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RCA 4QB Battery Radio (1940)


RCA 4QB Battery Radio (1940)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Now for something different. This beautiful set built by RCA was a "farm" radio, using 1.5V tubes and a battery set. It requires 90 VDC for the plate voltage, and 1.5 VDC for the filaments. All recapped, cleaned, and tested. Nearly instant on due to the low voltage, low current draw tubes. I rewired the battery plug with new wiring and labeled the plug. The 90V "B" only draws 10 ma, so ten 9V batteries should run it for a long time. The 1.5V filaments draw .25A, so three or four parallel "D" cells will last a while. It requires an antenna and ground. For the AM band, only 3 ft. of wire is required, for shortwave, you would need a longwire antenna, up high. Cabinet is brown swirl Bakelite and in great condition, dial is clear and glass. Build quality is RCA and quite good. I ran it on a couple power supplies. Sounds great and is sensitive on AM; shortwave is secondary and not too good. I know it is a limited market, so I priced accordingly. Schematics included.
RCA 4QB Battery Radio (1940)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Now for something different. This beautiful set built by RCA was a "farm" radio, using 1.5V tubes and a battery set. It requires 90 VDC for the plate voltage, and 1.5 VDC for the filaments. All recapped, cleaned, and tested. Nearly instant on due to the low voltage, low current draw tubes. I rewired the battery plug with new wiring and labeled the plug. The 90V "B" only draws 10 ma, so ten 9V batteries should run it for a long time. The 1.5V filaments draw .25A, so three or four parallel "D" cells will last a while. It requires an antenna and ground. For the AM band, only 3 ft. of wire is required, for shortwave, you would need a longwire antenna, up high. Cabinet is brown swirl Bakelite and in great condition, dial is clear and glass. Build quality is RCA and quite good. I ran it on a couple power supplies. Sounds great and is sensitive on AM; shortwave is secondary and not too good. I know it is a limited market, so I priced accordingly. Schematics included.
Sold on November 19, 2014
Listed price on date of sale - $35.00
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