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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:24:00 AM on 27 July 2017.
Kimberlyolsen's Gravatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 26 July 2017
 Member #: 2142
 Postcount: 20

Hi All

My name is Kimberly. I hold an Advanced AOCP (VK2KMI VK4KIM) and love restoring radios.

So far I have restored
-1935 MW Radio marked Megawatt- If anyone has any ideas who made this radio, please share.
-1936 Pilot SW/MW
-1959 Hammarlund HQ170
-1961 Johnson Viking Ranger II (had recently developed another fault so I need to do some more work on audio circuit)
- Several Yaesu FT101 B and E models

My newest projects are
- WWII Echophone EC1 possibly 1942
- Breville Empire 300E- does anyone have a circuit diagram for this one?

I became interested in old radios due to a childhood shared with a huge old console radio that fascinated me. I obtained my Third Class Radio Operators Certificate in Proficiency in Radio Telephony (now redundant I think) when I was 16. I started studying for my novice in 1978 but did not become an amateur until 2008

Hi to everyone
K


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:28:16 AM on 27 July 2017.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 18 September 2015
 Member #: 1801
 Postcount: 1073

Please send a photo or two of the "Megawatt" to Brad, so we can all see what it looks like.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:31:00 AM on 27 July 2017.
Kimberlyolsen's Gravatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 26 July 2017
 Member #: 2142
 Postcount: 20

Unfortunately, I don't think I have one. I restored this radio for my father for his 80th birthday (he and the radio have the same "birth" year) and unfortunately he no longer communicates with me. I'll see what I can find.

Kimberly


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:42:27 PM on 27 July 2017.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 5262

Welcome to V-R.

The 300E used the 330 chassis. There's a schematic on Kevin Chant's site, but it lacks component values.

If you unhide your email address via Control Panel, I'll send you an annotated schematic.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 3:41:17 PM on 27 July 2017.
Kimberlyolsen's Gravatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 26 July 2017
 Member #: 2142
 Postcount: 20

Hmm so I managed to follow up on the radio. It is marked 1935 but the person I bought it off prior to restoration says it is an Ultimate which according to my information began selling radios in 1935.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 3:56:51 PM on 27 July 2017.
Kimberlyolsen's Gravatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 26 July 2017
 Member #: 2142
 Postcount: 20

Oh update - ""Ultimate" branded radios were exported to Australia from 1935 to 1940. Founded: 1922. Production: 1923 -. History: "Radio Ltd." started as an importer."


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 3:58:40 PM on 27 July 2017.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 26 July 2017
 Member #: 2142
 Postcount: 20

Hi GTC. Email address is unhidden. Thanks


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 4:29:46 PM on 27 July 2017.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 5262

Okay, sent.


 
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