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Philips tube radio Identification and questions. NEWBIE

Post by Unitednations161 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:44 pm

I just picked up a vintage tube radio and would like to have it IDed if anyone could. The model number is missing in the back, All i can see is B6x and maybe a 3?

And can someone explain to me what all the dials mean, For some reason I only can get pick ups in the LG-GO and MG-PO bands. FM is nothing.

The bands are
lg go
mg po
kg-oc
fm
and on top there is fidelita modeste and parola

On the back it shows how to hook up FM or something in pictures can you please explain that as well.




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Re: Philips tube radio Identification and questions. NEWBIE

Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:19 pm

Hi. Those connections on the back are odd switching connections between AM FM, And, SW.
Phillips is the mannufacturer, and, it's a German radio. I saw some of the pictures you showed on Photo Bucket. Are they of that set.
You picked up a difficult first projet.. Did you say it does, or, doesn't play? I can't even tell if it's tube, or, early transistorized.
How much radio repair experience do you have, and, do you have any equipment to work with?
If not, we can help you there, and, make reccommendations on books to read to start getting knowledge. Actually, a simple all American five tube radio would be one of your best types to start learning on, eventually building up to harder projects like this one.
We are here to help.

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Post by Unitednations161 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:52 pm

I have no experience what so ever. I just picked this up because it looked neat. It works on two of the bands. and picks up some stations. Just not on FM.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:08 pm

Well, the antennas are switched from the back of the set.

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Post by Unitednations161 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:25 pm

I believe its a B6X43a. So i need to plug in an antenna and turn the screw thing?

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Re: Philips tube radio Identification and questions. NEWBIE

Post by Unitednations161 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:34 pm

I turned the screw FM CAME IN!!! what kind of antenna do i need and how do I plug it in?

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Post by 75X11 on Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:49 am

I think you are correct on the model (type) number. Go to radiomuseum and enter the manufacturer and model. They will likely have some info on it. It most probably has an internal antenna that is selected by the panel on the back.
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Post by Unitednations161 on Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:06 am

Ok thank you I will! yeah when I turn the thing it comes in, But hooking a wire to it made it alot better! the only problem is one speaker does not work.

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Re: Philips tube radio Identification and questions. NEWBIE

Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:07 pm

Usually, fm uses three hundred ohm twin lead, but, you can use a long piece of wire. I think it goes under that screw. Don't pulg it into the wall, or, anything else, as you will destroy the radio.
Just use a long lead.

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