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  • #13765
    garykuster
    CVRS Member

    Found this Midwest radio online and was wondering if the early FM dial would work compared to the newer 88- 108 MHz version. I’m waiting for more info on the radio from the seller. It’s in a pretty ugly console, but I love the radio and it works! Has anyone seen one? It looks to be pretty early FM to me.

    Update! It is a 16 tube Model 416 (referred to by some as a “Scott wannabe” (whatever that means)

    #13767
    Jean Marcotte
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    It is the newer FM band. I have a Grundig radio marked with both scales. Channel 200 is 88 Mhz and 300 is 108 Mhz. I also have a Schaub-Lorenz with UKW band marked as Kanal 2 to 43. Not sure what it corresponds with in the FM band.

    #13768
    garykuster
    CVRS Member

    Thanks Jean, it’s far away near Trois Rivieres, but I really like it.

    #13802
    garykuster
    CVRS Member

    Picked up the radio (safely with mask and gloves) yesterday and I just love it. I was told it works, so I brought it up slowly on the veriac and sure enough, It plays completely loud and clear on FM and plays well on Am. I will re cap it to be safe, but even the cord looks good and the chassis is completely corrosion free! It has (what I thought was preselects) but it turns out to be different tones! It also seems to have 2 phono inputs in the rear, but the phono was removed before I got it. I love the radio, but hate the Trying to be French provincial cabinet. The wood is still in pretty good shape and will benefit from a strip and refinish. I am astounded at the amount of volume without distortion this thing puts out. I guess there is advantages to having 16 tubes. Here’s some pics (incorrectly tagged Mitchell )

    #13809
    garykuster
    CVRS Member

    A few more pics after cleaning up the chassis and tubes. etc. Knobs and faceplate got a cleaning as well. The selector switch is massive and has about 5 different levels with rows of contacts. You can tell these folks made TV’s as well. It takes up 1/3 of the chassis underneath.

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