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Vesta 821A EAF42-6V6GT

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For model Vesta 821A EAF42-6V6GT, SBR Société Belge Radio-Electrique, Bruxelles
Country:  Belgium
Manufacturer / Brand:  SBR Société Belge Radio-Electrique, Bruxelles
Year: 1950 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 6: ECH41 or ECH42 EF41 EAF41 or EAF42 6V6GT EM34 5Y3GT
schematic requested
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 484 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast, Long Wave and Short Wave.
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 110; 130; 150; 220; 240 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 20 cm = 7.9 inch
Power out 4.5 W (unknown quality)
from Model: Vesta 821A [EAF42-6V6GT] - SBR Société Belge Radio-
Material Wooden case
Shape Tablemodel, low profile (big size).
Dimensions (WHD) 500 x 360 x 300 mm / 19.7 x 14.2 x 11.8 inch


SBR model 821A was originally designed with the tubeset ECH42, 6SG7, 6SQ7, 6V6GT/G, 6E5, 5Y3GT.
However, there are multiple alternative tubesets present in collections and public lists. Following tubesets including the original are found:
The schematic with the original model can differ slightly from the circuit for a model in a collection. Specifically at tubes with different type number (base different). 
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 11.6 kg / 25 lb 8.8 oz (25.551 lb)

Model page created by Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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SBR Société Belge: Vesta 821A
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sbr: 821-A;
Alexander Gerli

Hello, Friends! I wish to contact the RMorg Member who has the radio in these photographs. His radio has its original ruckwand, and my radio does not. If possible, I would like to have a good photograph of his ruckwand. I have found a firm here in ths USA that will cut a replacement ruckwand for me from a tracing of the rear cabinet edge. A photograph of an original ruckwand would allow this company to reproduce the holes for ventilation and accessory connections, as well as screen-print the markings.

I do hope that this Member can help me with a good, hi-resolution photo of his ruckwand.


Sandy Gerli AC1Y

Dietmar Rudolph

Dear Sandy,

best way to get the photograph is to contact the member directly who uploaded of the photos.

If you put the mouse over the photo on the model page, the name of the up-loader will be seen. Next fill in this name into the "search" of the member list, and you will get the information needed, eg. his mailing address.

I personally know the member, and I am sure he will help you.



Alexander Gerli

Hello, Dietmar!  Thank you for your post. I have found the collector's e-mail address on RMorg, and I have written to him. I'm looking forward to his reply.



Sandy AC1Y

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sbr: 821-A;
Alexander Gerli

Greetings, Friends!

I have an 821A, version 1 (6V6 output, 5Y3 rectifier) and my restoration is almost complete. I need to find someone to help me with restoring the skalenglas. The finish is beginning to flake off in several places, particularly near the magishes auge and also on a portion of the short wave scale.

Is there someone on the Forum who has experience in restoring skalenglas images?

In addition, my radio has no ruckwand. Is there a member who has, or makes, reproduction ruckwands?


Many thanks! mfg,

Sandy Gerli, AC1Y

Dietmar Rudolph

This porblem is further dicussed in a separate thread.

B.t.w., opening a new thread for each statement, question or answer about the same topic is not a good idea. The better way is using the "answer" button which is found in any post.



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