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SW-3 and SW-5 Coil Data

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For model SW-3 and SW-5 Coil Data, National Company; Cambridge & Malden (MA):
National SW-3 Series 10 Coil Set. This is the #15 coils covering 1.5 to 2.7 MHz. Note the blue dot on the bottom of the coil, signifying this is coil set #15. Also, note the unique pin spacing.
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  National Company; Cambridge & Malden (MA)
alternative name
National Toy Co.
Year: 1929–1946 Category: Radio part (not a module) 
Wave bands Wave Bands given in the notes.
Power type and voltage No Power needed
Loudspeaker - - No sound reproduction output.
Power out
from Model: SW-3 and SW-5 Coil Data - National Company; Cambridge &
Material Special material, described in the notes.
Shape Miscellaneous shapes - described under notes.
Dimensions (WHD) 1.625 x 2.813 x 1.625 inch / 41 x 71 x 41 mm

The National SW-3 and SW-5 Coils cover 0.09 MHz to 35.0 MHz, including bandspread coils for the 160, 80, 40, 20 and 10 meter amateur bands, There are three series of coils: the Series 10, 60 and 30 sets. Each band requires a coil for both the RF and Detector stages.

The coils are constructed of R-39, an ultra low-loss form material. The 6-pin base is unique to the National coils. It is not compatible with standard 6-pin tube bases or sockets.

Bandspread coils have grid cap leads, and the bandspread detector coils have a padding condenser. Note that there is no number 12A, 32A or 62A bandspread coils, since the 40 meter amateur band would fall in the range of the number 13, 33 and 63 coil sets.

Each coil set originally cost between $3.00 and $9.50, depending on coverage and series.

Series 10 Coils were used in both AC and DC receivers. The following National receivers use the series 10 coils: ACSW-5, ACSW-45, DCSW-34, DCSW-3 and original SW-3 Thrill Boxes. This would include any receivers from these series using type 24, 32, 34, 35, and 36 tubes in the RF and Detector stages. Some of the series 10 coils are marked with colored paint on the bottom for easy identification of the band.

Series 60 Coils were used in the ACSW-58 and ACSW-3 receivers utilizing either a type 58 or 6D6 in the Detector and RF stages. Some series 60 coils were engraved with their number on the bottom of the coil. (It is not clear when National started doing this.)

Series 30 Coils were used in the Universal SW-3 with either a 6J7 or 1N5 in the Detector and RF stages.


#10 (Brown), 30 & 60 (9-15M)

#11 (Black), 31 & 61 (13.5-25M)

#12 (Red), 32 & 62 (23-41M)

#13 (White), 33 & 63 (40-70M)

#14 (Green), 34 & 64 (65-115M)

$15 (Blue), 35 & 65 (115-200M)

#16 (Orange), 36 & 66 (200-360M)

#17 (Yellow), 37 & 67 (350-550M)

#18 (Purple), 38 & 68 (500-850M)

#19, 39 & 69 (850-1200M)

#20, 40 & 70 (1200-1500 M)

#21, 41 & 71 (1500-2000m)

#22. 42 & 72 (2000-3000M)

#10A. 30A & 60A (10M Bandspread)

#11A, 31A & 61A (20M Bandspread)

#13A, 33A & 63A (40M Bandspread)

#14A, 34A & 64A (80M Bandspread)

#15A, 35A & 65A (160M Bandspread)

Model page created by Wayne Childress. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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