FAE Xirico CH= 14882
- Manufacturer / Brand
- Electromoc EE (Empresa Estatal Electrónica Electrotecnia); Mozambique
- 1980 ?
- Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
- Radiomuseum.org ID
Click on the schematic thumbnail to request the schematic as a free document.
- Number of Transistors
- Main principle
- Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 455 kHz
- Wave bands
- Broadcast plus 2 Short Wave bands.
- Power type and voltage
- Batteries / addl. power jack / 4 x 1.5 / 6 Volt
- Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) - elliptical / Ø 15.5 cm = 6.1 inch
- Plastics (no bakelite or catalin)
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: FAE Xirico CH= 14882 - Electromoc EE Empresa Estatal
- Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 185 x 280 x 80 mm / 7.3 x 11 x 3.1 inch
The FAE Xirico radio was assembled in the Popular Republic of Mozambique by Electromoc EE enterprise at its "FAE - Fabrica de Aparelhos Electronicos" manufacturing plant, during the early 80's. The project and components were supplied by Stern Radio in German Democratic Republic (Xirico looks like a Stern Contura 2500/250R radio from outside, but they only share the cabinet looks, because the pcb layout, the schematics and the radio bands are different).
Xirico is the name of a very common bird in Mozambique. This equipment was very popular and everybody wanted one. Due to its low price, it was sold in large quantities during the socialist revolutionary period.
Most of these radios were destroyed by the high moisture from tropical weather, bad handling, civil war and bad quality batteries. So just a few of them have survived.
The speaker size is 10,5 x 15,5 cm, with 8 Ohm impedance and 2 VA input power.
- Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
- 1.380 kg / 3 lb 0.6 oz (3.04 lb)
- Model page created by Jose Mesquita. See "Data change" for further contributors.
- Other Models
Here you find 1 models, 1 with images and 1 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from Electromoc EE (Empresa Estatal Electrónica Electrotecnia); Mozambique