All Wave Crystal Radio

Multiband Crystal Radio

This SW set came from antiqueradio.org although the box described on that site is not what I chose to use. I really admire padauk and used it for this set as well. The challenge for me was threading all the leads from the various coils through the top and trying to keep track of them as they were soldered to the switches. It is a real bird's nest but it is apparently correct since the set works extraordinarily well. I like to display at least some components on the outside of the box and this one features the diode and the coils out there.

Only one of the 500pf sections of the 3 gang variable capacitor is used and a 365 serves as an antenna tuner. A 56pf variable cap is used for the SW.

I'm using a 150' inverted L for an antenna and this radio brings in multiple SW programs at night and local broadcast stations during the day. I am looking forward to next fall/winter to see just how well it brings in SW signals then. Until then (and until I find some better knobs) I won't offer this one for sale. Order: #X-53

Multiband Crystal Radio
Multiband Crystal Radio