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Commander ; Berec Radio, London (ID = 1151004) Radio
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Commander ; Berec Radio, London (ID = 1151004) Radio
Berec Radio, London: Commander [Radio] ID = 1151004 933x778
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For model Commander, Berec Radio, London
Country:  Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Berec Radio, London
Year: 1958 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 9: DF97 DF97 DK92 DF97 DM70 DF97 DAF96 DL96 DL96
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 470/10700 kHz; 3 AF stage(s); Reflex
Tuned circuits 8 AM circuit(s)     9 FM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast, 2 Short Wave plus FM or UHF.
Power type and voltage Dry Batteries / 90 & 1.5 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) - elliptical / Ø 7 inch = 17.8 cm
Power out
from Model: Commander - Berec Radio, London
Material Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Dimensions (WHD) 381 x 311 x 152 mm / 15 x 12.2 x 6 inch

Visual Tuning Indicator (DM70). Push Pull Audio. Rexine style fabric covered plywood case. Price and date is for the Sky Emperor.

Battery Type Ever Ready Batrymax type B103 combined 1,5/90V.

The Ever Ready Sky Emperor is the identical Domestic version of this Export model only varying slightly in colour scheme and badge.

Four waveband AM/FM

  • VHF-FM: 87.5 ... 100 MHz
  • SW1: 5.8 ... 16.5 MHz
  • SW2: 1.6 ... 4.7 MHz (US extended AM, Europe Marine)
  • MW: 530 ... 1602 KHz

There is no Longwave. Ferrite rod for MW and Telescopic aerial for SW/VHF.

There was an optional mains Adaptor from Ever Ready (the only post WWII with such a feature, only BEREC Fiesta from Ever Ready post WWII to end of UK production had battery and mains).

The Economy switch disconnects 1/2 the DL96 filaments and changes DL96 Bias. The Gram switch disconnects all radio valve filaments.

The 1st FM IF is also "on" on AM, as it is reflexed as audio phase inverter for Push Pull 2 x DL96.

Elliptical speaker approximately 7" x 4"


  • Car aerial (on side, all others are on Chassis)
  • Gramophone (P.U.)
  • External speaker
  • Earth
  • Shortwave aerial
  • Telescopic aerials use 2 pin plug.
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 8 kg / 17 lb 9.9 oz (17.621 lb)
Price in first year of sale 25.00 GBP
Literature/Schematics (1) Radio And Television Servicing books (R&TVS) (1959-60 Edition page 90)
Literature/Schematics (2) Trader Service Sheet (suppl. of Wireless & El. Trader, etc.) (1401 (2nd May 1959))

Model page created by Robert Darwent. See "Data change" for further contributors.

All listed radios etc. from Berec Radio, London
Here you find 25 models, 23 with images and 8 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.