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This would look great in my den, if I had a den. It also looks good on a shelf, so I have that going for me.


How well does it work? Hear for yourself in the video above.

If the video is choppy, view it on YouTube -  

Here is the Globe Patrol manual, thanks to  KC6VDX

Rodger (WQ9E) submitted this picture of an older version of the Globe Patrol. There are no pointers on the knobs and the layout is different, but the circuit is the same. Instead of an AC adapter, there was a transformer mounted inside and the radio plugged directly into an AC outlet. This radio appeared in the Radio Shack catalog in 1970, priced at $19.95.
This photo is from ebay. The seller stated it was from 1969.
I almost bought this. It had the box and manual! At the last minute I changed my mind and an hour later it was gone.
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I based the approximate date of the refurbished Globe Patrol at around 1970, based on the copyright in the manual. However, here we see a totally different design in the 1970 Radio Shack catalog. To add to the confusion, the model number in the ad above is 28-206, yet the later version is model 28-205. The manual states it is custom manufactured in Japan for Radio Shack. So, like the Knight Space Spanner and Lafayette Explor-Air, we may never know who actually designed the Globe Patrol.

Remember the guy in the computer room with the girl in the towel?
It worked for me. Sort of.