Time to get that D-104 cleaned up?

The Astatic D-104 is an iconic visual representation of amateur radio. If you are like me, you probably have one sitting on your shelf.

Astatic D-104

Interested in getting it working? If you are looking for parts, then Survival Radio seems to be one stop shopping for all your D-104 needs.

Well, almost. You will probably also need this kit: Heil Sound Replacement Parts HC51RETROKIT – available at DX Engineering.

The final stop in you D-104 restoration is bedazzling the top with your callsign. Ham Crazy has you covered.

Now you’re in business. Reviews say that the callsign on top of the mike improves your signal by 5dB.