May 1936 Radio-Craft
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This is another Radio Service
Data Sheet that appeared in the May 1936 edition of Radio-Craft magazine. I post this schematic and functional
description of the Canadian Westinghouse Model 175 7-Tube Dual-Range Superhet manufacturers' publications for
the benefit of hobbyists and archivists who might be searching for such information either in a effort to restore
a radio to working condition, or to collect archival information.
Canadian Westinghouse Model 175, 7-Tube Dual-Range Superhet
(6 metal tubes; Air Pilot; tone-flow cabinet; ranges 530-1720,5,500-18,000 kc.; tone compensation; manual tone
This set is similar to the Canadian Westinghouse Model 275, except that only 2 bands are provided on the Model
All the voltages are given on the trimmer layout drawing. The D.C. readings are taken with respect to chassis.
The R.F. line-up frequencies are 1,500 and 600 kc. for band A; 17,000 kc. on band C. Range B on the model 275
is aligned at 5,160 kc. The receiver is designed to allow the Service Man to make use of a tuning wand, and this
tool should be used before any alignment is attempted. The I.F. stage is aligned at 460 kc. Before actual R.F.
adjustments are started, the dial pointer must be set at the correct position. This is done by turning the tuning
condenser to maximum, and setting one end of the pointer exactly to the horizontal line at the low-frequency end
of band A, while the other end should be within 1/64-in. of the line at the high-frequency end.
The power consumption of these sets is 72 W., while there is 2 W. undistorted, and 4 1/2 W. maximum output.
Automatic tone compensation is provided on the manual volume control, by means of a resistance-capacity network,
which increases the low-frequency response at low-volume levels,
The Air-Pilot is a combination of features which are said to enable accurate tuning of the receiver by even
the most inexperienced owner. A world time map is provided in an illuminated drawer. This is fitted in both console
and table models.
The console receiver uses a 12 in. speaker, while an 8 in. unit is used in the table model.
The variable condenser is mounted on a special shock-proof support, which prevents microphonic howl due to
acoustic feedback from the loudspeaker.
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