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All Transistor 198

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All Transistor 198; Philips Australia (ID = 2239548) Radio
Philips Australia: All Transistor 198 [Radio] ID = 2239548 1400x1197
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For model All Transistor 198, Philips Australia
Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Philips Australia
Year: 1958 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 7: OC44 OC45 OC45 OC71 OC71 or. OC75 OC72 OC72 OA79 OA79
Main principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); ZF/IF 455 kHz
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Dry Batteries / 1 X 9 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 4 inch = 10.2 cm
Power out
from Model: All Transistor 198 - Philips Australia
Material Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Dimensions (WHD) 245 x 170 x 100 mm / 9.6 x 6.7 x 3.9 inch

This radio physically resembles the valve based 196 of the same era but is fully transistorised. The production start date of late 1958 is less than 2 years after the release of the Pye P123BQ and the AWA 897P which are regarded as the first Australian produced Transistor Radios. This then qualifies as a very early model.

Having the earlier OC44 and OC45s, these sets are more reliable than later radios with the OC169s and OC170s. the electrolytic and waxed paper capacitors, as with any 50(+) year old radio are suspect.

The Service Data sheet, in addition to the usual tuning data, includes advice on removal of the chassis, volume control and switch escutcheon and the advice that alignment cannot be done without removing the chassis from the case. The advice is welcome as the order of disassembly is not evident.

The metalwork supporting the switch assembly differs considerably from the 199 & 199C, which appear, at least, similar.

Colours available in Brown, Grey & Red.

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 1.770 kg / 3 lb 14.4 oz (3.899 lb)
Price in first year of sale 44.10 AUS £
Literature/Schematics (1) - - Manufacturers Literature (Philips Radioplayer Service Data, Dec 1958.)
Literature/Schematics (2) J.R. Publications Transistor Radio Service Handbook (Vol. 1, 1960, Page P2 & A Series Handbook, Page P1.)

Model page created by Brian Wilson. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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