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Sovereign RP18

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For model Sovereign RP18, Hacker Radio Ltd., Maidenhead:
My 1964 Hacker RP18 Sovereign MW/LW/VHF 15 transistor radio. This was the first of the Sovereign transistor radios built by Hacker. Now being restored.
 
Country:  Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Hacker Radio Ltd., Maidenhead
Year: 1964 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 15: AF117 AF117 AF117 AF121 AF125 AF114 AF114 AF114 AF114 OC71 OC75 AC127 OC81D AC127 OC81
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 470/10700 kHz; 5 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 7 AM circuit(s)     10 FM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast, Long Wave and FM or UHF.
Details
Power type and voltage Dry Batteries / 2 × 9 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) - elliptical / Ø 8 inch = 20.3 cm
Power out 1.2 W (max.)
from Radiomuseum.org Model: Sovereign RP18 - Hacker Radio Ltd., Maidenhead
Material Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Dimensions (WHD) 12.75 x 8.75 x 4.75 inch / 324 x 222 x 121 mm
Notes

8" × 5" elliptical loudspeaker. Sockets Input: external aerial, gramophone; Output: tape recorder, earphone.

Also 7 diodes.

AM: Ferrite Rod aerial

VHF-FM: Telescopic aerial, separate permeability tuned receiver.

The AF121 & AF125 are in the "bought in" German made VHF "Head".

Completely separate VHF-FM-RF, FM-IF, AM and AF amplifier boards/modules

Uses 2 x PP9 batteries in series.

AFC defeat button for easier VHF tuning reduces FM IF gain to reduce inter-station hiss.

Three or Four adjustable metal pointers to indicate location of local or favorite stations (intended for Home, Light and Third on VHF), adjustable when rear door open.

Specifications (from Hacker Manual)

  • MW 185 to 560 m
  • LW 1000 to 1850 m
  • VHF 87 to 101 MHz
  • AF +/-2dB : 30 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Consumption (no signal): 14 mA (AM), 18 mA (FM)
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 4.3 kg / 9 lb 7.5 oz (9.471 lb)
Price in first year of sale 40.95 £
Mentioned in Hacker Service Manual

Model page created by Howard Craven. See "Data change" for further contributors.



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