• Year
  • 1929
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 52004
    • alternative name: Pilot Radio & Television || Pilot Radio and Tube || Pilot Radio Corporation

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 4
  • Main principle
  • TRF with regeneration; Screengrid 1926-1935
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast and Short Wave (SW).
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC)
  • Loudspeaker
  • - For headphones or amp.
  • Material
  • Metal case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: A.C. Super-Wasp K-115 - Pilot Electric Mfg. Co. Radio
  • Shape
  • Chassis only or for «building in»
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 18 x 7.5 x 9.5 inch / 457 x 191 x 241 mm
  • Notes
  • Requires ABC Power Pack K111. Price is less Power Pack
    David Grimes writes in "Radio Design" about the Pilot A.C. Super-Wasp on page 3 to 15 and 28ff. The Pilot AC Super-Wasp - in this magazine the front plate shows Super Wasp without hyphen - on the photo of Manfred Edelmann you can see with hyphen which might indicate that there are different versions around. The article deals first with the big difficulties to get a hum free "telephone receiver" also for short waves and with regeneration. It shows also the difference between the tubes 227 and Pilotron P-227 and it gives detailled information on the kit.

    The AC tetrode UY224 was first announced in April 1929 - and only later followed the 24A. The model with this tubes can not be before 1929 [EE].
  • Price in first year of sale
  • 34.00 $
  • External source of data
  • Ernst Erb
  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Rider's Perpetual, Volume 1 = 1931/1934 (for 1919-1931)
  • Mentioned in
  • Radio Design (Article in Fall Issue 1929: "The first Short-Wave Receiver that Works Successfully on AC)

 Collections | Museums | Literature


The model A.C. Super-Wasp is part of the collections of the following members.


The model A.C. Super-Wasp can be seen in the following museums.


The model A.C. Super-Wasp is documented in the following literature.