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Absorption Wavemeter 696/1

Absorption Wavemeter 696/1; Eddystone, (ID = 2298540) Amateur-D
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Absorption Wavemeter 696/1; Eddystone, (ID = 2298540) Amateur-D
Eddystone,: Absorption Wavemeter 696/1 [Amateur-D] ID = 2298540 646x784
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For model Absorption Wavemeter 696/1, Eddystone, Birmingham:
Manufacturer's documentation
Country:  Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Eddystone, Birmingham
alternative name
Stratton & Co.Ltd.; Birmingham
Year: 1954 ? Category: Amateur Equipment (Other, but not Key)
Main principle Crystal-detection 1 circuit (no tubes)
Wave bands Broadcast, Long Wave and more than two Short Wave bands.
Power type and voltage No Power needed
Loudspeaker - - No sound reproduction output.
Power out
from Model: Absorption Wavemeter 696/1 - Eddystone, Birmingham
Material Metal case
Shape Very small Portable or Pocket-Set (Handheld) < 8 inch.

This is an absorption wavemeter using a germanium diode detector and a 200 microamp moving coil meter to indicate resonance. It is housed in a standard Eddystone diecast box with a socket for a plug-in coil.

The Model 696 was supplied with 8 coils covering 200 kHz to 150 MHz, whereas the Model 696/1 had 9 coils covering 200 kHz to 220 MHz.

Two coil stands were included, as well as individual hand-calibrated charts in a containing tube.

Price in first year of sale 13.53 GBP
Mentioned in -- Original prospect or advert

Model page created by Bruce Taylor. See "Data change" for further contributors.

All listed radios etc. from Eddystone, Birmingham
Here you find 235 models, 88 with images and 34 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.