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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:54:40 PM on 20 June 2018.
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 Location: Cargo, NSW
 Member since 19 June 2018
 Member #: 2256
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Just joined yesterday, have a background in electronics and computers.
Started in electronics at about age 12, 55 years ago.
As a teenager played with valve radios and TV's.
Owned a 7 valve AM/SW radio (just the chassis) and build several valve projects.
Used old TV sets for parts to build audio amps,
Have just purchased an Astor Model BNS 7 valve 5 band radio built 1957 or 1958.
I am looking for a circuit diagram for this radio, this is my entry back into this field of valve radios.
Also looking for replacement valves - 6BH5 6AN7 6BD7 6BM8 6V4 Uses 2 x 6BM8 in audio output stage and 2 x 6BH5 in RF section.
Would appreciate any help, thanks.

Astor table radio
Astor table radio
Astor table radio
Astor table radio
Astor table radio

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 Location: Naremburn, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
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Photos uploaded.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:12:32 AM on 21 June 2018.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 20 September 2011
 Member #: 1009
 Postcount: 1155

The schematic can be found here:


This might be only an abridged version. If so & if required I can post here the full service manual.

UPDATE: I've just realised that Kevin Chants is the full manual & it is a whopping 39 meg in size.

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