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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:30:24 PM on 23 July 2021.
Bay's Gravatar
 Location: St Andrews, VIC
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I am doing up an old 1958 arch foot APK astor.
But it is missing arial coil part of the supplementary tunning slay..
Also the second IF can, identical to the first.

The IF is not a great issue.
I have tried to wind the coil but am no expert.
I also do not know the number of turns or wire size. So bit hopeless.

Anyway if anyone has a supplementary tunning slay and IF can for AStor radio HNQ or Mickey or APK all the same.
Let me know your price.
Can put my email here but maybe we could work something out.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:36:21 PM on 23 July 2021.
Johnny's avatar
 Location: Hobart, TAS
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The permeability tuning section of these radios, although looking simple, are from experience quite critical to adjust.
Let alone wind a coil and make it track.
Your best bet would be to find a wrecked chassis.
Should not be too difficult as a lot of these sets have broken cabinets, and thus become very low value.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:03:34 AM on 24 July 2021.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Can put my email here

Better to use Control Panel in the top of page menu to 'unhide' your email address, which is hidden by default.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 4:31:40 PM on 24 July 2021.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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If a large portion of the front end is missing it would be preferable to get the aerial coil, oscillator coil and gang / tuner Unless the part numbers are the same and you can take the risk.

Normally those three are are a matched set. I might have a wrecked one in the stack. One does acquire them rather than see the useable parts scrapped.

Interesting circuit; I note an anti resonance resistor on the 6BE6. I have had to add them to a couple of sets to stop them squegging. IF is 455kHz (common).


 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 8:19:46 PM on 24 July 2021.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Similar arrangement was used in many Astor car radios of the period. One of these might provide a source.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:55:30 PM on 24 July 2021.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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There are at least five car radios in the collection, but no permeability tuned radios in the container pile of others. The wrecks & restorable are actually kept in there as protection from weather & such.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 1:13:59 AM on 28 August 2021.
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 Location: Donald, VIC
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Bay if you want an APK you could use for parts drop me a line ive got a couple here.


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