- July 14, 2017 at 4:02 pm #9404Jordan DobrikinForum Participant
Looking for comment, advice, assistance retrofitting transistorizing pre 1930’s Tube Radios to lower safer voltages
Are these suitable
RF Amplifier PC Board 2N5109 PC Board or Kit
DC 12V 10KHz-1GHz 10dBm RF Broadband Low Noise Amplifier LNA Module HF VHF UHF
AntiqueRadio Tube Replacment/Substituion
I am seeking help, advice assistance and comment on replacing ALL the Tubes in Antique Radios with Transistor/Semiconductors that will operate at lower, safer voltages.
The main target is the RF Stages of TRF Radios and to a lesser extent Regenerative Receivers.
Detection and Audio will be handled by a simple Detector (Crystal) and Audio Amplifiers on a small PC Board readily available on Ebay.
I want to explore the idea of using Radios on a Chip and receiver PC Boards using “Radio on a Chip” chips. Picking up the RF at the input to the detector/audio amplifier and shunting off theunused audio to ground
TRF radios with 2, 3, & 4 Tuned RF Stages; like the Atwater Kent Models 20C and 30
Regenerative Receivers Radiola III, Radiola IIIA and Westinghouse RADA
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STEAMPUNK Radios/Receivers: Crystal TRF & Regenerative
Objet d’art Plural Objets d’art
Radios: Building Crystal TRF and Regenerative Radios using Antique/Vintage Components, along with modern electronics and components (Transistors, Semiconductors, Radios on a Chip, Op Amps) to come up with Objets d’art Sculptures that are also highly functional Radios.
(Variometers, Variocouplers, Cats Whiskers, Variable Condenser/Coil Assemblies, Vernier Dials)
Receiverstransistorize: Retrofitting Antique Receivers/Radios, Crystal, TRF and Regenerative to operate sans Cabinetry at safe, low voltages. Both Hollow-state and/or Solid-state.
Atwater Kent Model 20C (original tubes: UX 201A & UX 200A)
Radiola III (original tubes: WD 11; UX 199; UX 120)
Radiola IIIA (original tubes WD11; UX 199, UX 120)
Westinghouse RADA (original tubes UV 200, UV 201, WR 21)
Metrodyne Super Five
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