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05-21-2010, 04:11 AM
Anyone know who is a serious collector of Japanese, Guadalcanal vintage, radio stuff ? Sorry for asking here, but I don't know where to go. Can anybody point me in the right direction. Thanks, Mike.
05-21-2010, 06:08 AM
I gave my radio set to a friend, but it had no Key- just the basic box w/ dials- think I paid two hundred for it some time back. One also needs headphones, mike, wires, an antenna of some sort (different wires) and a wooden box for the whole kit. Then you're talking real money.
Try the Japanese forum down the page a bit. There's a few fellows around who have all the radio stuff in their memory banks, I just have a book somewhere that I haven't seen in years!
try this guy Jerry Rice is very knowledgeable RICEONE1 (http://www.riceone1.com/)
05-21-2010, 12:27 PM
I had a couple of Zero Compasses and that helped me a lot. The tag will tell something.
05-22-2010, 01:06 AM
Translating japanese isn't so much hard as it is SLOW(Really, really slow at first!) for a non-reader. I did quite a bit of translating during the N1K2 Shiden-kai restoration project in 1994-95 that's now at Pensacola.
But finding a Japanese person to translate for you is a better option if only for the entertainment value- they often enjoy seeing these old relics.
However, many areas have very few Japanese. My region, fortunately, isn't one of those.
05-23-2010, 11:58 PM
Post this over on Japanese Gun Boards. A guy by the name of Edokko will translate it for you. I saw this on another board and seems like they said it was not Japanese writing. riceone.
05-28-2010, 01:53 AM
Thanks, I have taken it to the Japanese Embassy, for a translation, and they told me the writing only indicates the name of the manufacturer of the key, not the particular ship.
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