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Radiola B17Z

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Radiola B17Z; Amalgamated Wireless (ID = 1767265) Radio
Amalgamated Wireless: Radiola B17Z [Radio] ID = 1767265 1200x733
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For model Radiola B17Z, Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney:
This is my radio, as purchased.
Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA); Sydney
Year: 1962/1963 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 8: 2N374 2N373 2N406 2N373 2N406 2N408 2N217 2N217 1N295
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 455 kHz
Tuned circuits 5 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Dry Batteries / 1 x 9 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 4 inch = 10.2 cm
Power out 0.4 W (undistorted)
from Model: Radiola B17Z - Amalgamated Wireless
Material Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Dimensions (WHD) 9.75 x 5.5 x 3.5 inch / 248 x 140 x 89 mm

In accordance with AWA practice, the Z terminator on the model number indicates a revision of the original model. Here the RF transistors have changed. All other specifications appear not to have changed but this needs confirmation by comparing radios and/or schematics.

The AWA B17 disappears from advertising after August 1963 whilst the B17Z never appears. It is therefore presumed that the upgrade to the Z version was ignored in the Advertising Department. The end of the B17 and the introduction of the B17Z is stated above as 1962 but in reality is unknown.

The battery initially was an Eveready type 2364.

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 4 lb (4 lb 0 oz) / 1.816 kg
Price in first year of sale 33.00 Guineas

Model page created by Brian Wilson. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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