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Ouragan 56

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For model Ouragan 56, Reela-Radio, Reela-Gees; Paris
Country:  France
Manufacturer / Brand:  Reela-Radio, Reela-Gees; Paris
Year: 1956 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 6: ECH81 EF89 EBC81 EL84 EM80 EZ80
schematic requested
Main principle Superheterodyne (common)
Wave bands Broadcast, Long Wave and 2 x Short Wave.
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC)
Loudspeaker Permanent or electro-dynamic (moving coil), system not known yet.
Power out
from Model: Ouragan 56 - Reela-Radio, Reela-Gees; Paris
Material Wooden case
Shape Tablemodel, low profile (big size).
Dimensions (WHD) 385 x 255 x 170 mm / 15.2 x 10 x 6.7 inch

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Jimmy Simmons

What is the IF frequency of this radio (Reela Ouragan 56)?

Is there anywhere where I can get the input IF transformer?

Mark Hippenstiel

Dear Jimmy,

Reela is one of the worst French brands as far as manufacturer's documents are concerned. There are many models that cannot be identified, a lot of special editions to carter the near-by german-french market, and only very little schematics.

On the other hand, Reela radios are pretty straightforward and simple, I've heard people say that one doesn't need a schematic to repair a Reela.

I do not know the IF, but my guess is it would be 455 or 456 kHz, both very much standard for the time.

Regarding spares, my best advise is to obtain them from another radio, e.g. eBay 350937298634. Or you have to reconstruct the IF stage from scratch with other fitting parts.

Best regrads

Jimmy Simmons

Thank you, Mark.  I had suspected that the IF frequency was approximately 455 kHz.  I goofed on which transformer.  It is the output IF transformer, and it has developed an annoying intermittent.  I'll have to remove the shield and check it out.  Hopefully I can repair it; and, if not, I'll just bypass it with a capacitor.  When I get around to it I'll post the results, with pictures, here.

Michael Watterson

It's actually usually easy to repair Valve IFTs. The later Pot type transistor ones are difficult. Even winding  isn't impossible.

You can also use two miniature AM radio aerial coils and ignore the tap. Mount about 1cm apart, side by side, not inline. Move the subminiature rod to tune. You need about 270pF to 390pF for 455kHz as the MW is down to 540kHz approx with about 190pF. These are the very small ones on 2 Eur to 6 Eur pocket sets.

If you have a Dip Meter it helps a lot. I did a post on it.


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