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 Healing Golden Voice 501H Companion.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:28:28 PM on 13 September 2017.
JamieLee's avatar
 Location: Clare, SA
 Member since 27 March 2016
 Member #: 1894
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I think I have finally found myself a very rare little radio. I bought this one from Ebay as a cheap fixer upper and after a recap it was still dead, removing valves one by one I soon found a 1R5 with an open filament so popped in a goodie and the radio burst into song! Looking for a schematic and information in all of the usual places, Google, Radio Museum and Kevin Chant, I found countless models and pictures but nothing about this little baby! It is a battery radio with a mains cord which can be coiled up inside. Also there is a built in external antenna, a roughly ten inch long by one inch square white thingy with a suction cup at each end with instructions in the rear of the radio detailing how to attach it to a car window. It is attached to the radio with old school TV style flat white antenna cord. It works like a charm with a nice sound.


 
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GTC's avatar
 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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How does it compare to the 500H? Schematic may be same/similar?

http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/healing_500h.html


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:40:25 PM on 13 September 2017.
JamieLee's avatar
 Location: Clare, SA
 Member since 27 March 2016
 Member #: 1894
 Postcount: 384

Similar by the looks but mine has a leather case and metal front with 3 white knobs along the top of the front. I have emailed photos through, just awaiting them to be uploaded.

Healing Golden Voice 501H Companion
Healing Golden Voice 501H Companion
Healing Golden Voice 501H Companion
Healing Golden Voice 501H Companion


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 5:47:16 PM on 13 September 2017.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 18 September 2015
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As I've mentioned elsewhere the 1R5 is a very unreliable valve, with filament failures being rampant.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:53:45 PM on 15 September 2017.
Brad's avatar
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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Photos uploaded to Post 3.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 11:44:46 AM on 16 September 2017.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 18 September 2015
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Nice-looking radio.


 
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