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9 Transistor De-Luxe Portable 204 204 (M204) 6 volt.

Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
Year: 1963/1964 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 9: 2N1637 2N1639 2N1638 2N1638 AC125 AC126 AC128 AC128 OC74 OA91 OA91 OA91
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 455 kHz; 3 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 8 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Batteries / addl. power jack / 6/12 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
Power out
from Model: 9 Transistor De-Luxe Portable 204 204 [6 volt.] - Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
Material Metal case
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)

Ferris 204, 9 Transistor De-Luxe Portable Car Radio; The case is made of chrome plated die cast zinc. The price below includes an ignition suppression kit.

The complete underdash installation kit, comprising power cradle, extension speaker and car aerial cost £14/10/-. Gutter grip aerial, safety seat, bracket and strap £2/19/-. Power cradle only £6/19/- .

Battery Eveready Type 2582.

Product review, Radio Television & Hobbies, Nov 1963, Page 121.

See also 12 volt version which has minor circuit variations.


Price in first year of sale 44.10 AUS £
Mentioned in Mingay's Radio Electrical Weekly Price Service (REWPS) (Feb 1964 & Aug 1964.)

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

All listed radios etc. from Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
Here you find 125 models, 62 with images and 48 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.