• Year
  • 1935
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 77329

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 3
  • Main principle
  • TRF with regeneration
  • Tuned circuits
  • 1 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast (MW) and Long Wave.
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 108/250 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 17 cm = 6.7 inch
  • Material
  • Bakelite case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: 940 A - Philips Electrical, Lamps,
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel without push buttons, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 315 x 245 x 175 mm / 12.4 x 9.6 x 6.9 inch
  • Notes
  • Designed as a "Local Station Receiver". EE: We believe that the British 940A has been originally made with the tube line up of Mullard SP4 and Mullard PM24M and not Philips E446 and E443H but 1821 as rectifier (not G1064) as stated by other source. At least later British versions show 940 A/15 (940A/15) on the plate.

  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 7 kg / 15 lb 6.7 oz (15.419 lb)

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Forum contributions about this model: Philips Electrical,: 940 A

Threads: 3 | Posts: 14

Hallo everyone,

I've got one Philips 940A radio with some peculiar features. As first, it is in a wooden cabinet, what I have seen only by Czech 944A, but it has different speaker-grille at the front. Mine has the same as UK and Dutch bakelite cabinets. (by mistake, I have uploaded its photo at the Dutch model-page). Also, as far as I know, Czechs have used the Dutch chassis. 

Further, it has UK chassis, but Philips tube-line: E446, E443H and 506.

The most strange is the dial disk! Instead of wavelengths, it has the names of stations - green for MW and red for LW. According to those stations, it was probable made for east- and central European market.

All parts and the wiring are original, except that I had to resuff Philips "padestoel" electrolytes.

Has anyone seen such model, or can locate its manufacturer?

Thanks for help and best regards,



Dejan Momirov, 10.May.19

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The set 940A, in bakelite, was produced in Czechoslovakia under the name 944A.



Viktor Cingel, 22.Jun.09

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In a 940A/15 these valves are used: SP4-PM24M-1821

Aad Hoenderdos, 07.Aug.06

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