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MK; Astor brand, Radio (ID = 789175) Radio
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MK; Astor brand, Radio (ID = 866147) Radio
Astor brand, Radio: MK [Radio] ID = 866147 933x699
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For model MK, Astor (brand), Radio Corporation Pty., Ltd.; Melbourne:
Picture from Antonio Barros-Regada .
Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Astor (brand), Radio Corporation Pty., Ltd.; Melbourne
alternative name
Radio Corp.of Australia
Year: 1946–1948 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 4: 1C7G 1M5G 1K7G 1L5G
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Storage and/or dry batteries / 135 & 2 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 6 inch = 15.2 cm
Power out
from Model: MK - Astor brand, Radio Corporation
Material Moulded (Bakelite or Plastics)
Shape Tablemodel, with any shape - general.

Bakelite cabinet type M2, Astor part no. 59/81, the same used on models KN, JJ, FP & LJ.

See also Monarch model DMK & Peter Pan model BMK, both of which are based on the MK, albeit with some minor differences.

Price in first year of sale 24.96 AUS £
Circuit diagram reference Australian Official Radio Service Manual Vol. V
Mentioned in Mingay's "Radio Diagram & I.F. Index
Literature/Schematics (1) - - Manufacturers Literature (Astor Technical Bulletin MK-1 & MN-1, 31/1/1946 & MK-2 & MN-2, 16/9/1947.)
Literature/Schematics (2) Australian Official Radio Service Manual AORSM (Volume 5, 1946, Page 67.)

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

All listed radios etc. from Astor (brand), Radio Corporation Pty., Ltd.; Melbourne
Here you find 825 models, 331 with images and 343 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.


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Astor brand, Radio: MK
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Antonio Barros-Regada

Dear Radiophiles,

From a friend,who is also a member, I got one Astror radio,similar to model FP which picture I send atatched but which originaly has been built for battery operation.Unfortunately it came without tubes and without the original wiring or any identification plate,,thus making impossible for us to identify the model number.Both of us would like,if possible,to have the schematic of this battery version of this FP model,so that it could be reconstructed.Is there anyone who could give us a hand both to identify this model,the caractheristics and possibly the schematic?Thanks in advance, A.B.Regada

Peter Hughes

 Hi Antonio

Can you post a picture? It could be a model LJ using the following tubes:

1T4, 1R5, 1T4, 1S5, 3V4

Astor stamped the model numbers into the back of the chassis.



Antonio Barros-Regada

Hello Peter,

Thank you for your answer.Here I am atatching the picture of the radio that I have,which is very similar to model FP.Hope that you can give me more details.Best regards,A.B.Regada


Peter Hughes

 Sorry, Antonio

I don't see the pic  appears as 0kb and gives me an error



Antonio Barros-Regada

Hello Peter,

There has been some oversight on this side,let us see if I can upload finally my picture.Best regards,A.B.Regada


Arpad Roth † 27.3.17

Pictures with 0 KB. 
Nobody can see what is behind. 

moderators or administrators are required ;-)

Arpad Roth

Antonio Barros-Regada

Hello Mr.Roth,

I already realized that for some reason that I don´t know,my pics didn´t reach the destination,although on my side everything seemed to be ok.Anyway I have been able to get the information that I needed.Best regards,A.B.Regada

Georg Richter

"Some reason(s)" for dead (0kB) file links are caused by using forbidden characters in file names.

In this case are "space" characters between "radio", "Astor" and "004":

target="_blank">radio ASTOR 004.jpg<

Allowed characters are

a - z, A - Z, 0 - 9, dash and underscore, and nothing else.

Please realize that RMorg is not running a Windoze file system (which is unfortunately tolerant for silly charcters).

The original question keeps open, but some posts (#4 to #8) are obsolete after uploading the picture with correct file name in post #3

Best Regards,


Wolfgang Bauer

This is my attempt to publish this picture yet.
As moderator, I can open the image in the article by Mr. Hugh's in edit mode.
But I can not re-insert in the article by Mr. Hugh.

It is possible that it is this model ==> Astor GP413

Regards WB.


Antonio Barros-Regada

Dear Sirs,

Thanks a lot for your explanations.My Astor radio has been easily identified by Peter Hughs: it is model MK, MW only and uses valves 1C7G 1M5G 1K7G 1L5G,all octal,2 volts heater.The set is now beeing recovered to its original shape.In due time will be uploaded as new model.A.B.Regada

Wolfgang Bauer

Will this model be applied?
This is how this post makes no sense.

A similar device in the AC version is the Astor Model FP.

Regards WB.

Wolfgang Bauer


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Wolfgang Bauer

Astor brand, Radio: MK
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