|[AMRadio] Grundig Radio Console|
Jim Miller WB5OXQ
wb5oxq at grandecom.net
Fri Jun 30 14:01:24 EDT 2006
I have a similar set by Blaupunkt that I restored a few years ago. This set
is probably from the early to mid 60s.
Some of the tubes are a little hard to find but often there are American
versions that will work but have a different number. A good crossover chart
will help if u find u need tubes. The turntable may be designed for 220vac
at or 50hz and not work in the US. The radio chassis will have a voltage
selector for several voltages for the radio and the line frequency wont
matter for the radio. These sets often use selenium rectifiers so be
careful handling them. I understand they can contain poison. Dial cords
can be a problem also and there are sometimes dial cord operated rotating am
loopstick antennas inside as well as other cord operated gadgets. The
speakers are often weird sizes and impedances also. I have found the short
wave sensitivity poor on these sets since they were built for use in Germany
where short wave is local. any more questions email me direct. I am good
in QRZ. WB5OXQ, Jim in Waco.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John E. Coleman (ARS WA5BXO)" <wa5bxo2005 at pctechref.com>
To: "'Discussion of AM Radio'" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 11:40 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] Grundig Radio Console
> A friend of mine has acquired an old Grundig Console Radio and would like
> more info about it such as manufacture date, etc.
> Pictures at
> Appreciate any help any one can give on this.
> Thanks, John, WA5BXO
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