26 "Vicki"

Wavebands - MW, LW

Valves - DK96, DF96, DAF96, DL96

Date - 1955

Status - In my collection

This is a fairly ordinary portable battery set, but it works well and sounds good for this type of set. It is built on a PCB, and operates from 90V HT and 1.5V LT batteries.

Although it is in my collection, it lives in the workshop and is used for designing and testing battery set power supplies. The carrying handle is missing, but otherwise it is complete.


Wavebands - MW, LW

Transistors - NKT152, NKT153, NKT154, MKT254, NKT251, NKT251

Date - 1961

Status - In my collection

This set was a gift from Jon Evans, who rescued it along with some other stuff from a house clearance in London.

The transistor lineup is taken from the Trader sheet (1552), however the set appears to have the same chassis variations as the Ekco PT378/1, so it could be a 332/1 or some other similar model number.

The set is dirty and a bit battered, but it is basically working. The tuning scale disk behind the tuning knob is loose. The set should clean up to be a nice example.


Wavebands - MW, LW

Transistors - 7 germanium transistors

Date - 1960s ?

Status - In my collection

I bought this set for £1 in the December 2003 Wootton Bassett auction. It is dirty and slightly warped at the front top left of the case. It works well and sounds good for this size/class of set, no doubt helped by the transformerless output stage.

The model number was obtained by checking various Invicta service data. There are several similar models and I will have to check the transistor types to be sure, but I think 8004 is right.

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Last updated 14th April 2006.