Radiola (Egg Crate) 84Y

Radiola 84Y; Amalgamated Wireless (ID = 789466) Radio
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Radiola 84Y; Amalgamated Wireless (ID = 789466) Radio
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Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney
Year: 1941–1945 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 6A8G 6U7G 6B6G 6V6G 6X5GT
Main principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); ZF/IF 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 200-260 Volt
Loudspeaker Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 5 inch = 12.7 cm
Power out
from Model: Radiola 84Y - Amalgamated Wireless
Material Bakelite case
Shape Tablemodel, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14" width, but not a Portable (See power data. Sometimes with handle but for mains only).
Dimensions (WHD) 328 x 225 x 195 inch / 8331 x 5715 x 4953 mm

From 1939 till 1941, AWA produced a range of Radiola radios with a simple, low decoration, Bakelite cabinet. One Radiolette version, Model 509M was also produced post WW2 in 1946.

This series of radios which were produced in a range of colours from 1939 till 1940 and brown from 1941 till 1946 have become known to collectors as the “Egg crate” models after the distinctive square holes in the speaker grill.

Readily available Colours were Ivory, Black, Walnut and Green.

Rare colours of Blue and Pink as shown in “Radio Days” by P Sheridan and R Singer, page 97, are known to exist and were possibly only manufactured in limited numbers for special Dealer/show promotions.

Radiola Models 84, 84X, 84Y 8686X86Z92, 92X, 92Y and Radiolette 509M.


For the Model 84Y, 5 Valve, AC powered, Superheterodyne, released in February 1941.


  • A later version of the Model 84X with the 5Y3G replaced with a 6X5GT.
  • 3 position tone control.
  • Dark dial with “Fisk Radiola”  and a white dial pointer
  • Chassis also used in AGE D65ME.


Available only in Walnut.


Circuit diagram reference Australian Official Radio Service Manual Vol. V
Literature/Schematics (1) Mingay's Radio Diagram & I.F. Index
Literature/Schematics (2) - - Manufacturers Literature (The Fisk Radiola Technical Information & Service Data, Models 92Y, 84Y, 92X & 84X.)
Literature/Schematics (3) AWA Radiolette Book 1932-1949 (Edition 4, 2018. Pages 199 & 204)

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

All listed radios etc. from Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney
Here you find 1270 models, 583 with images and 388 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.