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PR55R; Airway, Sydney NSW (ID = 2430791) Radio
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PR55R; Airway, Sydney NSW (ID = 2430791) Radio
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Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Airway, Sydney NSW
Year: 1948 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 1T4 1R5 1T4 1S5 3S4
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 7 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Dry Batteries / 90 & 1.5 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
Power out
from Model: PR55R - Airway, Sydney NSW
Material Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Dimensions (WHD) 12 x 12.75 x 4.5 inch / 305 x 324 x 114 mm


Features: 5V, B/C; battery or power; tuned R.F. stage; 5" speaker; cabinet covered in light or dark brown or grey crocodile or green leatherette; removable hinged lid fitted with lock; overall size 12½" x 12¾" x 4½"; weighs 16½ lbs.; plug-in 240V AC power supply unit available as alternative to battery operation.

Retail selling price: £25/18/6, incl. batts., Sydney; AC power unit and cables, £8/5/6 (prices sliightly higher interstate)

Battery types used:

  • (A) 1 x 745 (Eveready) or 3745 (Diamond)
  • (B) 2 x 482 (Eveready) or 3482 (Diamond)
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 16 lb 8 oz (16.5 lb) / 7.491 kg
Price in first year of sale 25.90 AUS £
Circuit diagram reference Australian Official Radio Service Manual Vol. VII
Mentioned in Radio Electrical Weekly, Portables Supplement, 29/10/1948.
Literature/Schematics (1) Australian Official Radio Service Manual AORSM (Volume 7, 1949, Page 39.)

Model page created by Stuart Irwin. See "Data change" for further contributors.

All listed radios etc. from Airway, Sydney NSW
Here you find 32 models, 4 with images and 5 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.