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HMQ; Astor brand, Radio (ID = 2373566) Radio
HMQ; Astor brand, Radio (ID = 2373567) Radio
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HMQ; Astor brand, Radio (ID = 2373566) Radio
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Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Astor (brand), Radio Corporation Pty., Ltd.; Melbourne
alternative name
Radio Corp.of Australia
Year: 1950 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 1M5G 1C7G 1M5G 1K7G 1L5G
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 7 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast plus more than 2 Short Wave bands.
Power type and voltage Direct Current supply (DC) / 32 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 6 inch = 15.2 cm
Power out
from Model: HMQ - Astor brand, Radio Corporation
Material Bakelite case
Shape Tablemodel, low profile (big size).
Dimensions (WHD) 490 x 282 x 190 mm / 19.3 x 11.1 x 7.5 inch

This model was designed for 32 volt farm lighting systems and uses a synchronous vibrator power supply. It had three band spread short wave ranges covering the 31, 25 and 19m bands.

Uses the same bakelite case as models HR & MQ; Astor part no. 155/81.

Price in first year of sale 50.40 AUS £
Circuit diagram reference Australian Official Radio Service Manual Vol. IX
Literature/Schematics (1) - - Manufacturers Literature (Astor Technical Bulletins HMQ-1, 1/9/1950 & HMQ-2, 5/3/1952.)
Literature/Schematics (2) Australian Official Radio Service Manual AORSM (Volume 9, 1951, Page 44.)

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

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