January 1935 Radio-Craft
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Craft,
published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Service Data Sheets were published by various electronics trade magazines back in the early to middle
decades of the last century. SAMS Photofact
document sets were published on just about every appliance made, and those had much more detail than
these briefs. However, for the low-budget repair shop or the do-it-yourselfer, the Radio Service Data
Sheets were a godsend. I have been scanning, cleaning up, and posting all the ones I find in my vintage
electronics magazine collection. See a complete list at the bottom.
Many fine examples of restored vintage radios can be found on the Internet. The Pilot Model 63 shown
above appears on the RadioMuseum.com
Pilot Model 63 All-Wave 6-Tube Superheterodyne
The power consumption of this set is 70 W.; the undistorted power output is 3 W. If it becomes necessary
to realign the set, be sure to reconnect the speaker cable to the receiver after having removed the
chassis from its cabinet, before connecting to power line.
To align broadcast band, connect service oscillator to antenna and ground posts, turn range switch
to "Broadcast," and align oscillator, interstage and antenna trimmers at 1,400 kc.; and oscillator padder
at 600 kc. Repeat procedure. Rock tuning control while aligning padder.