November 1936 Radio-Craft
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
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I have been
scanning and posting Radio Service Data Sheets like this one featuring the Fairbanks-Morse 9-Tube All-Wave
Model 91 Superheterodyne Chassis radio receiver for many years now. 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. The thumbnail image of the Fairbanks-Morse Model 91 is from the
I could not find a complete model.
Fairbanks-Morse 9-Tube All-Wave Model 91 Superheterodyne Chassis
These voltages are measured from the tube socket prongs to ground.
Alignment should be made with the volume control of the receiver on full, and any attenuation made with
the gain control of the test oscillator. Align the LF. stage at 456 kc. and the tuning con-denser set
at full mesh, band switch on broad-cast position. The lead to the set from the test oscillator is connected
to the cap of V2 through a condenser. Adjust all trimmers to the highest possible output. Turn the receiver
dial to 1,500 kc. and connect the test oscillator to the receiver antenna lead through a 200 mmf. condenser.
Adjust the B.C. oscillator trimmer for highest output, then adjust the detector and R.F. trimmers likewise.
Tune to 600 kc. and adjust the B.C. band series padder to highest output, while rocking the tuning condenser
to the best position. The next band is adjusted the same way at 5.4 mc. and 1.8 mc. The dummy an-tenna
for this band is a 400-ohm carbon resistor in series with the antenna leads.
Posted January 20, 2017