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Volumatic 159 6 Volt

Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
Year: 1965–1967 Category: Car Radio, perhaps also + sound player/recorder
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 9: 2N1637 2N1639 2N1638 2N1638 2N406 2N406 SE6001 2N301 2N301 OA90 AS2
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 455 kHz; 3 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 8 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Storage Battery for all (e.g. for car radios and amateur radios) / 6 Volt
Loudspeaker - This model requires external speaker(s).
Power out
from Model: Volumatic 159 [6 Volt] - Ferris Bros. Pty Ltd.; Sydney
Material Metal case
Shape Chassis only or for «building in»
Dimensions (WHD) 7 x 2 x 5.75 inch / 178 x 51 x 146 mm

Push button tuning car radio designed for older cars with 6 volt systems.

There was also a 12 volt version.

After the introduction of decimal currency in Australia (14/02/1966) this model sold for $102.90, including fittings. Basic receiver only - $84.00

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 5 lb (5 lb 0 oz) / 2.270 kg
Price in first year of sale 51.45 AUS £
Mentioned in Electronics Australia Feb. 1966 P107.
Literature/Schematics (1) - - Manufacturers Literature (Ferris Service Manual, Models 152, 156 & 159.)
Literature/Schematics (2) J.R. Publications Car Radio Service Handbook (Group G5, February 1968, Page F1.)

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 125 models, 64 with images and 48 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.