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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time and not much was available in the form of WYSIWYG ...
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May 1933 Radio-Craft[Table of Contents]
People old and young enjoy waxing nostalgic about and learning some of the history of early electronics. Radio-Craft was published from 1929 through 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged. See all articles from Radio-Craft.
Fada 103 Fadalette: A tabulation of voltages in this set on D.C. The D.C. and A.C. readings are for a 110 V. line. Bias readings are taken across respective bias resistors. The D.C. input is 34 W., and the A.C., S6 W.
Stewart-Warner Companion Chassis Series 108 and 108-X, Models 10 to 20. With the volume control tuned full on, the following approximate voltages should be read to the frame of unit C (using a high resistance voltmeter).
All sets of the "universal current" type now on the market require that the Service Man check the position of the power plug in its socket to determine whether it is correctly poled. It is seldom that the chassis frame connects directly to the power line. Circuit oscillation at the high-sensitivity setting of the volume control is normal in many models. The results obtained with ultra-midget sets will greatly depend upon local reception conditions.
Posted May 25, 2016
Radio Service Data Sheets
These schematics, tuning instructions, and other data are reproduced from my collection of vintage radio and electronics magazines. As back in the era, similar schematic and service info was available for purchase from sources such as SAMS Photofacts, but these printings were a no-cost bonus for readers. There are 156 Radio Service Data Sheets as of December 6, 2016.