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Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Astor (brand), Radio Corporation Pty., Ltd.; Melbourne
alternative name
Radio Corp.of Australia
Year: 1946 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 1T4 1R5 1T4 1S5 1Q5GT
Main principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); ZF/IF 455 kHz
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: KP [1Q5GT] - Astor brand, Radio Corporation
Material Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)

From Bulletin KP-2, 3/12/1946:

"The first production run of the five tube portable receiver Model KP has been modified to use a type 1Q5GT tube in place of the 3V4 tube. The modification is due to to the shortage of type 3V4 tubes at the commencement of production. Should it be required to change the 1Q5GT tube to a type 3V4, no circuit alterations are necessary except for for the fitting of an adaptor plate to mount the small 3V4 socket."

Battery types used: (A) 1½ V Eveready 745 or Diamond 3745 & (B) 2 x 45V Eveready Mini-Max 482 or Diamond 3482.

Price in first year of sale 29.50 AUS £
Literature/Schematics (1) - - Manufacturers Literature (Astor Technical Bulletins KP-1 to KP-8. Dates range between 30/11/1946 & 25/1/1950.)
Literature/Schematics (2) Australian Official Radio Service Manual AORSM (Volume 6, 1948, Page 72.)

Model page created by Martin Kent. See "Data change" for further contributors.

All listed radios etc. from Astor (brand), Radio Corporation Pty., Ltd.; Melbourne
Here you find 822 models, 301 with images and 340 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.