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Portable Car Radio 304

Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
Year: 1971 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 9: BF195 BF195 BF194 BF194 BC147 BC147 OC955 2N4922 2N4919 AN2002 AN2005 EM4005 EM4005
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 455 kHz; 3 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Batteries / addl. power jack / 9 or 12 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) - elliptical
Power out 0.45 W (undistorted)
from Model: Portable Car Radio 304 - Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
Material Various materials
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Dimensions (WHD) 216 x 143 x 58 mm / 8.5 x 5.6 x 2.3 inch

This portable radio can be used as a car radio by inserting it into a special under-dash cradle.  When so used, the car's electrical supply, aerial and speaker are utilised, and the maximum undistorted power output increases to 3 watts at 14 volt supply.  The cradle has a polarity switch for operation in vehicles with either positive or negative chassis.

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 0.9 kg / 1 lb 15.7 oz (1.982 lb)
Price in first year of sale 98.50 AUS $
Literature/Schematics (1) J.R. Publications Car Radio Service Handbook (Group G8, 1974, Page F21.)

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

All listed radios etc. from Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
Here you find 122 models, 57 with images and 45 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.