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Pye Radio


Do you own an antique radio? Maybe it’s sitting in your attic somewhere melting into itself as time, rot and woodworm deconstruct it into a mound of festering powder, if so why not give it a new lease of life and let someone else sweep up the mound of dust a few generations more down the road.  I decided to do just that by renovating an old Pye radio manufactured in Dublin during the early 1950’s.  The project has transformed a sixty year old decaying pile of Pye from a standard long/medium wave radio into a wireless internet radio.  The receiver portion of the original circuitry has been swapped for a credit card sized computer which streams internet based radio stations via WiFi to the speaker.  Several additional features have been added to the radio giving it more functionality than the one trick pony it once was…