Trans-Oceanic (TransOceanic) H500 Ch= 5H40 (undefined variant)
- United States of America (USA)
- Manufacturer / Brand
- Zenith Radio Corp.; Chicago, IL
- Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
- Radiomuseum.org ID
- alternative name: Chicago Radio Lab
Click on the schematic thumbnail to request the schematic as a free document.
- Number of Tubes
- Main principle
- Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 455 kHz
- Wave bands
- Broadcast plus more than 2 Short Wave bands.
- Power type and voltage
- Line / Batteries (any type) / AC/DC 110; 220; Batt.9 & 90 Volt
- Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 5.25 inch = 13.3 cm
- Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: Trans-Oceanic H500 Ch= 5H40 - Zenith Radio Corp.; Chicago,
- Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 430 x 280 x 200 mm / 16.9 x 11 x 7.9 inch
- The different revision versions can only be distinguished if the chassis back is visible. Here is the place for such undefined set pictures.
See also the article here.
Siehe auch den Artikel hier.
Si veda anche l'articolo in questa pagina. Battery Pack No. Z-985 ( 9 & 90 V DC). 220 V mains only with power adapter inserted.
- Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
- 8 kg / 17 lb 9.9 oz (17.621 lb)
- External source of data
- Ernst Erb
- Source of data
- The Radio Collector's Directory and Price Guide 1921 - 1965
- Circuit diagram reference
- Rider's Perpetual, Volume 22, covering 1951
- Mentioned in
- Collector's Guide to Antique Radios 4. Edition
- Literature/Schematics (1)
- Bryant/Cones: The Zenith Trans-Oceanic
- Other Models
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All listed radios etc. from Zenith Radio Corp.; Chicago, IL
The model Trans-Oceanic (TransOceanic) H500 is part of the collections of the following members.
Forum contributions about this model: Zenith Radio Corp.;: Trans-Oceanic H500 Ch= 5H40
Threads: 4 | Posts: 4
When I compared the two H500 Trans Oceanics from my collection, there is a remarkable difference concerning the power supply:
On one set, I find the power selector for 110 V AC-DC, 220 V DC and 220 V AC;
between the power lead and the phones jack, there is a switch labelled "SEE INSTRUCTION BOOK".
On the other Set, I find no such selector;
there is no switch, but there is "INSERT A.C. PLUG HERE FOR BATTERY OPERATION" engraved in the chassis.
The model with the power selector (with the black cabinet (power resistor ?) is the one found in J. Bryant and H. Cones' Book, the other model is the one found in Sam's Photofact (found at BAMA), it has no traces of the switch having been removed, so I consider it two genuine variants.
You may encounter both models when having a look at the images from our members.
Kind regards Martin Boesch
Martin Bösch, 13.Sep.08
Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014, 30.Mar.04
It's likely this last H500 edition was a test series for the RR-520 or it were just spare chassis of this which were used in the standard H500 cabinet. But in difference to RR-520 this chassis isn't using tube shields or a shielded RF-head, and it has no dial light.
Ralf Sürtenich, 23.Mar.04