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Broadcast Receiver - AWA, Console, Model 165, 1938 Object Reg. No: ST 029078

Battery operated console receiver, 1938. The set was manufactured by Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd., who also donated it to the Museum.

Such a console receiver would have taken pride of place in a living room; it costt 29 guineas.

It used Superheterodyne technology, invented in 1918, enabling the listener to tune a signal precisely and seperate it from other signals with similar wavelenghts. As more and more stations came on the air, tuning of radio without this technology, became more and more difficult, due to overlapping of station wavelenghts, especially at night.

Mode 165 had five valves and had an eight inch speaker (A. W. A. Permag Type).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd., 1975
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 86 cm (Height), 61 cm (Width), 34 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: radio receivers
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: receivers
Inscriptions: Chassis number: B0027268

Valve types: C4, 1C6, 1C4, 1K6 and 1S4
Manufacturer: Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd (AWA), Australia, 1938

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