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    Jean Marcotte
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    I was lucky to put my hands on this rather special radio. Manufactured by Canadian Aviation Electronics during the cold war, it includes a Geiger counter. It has six miniature tubes including two 1U5 dedicated to the Geiger counter circuitry. It requires 2 “D” cells for the filaments and two Eveready No. 457 high voltage batteries (67.5 volts each) to provide the voltage required for the counter. When the radio is in use, only one battery is used. I replaced the only electrolytic condenser wich was gone bad and the radio plays great. If the Geiger counter operates normally, I must be living in the core of a nuclear reactor.

    There is very little info on that radio. A schematic would be welcome. Inside the radio, there is an address in Montreal for the “Service Department” but on the CAE web site I learned that CAE opened a western division in Winnipeg in 1951 for the purpose of designing and manufacturing components, among them Geiger counters and radios. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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    Les Dickson
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    That’s very unique indeed. Where did you find that? Thanks for sharing.

    #15830
    Jean Marcotte
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    On Marketplace (Montreal). Had been there for weeks.

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