Continental 410US US Dial

SABA; Villingen

  • Year
  • 1963/1964
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • ID
  • 25570
    • Brand: Schwer & Söhne, GmbH

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 14
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 460/10700 kHz
  • Tuned circuits
  • 10 AM circuit(s)     13 FM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast, Long Wave, Short Wave plus FM or UHF.
  • Details
  • Radio Control (+Remote Wire etc)
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 115-240 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • 5 Loudspeakers
  • Material
  • Wooden case
  • from
  • Model: Continental 410US [US Dial] - SABA; Villingen
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 700 x 455 x 310 mm / 27.6 x 17.9 x 12.2 inch
  • Notes
  • SABA Continental 410 US has a motor for automatic tuning with remote control RS125. FM-Stereo-Decoder can be built in. See also "410 US E" (with scale including broadcasting station names as the domestic model Freiburg Automatic 14) and "Freiburg Automatic 14 Export" which are most similar.

    If you have selected SABA as a model you get only this one - you better look after a model not a brand. This model is for export to the USA.
  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 24 kg / 52 lb 13.8 oz (52.863 lb)
  • Price in first year of sale
  • +
  • Source of data
  • -- Original-techn. papers.

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Forum contributions about this model: SABA; Villingen: Continental 410US

Threads: 3 | Posts: 10

Hello SABA experts,

I am restoring a SABA Continental 410US for a friend and have encountered a technical problem with the ratio detector circuit. I have not been able to resolve it and seek the advice of those more expert than I.

The radio (after repairs and alignment) functions well in all respects save one: the ratio detector DC voltage (schematic point X) limits at 17.5V. I believe this is slightly low, as my Freiburg 14 (same circuit) limits at 19.5V.

The FM sensitivity is good; slightly better than my Freiburg 14.

Direct injection of a 10.7 MHZ signal on the control grid of the EBF89 also results in a 17.5V limit.

Removing the Stereo Decoder does not resolve the problem.

The G2 and Anode voltages on the EBF 89 are correct per the schematic. The DC supply voltages are correct. The Anode and G2 currents are correct. Correct means within 2% of spec.

The 5uF Elko has been exchanged (precautionary) with no effect. Also, the EBF89 has been exchanged with no effect. The EM84 was exchanged, as it was dim; it had no effect on the performance.

The following resistors measure correct: R381, R306, R303,R311,R314, R315, R703-R706, R301, R709. Correct means within  +/- 5%.

The detector diode pair (AA119's) measure good for Vf (approx 280mV at 1mA).

The AM (MW) AGC functions.

I have not measured or replaced C703, C704 or C702. Access is very difficult.

C303 was bypassed with 2.2nF with no effect.

The leakage current in C304 and C312 measures less than 1 uA at 20VDC.

The ECL80 has been exchanged (for another reason) and it did not affect performance. Automatic tuning works well.

During alignment, the set responded according to the SABA alignment instructions with no problems noted.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as aside from a problem with the ratiofilter I am running out of ideas.

Thank you for your attention,

Kirk Sievers








Kirk Sievers, 27.Mar.09

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Saba Continental 410US - Modellverschnitt oder weitere Variante?

"Radiofreunde" führten eine aktuelle Auktion mit dem Saba Continental 410 US an was auch die Typenbezeichnung auf der Rückwand sowie die Bezeichnung "Continental" an der Front belegt. Das Gerät wurde zudem für gutes Geld versteigert.

Die Tasten und Skala weisen jedoch eine Deutsche Beschriftung auf - gemischt mit M-BC, K-SW & UK-FM Tasten. Der UKW Bereich zeigt nur Kanalnummern bis 56 (104 MHz?).

Das Gerät trägt an der Front "Freiburg Vollautomatic" 

Der im Modellblatt gezeigte Empfänger jedoch ist US typisch mit MHz Skala bis 108, ON-OFF Taste etc. ausgeführt.

Offensichtlich ein zusammengeschnitztes Modell um UKW Alltagstauglichkeit bis 108 MHz anzudeuten?! Oder eine weitere Variante?



Wolfgang Scheida, 16.Feb.09

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weitere techn. Unterlagen siehe Modell Freiburg 14:

Franz-Josef Haffner, 29.Aug.03

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