitter section uses a 7868 output tube.