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Personal 106

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Romac Radio: Personal 106 [Radio] ID = 1487006 933x647
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For model Personal 106, Romac Radio Corporation, Ltd.; London:
From Trader 940. ERT November 1946 specific to Personal 106 has the same image but poorer quality.
Country:  Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Romac Radio Corporation, Ltd.; London
alternative name
Romac USA
Year: 1946 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 4: 1R5 1T4 1S5 1S4
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 465 kHz; 1 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 4 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Dry Batteries
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
Power out
from Model: Personal 106 - Romac Radio Corporation, Ltd.;
Material Various materials
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Dimensions (WHD) 240 x 120 x 50 mm / 9.4 x 4.7 x 2 inch

No external aerial and earth socket (that is the 126).
The control knobs are fixed by means of two recessed grub-screws each. All later models (126 and up) use spring fitting.

See also the Austrian  HEA models Gypsy Gipsy 50 & Gypsy 52

The Portable Romac 106 is the first British receiver using 7pin miniature valves (B7G) used in 1940 in USA (see initial models). Same case for 106(1946), 126(1947), 136L(1948 - with MW and LW), 136S(1948 MW and SW), 236L(1949 with LW and MW) and 236S(1949).


External source of data E. Erb 3-907007-36-0
Circuit diagram reference Die «Thali Schemasammlung» führt das Modell.
Mentioned in Radios von gestern, 2. Auflage
Literature/Schematics (1) Radio! Radio!
Literature/Schematics (2) Trader Service Sheet (suppl. of Wireless & El. Trader, etc.) (940 February 1950)
Literature/Schematics (3) ERT October 1947
Literature/Schematics (4) Radio-Amateur Wien (RA, 46), (Österreichischer Radio Amateur, ÖRA) (7/8 1946, S.408)

All listed radios etc. from Romac Radio Corporation, Ltd.; London
Here you find 9 models, 8 with images and 8 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.


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Romac Radio: Personal 106
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Unknown portable 'Romae' (1946?)
Georg Richter

In the November/December 1946 issue of the Austrian radio magazine "Radiotechnik" was a report about the Swiss Autumn exhibition in Zurich (August 28th - September 3rd, 1946).

Amongst other models, was a picture of portable radio named "Romae Portable":

Romae Portable

The only data mentioned:

Miniature radio "Romae Portable", appearance like a camera, 4-tube superhet, broadcast band (MW), antenna in the shoulder strip, dimension ~240x135x51mm, weight ~2,2kg (4,85 lb) including batteries.

Unfortunately I did not found any othe reference. Does anybody know more about?

Thank you very much in advance!

Best Regards,

Michael Watterson

Certainly Romac marketed in USA, including even attempting a US standard TV!

So why not Austria?

See the Romac 106 Only the Romac 106 has the two bars, the later Romac sets have an open grill.

But later in Austria we have Austrian  HEA models Gypsy Gipsy 50 & Gypsy 52. The UK Romac went bust in 1950/1951 but the HEA models of same style appear to continue longer. I don't see an HEA model like the one in your photo, they are the style of the later Romac without the two vertical bars on the speaker.

Georg Richter


thank you for spotting to the model - obviously Romac 106 will fit.

No wonder: same article in the Austrian "Radiowelt" was also misspelling Phileo instead of Philco.

Best Regards


Michael Watterson

The harder question is what connection was there between HEA Austria and Romac UK?

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romac: ROMAC Personal 106
Francisco Gallego

This information is about a model, as the one already available, but having two bands MW and SW. It is shown in two pictures Personal 106a for the dial showing the two bands lines and the brand identification in the middle of it, when previously was in the lower part. Picture 106b showns the button for changing the band.

I request help for uploading this kind of  information in an alternative way of text for the Forum if any.

Excuss my English and any spelling mistake



Sandor Selyem-Tóth

Dear Francisco!

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romac: ROMAC Personal 106
Francisco Gallego

Dispongo de información sobre un modelo posterior al que ya existe. Adjunto dos fotografias que la ilustran. El cambio es que el nuevo aparato es de dos bandas MW y SW.

En la foto  Personal 106a se ve el dial con las dos bandas y el nombre del fabricante en la mitad del dial y no en la parte inferior como en el antiguo modelo. En la foto Personal 106b se ve el botón de cambio de banda.

Agradecería información de como proponer este cambio si es que hay otra forma además de ponerla en el Foro.


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romac: Romac
Bill Morris
  1 First British Personal Radio using miniature glass tubes. First seen at the Britain Can Make It Exhibition in 1946/47. Antenna is in the strap.
Romac Radio: Personal 106
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