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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 2:49:14 PM on 26 June 2011.
Jaycemumford's Gravatar
 Location: Yarragon, VIC
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Hey I'm new here, just picked up an 1952 AWA Radiola.

Where is the best place to find the info/schematic stuff?
A quick google showed up a little but not alot.

Also have an Air Chief Car tube radio, I havent had a good look, but the Rola dates 16th September 1947.



"Enjoy every Sandwich" - Warren Zevon

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 3:40:07 PM on 26 June 2011.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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There were lots of Radiolas. Any idea of the AWA model number? If not, let us know the valve line-up. Either or both should be on a sticker on the chassis.

Ditto re line-up for Air Chief.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 4:23:17 PM on 26 June 2011.
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 Location: Yarragon, VIC
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Thanks GTC,

The AWA is Model 545P

Line up 1R5, 1T4, 1S5, 3V4, 6X4,

The case is cactus, the back is all cracked, if I can get it working ide love to be able to turn in into a small guitar amp.

Ill have to pop the back off the Air cheif, will post soon.

"Enjoy every Sandwich" - Warren Zevon

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:18:58 PM on 26 June 2011.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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The Airchief is GMH some circuits are in AORSM's the rest may be in the factory workshop manual.

The Ford Zephyr ones are and I know the Holden FJ etc ones are as I have seen both.

It will have a number on it & the valves will be a clue.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:04:14 AM on 27 June 2011.
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 Location: Harston, VIC
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If you unhide your email address in your profile page, I'll send you the AWA schematic.

This radio would make a poor guitar amp having a small 4 inch speaker and only 200 mW output.

Dont try to fire up the Airchief until it is identified and is checked for any faults. These radios came in 6 and 12 volt versions and will need some capacitor replacements.

Cheers, Graham...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:31:49 AM on 2 July 2011.
Jaycemumford's Gravatar
 Location: Yarragon, VIC
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I unhid my address,

just in case,


ahh thanks, I wasnt sure what the output was.

The airchief is in no condition to be fired up, it is ineed of a recap, they are leaking.

Where would the model number be located, ive had a look but its pretty cramped in there.

Thanks Jayce

"Enjoy every Sandwich" - Warren Zevon

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