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Zenith Models 5R080 & 5R086 Schematic & Parts List
August 1947 Radio News

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Here are the schematic and parts list for Zenith model 5R080 and 5R086 radio/phonograph combos, from a 1947 issue of Radio News magazine. It must have been a fairly popular set because many have been sold on eBay; in fact, that's where I got the photos shown here. The schematic page from the Sam's Photofact also came from an eBay listing. Note where it says that unless otherwise noted, all resistors values are ±20%. I suppose when your phonograph turntable uses a metal chain drive mechanism, precision isn't a huge concern. There are still many people who restore and service these vintage radios, and often it can be difficult or impossible to find schematics and/or tuning information; that's why I keep a running list of all the data sheets I find to facilitate searches.

Zenith Models 5R080 & 5R086

Zenith Model 5R086
Radio-Phonograph

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Zenith Models 5R080 & 5R086 Schematic, August 1947 Radio News - RF Cafe

Zenith Models 5R080 & 5R086 Schematic

Zenith Models 5R080 & 5R086 Parts List, August 1947 Radio News - RF Cafe

Zenith Models 5R080, 5R086 Parts List


Images below are from Sam's Photofacts

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Posted April 11, 2023
(updated from original post on 9/29/2014)


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 227 Radio Service Data Sheets as of December 28, 2020.

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