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 Reliance Sky Raider Model 79 Circuit details
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:12:29 PM on 5 April 2019.
Normf's Gravatar
 Location: Erowal Bay, NSW
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Have just be given this radio, just the chassis as pictured,
The speaker transformer is mounted separately.
Radiomuseum has a picture of a World Range Skyraider which looks the same, listed as 1948 make.
Looks like there is a plug to connect some sort of FM tuner device.

Reliance Sky Raider Valve Radio
Reliance Sky Raider Valve Radio
Reliance Sky Raider Valve Radio
Reliance Sky Raider Valve Radio
Reliance Sky Raider Valve Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:46:33 PM on 5 April 2019.
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 Location: Latham, ACT
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The world Range Sky-Raider is mine. If you look in General discussion a few years back I have documented it there. Its a nice set and Reliance was dabbling in FM with its 36 valve super Sky-Raider of which alas only a few were made.
I have brought it back up to position 1 in general discussion for you.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:51:57 PM on 6 April 2019.
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Tallar Carl
I noticed a post in General Discussion by Bignumbas Unknown Reliance Skyraider model Written at 9:48:19 PM on 25 June 2018.
about a Reliance Sky Raider, in that thread there is a post by Captgogo that he has a Reliance Sky Raider model 77 with the same valve line up as mine, 6A8G EF50 6G8G 6V6G 5Y3G and seems a similar configuration.
I find it interesting that the dial on mine also includes NZ radio stations as show in the photos I have sent to Brad to upload..
Have found your post about your Reliance Sky Raider Written at 11:28:47 PM on 21 February 2015., it looks similar to mine.
Mine has a label on the rear of the chassis with the valve line up and model 79 on it


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 6:32:59 PM on 7 April 2019.
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Photos uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:47:16 PM on 7 April 2019.
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 Location: Erowal Bay, NSW
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Thanks Brad for uploading photos.
The radio as can be seen in photos is as I received it.
The speaker transformer can be seen on the bench on the left next to the radio.
Just noticed a date on the filter choke of 28th January 1949.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 3:21:54 PM on 15 April 2019.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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The octal FM Tuner plug-in was a sales device that was destined never to be used....


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 4:22:32 PM on 26 August 2019.
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 Location: Erowal Bay, NSW
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I traced out the circuit for this radio, will send it to Brad to add link.
Have decide to completely rebuild radio.
I've stripped it down and cleaned the rust from the top of the chassis using a small 2" wire brush on a drill
then sprayed it with kill rust undercoat and then a finish coat similar to the original colour.
Will take photos and upload them.

Reliance Sky Raider Model 79


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 7:56:49 PM on 26 August 2019.
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Hi Norm, look forward to seeing that.
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 11:19:32 AM on 27 August 2019.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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You won't be disappointed. These are great performing sets. Mine is with me till the day I die.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 5:15:30 AM on 28 August 2019.
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Document uploaded to Post 7.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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