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Country:  Belgium
Manufacturer / Brand:  Siera; Belgien
Year: 1947/1948 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: ECH21 ECH21 EBL21 AZ1 EM4
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 452 kHz
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast, Long Wave and more than two Short Wave bands.
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 100-245 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent or electro-dynamic (moving coil), system not known yet.
Power out
from Model: S196A - Siera; Belgien
Material Wooden case
Dimensions (WHD) 540 x 380 x 230 mm / 21.3 x 15 x 9.1 inch

Attention: This model has probably never existed for the following reasons:

  • No other source than the «Thali Schemasammlung» lists this model. Its mentioned properties are the same as type 196X. Type 196A stays in the database because there is one source mentioning it.
  • Radio-Vademecum Staleman lists type 196X, not 196A.
  • No model or photo from it was ever found.
  • No reference to it in the technical manual for type 196X.
  • Type 194X is in fact an AC model: "X" meaning AC mains with provisions for an optionally DC to AC convertor. The convertor is not built-in by default. 
Price in first year of sale 750.00 SFR
External source of data E. Erb 3-907007-36-0
Circuit diagram reference Die «Thali Schemasammlung» führt das Modell.
Picture reference Das Modell ist im «Radiokatalog» (Erb) abgebildet.

All listed radios etc. from Siera; Belgien
Here you find 434 models, 393 with images and 178 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.