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Local Philco find

Post by dorpmuller on Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:11 pm

I'm not a Philco lover by any means but for 20$ I couldn't leave it. Cool

Anyone know the model? No info on/in the set at all. Anything I need to know besides possible rubber wiring? (haven't opened it up yet)

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Post by philco fan on Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:23 pm

any numbers on it? it could be an export,it's not in ron's book so i'm guessing post ww2.
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Re: Local Philco find

Post by exray on Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:36 pm

See RadioAttic's Archives, looks like a 39-3 or 39-6?

http://radioatticarchives.com/archive.php?page=p4
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Re: Local Philco find

Post by dorpmuller on Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:41 pm

Did just that... it's a 39-6C.

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:00 pm

I'd pick up all the old radios I could find for $20 each in that condition. Good find.

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Post by MinnesotaHam on Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:40 pm

Believe you have a 36, no C. Similar to 39-7 minus push button tuning. My 39-7 had mix of rubber and cloth wiring.

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Post by jim campbell on Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:37 am

I have a similar model in white. You might be a Philco lover if you get that baby working.
Mine picks up stations incredibly well with just a 4' piece of wire for antenna. No kidding that model is super sensitive. Mine picks up stations that some of my console radios won't get with a proper outdoor antenna. For twenty clams you did very well in my humble opinion.

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Post by dorpmuller on Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:23 pm

jim campbell wrote:I have a similar model in white. You might be a Philco lover if you get that baby working.
Mine picks up stations incredibly well with just a 4' piece of wire for antenna. No kidding that model is super sensitive. Mine picks up stations that some of my console radios won't get with a proper outdoor antenna. For twenty clams you did very well in my humble opinion.

Cool! I'm an AM DX'er so that's a good thing. Cool

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Re: Local Philco find

Post by exray on Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:43 pm

Looking at the schematic, whats that additional little coil shown on the antenna coil?

http://www.nostalgiaair.org/PagesByModel/300/M0013300.pdf
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Post by antiqueradiobuff on Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:48 pm

Great Buy xray I would have purchased it also looks all orignal great Job Well done
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Re: Local Philco find

Post by MinnesotaHam on Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:42 pm

Good eye, Exray.

That puzzled me 18 months ago when I rebuilt my 39-7. Schematically it don't make sense and it don't jive with the lug count shown either. I was afraid to disturb the fish paper wrap on mine, so I didn't look for a third winding. I can confirm though that only four lugs exist on the coil.

'spose it's just a drawing error?

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Re: Local Philco find

Post by jim campbell on Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:26 pm

Hey guys look at this schematic for a Crosley. It has the same sort of mystery- antenna/ osc/? coil winding as the one Exray pointed out. I remember puzzling over it a few years ago. It doesn't appear to connect anywhere at one end.
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/PagesByModel/473/M0003473.pdf

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Post by Resistance is Futile on Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:23 pm

Usually there is some type of clip or connection, if not just a short piece of wire. This is used to connect to an external long wire antenna. It is an antenna induction winding (or loop).
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Re: Local Philco find

Post by Resistance is Futile on Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:28 pm

exray wrote:Looking at the schematic, whats that additional little coil shown on the antenna coil?

http://www.nostalgiaair.org/PagesByModel/300/M0013300.pdf

Just an uneducated guess on my part. Embarassed
That could be a loading (or damping)coil to help prevent feedback from oscillator, or to reduce self-induced oscillations in the antenna stage. confused
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Re: Local Philco find

Post by exray on Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:50 pm

Well, I dunno. The Crosley looks like it is done to increase coupling in a similar way that a gimmick cap is sometimes used
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