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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 4:44:05 PM on 10 August 2011.
Pierre Rouaud's Gravatar
 Location: Plouezec, FR
 Member since 9 August 2011
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Good morning all,

I'm new in your forum.
I 'm French.
I just find one AWA vacuum tubes and I need some information about it.

It is one radio AWA, Type B15 (Radiola),
Tubes list: 6BE6 / 6BA6 / 6AV6 / 6AQ5 / 6X4,

I have no problem with the radio I just restart it, and that look's good,

If it is possible I want to know the year of construction of the radio.
Do you have some information about AWA manufacturer,

I have one technical question, The radio work in medium wave, but what is the meaning of QLD, SA, WA, VIC,TA, NSW, is it area in Australia?

Is it possible to have the drawing?

Last question, how we can post a picture in the forum?

Sorry for my English is not so good,

Best regards
Pierre






 
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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I have one technical question, The radio work in medium wave, but what is the meaning of QLD, SA, WA, VIC,TAS, NSW, is it area in Australia?

G'day Pierre,

Those initials you ask about are the states of Australia that existed at the time the radio was made. These have been joined by two self-governing territories, the Northern Territory (NT) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) though no radios are made anymore with the dial showing station callsigns, just the frequency range.

Australian radios were unique amongst most in that every radio station in the country was put on the dial even though Australia is so big in land area that only local stations could be received without a very long antenna.

There is another thread here with more discussion on the Radiola B15.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 4:44:27 PM on 11 August 2011.
Pierre Rouaud's Gravatar
 Location: Plouezec, FR
 Member since 9 August 2011
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Hello Brad.

Thanks for your first answers.
If some body have idea of the construction year?
By the way is you want to show some of my radio, see hear:

http://doctsf.com/grandlivre/preselection.php?raz=1&CR_numau=2246&CR_au=Rouaud%20Pierre


Best regards
Pierre


 
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 Location: NSW
 Member since 10 June 2010
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B'jour Pierre

Perhaps you could contact Wa2ise by email as he is the poster of the link that Brad gives above. Just click on his name in the box at the left in his post to find his email address.


 
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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Hi Pierre,

My schematic is undated, but according to this owner, the B15 is a1964 model:

http://members.westnet.com.au/melzer/1960s.htm

(et votre anglais est meilleur que mon fran├žais! Smile )


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 5:02:54 PM on 12 August 2011.
Pierre Rouaud's Gravatar
 Location: Plouezec, FR
 Member since 9 August 2011
 Member #: 979
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Hello All.

Thanks for your different answers.
If you need some informations about French radio don't hesitate, contact me.

Best regards.
Pierre


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:45:47 AM on 18 August 2011.
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 Location: Oradell, US
 Member since 2 April 2010
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Hi Pierre
The schematic for your radio can be found at this web site
http://www.kevinchant.com/ under the AWA tab.

Be sure to replace those UCC caps, they are really just wax paper. And maybe the electroytic caps too.

I have a radio that I think is from France

Sonora mantel radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 2:46:21 AM on 6 September 2011.
Pierre Rouaud's Gravatar
 Location: Plouezec, FR
 Member since 9 August 2011
 Member #: 979
 Postcount: 7

Hello All

Sorry for answers delay but I finish my holiday and I restart to work. I just return at home.
Thanks Wa2ise for informations, I find right drawing for my radio,

About yours yes It is a French radio.
The SONORA ELEGANCE 1 is dates 1950.
Tubes list is: 6BE6 / 6BA6 / 6At6 / 6AQ5 / 6AX4 and magic eye is 6AF7.

By the way I pass you drawing at your E mail address I'm sorry I don't arrive to add some thing in the discussion.

The drawing come from our French collector association '' RADIOFIL'' ( I'm member no problem)

http://doctsf.com/grandlivre/fiche.php?ref=9047&ori=ps&idx=1.
http://radiofil.com/index,fr.php

Best regards
Pierre


 
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