Re: Are your transistors growing whiskers in their old age?

bill koski
 

I restore vintage radios and have had a couple early transistor radios that I had to replace a germanium transistor that I suspect failed from whiskers. The first transistor radio to be mass marketed was the Regency TR1. From what I read the first run of those radios were recalled because of early mortality of the transistors. Finding one of those first run radios is rare and a working one that is all original is even more rare.

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