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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:06:31 PM on 9 December 2009.
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 Location: BromeHill, WA
 Member since 3 September 2009
 Member #: 542
 Postcount: 14

I am Rick...residing in the Great Southern of WA.I have been a radio Ham for Thirty years ...But have just caught tha Vintage Radio Bug. Some kind of Throwback to my childhood when valve radios were still common? I have just built a replica of the" Hikers" radio using 1Q5 battery valves. My collection consists of Three domestic sets at the moment....an AWA Radiolette 1946.... Mullard MAS1002 1953 and Phillips 6506 from 1936.
73 CUL

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 1:23:36 PM on 12 December 2009.
Vk2tnx Dave's Gravatar
 Location: Tamworth, NSW
 Member since 14 June 2009
 Member #: 502
 Postcount: 20

Hi Rick...interested in the 1Q5 version of the Hiker's. I built one using the '49' valve...unfortunately it fell off the bench and 'POP'...as the '49' imploded into a million bits. Been looking for a replacement for yonks...have tried other tubes without much success. Interested to hear how yours performs. Does it use the actual anode or the screen grid as the plate? What is the HT voltage?


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