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Eddystone 870

General Coverage Broadcast Receiver
Made In: England 1957-1959 Voltages: 110/120 200/250 VAC
Coverage: 150 - 18000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 5 Tubes. Physical: 11x6.375x8.22" 11.5 Lbs 279x162x208mm 5.2 kg
Circuit Complement: 12BE6 Detector, 12BA6 IF Amp, 12AT6 AF Amp/2nd Detector/AVC, 19AQ5 AF Output and 35W4 Rectifier.
Features: Speaker Flywheel Tuning Dial Lamps Rack Handles Logging Scale Speaker
Accessories: 732 Mains Filter
New Price: 30-35 Used Price: 35
Comments: Ranges: .15-.38, .54-1.5, 1.95-6.3 and 5.9-18 MHz. Note reception gaps from .38-.54 and 1.5-1.95 MHz. This simple receiver was designed for home or shipboard cabin use. It was also advertised as a semi-portable. It has a two toned metal cabinet.
Variants: The model 870A (1962-1963, new 33-35) is similar but with a fifth range extending coverage up to 24 MHz. The tube lineup is the same. The 870A ranges are: .15-.38, .51-1.4, 1.3-3.5, 3.2-7.5 and 7.5-24 MHz.

Eddystone 940

General Coverage Communications Receiver
Made In: England 1962-1969 Voltages: 110/125 or 200/250 VAC
Coverage: 480 - 30000 kHz Readout: Analog
Modes: AM/CW/SSB Selectivity: 10/4/.4 kHz -6 dB
Circuit: Single Conversion Superheterodyne. 13 Tubes plus Semiconductors. Physical: 16.75x8.75x15" 43 Lbs 425x222x381mm 19.5 kg
Circuit Complement: ECC189 {6ES8} 1st RF Amp, 6BA6 2nd RF Amp, 6AJ8 Mixer Stage, 6C4 Local Osc., 6BA6 1st IF Amp, 6BA6 2nd IF Amp, 6AL5 Am Detector/AGC Rectifier, 6BE6 CW/SSB Detector, 12AU7 Audio Amp/Phase Splitter, (2) 6AM5 Push-pull Audio Output, GZ34 HT Rectifier, VR150 HT Stabilizer and 2E1 silicon diode NL. Two RF and two IF stages. Crystal filter.
Features: " Head. Jack S-Meter Rack Handles BFO 3 kHz RF Gain ANL Standby Calibrator Mute Logging Scale Line Out 140:1 Tuning
Accessories: 688 Speaker, 899F Speaker
New Price: 125 Used Price: 120-190
Comments: One of Eddystone's last tube receivers. Ranges: .48-1.03, 1.03-2.4, 2.4-5.4, 5.4-12.7 and 12.7-30 MHz. With flywheel tuning. Two tone gray finish.
Variants: Model 940/RM is a rack mount version. Model 940/1 has one fixed crystal position. Model 940/2 is configured for vehicular use. Model 940/3 produced for Her Majesty's Coast Guard. Eddystone's first solid state receiver was the 960 which had 19 semiconductors and physically resembled the 940. The 960 operated from 8 D cells or 12 VDC. Model 962 is similar to the 960, but with 8 fixed crystal positions.

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