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GENERAL PURPOSE
COMMUNICA liONS RECEIVER
MODEL AR-88
INSTRUCTIONS
Manufadured by
RCA ManuFacturing C-ompany, Inc.
Camden, N. J., U. S. A.
"AN ReA SERVICE"
18-25921·2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page
Technical Summary.................. . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "
I Introduction... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
11 Equipment ............................................................................ 5'
III Description... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
W Circuit Arrangements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
V Performance ........................................................................... 7
VI Installation....................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
VII Operation................................................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
VIII Maintenance and Alignment Procedure.................................................... 10
IX Mechanical Construction................................................................. 13
X Parts List............................................................................. 14
XI Vibrator Power Supply Unit, MI-8319...................................................... 24
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ILLUSTRATIONS
FrDnt View of AR-88 Receiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Loudspeaker ......................................................•...............• 2'
Diagram of Rear of Chassis ......................................... '.' .............. '. 6
Diagram of Front Panel ..........................•. : '.' .......... '. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . 8
Diagram of Top of Chassis .. ,. '" " ............................ ,... . ........ .........• 11
AR,88 Chassis..................................................................... 16
Top View of Chassis................................................................ 17
Top View of Chassis - Covers Removed. . . . . . . .. . . • . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Bottom View of Chassis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
R,FUnit ........................................................................... 19
Schematic Diagram ............•........................ :........................... 20
Selectivity Curves................................................................... 21
Fidelity Curves .............................................................. ; . . . . . . 22
AVe Curves....................................................................... 23
Vibrator Power Supply Unit ........ , ....•......... , .. ... . ... .. .......... . .. . . .. ...... 26
TABLES
Table 1 Performance Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Table 2 Tube Socket Voltages ...............•.............................. , ....... '" ..... . . 14
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GENERAL PURPOSE COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVER
MODEL AR-88
TECHNICAL SUMMARY
Electrical Characteristics
Frequency Range--total 6 bands ......... , ............ , ......... , .................... 535 to 32,000 lee
Band 1 ....................•••..••....•..•..••. , ......•.....•........•• ... 535 to 1,600 kc
Band 2 ......................•..••..•.............•................•. , .•.•.... 1,570 to 4,5;0 ke.
Band 3., .........•...........•.......••..•..•.••......•.•...........••....... 4,.SO to 12,150 kc',
Band 4 .....................••....•.•..........•....•...........•... ,.: ...... 11,900 to 16,600 ,kc'
Band 5 ..................................................................... 16,100 22,700
Band 6 .......................•.............•.......................•...... " 22,000 to 32,000 KC
Maximum Undistorted 5 watts
Power Supply' Requirements
Line Rating .......................... 100-117, 117-135, 135-165, 190-230, 200-260 volts, 50/60 cycles.
or Batteries. '" .............................. '" 6 volt "A" battery and 250 to 3QO volt "B" battery.
or Vibrator Power Supply Unit ...............•.... MI-8319.
Tube Complement
R-F and I-P Amplifiers .......••.......•.....•...•..•..•..•.•.•••.••.•.•.....•.•• S'RCA·6SG7
1st Detector (converter) ......•............... ........••.............•..... , ...• 1 RCA·6SA7
Oscillator ...........................•.... ' ................................... " • RCA-6]5
2nd Detector ................•....•.............. , .....• ' .•..........•........... 1 RCA·6H6
Noise Limiter ..............•.•...•....................•.•. '. . . . . . • • . . • • • . . . . . . .• 1 RCA·6H6
A· F Amplifier ...............••..•. • • • . . . . . . . . . . • . . . • • . . • . . . . • . . . . • . . . . • . • . . . .. • RCA·6S]7
Power Amplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . • . . . . . .• 1 RCA·6K6GT
Beat Frequency Oscillator .......•............•.•.•..•.••...•••.....•.•..•.......• ItllCA·6]5
Rectifier.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1 RCA·;Y3GT
V oltage Regulator . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • • • . . . . . . .. 1 RCA· VR·. 50
*Output Impedance--2.5 ohms and 600 ohms.
Mechanical SpeciAcations
Overall Dimensions ..........•........... " ..•.• 1934 inches wide x 11 inches high x 1934 inches deep
*Receivers with Serial Nos, .below do not have the 600 ohm output.
TABLE 1-PERFORMANCE DATA
(Approximate Values - Taken on SampJe Receiver)
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Sensitivity Antenna Input in Antenna Input in
Band in Microvolts Microvolts for 6 DB Microvolts for 20 DB Image
No. Megacycles for 0.5 watt . Signal·Noise Ratio Signal-Noise Ratio Ratio
1 .6 .5 .9 4.6 Greater than
1,000.000
1.0 .9 1.4 8.0
1.5 1.0 2.2 12.0 1,000000
2 1.7 .6 1.0 5.0 240,000
3.0 .6 .95 4.8
4.3 .6 .9 4.5 14.100
3
4,6 .8 1.3 8.0 60,000
8.0 .8 1.2 6.8
11.5 .7 1.1 6,0 2,000
4 12.1 1.2 1.3 6.6 4,000
16.4 .7 1.2 7.0 1,;00
5 16.4 1.1 1.3 7.0 1,000
22';' .8 1.4 8.0 - ..
6 22.5 2.5 1.5 8.0 400
28.0 1.2 1.3 7.0 200
I·F rejection at 600 kc is 100,000.
GENERAL PURPOSE
COMMUNICA TlONS RECEIVER
I
INTRODUCTION
In the design of a high frequency radio receiver,
there are four important qualities for consideration:
1. Usable sensitivity.
2. Selectivity.
3. Frequency Stability.
4. Reliability.
The sensitivity of this receiver is limited only by
the tube noise originating in the first tube and its asso-
ciated circuits. A large ·part· of this noise is due to
"shot" effect and thermal agitation in the first tuned
circuit. A signal, to be readable, must produce a volt:
a&-e on the grid, of the same or ordet: of mag'
I1Lt!Jde than this inherent noise voltage. Therefore, an
efficient coupling system between the antenna and the
first R,F tube of the receiver is of great importance.
This has been the subject of considerable develop"
ment, and the system used on this receiver gives opti,
mum coupling with antenna or transmission line im'
pedances of 200 ohms, over the entire frequency
range of the receiver, except on the broadcast band.
On the band, a low frequency primary is
used, resonating well below the band with a 200 mmf
antenna.
The second quality of a receiver, selectivity, is nec'
essarily a compromise with fidelity of the reproduced
signal. This receiver is designed to have five degrees
of selectivity, three of which include a crystal filter.'
1'0 secure good frequency stability, rugged con'
struction of parts and wiring in the high frequency
heterodyne oscillator circuit has been included in the
design. This, together with voltage stabili2;ation of
the oscillator plate supply, temperature compensation,
and proper oscillator excitation, provides a high de'
gree of stability.
Reliability depends to a large extent on the quality
of material and workmanship. Throughout the AR,SS
Receiver the best material obtainable is used for each
particular purpose and all workmanship is of the best.
The following instructions should be studied before
the installation or operation of this equipment is at'
tempted, in order that optimum performance may be
obtained.
11
EQUIPMENT
The equipment furnished consists of the Receiver
Chassis Assembly, including control panel and
tubes and cabinet for complete enclosure for table
mounting.
Additios:al equipment required includes headphones
or loudspeakers, an antenna system, and an AC sourCe
of power, batteries, or Vibrator Power Supply Unit
MI'8319.
III
DESCRIPTION
This receiver covers short wave, standard broad,
cast, and r;:,w service; its principal use is for short
wave. communications. It is designed to withstand
severe climatic and line voltage variations without ap'
preciable impairment of performance.
Its features include: .
Mechanical Band Spread with Single Control for
ease of tuning a previously logged station.
Automatic Noise Limiter which automatically
limits interference to a percentage of modula'
tion determined by the Noise Limiter Control.
Noise Limiter Control for setting Noise Limiter
to operate at any desired percent modulation.
Noise Limiter Switch for switching Noise Lim-
iter on or off.
Continuously variable High Prequency Tone
Control.
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nntenna trimmer for circuit alignment.
Crystal filter for ultra'sharp selectivity when re-
quired.
Tuning meter for indicating relative strength of
incoming signals.
Exceptionally good oscillator stability through
normal variations in line voltage.
Pour'gang Condenser giving high image ratio on
all bands.
Twelve Tuned I,P Circuits giving a very high
degrelllOf selectivity.
Temperature compensated oscillator circuits on
all bands.
Ceramic Insulation throughout on gang conden-
ser, sockets, range switch, and selectivity
switch.
Tuning Lock for service under extreme condi,
tions of vibration.
IV
CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS
The circuit is shown schematically in Figure 1l. It
consists of two stages of R'F amplification, first de'
tector, first heterodyne oscillator; three stages of I,P
amplification, second detector, noise limiter, second
heterodyne oscillator; A, P amplifier stage. output
power stage and power supply system.
Input Coupling - The antenna coupling. system is
designed to provide ,optimum coupling from a 200
ohm transmission line. ,except in the broadcast band.
The nrst tuned circuit is provided with a trimmer con'
denser adjustable from the front panel. This insures
for minimizing cross modulation and blocking effects
from strong iryterfering signals and for obtaining a
high degree of image signal suppression. The amplifi'
cation is adjusted to provide optimum signal.ta-noise
ratio by making noise contributions of circuits follow'
ing the first tube negligible in comparison with the
noise contributed by the first R'P grid circuit; that
is, each tuned circuit in the receiver contributes some
noise voltage. but by making the gain of the first tube
as high as practicable, the noise contributed by suc'
ceeding circuits is unimportant.
ZERO AD.JUSTMENT
FOR
TUNING METER
ANTENNA COIL INDUCTANCE
ADJUSTMENTS
FREQUENCY BANDS
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POWER CORD RELAY
Figure 3,Diagram of Rear of Chassu
the proper tuning of this circuit with any antenna
system.
Por the standard broadcast band, conventional an-
tenna and ground connections should be used.
The antenna terminal board is provided with three
terminals (see Pigures 3 and 6), two of which may
be joined together with a link. When a single, wire
antenna is used. the link should be dosed and the
antenna connected to "A." If a ground is used, it
should be connected to "G," If a transmission line or
balanced input is used, the link should be opened and
the line connected to terminal "A" and the center
terminal. '
R.F Amplifier - The R,P AmpI1fier is designed te
provide ample selectivity ahead of the first detector
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Band Spread - The mechanical band spread with
single control knob enables the operator to qwCHy
tune a previously logged station. The Ipg scale on the
main'dial and the separate vernier dial provide for
exact logging and tuning.
First Heterodyne Oscillator - The first heterodyne
oscillator is aligned to track with the R,P Amplifier
at 4H kc higher than the signal frequency, thus pro-
ducing a 45'5 kc intermediate frequency in the first
detector plate circuit which is amplified further in the
I,P stages. The oscillator voltage is regulated by the
ReA VR·150 regulator tube to provide maximum
frequency stability under conditions of variations in
power supply voltage.
Intermediate Frequency Crystal Filter - The first
detector plate circuit is tuned to the intermediate fre,
quency and a balanced link circuit is used to couple
the first detector plate and first I,P grid circuits. A
4H kc crystal is connected in, one arm of the link cir'
cuit and a neutralizing capacitor is connected in the
other. The impedances of the coils in the link circuit
. are designed so that the crystal selectivity character-
istic is not impractically sharp. The band width at two
times resonant input may be adjusted to 400 cycles,
1.100 cycles, or 3,000 .cycles. Por this adjustment see
"Operation." .
Intermediate Frequency Amplifi,1!r - Three stages
of I·P amplification are used; RCA,6SG7 tubes are
used in all stages and an RCA6H6 tube is used fof
AVC and second detector. The first I,P Transformer
has its primary and secondary tuned, and is coupled
through the crystal filter link. The second and third
I·P Transformers are compOSE;d of four tuned circuits
each. These circuits are varied in coupling by the
selectivity Switch. The fourth I·P Transformer has
t two tuned circuits.
• The third I·P stage is not connected to the AVC
nor to the manual volume control so that a good AVC
. 'characteristic with little overload distortion is ob-
tained. This also permits the CW oscillator to be
coupled to the grid circuit of this stage, giving a com'
paratively highde,tector excitation voltage with small
electrical coupling to the oscillator circuit.
Second Oscillator - The second het·
erodyne (CW) oscillator is a triode RCA-6]; tube
which is electrostatically coupled to the finall-P stage.
.(\ pant;l control is provided by means'of which the
frequency of' the heterodyne oscillator and resultant
audio beat n&e may be varied.
Par:t1cular care has been taken in the design of the
circuit constants to minimize oscillator harmonics.
Automatic Volume Control- The AVC voltage is
obtained from the second detector, an RCA·6H6 tube.
A variable delay is obtained depending on the setting
of the R,P gain control. .'
The second heterodyne (CW) oscillator excitation
voltage is just lower than the A VC diode bias voltage
so that it does not decrease the sensitivity of th(
receiver.
Manual Volume Control- Two manual volum(
controls are provided; an audio gain control which
employed when the AVC is in use, to obtain the de-
sired output level, and an R·P gain control.
Noise Limiter - The noise limiter circuit utilizes
an RCA·6H6 tube and limits the noise interference te,
100% modulation and to continuously lower percent·
ages down to any modulation whatsoever, determined
by the setting of the noise Iimiter control.
A noise limiter switch in conjunction with A VC
provides for use of the noise limiter on CWor on
modulated reception when interference is preserit.
*Output Tube - The RCA 6K6GT output tube is
resistance coupled from the A·P amplifier, an RCA·
6S}7 tube, and operates into an output transformer
which has taps for matching into a 2.5' or 600 ohm
load. Terminals are provided on the rear apron for
each of these load impedances. The output from the
2.5' ohm tap is fed directly to the 2.5' ohm output ter'
minal, while the output from the 600 ohm tap is fed
to the 600 ohm output terminal through a two' position
jack mounted on the panel. With the phone plug in'
serted into the jack in the first position, the phones
are in parallel with the 600 ohm output and both are
on. With the plug pushed in to the second position,
the 600 ohm output is cut off from the rear terminals.
Power Pack - The power pack mounted on the
receiver chassis consists of a power transformer, rec'
tifier tube RCA·5'Y3GT, and filter. A tap switch is
provided on the rear apron for changing the power
transformer voltage tap. (See Pigures 3 and 6.) The
voltage for which the switch is set may be read di,
rectly on the switch. The instrument may also be
operated from 6V. "A" and 250 to 300 V. "B" bat'
teries, or Vibrator Power Supply Unit MI,8319.
Shielding - Interstage shielding is provided to in-
sure stability under all operating conditions and to
minimize oscillator radiation. Complete external
shielding prevents coupling to any portion of the cir·
cuit except through the antenna circuit,
V
PERFORMANCE
The performance data under technical summary
and the data for the various curves, are approximate
values taken on a sample receiver. Variations in these
values are to be expected because of practical manu'
facturing The data were taken with an
artificial antenna of 200 mmf. capacity for band 1
and 200 ohms resistance for bands 2 to 6 inclusive.
The output was measured across a resistance of 2.5'
ohms connected in place of the speaker voice coil.
The selectivity switch was placed in position 2.
• On AR·SS receivers with serial numbers below 003000, the 600 ohm outPUt is not provided. The speaker terminals on the
rear are for 2.5 ohm load, and a 20 ohm tap is provided for phones. With the head phone plug inserted into the jack in the
first poJition, the phones are in parallel with the 2.5 ohm speaker terminals and both are on. With the plug pushed in to the
lecon.d position, the speaker terminals cut off and the phones are connected to the 20 ohm winding. This winding
luJliclent output for phones up to 2000 ohms impedance.
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VI
INSTALLA TION
Power Supply - The power supply circuit is in'
tegral with the receiver. Determine line voltage and
frequency and check with the rating of the receiver.
The power transformer primary may be connected
for anyone of five voltage r3:nges by means of a tap
switch. This switch is located in the rear apron of the
receiver. and the voltage for which it is set may be
read directly on the switch.
For Battery or other Supply Operation - For con'
nections see Schematic Diagram Figure 11. It is only
necessary to remove the plug from the socket on the
rear of the receiver, and connect the batteries to the
proper terminals as indicated by the schematic dia'
gram. A battery cable terminating' in an octal male
plug is necessary for this purpose. A vibrator power
supply MI,8319 is available which will operate the
receiver directly from a 6 volt storage battery. For
information on this power unit see Section XI.
Tubes - Inspect the chassis before applying power
to see that all tubes are firmly seated in their respec'
tive sockets.
Antenna - The input impedance at the antenna
terminals is designed to match a 200 ohm transmis'
sion line except on the broadcast band where a low
frequency primary is used.
For general use it is recommended that a straight
wire antenna between 25 and m feet long be used.
Speaker Terminals for connection of a loud,
speaker are indicated in Figures 3 and 6. The output
transformer is designed to match a speaker having
2.25 ohms impedance.
Headphones - A jack is provided on the left of
the front panel for plugging in a pair of headphones.
There are two positions of the plug.
1. Half way in-for reception on both speaker
and phones.
2. Fully. in-=-for phone receptiori only.
See "CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT" "Output
Tube."
Mounting - The instrument may be placed on a
table or mounted on a rack. ror rack mounting loosen
the panel mounting screws and remove the front
panel and chassis complete from the cabinet. Then
mount on rack by means of the slots at the sideS of
the panel.
VII
OPERATION
Figure 4 illustrates the three dials and eleven con trol knobs.
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DIALS
The Main Tuning Dial is on the left and consists
of a disc with seven scales, one for each of the six
bands and a log scale. The Standard Broadcast Band
is calibrated in kilocycles and the other five bands in
megacycles.
The Vernier Tuning Dial is in the center and has
a scale with arbitrary calibrations for exact tuning
and log records of pttrticular communication stations.
It is used in conjunction with the log scale on the
main tuning dial to give additional figures for logging.
The Tuning Meter is on the right and is calibrated
in DB's above one microvolt. The meter is used as a
tuning meter to indicate accuracy of tuning, and also
gives an indication of the strength of the signal being
received.
CONTROLS
Power-Transmit-Receive Switch - This is a four,
position switch. Starting from fully counterdockwise
these positions are:
1. Power off.
2. Transmit position which gives energized tube
fila\llents, open plate circuits, and shorted ter'
minals for transmitter relay on the speaker
terminal board on the back of the chassis.
Connect relay to these two terminals for
transmitter operation. See Figure 3.
3. Normal reception.
4. CW· reception - Beat frequency oscillator
switched on.
Selectivity Switch - This is a five' position switch
and the band widths and control of selectivity are
illustrated in the curves of Figure 12. The five posi,
tions are:
1. I-F band width for High Fidelity, modulated
_ reception.
2. I-F band width for normal modulated recep'
tion.
3. Crystal Filter in-for CW telegraph or sharp
modulated signal reception.
4. Crystal Filter in - for sharper CW telegraph
reception.
S. Crystal Filter in - for sharpest CW telegraph
reception.
It will be noticed that when tuningjn a modulated
signal with the crystal in. the speaker volume is greater
on either side of the point which gives the maximum
tuning meter indication. The reason for this is that
carrier voltage controls the gain of the receiver
by means of the AVC circuit, and if the carrier fre,
quency is detuned slightly ftom resonance, the gain
of the receiver increases, so that part of the side band
frequencies are amplified very much more' than they
are when the carrier is tuned to exact resonance. This
is characteristic and normal for receivers with this
degree of selectivity which are provided with AVC.
Care should be taken to tune the receiver for a maxi,
mum meter indication. The background noise and ad-
jacent channel interference will thus be materially
reduced.
Noise Limiter-A VC Switch - This is a four·posi·
tion switch and starting from the fully counter clock,
wise position these are:
1. AVC and NL out - Manual gain only - for
CW no interference.
2. NL on, AVC out - Manual gain - for CW
with interference.
3. NL and A VC on - for Modulated Reception
with interference.
4. A VC on, NL out - for Modulated Reception
no interference.
R·F Gain Control- This continuously variable
sensitivity control is for use in conjunction with the
audio gain (Volume) control for all manual gain op-
eration. With A VC on, it should as a rule be set to
lis fully clockwise position Or may be turned to elimi-
nate interference.
Experience with thl.. operation of this control win
add to the values obtainable from the receiver.
Noise LinUter Control - This control sets the
strument for operation at the required percentage
value of Noise Limitation. The fully clockwise
tion limits the noise interference to 100% modulation.
As the knob is turned counterdockwise, the noise
terference is limited to continuously lower percentages
of modulation so that in the fully counterdockwise
position the Noise Limiter is operative on any modu-
lation whatsoever. Normally. the fully clockwise posi-
tion will be used, but under extreme conditions of
interference a balance point should be found for
maximum intelligibility of signal with best modula-
tion and least noise.
Tone ContrOl- This is a continuously variable
control for reducing HF response. In the fully
wise position the full tone is ,obtained and as turned
counterclockwise, high tones are lessened. Set it to
suit the particular tonal conditions forthe signal being
received. ..' .' .
Beat Frequency Oscillator Control - This control
is normally used for CW code signals. It gives the re-
quired audio pitch after tuning, and usually should
be set slightly off central position for the desired beat
frequency.
TUNING
For functions of controls see the foregoing para'
graphs.
1. Turn receiver on and set the Power' Transmit,
Receive Switch for the required type of
operation.
2. Set Range Switch for band required.
3. Set Antenna Trimmer for maximum back,
ground noise.
4 .. Set Selectivity Switch for the required oper'
ating conditions - See Selectivity Curves-
Figure 12.
5'. Set Noise Limiter-A VC Switch for the re'
quired operating conditions.
6. Set R,F Gain Control fully clockwise.
7. Set Audio Gain Control about halfway
8. Tune in the station.
9. Reset Audio Gain Control to give deslred
volume.
10. Reset Selectivity and Sensitivity (R,F Gain)
Controls and Noise Limiter Control in aC'
cordance with requirements due to inter'
ference, station transmission, and other 'con,
ditions.
11. Set Tone Control for preferred tone.
12. On CW operation set Power·Transmit,Re'
ceive Switch to "Rec. CW" (position 4) and
set BFO Control to give desired pitch.
13. If the receiver is subject to vibration, the tun-
ing may be locked by turning clockwise the
knurled screw directly beneath the tuning
knob. Turning the screw moderately tight
will lock the tuning.
Diversity Reception - Connect together the ter-
minals marked "diversity," Pigure 3, on two or three
of these receivers, and equip each receiver. with a
separate antenna. The "diversity" terminal is con"
nected inside the receiver to the A VC circuits. Tune
as explained.
VIII
MAINTENANCE
This receiver should maintain its correct factory ad,
justments over a reasonably long period of time.
Causes of trouble and the probable sequence of their
development are outlined in the following paragraphs:
1. Vacuum Tubes - A noticeable decrease in the
sensitivity of the receiver worn
out vacuum tubes. If the sensitivity is low. re'
move and check the tubes' in a reliable tube
tester or substitute new tubes one at a time.
See Technical Summary, and Schematic Dia'
gram Figure 11. Tube socket voltages are given
in Table 2.
2. Range Switch - A switch may operate defec-
tively on certain positions after long periods of
inoperation. Usually rotating the switch back
and forth several times will clean the contacts
and operation will become normal.
A bad range' switch contact is likely to cause a
change in the sensitivity of the receiver, or the
frequency of a received signal, as the switch is
moved back and forth slightly in a certain fre,
quency band position. A further check is to
turn the switch off and on at one particular fre'
quency band several times apd note the ap'
parent sensitivity of the receiver each time the
switch comes into position. The sensitivity
should be the same each time and may be ade'
quately judged for this test by listening to the
receiver background noise.
3. Automatic Volume Control and Tuning Meter
-The A ve voltage is obtained from the second
10
detector. It controls the first and second R,P
and nrst and second I·P tubes. The tuning meter
is connected in the cathode circuit of the 1st I'P
tube and thus records changes in cathode cur'
rent caused by changes of AVe voltage applied
to the grid. The tuning meter should normally
give a low scale reading when no signal is being
received. To adjust this meter;fune the receiver
to a point free of signals, turn the sensitivity
control to maximum, switch in AVe, switch
crystal "Out," have antenna trimmer turned
off resonance, and then adjust the potentiometer
R21 Jlt the back of the receiver, as shown in
Pigure 3, until the meter pointer just coincides
with the mark at the low end of the scale. The
meter will ustlally rise slightly when the antenna
trimmer is tuned to resonance.
4. Circuit Alignment
Alignment Tools - ,Special tools for align'
ment of R,P and I·P circuits are provided. They
ate mounted in fuse clips on either side of the
gang condenser cover, and are available after
removing the large R,P unit cover. The shorter
one of the two is for adjustment of all R·P and
I·P coils, and the longer one is for adjustment
of the plunger type trimmers. One end of this
tool is for turning the lock nut on the trimmers
and the end has a hook for engaging in
the hole in the end of the plungers. After ad-
justment, the lock nut should be securely tight-
ened.
. i . i i n i 08 ' i,
L42 -:r - - - --_ 11 _ 7 I C21-"'s BANO
(L41 BOTTOM) \ 22,'TDOKC
L4l -::1---- -
110
1 "3
ItO
LF. CI9-*zlWlo //;; -[LSS-"SBANO
(L44BOTTOM)\ 6SS1 .. '4' d/1570KC/ 11,
90
°5/:'/ 2'lOOOKC
L4S -::J" R"NS B.£OTRAKS \. l.!J Gr t!f/®--- rr CI6 -., BANO
(LA' BOTTOM)I __ 6J5 6SS1 / 11 1600KC
LZ2. -r Si
TRANS
6J5 16))00 KC At LSt- *1 BANC
(0'" TOP) H6 lID 2110 . QJ 535 KC
L3b 6 51"'38AHO $---- - - C32-*S8,ANO
CL3S6OTTDMlr----- A"'S, S 0"" 6SA1 .450 KC __ IT 3'Z,000KC
. '" . <;... - - "li-
H!---..) 6H6 LIMITED ...... ?C6O''zBANO_ t§)-r .JI C6S-
M
e BAND
\_ ............ 1"'" _1),...00 <4)QO -..... Ci1"' (6,400 KC -l31'!l
OO
KC
L'33 1_ - Ug.. •• ...... '®o...
(l,!2!BOTTOM)i' RA /' C!iI: 17.,100KC '22,5DOI'\C
L'54 -J
1
_\6SJ 1J1U f!l1.2516- 6SG1 \ LZ'LZ ..... ,.Alto ..... ,', 'C59-·1 BAND
(OM TOP) ia'BANo" @ 4600KC " I 1500 KC
-- 1700 KC '\ ,
PHASING Tl. UTPUT LOAD {li;1 C6Z""'BAN r<iiil '\ Cii!. "$
CONTROL UT PUT 6K6 1t,500KC ..... , tiill' ,60 KC
C3S..................... °TRAHS GT 'i> C41-"48ANO IJ \ ..,. '\ \, LlO-"'s BAN D
tlt18AND_ __/.::::-i:so \ I 6SG1 r 18
/
400 KC
j
I \ \ \ KC
4300I<C / I L11,U8- I \ \\ C66-*SBAND
L1t CHOK",J 1
ST
R.F., *381\NO I " \ \\" \'22,'500KC
-4 BAND ., ...... ... 4tOOl'lc. \
lt1DOKClI--------..... -- I I \ \ C37-'" 1 BAND
,----- '1500KC I \1 !lOO KC
IS
'6
- Tt J I \
t.ND POWER 1 \ L'Zl-*'SBANO
1
700KC TRAMS. , 22,500KC
- I I " ,
U3-L14--1BAND C45-¥s9AND
\ SOOKC 3\,SOOKC
\C43-"BAND L'20-*'$BANO
2'1 0 .... c '8,400 Kc:.
1\-88'9
Figure S-Diagram of Top of Cluusis
t.F Alignment - The intermediate frequency is 4H
e:The most satisfactory method of I· P alignment is
by means of a sweep oscillator and cathode ray oscillo;
graph. Pollow the sequence as given below.
Oaci1Iograph Connections ..•....................•...• Vertical "HI" to Terminal C on last I·P Transformer
(L47, L48), Vertical "LO" to chassis
Dummy Antenna ................................... : ..•. Insert in series with generator output. 0.01 mfd.
Connection of Generator Output Lead ............••.......•....•.................... " See chart below
Connection of Generator Ground Lead ......•.•....•••............•........................ To chassis
Position of Power·Transmit·Receive Switch ..........•........................... Position 3 (Rec. Mod.)
PO$i.Uon of R·P Gain Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Pully clockwise
l1'oeition of Selectivity Switch .........•............• ' ....................................... Position 2
Position of Noise Limiter and A VC Switch .......... '" ........................... " Position 4 (AVe)
LOCATION OF PARTS AND AUGNMENT ADJUSTMENTS ON CHASSIS
Step'
1
Generator Connections
6SG7-lrd I·P Grid
6SG7 - 2nd I,P Grid
Trimmer Adjustments (See Pig. S')
L47, L48
Trimmer Punction
4th I·P Transformer
3rd I·P Transformer
2nd I,P Transformer
2
1
4
6SG7 1st I·P Grid
MA7 -1st Det. Grid
L41, U2, U3, L44
US', L36, U7. U8
L32, L33 1st I,P Transformer
Before performing step 4 abo've. set crystal phasi,ng
control C7S' at approximately one fifth of its maxi·
mum capacity. This is approximately its final setting
and changing it appreciably will slightly detune the
first I-P transformer.
With Selectivity Switch in Position 2 the I·P band
width is normal without over,coupling in the trans'
formers. With Selectivity Switch in Position I, the
second and third I· P Transformers are expanded and
n
over-coupled. It is well in going through the alignment
steps outlined above to check the I,P curves on the
oscillograph screen with switch in Position 1 to see
that the curves expand symmetrically.
Adjustment of Crystal Phasing Control- This ad-
justment is best made by means of a signal generator
and a high resistance sensitive DC voltmeter such as
the RCA Junior Voltohmyst. Place Selectivity Switch
in Position 3. Connect the generator to the grid of the
6SA7 first det., and the Voltmeter to Terminal C on
last I,F transformer (L47, L48). Tune the generator
to about 7 k.c. off I,F resonance and adjust the crystal
phasing control C7S for minimum response.
Adjustment of Crystal Load Circuit - Make con'
nections as for the preceding adjustment.
(a) Place Selectivity switch in Position 3. Rock the
signal generator frequency back and forth
across the I,F resonant frequency and adjust
the crystal load circuit trimmer L3'1 for sym'
metrical round,top curve.
(b) Place the Selectivity switch in Position 4. Rock
the signal generator frequency and adjust trim-
mer C81 for symmetrical curve.
(c) Place the Selectivity switch in Position 5. Ad,
just trimmer C80 rocking the signal generator
as for (a) and (b) above.
The above three adjustments are very critical and
must be made carefully to obtain symmetrical curves.
Adjustment of Wave Trap - A wave trap is con-
nected across the broadcast band antenna primary to
increase the rejection of I·P signal frequencies. With
the range switch on Position I, apply a modulated I·F
signal to the antenna and ground terminals. Adjust
the wave trap trimmer U7 (See Fig. 3) for minimum
output. The wave trap should be adjusted before the
final R-F alignment on No. 1 band, or the antenna
coil alignment may be affected.
R·F Alignment - A signal generator covering a
range from 53 5 k.c. to 32 megacycles, and an output
voltmeter, are required. It is desirable to connect a
speaker across the output terminals. The output volt-
meter should then be connected across the speaker
voice coil. The output impedance is 2.25 ohms. Re·
move the cover from over the R·F unit by loosening
the four knurled screws and lifting off.
Output Meter Connections ...................................... , ............ Across speaker voice coil
Dummy Antenna ................................................................... See chart below
Generator Modulation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 30% at 400 cycles
Position of Tone Control. ........................ " . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Fully clockwise
Position of Antenna Trimmer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. See chart below
Position of Power-Transmit-Receive Switch ..........•...........................• Position 3 (Rec. Mod.)
Position of Range Switch.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. See chart below
Position of R·P Gain Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Fully clockwise.
Position of Audio Gain Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Fully clockwise
Position of Noise Limiter and AVC Switch .......................... < ................ Position 4 (A VC)
Position of Selectivity Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . • . . . . .. Position 2
LOCATION OF PARTS AND ALIGNMENT ADJUSTMENTS ON CHASSIS
Oper- Range
anon Switch
No. Position Position of Dial
Generator
Frequency
Dummy
Antenna
1 Extreme low end 53 5 200 mmf
2 Extreme high end 1,600 200 mmf
Position
of Antenna
Trimmer
3 Repeat 1 and 2 until extreme end frequencies are as indicated.
4 1 1,500 k.c. 1,500, 200 mmf \ Max. output
5 I 600 k.c. 600 200 mmf Untouched
6 Repeat 4 and 5 until circuits remain in alignment over the band.
7 2 Extreme low end 1,570. 200 ohms
8 2 Extreme high end 4,550 200 ohms.
9 Repeat 7 and- 8 until extreme end frequencies are as indicated.
10 2 4,300 k.c. 4,300 200 ohms Max. output
11 2 1,700 k.c. 1,700 200 ohms UIA:ouched
Trimmer Adjustments for
Max. Peak Output
(See Figures 3 and S)
L51
C16
C37.C59
L2. Ll4, L24
152
C19
C38,C60
L4, Ll6, L26
12 Repeat 10 and 11 until circuits remain in alignment over the band.
13 3 Extreme low end 4,450 . 200 ohms L53
14 3 Extreme high end 12,150 200 ohms C22
15 Repeat 13 and 14 until extreme end frequencies are as indicated.
16 3 11,500 k.c. 11,500 200 ohms Max. output C39, C62
17 3 4,600 k.c. 4,600 200 ohms Untouched L6, Ll8, L28
18 Repeat 16 and 17 until circuits remain in align ment over the band.
*19 4 Extreme low end 11,900 200 ohms L54
20 4 Extreme high end 16,600 200 ohms CH
21 Repeat 19 and 20 until extreme end frequencies are as indicated.
22 4 16,400 k.c. 16,400 200 ohms Max. output C41, C64
23 4 12,100 k.c. 12,100 200 ohms Untouched L8, L19, L29
12
Trimmer
Function
Low end osc.
High end osc.
lst& 2ndR,P
Ant. & Ist·
and 2ndR-P
Low end osc.
High end ~ s c .
1st &2nd R-P
Ant. & 1st
and 2nd R-P
Low end osc.
High end osc.
1st & 2nd R-P
Ant. & 1st
and 2nd R-P
Low end osc.
High end osc.
Ist&2nd R-P
Ant. & 1st
and 2nd R·F
Oper-
ation
No
Range
Switch
Position Position of Dial
Generator
Frequency
Dummy
Antenna
Position
of Antenna
Trimmer
Trimming Adjustments for
Max. Peak Output
(See Figures 3 and 5)
Trimmer
Function
24 Repeat 22 and 23 until circuits remain in alignment over the band.
*2 j 5 Extreme low end 16,100 200 ohms L H Low end osc.
High end 26 5 Extreme high end 22,700 200 ohms C27
27 Repeat 25 and 26 until extreme end frequencies are as indicated.
28 5' 22.500 k.c. 22,500 200 ohms Max. 'output C43, C66 1st & 2nd R,P
Ant. & 1st
and 2nd R-P
29 5' 16,400 k.c. 16,400 200 ohms. . Untouched LW, L20, 130
30 Repeat 28 and 29 until circuits remain in alignment over the band.
*31 6 Extreme low end 22,000 200 ohms 156 Low end osc.
High end osc. 32 6 Extreme high end 32,OQO 200 ohms C32
33 Repeat 31 and 32 until extreme end frequencies are as indicated.
34 6 31,500 k.c. 31,500 200 ohms Max. output C45, C68 lst&2nd R-P
Ant. &> lst
and 2nd R,P
35 6 22,500 k.c. 22,500 200 ohms Untouched Ll2, L21, L31
36 Repeat 34 and 35 until circuits remain in alignment over the band.
On ull bnud .. tlte oscillator tr""ks ,IUO\'e the slgual frequency.
It mOTe Iblln one Pellk 18 ohtnlll"ble on ollclUator, use tbe b!gbf'r frPlluellcy petlk.
• NOTE: On all coils, except Nos. 4, 5, and 6 band oscillator coils (LS4, LS5, and L56) turning the Core clockwise in,
creases the inductance. On the above three mentioned coils, turning the core clockwise decreases the inductance.
Adjustment of Beat Frequency OscUlator - Tune
in a signal either R-P or I,F to exact resonance with
li'd'wer-Transmit,Receive Switch at ·'Rec. Mod" (Fig.
• )+ Turn on beat frequency oscillator by turning
switch to "Rec. CW." If zero beat does not fall within
the range of the BFO control. adjust BFO Trimmer
L22 (see Pig. 5) until zero beat occurs at the mid-point
setting of the BFO control .
IX
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION
The receiver has been designed to be very rugged
so· that it will stand up under severe conditions of
&.se; and yet have all parts available for easy replace'
ment, All component parts such as transformers,
and by'pass capacitors, etc., are mounted
with sctews and nuts rather than with rivets. All wir'
Ftg.othe.r: than that involving high frequency circuits
"-:inade up in the form of a laced cable so that no
leads are left floating which might tause damage
9:t'change capacity to various portions of the circuit.
The tuning condenser is mounted so as to be rigid
respect to the tuning unit, ·and yet is flexible with
tespect to the chassis. This prevents distortion of the
chassis from having any appreciable effect on the
atabilityof the oscillator.
The R·F unit which consists of the tuning con'
denser. tuning unit, range switch, and all of the R,F
Oscillator coils and trimmers, is mounted on a
aeparate base-which bolts to the main base. The vari,
OUS coils and trimmers on this base may be easily
replaced by means of a single nut which screws on
the iI1dividual mounting bushings. However if a
major is to be made such as replacement of the
range ·switch. it is necessary first to remove the com-
plete R-F unit from the receiver. To do this the follow'
ing procedure should be observed:
1. Remove the chassis and panel from the cab-
inet by removing the four panel mounting
13
screws and sliding the chassis forward out of
the. cabinet.
2. Remove the knobs by means of the small
wrench held in the spring clip. on the right
hand side of the chassis. This wrench fits the
set screws in all knobs except the main tuning
knob. For this knob use an ordinary small
screw driver.
3. Remove the panel by removing the eight nuts
with which it is held to the support brackets.
4. Remove the large cover from the top of the
R,F unit, by removing the four knurled nuts
with which it is supported.
5. Remove the small cover fro'm the tuning con·
denser, by removing the eight knurled nuts
with which it is supported.
6. Remove the dial light sockets where they a.re
dipped on to the tuning unit.
7. Remove the antenna trimmer shaft extension
by loosening set screw in coupling with same
wrench as used above for knobs.
8. Remove support bracket from flvwheel tun'
ing shaft. ,
9. Remove main dIal, vernier dial, and flywheel
by loosening set screws with same wrench as
used fJr knobs.
10. Disconnect the eight leads which connect the
TABLE i-TUBE SOCKET VOLTAGES
R, P unIt to the main base. These leads are
Screen Cathode
as follows:
Tube
Volt. Volt.
(a) Two on the antenna terminal board
(blue and black).
RCA-6SG7
(b) One on number 7 pin of the 6K6GT
1st R· P Amplifier .. 235' l5'0 0)
output tube (brown).
RCA-6SG7
(c) One on terminal E of the crystal load
2nd P Amplifier 2 235' 15'0 0
circuit (yellow).
RCA-6];
(d) One on terminal E of the first· I,P
Oscillator ........ 3 110 0
RCA-6SA7
Transformer (red).
1st Detector ...... 4 235' 50 2
(e) One on terminal P of the first I·P
RCA-6SG7
Transformer (blue).
1st I,P Amplifier ..
;
235' 150 .7
(f) One on pin 6 of the second I·P tube
RCA·6SG7
(green).
2nd I·P Amplifier. 6 235 15"0 . 1.3
(g) One on pin 7 of the second I· P tube RCA·6SG7
(brown). 3rd I· P Amplifier. 7 235 l5'0 3.1
In addition, the by' pass condenser which
RCA·6H6
grounds to the R·P unit near the second I·P
2nd Det. & AVC. 8
tube must be disconnected.
RCA-6H6
Noise Limiter ..... 9
11. Remove eleven screws which hold R,P unit
RCA6SJ7
to main base. Three of these are on under side
1st Audio Amplifie 10 83 34 0
of chassis along the front edge. The other
RCA,6K6GT
eight are removed from the top.
Power Output .... 11 256 240 0
12. The R·P unit may now be removed from the
RCA,6j5
bottom by lifting up first the rear of the R,P
B.F.O. ............. ;0 l2 40 0
unit and sliding it back out of the opening.
RCA-VR'I;O
After the unit has been repaired it may be re'
Voltage Regulator. 13 15'0 0
assembled by following the above procedure
RCA-5'Y3GT
in reverse order.
Rectifier • ......... « 14 300
X
PARTS LIST
Symbol
Designations
Cl, 11, 33, 47,
51, 52, 64, 63,
74,83,117,
118,121,122
C2
CS, 6, 35, 40,
49,60,70,77
C4.5, 13, 14,
34,57
C7
C8
C9,10
C12
Cl&. 21
C16,19,22,
87,59
C17
C18
COO
C23,28

C25, 27, 32,
41, 43, 45, 64,
66,68
C2I6, 29, 42,
65. 67, 69
C30
CSl
C36,58
C38, 39, 60,
62, SO,81
DESCRIPTION
CAPACITORS
Capacitor, 4,700 mmfd. ..
Capacitor, antenna trim-
mer .............. : .. .
Capacitor, variable, as-
sembly, 8 sections .... .
Capacitor, 220 mmfd ... .
Capacitor, 18 mmfd ..... .
Capacitor, SS mmfd ..... .
Capacitor, 22 mmfd ..... .
Capacitor, 66 mmfd ..... .
Capacitor, 15 mmfd ..... .
Capacitor, air trimmer ..
Capacitor, 525 mmfd. ... .
Capacitor, 13 mmfd. .... .
Capacitor, 1,550 mmfd. ..
Capacitor. 3,000 mmfd .. .
Capacitor, 2,700 mmfd .. .
Capacitor, air trimmer .. .
Capacitor, 82 mmfd .....
Capacitor, 3,900 mmfd. ..
Capacitor, 82 mmfd. ... .
Capacitor, 180 mmfd. ... .
Capacitor, air trimmer .. .
RCADrawing
and Part No.
M-80079-531
M-2531S0-2
P-92444-501
K-90581-S41
K-9058l-315
K-90581-321
K-90581-317
K ·90581-9ZI
K-90681-213
M-95534-503
M-86079-508
K-90581-212
M-86079-533
P-721l33-9
P-721133-8
M-95534-501
K-90575-2'81
P-720638-4.6
K-90574-2S1
K-90581-239
M-95534-502
Symbol
Designations
C44, 46
C48, lOO, 110,
103,106,107
C53
C53,76,93
C61,120
C71, 95, 102,
79,84,92
C76
CB6
C96, 97, 98
C99, 112, 113
CIOS
CllI, 116, 119
J1
*J2
Lt, 2
L3,4
L5,6
L7,8
L9,10
• n"" .. t .... ·rs with .. ri:ll Xos. b .. low OO:lOOO use Phone Jack-nwI!'. K·98!l65.2.
14
DESCRIPTION
Capacitor. 91 mmfd •.....
Capacitor, by-pass, as-
sembly, S sections, 0.05
mfd. each ............ .
Capacitor, 6.8 mmfd ..... .
Capacitor, by-pass, as-
sembly, S sections, 0.01
mfd. each ........... .
Capacitor, 15 mmfd ..... .
Capacitor, by-pass, as-
sembly, 8 sections, 0.1
mId. each ............ .
Capacitor, crystal phas-
ing trimmer ......... .
Capacitor, BFO Trimmer
Capacitor, filter pack, as-
sembly, S sections, 4
mId. each ........... ..
Capacitor, by-pass, as-
sembly, 3 sections, 0.25
mfd. each ............ .
Capacitor, 560 mmfd •....
Capacitor, 2,700 mmfd. ...
CONNECTORS
Socket ................ .
Phone Jack ............ ..
INDUCTORS
Antenna Coil, No. 1 band
Antenna Coil, No. 2 band
Antenna Coil, No. 8 band
Antenna Coil. No. 4 band
Antenna Coil, No. I) band
RCADrawing
and Part No.
K-90675-2SS
K-9S()M-l
K-90581-306
K-980.U-4
K-90581-3lS
K-980S4-2
M-2531S2-3
M-263132-l
P-70028-515
M -421395-509
K-98965-1

M-95521-50l:
M-95521-502
M-95521-503

Symbol
Designations
Lll,12
LIS, 14, 23.
24
L15,16,25,
26
L17,18, <J:I,
28
L19,29
L20,SO
L21,31
L49.5O
L51
L52
L53
L54
L55
L56
L67
Nl
R1.6,19,49
R2, 33, 36, 47
'Rs, 10, 12, 16.
22,.26,31,34
R4,9,14
RIi
R7.17
RS,18
Rl1
R1S
R20,39
R23, fD. 50
R25
Rso
R32
R35
R37
Rsa
RfO
Ril
R42, 63
R43
R44
R45
R46
R48
R51
PARTS LIST (Continued)
DESCRIPTION
RCADrawing
and Part No.
Antenna Coil, No. 6 band M-95519-507
R.F. Coil, No. 1 band... M-9552D-50l
RF. Coil, No. 2 band .. .
R.F. Coil, No. 3 band .. .
RF. Coil, No. 4 band .. .
R.F. Coil, No. 5 band .. .
R.F. Coil, No. 6 band .. .
Coil. Filter Choke ...... .
Oscillator Coil, No. 1
band ................ .
Oscillator Coil. No. 2
band ............... ..
Oscillator Coil,. No. 3
band ................ .
Oscillator Coil, No. 4
band ................ .
Oscillator Coil, No. 5
band ................ .
Oscillator Coil, No. 6
band ............... ..
Wave trap, 455 k.c ...... .
METER
TWling Meter .......... .
RESISTORS
Resistor, 33,000 ohms. Yz
watt ................ .
Resistor, 2.2 meg, watt
Resistor, 1,000 ohms,
watt ............... .
Resistor, 100,000 ohms,
Yz watt ............. .
Resistor, 1 meg, watt
Resistor, 10 ohms, watt
Resistor, 5,600 ohms,
watt ................ .
Resistor, 10,000 ohms,
watt ................ .
Resistor, 560 ohms,
watt ................ .
Resistor, 100 ohms,
watt ................ .
Resistor, Meter Adj. Con-
trol ................. .
Resistor, 560,000 ohms,
watt .. ............. .
Resistor, 180 ohms,
watt .. , ............. .
Resistor, 2,700 ohms, 4
watts ............... .
Resistor, 390 ohms,
watt ..........•......
Resistor, 680,000 ohms,
watt ................ ,
Resistor, 1 meg, watt
Resistor, 1.5 meg, watt
Resistor, 270,000 ohms,
watt ................ .
Resistor, 100,000 ohms,
watt ................ .
Resistor, 390,000 ohms,
watt ................ .
Resistor, 100 ohms, 4
watts ............... .
Resistor, 160 ohms, 4
watts ............... .
Resistor, l5.ohms, watt
Resistor, R.F. Gain Con-
trol ................. .
Resistor, Noise Limiter
Control ............. .
Resistor, Audio Gain
Control .",.".,.""
M-95520-503
M-9552iO-OO4
M-95519-501
M-95519-502
M-95519-600
K-9014S3-501
M-95520-505
M-95520-506
M -95520-607
M-95519-504
M-95519-505
M-95519-506
M-76299-505
K-98949-1
K-86098l-80
K-860981-33
K-82283-62
K-82283-86
K-82283-31
K-867970-338
K-82283-71
K-82283-74
K-850981-59
K-82283-50
K-1151402-4
K-82283-95
K-82283-63
K-90497-3
K-85098l-57
K-850981-96
K-85098l-3l
K-850081-l00
K-85098l-91
K-86098l-86
K-82283-93
K-00497-l

K-867970-340
K-251402-2
K-25l400-2
K-251402-3
Symbol
Designations
R52
R54
R5.5
tR56
SI to 16
S17 to 2(}
S21,22
S£3,24
S25
Tl
:f;T2
T3
T4
T5,6
T7,8
T9
T10
TBl
TB2
:f;TB3
Xl, 2, 3, 7;
8,11
X4,12
X5,6,10,
13,14
X9
Receivers with Serial Nos. below 003000 use R56 Resistor K-90497 -4 (5 ohms).
DESCRIPTION
Resistor, Tone Control ..
Resistor, 2,700 ohms.
watt ................ .
Resistor, 6,800 ohms,
watt ................ .
Resistor, 1,000 ohms, 4
watts ............... .
SWITCHES
Range Switch ......... .
Selectivity Switch ...... .
A.V.C.-N.L. Switch ... .
Off-Trans.-Rec. Switch ..
Voltage Tap Switch .....
TRANSFORMERS
Transformer, Power,
Universal ........... .
Transformer, Output ... .
Transformer, 1st I.F .... .
Transformer, Cry s t a I
Load I.F ............. .
Transformer, 2nd I.F ... .
Transformer, 3rd I.F ... .
Transformer, 4th I.F ... .
Transformer, BFO ..... .
TERMINAL
BOARDS
Terminal Board, Antenna
and GroWld .......... .
Terminal Board, Output
Terminal Board, Output
TUBE SOCKETS
Tube Socket .......... .
RCADrawing
and Part No.
K-1151402-1
K-8509S1-67
K-850081-72
K-90497-5
M-2I53097-1
M-1153134-l
M-263099-1
M-263098-1
K-99565-1
K-901432-501
K-90l573-501
P-92430-501
P-92430-506
P-92430-503
P ..92430-500
P-92430-502
P-92430-504,
M-86927-18
M-86927-17
M-86927-19
M-421395-507
1rube Socket",., ."".
Tube Socket., ... ,."., M-42l3e5-509
Tube Socket ......... ..
CRYSTAL
Crystal (455 KC) ....... .
MISCELLANEOUS
Resistor Board .......•..
Tu,ning Unit ........... .
Dial Window ........... .
TWling Dial Assembly .. .
Vernier Dial Assembly ..
Flywheel Bracket As-
sembly .............. .
Flexible Coupling ...... .
Battery Plug Assembly ..
Pilot Lamp Socket As-
sembly .............. .
Pilot Lamp Socket As-
sembly .............. .
Pilot Lamp ........... ..
Lock Screw .... , ....... .
Wrench (Knob & Coup-
ling Set Screw) ...... .
Knob (Large) ... , ...... .
Knob (Medium) ........ .
Knob (Small) ......... ..
Set Screw (Large Knob)
Set Screw (M e diu m
Knob) ........ , .. " ..
Set Screw (Small Knob)
Power Cord ... , ........ "
LF. Transformer Adj.
Tool ..... , .......... .
Air Trimmer Adj. Tool ..
Coupling (Ant. Trimmer
Shaft) .............. .
Ant. Trimmer Shaft., .. .
M-421395-508
K-869226-501
K-98958-1
P-924l.7-1
29932-2
K-9894.7-501
K-98947-002:
K-99819-501
K-9895O-1
K-99895-501
K-98988-502

K-61114-15
K-99821-1
K-828505-12
P-712336-503
P-712836-505
P-712336-507
K-59101-6
K-843365-13
K-843365-12
K-99883-1
M-86183-50l
M-81059-501
K-99630-1
K-99631·l
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XI
VIBRATOR POWER SUPPLY UNIT
MI-8319
(6-VOLT STORAGE.BATIERY OPERATION)
TECHNICAL SUMMARY
Electrical Characteristics-
Output .......................................•................................... 300 volts, 90 ma.
Battery Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . • . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 6 to 8 volts
Total current drain (operating AR·sg receiver) ....••.•............•.. : ........ , ..... , .. , .... 12 amperes
Fuse Rating ...... , ... , .................................. ' ., ....................... , ., .. 15 amperes
Tube Complement . ..................................................... , . '" ............ 1 RCA·OZ4
Mechanical Specifications-
Dimensions -
Height '" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 6% inches
Width ...............................•..••..................•....................... 5 inches
Depth ...........•...............•.......•...........•............................ , 5% inches
Weight (net) ...................................•...................................... " 7 pounds
EOUIPMENT
The MI·8319 identifies the equipment furnished with
the power supply unit and consists of the following'
items:
1 - Vibrator Power Supply Unit, complete with vi·
brator and RCA·OZ4 rectifier tube.
I - Power Cable, approximately 8 feet long. equipped
with power switch, fuse holder and fuse, terminals for
connecting to the vibrator power supply unit, and ter·
minating in a plug for connecting to the associated
receiver.
DESCRIPTION
The MI-8319 vibrator power supply unit is pri'
marily designed for the purpose of adapting the Gen·
eral Purpose Communication Receiver (Model AR·88)
to 6-volt battery operation. Four rubber feet are pro·
vided for resting the unit on a table or shelf. If pre-
ferred, these feet may be removed to expose threaded
studs by which the unit may be bolted permanently in
position.
NOTE - The power supply unit must be mounted with
the vibrator in an vertical position.
Direct current at high potential is obtained by mean!!
of a non·synchronous vibrator used in conjunction
with a step·up transformer. Rectification is obtained
by the use of an RCA·OZ4 rectifier tube. This power
unit has been designed and tested to operate under a
wide variety of climatic conditions.
INST ALLA TION
CONNECTING THE POWER CABLE TO THE VI-
BRATOR POWER SUPPLY UNIT -In order to con-
nect the power cable to the vibrator power supply unit,
first remove the terminal hoard cover from the power
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unit by removing the two self-tapping screws in the
cover. About four feet from the end of the cable to
which the two large battery clips are attached, a group
of four wires, each about four inches long and
equipped with a spade terminal, extends from the
cable. These leads should be connected to the power
unit terminal board - the brown lead to the terminal
marked "A - HOT," the yellow lead to "B-" and the
red lead to "B+." Replace the terminal board cover
with the three leads extending from the open end of
the cover, connecting the black lead under one of the
screws which hold the cover.
MOUNTING THE SWITCH - Fasten the switch to
the bracket on the top of the transformer can.
CONNECTING THE POWER CABLE TO THE RE·
CEIVER - Remove the plug from the socket on the
rear apron of the receiver. Insert the plug, on the end
of the vibrator power supply cable, into this socket.
ADJUSTMENTS - A four.position rotary switch on
the rear of the chassis is used to adjust the vibrator
output voltage to compensate for variations in the
battery voltage. The positions ~ l n this switch are num·
bered from "1" to "4" inclusive. The position in which
the switch rotor is placed is indicated by the direction
in· which the screw-driver slot in the rotor shaft is
pointing. For proper selection of the switch position,
consult the following table:
Switch Position
4
3
2
1
Battery Voltage
6.0 to 6.5 volts
6.5 to 7.0 volts
7.0 to 7.5 volts
7.5 to 8.5 volts
CONNECTING THE POWER CABLE TO THE
STORAGE BATTERY - Turn the power switch in
the power cable to the "OFF" position. There are two
battery clips connected to one end of the power cable.
each clip serving to terminate a pair of wires. On one
clip, both wires are black while on the other clip one
wire is green and the second is brown. Connect the clip
with the two black wires securely to the negative (-)
terminal of the storage battery. Be sure to make good
contact at this point. Connect the clip with the green
and brown wires securely to the positive (+) terminal
of the battery. The receiver is now ready for operation
from the power supply unit.
NOTE - Since the power line cord supplied with the
receiver is completely out 0/ the circuit when the
vibrator power supply is used, this cord should be
wound up and placed inside 01 the receiver case in the
_'pace between the chassis and the case wall.
OPERATION
The switch On the power cable must be used for turn-
ing the receiver on and off, the power switch on the
receiver being automatically cut out of the circuit
when the vibrator power supply unit ~ s used. To pre·
vent impairment of normal operation, the following
precautionary measures should be observed:
1. Never remove the rectifier, tube while the power
supply unit is in operation. Serious damage to circuit
elements, or even to the vibrator itself, may result
under these conditions.
2. Never disconnect any leads on the power cable
unless the power switch is turned oD. Never tighten
any terminal screws unless the power is definitely oD.
Should it become necessary to tighten any or all of
the screws on the vibrator power unit terminal hoard,
always first remove the battery clips from the battery.
THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, SINCE FAIL-
URE TO FOLLOW THIS RULE WILL INVARIABLY,
RESULT IN SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE VI-
BRATOR POWER UNIT ITSELF.
MAINTENANCE
A wiring diagram of the vibrator power supply unit is
shown in Figure 1. The diagram symbol of each part
is repeated in the parts list to facilitate identification
by means of cross reference.
Service generally consists of replacing the vibrator
which may have deteriorated through prolonged usage.
If excessive output hum should occur, during opera·
tion, the cause may be a filter-circuit breakdown, such
as leaky or short·circuited filter capacitors.
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When servicing the power supply unit, disconnect it
from its source of voltage supply and, using an ohm-
meter, check through for continuity.
Capacitors should be tested by first removing one side
from the adjacent connections so that the capacitor
under test is not connected in the circuit.
The power supply unit is protected by a IS.ampere
fuse which in the event of failure should he replaced
by one of identical rating.
Symbol
Designation
Cl
C2
CS
C4
CS,C8
C6
C7
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PARTS LIST
Stock Symbol
Description No.
Designation
Capacitor, O.S mfd., 50 v ............... 18080
PI
Capacitor. 0.005 mfd .. 1,600 v .•.•....•. 63813
RI
Capacitor, O.oS mfd., 600 v ..........•. 63814
SI
Capacitor, 0.1 mfd .. 600 v .•........... 63815
S2
Capacitor, O.OOOS mfd., mica .....•.•••• 63816 T1
Capacitor, 10 mfd., 450 v ....•.....•.•. 63817 TBl
Capacitor, 25 mfd •• 40 v .....••...•.•.. 63818 Wl
Vibrator .................. ~ ........ "' . ~ ............ '" ........ 63821 TSl
Choke, "A" line ••.•••••.•••.•..•..••. 63820 VSl
Choke, "B" line .•..•.••••..••...••..• 63811
Description
Plug, 8.prong, power cable ............
Resistor, 5,000 ohms ..................
Included in Cable Wl. ................
Switch-voltage tap ....................
Transformer, power •...................
Terminal Strip, ellternal ..........•.••.
Cable,
Socket
Socket,
power ..•......•...............
tube octal. ...... _ ..... " " .. "
vibrator, 4·pin ............•....
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35383
37122
37119
63810
63819
63822
31251
31769
SWITCH aCA8LE
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FIGURE 15 - VIBRATOR POWER SUPPLY UNIT
(Schematic Diagram M.253452)
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GENERAL PURPOSE COMMUNICA liONS RECEIVER
MODEL AR-88

INSTRUCTIONS

Manufadured by

RCA ManuFacturing C-ompany, Inc. Camden, N. J., U. S. A.
"AN ReA SERVICE"
PrInted In U. S. A. 18-25921·2

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.... ... . . .. .. ... . . ... . ...... . .. . .. . . X Parts List.... .... ..... ... . .. ...... . ... .•.. .. .......... .. ................. . Figure 5 Diagram of Top of Chassis .... . . .. ... ... .. . . ...... . .. .. . . . . ... . .. . .. . . . • ...... .. . . .. . .. . . . . . .. . : '... ...... . ..... ...... ... .. . .. .. ... .... .. ... .... .. .. ..... .... . . ... . . .. . .... .. .. . .. ....... ... .. .. . . ..... Figure 12· Selectivity Curves... Performance . . . ....' ... . .. ... . . Figure 11 Schematic Diagram . .. ....... .. .. . .. .. .. MI-8319... .. . .. ..... . . . . . . . TABLES Table 1 Performance Data ........ . ..... .. . .. . ........... '. . . ...... . '..... ......... .. Circuit Arrangements . .... .. ....... .. . .... .. I Introduction..... .... ... .. ... VIII Maintenance and Alignment Procedure.. .. . . ...... ... 3 4 14 ... ......... ........... . . .... . .... ........... . ...... .. . ...... .......... .. ...•. . ..... ..... ...... . .... . . ... ..... .. .• Figure 3 Diagram of Rear of Chassis . . . .. . .. ...... .. . .......... . ....... . .. ..... . . ... . . .. . .... .. .. ... ... .. ..... ..... . ....88 Chassis..... . ... ... ..... ... . Figure 7 Top View of Chassis...... . . ...... .. ..... ........... .. . . ...... .... .... .... ..... . .. . ... . . ... ... . .. . ... ............. ......... ... ... .... ... . .. . .. . ... . . ... . . Figure 15 Vibrator Power Supply Unit ...... . ..... .... Table 2 Tube Socket Voltages . .. .. .. .. .......... ........ . . ..... '" ... ... ....... . 11 Equipment ... ...... ... ...... ... ... . . . .. .. . ... . . ........ . . . .. .... ... .. . Figure 4 Diagram of Front Panel .... . .... .. .. Figure 9 Bottom View of Chassis. . . ........ . ......•...... .. • • ..... . . . .. . .. . . . .. . ... .... . ..... ...Covers Removed.. . .. . .. ...... ... ... . .... ....... .. .. .. ........ .. .. ...... . ....... .. ... .. .. . . • . ..... .... .... ... ........ .. . ... . ...... .. . . .. ........... . .... ...... ....... ...... ...... .. . VII Operation.... . .... ... . .. . ......... .. .... . ..... . .. .. .. . ... ..... '" " ... ........ ... . ..... .. ....... ... .. ... . . ...... Figure 8 Top View of Chassis ..... .... ...... ... .... .. ... . .. . . ..... ...... ...... ...... • ...... ...... .. " 5 5' III Description....... IX Mechanical Construction..• Figure 6 AR... .. ........ ..... ... .. .. .. . . ......... .. .. .... .. . . 5 6 W V 7 8 VI Installation... ... .. .... :. . . ..... ..... ......... ... ...... .. ... . . ...... .... . ...... ........FUnit . ...... . . .. . ... ...... ... . . ....... . .. '. ..... .. .. .. .. ... . ....•....... ..... ....... . ........... . ... ....... . . . .. .. .... .. . .. .. .... .. .... ... ..... . . ......Title TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Technical Summary. . .... ...... XI Vibrator Power Supply Unit..... .... ..... .. .. .. . ..... ... ...... . . ..... .. . .. . .. .•..... . .. ..' .. ...... .. . Figure 14 AVe Curves... ... ..... ....... . .. . .... Figure 10 R. . .... . ....... .. . ... . Figure 13 Fidelity Curves .... ...... . .. .... .... . ..... ... ...... ... . . . .. ..... • .. . . .... . • ... 8 10 13 14 24 ILLUSTRATIONS Figure FrDnt View of AR-88 Receiver.... .. .. ...... .. ..... .... ..... . . ....... . . ... . .. ....... .... ... .. . 2 2' 6 8 11 16 17 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 26 Figure 2 Loudspeaker .. .. .. ... ... ... .... ... ... .. . . . . . . ... . ........ ..

.. . .. . • ... .. .•..•.... ....0 7.. ...... . ....•..... .•... ~ • • • .... 535 Band 1 .. ...•.. . 5 watts to to to to to 32....• A· F Amplifier .. ....•.. .000 14...5 watt . .. .....3 4. .....000 1. • ... ..6 8.. ...000...570 Band 3..... or Batteries...... . .. 135-165... ... . .150 16..•.. .. .•...•..... .6 1.. '...•... .. .. . .. . . ...... .below oo~ooo do not have the 600 ohm output. . ~OO 400 200 I·F rejection at 600 kc is 100.. • ..4 1.: . .... .•..•. .... ...5 1. .•... .6 8..... V oltage Regulator .....1 ....•..0 4.•...000 2.. 200-260 volts.. ... ..... .. ............ . . . .. ... ......6 7..••. '" 6 volt "A" battery and 250 to 3QO volt "B" battery.. ..... . .. ... ... ..000 Maximum Undistorted Output-app~ximate-2.. .... .0 1... *Output Impedance--2....... .. ... .. MI-8319. .0 7........ ....... Band No.•..... ... .000 - ....kc' ~c KC Power Supply' Requirements Line Rating ......•.. ..5 28.. ..•.100 Band 6 ..0 11.... 1...0 8....700 to 32.... ...... ......• Rectifier..3 1..6 .. ........8 4.••.... ....... . .000 lee kc ke. .. 16.000000 240. ...... .•. ......... . 535 Band 2 .......•... ..4 22'..• Oscillator ...8 2. " . . . . • .Y3GT 1 RCA· 50 VR·..1 1.... .••....3 Antenna Input in Microvolts for 20 DB Signal-Noise Ratio 4... . • • • . . ..•....... .9 1...GENERAL PURPOSE COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVER MODEL AR-88 TECHNICAL SUMMARY Electrical Characteristics Frequency Range--total 6 bands ...•• 1st Detector (converter) . .. ... " 22.•..5 1. .5 8. . ... • .•• ~... . ....0 2 3 4 5 6 1.. . ... ... .9 1. . .. • • .... ... 4..... ..••. ..4 2.•. . . ........... .. .......•....•.000 4.•. 190-230. .600 4.•.......... " 2nd Detector . .. • .... ..Taken on SampJe Receiver) .. ..8 ... .• Beat Frequency Oscillator ....2 1. or Vibrator Power Supply Unit .. • .....7 1.. Mechanical SpeciAcations Overall Dimensions ..•. .. S'RCA·6SG7 1 RCA·6SA7 • RCA-6]5 1 RCA·6H6 1 RCA·6H6 • RCA·6S]7 1 RCA·6K6GT ItllCA·6]5 1 RCA·...7 1.•..5 1.95 ........ . .2 ......•.2 1.... ...... . ....0 12. • • • ... ..7 3......... . . ....•...1 16.. .0 4..•... .. ...0 12. .. ....•..... . . ..0 ..... ... • .•....•. ..•....0 6...... ......•.0 Image Ratio Greater than 1.. ...•••..... Noise Limiter ... ....... ...... .. ......••.. ..•. .........2 1. .. ..6 ...... . 117-135..•......... .. .......3 1.... .8 . ... . .. .. .. ...0 ..5 ohms and 600 ohms. ..••.. .5 12.....••......9 1.....•.......... .000 1.0 8.. Tube Complement R-F and I-P Amplifiers ..... • .. .. ..8 6...... . ...•... .... .. ..•.. . . .0 6.••. . . ... . "'~ .. ...... . .•...... ...•.5 ..•. ......••.. '" . .. .....SO Band 4 .•••...•. TABLE 1-PERFORMANCE DATA (Approximate Values .. ... .•... 50/60 cycles.•...••.• '.......3 1.. ... . .. . . .900 Band 5 .. .00 Megacycles ...••.100 60.. .. . ... . ....•••...... kc'.•.5. . . '.4 16. .•. .. • .0 5.. ..... • • .... . Signal·Noise Ratio ...... . . • . ........ ....2 ...... 100-117..6 . . ..600 t~ 22.•......• 1934 inches wide x 11 inches high x 1934 inches deep *Receivers with Serial Nos.. 11.' 22... .....•.. . .... .•.. ..•.. .•..••.... Power Amplifier....... ......... .. . .... • . .......... 1 Sensitivity Antenna Input in in Microvolts Microvolts for 6 DB for 0. .. .•.•. ~ ..000..... .. • ... . ....... . • .... ...000 1..•...

Exceptionally good oscillator stability through normal variations in line voltage. A large ·part· of this noise is due to "shot" effect and thermal agitation in the first tuned circuit. Usable sensitivity. 3. standard broad.F tube of the receiver is of great importance. Throughout the AR. over the entire frequency range of the receiver. Automatic Noise Limiter which automatically limits interference to a percentage of modula' tion determined by the Noise Limiter Control. Continuously variable High Prequency Tone Control. Its features include: . The sensitivity of this receiver is limited only by the tube noise originating in the first tube and its associated circuits. . 2. sockets. batteries. three of which include a crystal filter. Temperature compensated oscillator circuits on all bands. and an AC sourCe of power. rugged con' struction of parts and wiring in the high frequency heterodyne oscillator circuit has been included in the design. is nec' essarily a compromise with fidelity of the reproduced signal. must produce a volt: a&-e on the grid.GENERAL PURPOSE COMMUNICATlONS RECEIVER I INTRODUCTION In the design of a high frequency radio receiver. Frequency Stability. cast. or Vibrator Power Supply Unit MI'8319. This has been the subject of considerable develop" ment.:. Noise Limiter Switch for switching Noise Limiter on or off.P Circuits giving a very high degrelllOf selectivity. 4. range switch. of the same or greate~ ordet: of mag' I1Lt!Jde than this inherent noise voltage. an efficient coupling system between the antenna and the first R. On the broa~ast band. Therefore. Tuning Lock for service under extreme condi. Noise Limiter Control for setting Noise Limiter to operate at any desired percent modulation. there are four important qualities for consideration: 1. provides a high de' gree of stability. including control panel and tubes and cabinet for complete enclosure for table mounting. a low frequency primary is used. The following instructions should be studied before the installation or operation of this equipment is at' tempted. Selectivity. The second quality of a receiver. together with voltage stabili2. $ nntenna trimmer for circuit alignment. communications. Additios:al equipment required includes headphones or loudspeakers. Tuning meter for indicating relative strength of incoming signals. and the system used on this receiver gives opti. temperature compensation. Pour'gang Condenser giving high image ratio on all bands. and selectivity switch. an antenna system. 11 EQUIPMENT The equipment furnished consists of the Receiver Chassis Assembly. and r. Ceramic Insulation throughout on gang condenser.ation of the oscillator plate supply.' 1'0 secure good frequency stability. in order that optimum performance may be obtained. This receiver is designed to have five degrees of selectivity. its principal use is for short wave. It is designed to withstand severe climatic and line voltage variations without ap' preciable impairment of performance. Crystal filter for ultra'sharp selectivity when required. A signal. to be readable. mum coupling with antenna or transmission line im' pedances of 200 ohms. and proper oscillator excitation. Twelve Tuned I. tions of vibration. selectivity. Reliability. Mechanical Band Spread with Single Control for ease of tuning a previously logged station. This.w service. Reliability depends to a large extent on the quality of material and workmanship. resonating well below the band with a 200 mmf antenna. III DESCRIPTION This receiver covers short wave.SS Receiver the best material obtainable is used for each particular purpose and all workmanship is of the best. except on the broadcast band.

The R. three stages of I. BOARD Figure 3. TERM.optimum coupling from a 200 ohm transmission line. output power stage and power supply system.-GND.P AmpI1fier is designed te provide ample selectivity ahead of the first detector 6 Band Spread . The Ipg scale the main'dial and the separate vernier dial provide for exact logging and tuning. second heterodyne oscillator. A. the link should be dosed and the antenna connected to "A.except in the broadcast band.S 0 T / MS ~11~S7 tt!) l ~! R-e80E DIVERSITY.P amplification. system is designed to provide . TRAP 6 friVO PLUG ~'~()-~~Tlo~~R~--~~~~--'~ 6000HMS TRANSWTTER POWER CORD RELAY \J::!) ~U 2. . on First Heterodyne Oscillator . each tuned circuit in the receiver contributes some noise voltage.F Amplifier . It consists of two stages of R'F amplification. two of which may be joined together with a link." If a ground is used.IV CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS The circuit is shown schematically in Figure 1l. This insures for minimizing cross modulation and blocking effects from strong iryterfering signals and for obtaining a high degree of image signal suppression. When a single. The antenna terminal board is provided with three terminals (see Pigures 3 and 6).Diagram of Rear of Chassu the proper tuning of this circuit with any antenna system. Input Coupling . . thus producing a 45'5 kc intermediate frequency in the first detector plate circuit which is amplified further in the I. it should be connected to "G.The antenna coupling.P stages. first heterodyne oscillator. The amplifi' cation is adjusted to provide optimum signal. the noise contributed by suc' ceeding circuits is unimportant.ta-noise ratio by making noise contributions of circuits follow' ing the first tube negligible in comparison with the noise contributed by the first R'P grid circuit. the link should be opened and the line connected to terminal "A" and the center terminal.The first heterodyne oscillator is aligned to track with the R. first de' tector.JUSTMENT FOR TUNING METER ANTENNA COIL INDUCTANCE ADJUSTMENTS FO~ FREQUENCY BANDS VOLTAGE TAP SW. ZERO AD.P Amplifier at 4H kc higher than the signal frequency.The mechanical band spread with single control knob enables the operator to qwCHy tune a previously logged station. ANT. that is. conventional antenna and ground connections should be used. Por the standard broadcast band. 1 00 0 01 T Jc!o~-{~V!. ' R. noise limiter. The oscillator voltage is regulated by the ReA VR·150 regulator tube to provide maximum frequency stability under conditions of variations in power supply voltage." If a transmission line or balanced input is used. P amplifier stage. second detector. The nrst tuned circuit is provided with a trimmer con' denser adjustable from the front panel. wire antenna is used. but by making the gain of the first tube as high as practicable.

The band width at two times resonant input may be adjusted to 400 cycles.Two manual volum( controls are provided. Complete external shielding prevents coupling to any portion of the cir· cuit except through the antenna circuit. The impedances of the coils in the link circuit .6SG7 tubes are used in all stages and an RCA6H6 tube is used fof AVC and second detector. to obtain the desired output level. Par:t1cular care has been taken in the design of the circuit constants to minimize oscillator harmonics. The selectivity switch was placed in position 2.The AVC voltage is obtained from the second detector. the 600 ohm output is cut off from the rear terminals. determined by the setting of the noise Iimiter control. while the output from the 600 ohm tap is fed to the 600 ohm output terminal through a two' position jack mounted on the panel.100 cycles. are approximate values taken on a sample receiver. Noise Limiter . With the plug pushed in to the second position. "A" and 250 to 300 V.5' or 600 ohm load. The first I. and a 20 ohm tap is provided for phones. These circuits are varied in coupling by the selectivity Switch.5' ohms connected in place of the speaker voice coil.000 . an RCA· 6S}7 tube. Por this adjustment see "Operation.Three stages of I·P amplification are used. The output from the 2.d of four tuned circuits each. "B" bat' teries. RCA.' The second heterodyne (CW) oscillator excitation voltage is just lower than the A VC diode bias voltage so that it does not decrease the sensitivity of th( receiver. the phones are in parallel with the 2.5 ohm load. giving a com' paratively highde. are designed so that the crystal selectivity characteristic is not impractically sharp. The instrument may also be operated from 6V. an RCA·6H6 tube. 100% modulation and to continuously lower percent· ages down to any modulation whatsoever. 1. This also permits the CW oscillator to be coupled to the grid circuit of this stage.Intermediate Frequency Crystal Filter . Variations in these values are to be expected because of practical manu' facturing toleran~es. Power Pack . the phones are in parallel with the 600 ohm output and both are on. The second and third I·P Transformers are compOSE. capacity for band 1 and 200 ohms resistance for bands 2 to 6 inclusive. the speaker terminals at~ cut off and the phones are connected to the 20 ohm winding. and an R·P gain control. or Vibrator Power Supply Unit MI.5' ohm tap is fed directly to the 2. and operates into an output transformer which has taps for matching into a 2. or 3. The speaker terminals on the rear are for 2. and filter. This winding 8'ive~ luJliclent output for phones up to 2000 ohms impedance. A variable delay is obtained depending on the setting of the R. . With the phone plug in' serted into the jack in the first position.~ nor to the manual volume control so that a good AVC .The power pack mounted on the receiver chassis consists of a power transformer. • The third I·P stage is not connected to the AVC . With the head phone plug inserted into the jack in the first poJition. *Output Tube .The RCA 6K6GT output tube is resistance coupled from the A·P amplifier. • On AR·SS receivers with serial numbers below 003000.(\ pant.l control is provided by means'of which the frequency of' the heterodyne oscillator and resultant audio beat n&e may be varied. A 4H kc crystal is connected in.1!r . quency and a balanced link circuit is used to couple the first detector plate and first I.Interstage shielding is provided to insure stability under all operating conditions and to minimize oscillator radiation. The output was measured across a resistance of 2.P gain control.cycles. rectly on the switch. rec' tifier tube RCA·5'Y3GT. V PERFORMANCE The performance data under technical summary and the data for the various curves. Terminals are provided on the rear apron for each of these load impedances.The second het· erodyne (CW) oscillator is a triode RCA-6]. and is coupled through the crystal filter link. A noise limiter switch in conjunction with A VC provides for use of the noise limiter on CWor on modulated reception when interference is preserit. With the plug pushed in to the lecon. tube which is electrostatically coupled to the finall-P stage. Second H~erodyne Oscillator . 'characteristic with little overload distortion is obtained.d position.5 ohm speaker terminals and both are on.5' ohm output ter' minal. Shielding .8319. 7 ." . The data were taken with an artificial antenna of 200 mmf.) The voltage for which the switch is set may be read di.P Transformer has its primary and secondary tuned.The first detector plate circuit is tuned to the intermediate fre. The fourth I·P Transformer has t two tuned circuits. Automatic Volume Control. an audio gain control which i~ employed when the AVC is in use.The noise limiter circuit utilizes an RCA·6H6 tube and limits the noise interference te. A tap switch is provided on the rear apron for changing the power transformer voltage tap.tector excitation voltage with small electrical coupling to the oscillator circuit.P grid circuits. (See Pigures 3 and 6. Manual Volume Control. Intermediate Frequency Amplifi. the 600 ohm outPUt is not provided. one arm of the link cir' cuit and a neutralizing capacitor is connected in the other. .

This switch is located in the rear apron of the receiver.... 2.V...e. in-=-for phone receptiori only..-... Then mount on rack by means of the slots at the sideS of the panel. LlMl. ~ ~ ~ • .. • M1NJlU. ror rack mounting loosen the panel mounting screws and remove the front panel and chassis complete from the cabinet.-. M. speaker are indicated in Figures 3 and 6.1I.." .. N.. . Fully. -*- I '" I \ \ \1 J NOISE LlMIT£R I • SFO ANT.L.Inspect the chassis before applying power to see that all tubes are firmly seated in their respec' tive sockets. It is only necessary to remove the plug from the socket on the rear of the receiver. Half way in-for reception on both speaker and phones. ..v.c.25 ohms impedance. VII OPERATION Figure 4 illustrates the three dials and eleven con trol knobs... For Battery or other Supply Operation .TI!. There are two positions of the plug.. ttII .. Headphones ...~.8319 is available which will operate the receiver directly from a 6 volt storage battery. For information on this power unit see Section XI. OFF • .. The output transformer is designed to match a speaker having 2. • II. TRANS. ..r. and the voltage for which it is set may be read directly on the switch. Tubes .R AND A.Y...For con' nections see Schematic Diagram Figure 11.f!. Speaker Terminals for connection of a loud. Antenna ..GAIN AUDIO GAtM SELECTIYITY NOIS!. See "CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT" "Output Tube.MOD. TUN'NG VERNIER TUNING METER I I • TONE. and connect the batteries to the proper terminals as indicated by the schematic dia' gram.. For general use it is recommended that a straight wire antenna between 25 and m feet long be used. Determine line voltage and frequency and check with the rating of the receiver.C. The power transformer primary may be connected for anyone of five voltage r3:nges by means of a tap switch.! .The instrument may be placed on a table or mounted on a rack. 1 • . .VI INSTALLATION Power Supply ..The input impedance at the antenna terminals is designed to match a 200 ohm transmis' sion line except on the broadcast band where a low frequency primary is used.-''''''..R ~ TUNING • 8 I I --~.. .. \. MAN. R-8T9C Figure 4-Diagram of Front Panel . 1..::. A battery cable terminating' in an octal male plug is necessary for this purpose.A jack is provided on the left of the front panel for plugging in a pair of headphones." Mounting . ~ -.The power supply circuit is in' tegral with the receiver... 3 _REC-CloY.REe. A vibrator power supply MI.

NL and A VC on with interference. It gives the required audio pitch after tuning. Tone ContrOl. Crystal Filter in . Normally. wise position these are: 1. CW Manual gain only .for sharpest CW telegraph reception. position switch. but under extreme conditions of interference a balance point should be found for maximum intelligibility of signal with best modulation and least noise.for CW with interference. and also gives an indication of the strength of the signal being received. CW· reception . 2. The Standard Broadcast Band is calibrated in kilocycles and the other five bands in megacycles. open plate circuits. it should as a rule be set to lis fully clockwise position Or may be turned to eliminate interference.This is a four·posi· tion switch and starting from the fully counter clock. the gain of the receiver increases. CONTROLS Power-Transmit-Receive Switch .DIALS The Main Tuning Dial is on the left and consists of a disc with seven scales.This is a continuously variable control for reducing HF response. Noise LinUter Control . Crystal Filter in .This continuously variable sensitivity control is for use in conjunction with the audio gain (Volume) control for all manual gain operation. mum meter indication. and usually should be set slightly off central position for the desired beat frequency. The background noise and adjacent channel interference will thus be materially reduced. I-F band width for normal modulated recep' tion. the fully clockwise position will be used.Manual gain . Power off. AVC out .This control is normally used for CW code signals. See Figure 3. operation of this control win add to the values obtainable from the receiver. one for each of the six bands and a log scale. Transmit position which gives energized tube fila\llents. Starting from fully counterdockwise these positions are: 1.obtained and as turned counterclockwise. With A VC on. Selectivity Switch . The fully clockwise posi~ tion limits the noise interference to 100% modulation. quency is detuned slightly ftom resonance. S. It will be noticed that when tuningjn a modulated signal with the crystal in. Noise Limiter-AVC Switch . As the knob is turned counterdockwise. 3. NL on. The meter is used as a tuning meter to indicate accuracy of tuning. The Vernier Tuning Dial is in the center and has a scale with arbitrary calibrations for exact tuning and log records of pttrticular communication stations. 4. and if the carrier fre. Connect relay to these two terminals for transmitter operation. 4. 3.' . In the fully clock~ wise position the full tone is .' . This is characteristic and normal for receivers with this degree of selectivity which are provided with AVC. the speaker volume is greater on either side of the point which gives the maximum tuning meter indication.. tions are: 1. Normal reception. 4. Beat Frequency Oscillator Control .. Set it to suit the particular tonal conditions forthe signal being . It is used in conjunction with the log scale on the main tuning dial to give additional figures for logging. The Tuning Meter is on the right and is calibrated in DB's above one microvolt. Experience with thl.This is a five' position switch and the band widths and control of selectivity are illustrated in the curves of Figure 12. . received.for no interference. the noise in~ terference is limited to continuously lower percentages of modulation so that in the fully counterdockwise position the Noise Limiter is operative on any modulation whatsoever. R·F Gain Control. so that part of the side band frequencies are amplified very much more' than they are when the carrier is tuned to exact resonance. The five posi. A VC on.for sharper CW telegraph reception. and shorted ter' minals for transmitter relay on the speaker terminal board on the back of the chassis. NL out - for Modulated Reception for Modulated Reception no interference.This is a four.This control sets the in~ strument for operation at the required percentage value of Noise Limitation. Crystal Filter in-for CW telegraph or sharp modulated signal reception. high tones are lessened. Care should be taken to tune the receiver for a maxi. AVC and NL out - 2. I-F band width for High Fidelity. 2. modulated _ reception.Beat frequency oscillator switched on. 3. The reason for this is that ~e carrier voltage controls the gain of the receiver by means of the AVC circuit.

Turn receiver on and set the Power' Transmit. Set Selectivity Switch for the required oper' 10. Set Noise Limiter-AVC Switch for the re' quired operating conditions. Set Range Switch for band required. CW" (position 4) and set BFO Control to give desired pitch. until the meter pointer just coincides with the mark at the low end of the scale. 4. ditions. 12. 2. switch in AVe. the lock nut should be securely tightened.. The tuning meter should normally give a low scale reading when no signal is being received. The shorter one of the two is for adjustment of all R·P and I·P coils. Set R. ating conditions . Turning the screw moderately tight will lock the tuning." Pigure 3. turn the sensitivity control to maximum. and Schematic Dia' gram Figure 11. 9. Set Tone Control for preferred tone. Usually rotating the switch back and forth several times will clean the contacts and operation will become normal.Connect together the terminals marked "diversity.F Gain Control fully clockwise. and other 'con. VIII MAINTENANCE This receiver should maintain its correct factory ad. If the sensitivity is low.Special tools for align' ment of R. Tune in the station. the tuning may be locked by turning clockwise the knurled screw directly beneath the tuning knob. See Technical Summary. and then adjust the potentiometer R21 Jlt the back of the receiver. Range Switch . Circuit Alignment Alignment Tools ." have antenna trimmer turned off resonance. The tuning meter is connected in the cathode circuit of the 1st I'P tube and thus records changes in cathode cur' rent caused by changes of AVe voltage applied to the grid. as the switch is moved back and forth slightly in a certain fre. with a separate antenna. quency band position.P unit cover. Reset Selectivity and Sensitivity (R. and the longer one is for adjustment of the plunger type trimmers. switch crystal "Out. One end of this tool is for turning the lock nut on the trimmers and the oth~r end has a hook for engaging in the hole in the end of the plungers. 13. on two or three of these receivers. Diversity Reception . as shown in Pigure 3.F Gain) Controls and Noise Limiter Control in aC' cordance with requirements due to inter' ference. 7. Receive Switch for the required type of operation. Reset Audio Gain Control to give deslred volume. ground noise.A noticeable decrease in the sensitivity of the receiver us~ally indicat~ worn out vacuum tubes. Set Audio Gain Control about halfway 8. . station transmission.See Selectivity CurvesFigure 12. 2.fune the receiver to a point free of signals. After adjustment. 1. On CW operation set Power·Transmit. A further check is to turn the switch off and on at one particular fre' quency band several times apd note the ap' parent sensitivity of the receiver each time the switch comes into position. 3. It controls the first and second R. Causes of trouble and the probable sequence of their development are outlined in the following paragraphs: 1. Set Antenna Trimmer for maximum back. and are available after removing the large R. Tube socket voltages are given in Table 2. 6.P and nrst and second I·P tubes. re' move and check the tubes' in a reliable tube tester or substitute new tubes one at a time. A bad range' switch contact is likely to cause a change in the sensitivity of the receiver. and equip each receiver.TUNING For functions of controls see the foregoing para' graphs. 4. or the frequency of a received signal.. Automatic Volume Control and Tuning Meter -The A ve voltage is obtained from the second 10 detector. 3.Re' ceive Switch to "Rec. 5'. justments over a reasonably long period of time. To adjust this meter. 11. They ate mounted in fuse clips on either side of the gang condenser cover.P and I·P circuits are provided. The sensitivity should be the same each time and may be ade' quately judged for this test by listening to the receiver background noise.A switch may operate defectively on certain positions after long periods of inoperation. The "diversity" terminal is con" nected inside the receiver to the A VC circuits. The meter will ustlally rise slightly when the antenna trimmer is tuned to resonance. If the receiver is subject to vibration. Tune as explained. Vacuum Tubes .

graph... ..25161700 KC . It is well in going through the alignment steps outlined above to check the I..'500KC \ \ \~ C37-'" 1 BAND LlO-"'s BAN D I I TRAMS........ "liH!---.. ' 4 ' .60 L11.100KC ~~" 1_\6SJ 1J1U ~F.. i i n i 08 ' i.... tlt18AND_ 6K6 LOAD ~SI ~ {li...The intermediate frequency is 4H e:The most satisfactory method of I· P alignment is by means of a sweep oscillator and cathode ray oscillo.... CI9-*zlWlo L5l-.!2!BOTTOM)i' ~ _~ RA 17.400 KC ~....P Transformer 1st I.. .....F........... .500KC C45-¥s9AND 3\.. . .. ....... Position 3 (Rec...) 6SS1 ... /~ 22. . L33 Trimmer Punction 4th I·P Transformer 3rd I·P Transformer 2nd I.... .CL3S6OTTDMlr----A"'S. Mod.450 KC 3'Z. . ......... To chassis Position of Power·Transmit·Receive Switch .. ..•. QJ ~ -~ LSt........ L44 US'. the second and third I· P Transformers are expanded and over-coupled.:~~ /'~ C!iI: Ug. .••. \ ~ L'Zl-*'SBANO 22.. . LZ~L24-. . .•.BAND \_ . Oaci1Iograph Connections . .. .F Alignment . ' \\.000KC L42 110 ..tF~~n 1ST~'51"'38AHO $---.SOOKC I " U3-L14--1BAND \C43-"BAND 2'1 0 .. . Grid Trimmer Adjustments (See Pig.....•... ............£OTRAKS \ ...ANO .... U8 L32.)1"'" ~ISE" ?C6O''zBANO_ Ci1"'~C&+*4eA"O ~-~_ -l31'!l OOeKC 6H6 LIMITED .. l. <.............This adjustment is best made by means of a signal generator and a high resistance sensitive DC voltmeter such as the RCA Junior Voltohmyst...F.....) PO$i. ......... 6J5 6SS1 CU®~'C'ZS"'''BANO / 11 1600KC TRANS LZ2..... \ SOOKC \ \1 !lOO KC ... .... .O.. I I I " I \ \ .. '22.._ 11 _ 7 I C21-"'s BANO (L41 BOTTOM) \ ~-.. . ... ~=o 6J5 16))00 KC . ~_J!!!'l/ ~"'l{ 1t. .~~~5:t~H) -r Si -J Tl..500KC .... .... ' (OM TOP) ~_ ia'BANo" 4600KC ~ I 1500 KC _1). tiill' \~ _'~ ~..... 0.P Grid 6SG7 1st I·P Grid MA7 -1st Det. .. .....•.. ............ I r 'i> C41-"48ANO 18/ 400 KC *381\NO I IJ \ ..ng control C7S' at approximately one fifth of its maxi· mum capacity. '" ... ... S 0"" 6SA1 . UT PUT . Pollow the sequence as given below... 1\-88'9 Figure S-Diagram of Top of Cluusis t..... Connect the generator to the grid of the n . ....•....i .-:r ..... ......-"~BANO I '1500KC J ST 1 R. With Selectivity Switch in Position I.. ... • ....... U2.. °TRAHS GT -4 BAND L1t l~"""'-'::"'::[FILTER __/...... Place Selectivity Switch in Position 3.. and changing it appreciably will slightly detune the With Selectivity Switch in Position 2 the I·P band width is normal without over..• Vertical "HI" to Terminal C on last I·P Transformer (L47..... -... . ... ...KC BANC At ~ *1 (0'" TOP) H6 lID 2110 ~y 535 L3b 6 i~~~J{?·F..P Transformer Before performing step 4 abo've.90°5/:'/ 2'lOOOKC L4S -::J" TR"~ R"NS B..U8- j \ \ ~\1S'400 KC \\ C66-*SBAND \ \\" \'22.......... 4tOOl'lc. _. Position 2 Position of Noise Limiter and A VC Switch . .::::-i:so \ CHOK"....~6SG1. . S') L47. ...----1700KC '6 ~ t....DI~ '®o.'F... <4)QO t§)-r ....... ...... 6SG1 @\ LZ'LZ....P curves on the oscillograph screen with switch in Position 1 to see that the curves expand symmetrically..BANO KC I 6SG1 lt1DOKClI--------.28AM~54-""8AHD //.JI C6S... Vertical "LO" to chassis Dummy Antenna ... Adjustment of Crystal Phasing Control.. L'54 ~". ... -[LSS-"SBANO (L44BOTTOM)\ [~-r.. . : .-. .••"W.. c L'20-*'$BANO '8..... Insert in series with generator output. U3. '" .....•. ..... " Position 4 (AVe) LOCATION OF PARTS AND AUGNMENT ADJUSTMENTS ON CHASSIS Step' 1 2 1 4 Generator Connections 6SG7-lrd I·P Grid 6SG7 .... This is approximately its final setting first I-P transformer..•...2nd I.00 f!l1..•...01 mfd.... Connection of Generator Output Lead . .coupling in the trans' formers...• '....•.... ..ND - IS POWER Tt ..... .........-1:...1 C6Z""'BAN r<iiil '\ Cii!...400 Kc:..rr CI6 -.. (6. M PHASING CONTROL 4300I<C -UTPUT C3S.. L36.. Pully clockwise l1'oeition of Selectivity Switch ... U7. set crystal phasi. . /Ji.. ..~KC d/1570KC/ 11...'TDOKC L4l -::1---1 " 3ItOLF. ... -- (0~11 / "$ '\ .. L'33 1_ P.•...•••....Uon of R·P Gain Control..... ...... .5DOI'\C L'31-~BAND (l.... L48 L41...!J ~ ~ Gr t!f/®--. ....__ IT C32-*S8..... L48)...Alto @l~. " See chart below Connection of Generator Ground Lead .J ..... . 1 ~... BANO (LA' BOTTOM)I _ _ ~6..." '~I'C59-·1 BAND .. .........

. The output impedance is 2. . .100 k. .. .. .. .. output 1 I 600 k... 200 ohms L53 3 Extreme high end 12. . . .600 k..A signal generator covering a range from 53 5 k. . . the four knurled screws and lifting off. 1st & 2nd R-P Ant... 4. .. .. apply a modulated I·F signal to the antenna and ground terminals. . & 1st and 2nd R·F 152 C19 C38. ... .. . . . .. . C62 3 4. . . . . ..... ..c. . . .. 4 Extreme low end 11. 2 Extreme high end Repeat 7 and. . . . Peak Output (See Figures 3 and S) Trimmer Function Position of Dial 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 *19 20 21 22 23 Extreme low end 53 5 200 mmf Extreme high end 1. High end osc... The output voltmeter should then be connected across the speaker (c) Place the Selectivity switch in Position 5. . Adjustment of Wave Trap . . • . . .. . ..6SA7 first det. . . . ..•. 2 Extreme low end 1. . . .. .. .. L19. ... . .Make con' nections as for the preceding adjustment. .150 200 ohms C22 Repeat 13 and 14 until extreme end frequencies are as indicated... . . Position Generator Frequency Dummy Antenna Position of Antenna Trimmer Trimmer Adjustments for Max. . . . . .. . . • . . . .. . ... . . . .. . .. .100 200 ohms Untouched 12 L54 CH C41. . . 600 200 mmf Untouched Repeat 4 and 5 until circuits remain in alignment over the band..500 k.c. ..8 until extreme end frequencies are as indicated. . . .. . . . 1st &2nd R-P Ant. . (a) Place Selectivity switch in Position 3. . . ... .F transformer (L47. ... ... . .. 1. . . . ... & 1st and 2nd R-P Low end osc.. Ll4. High end osc. .550 200 ohms. . . . . . ... . • .. . . . . .. . . . ... .500 k. . ... L29 .. .. . . Position 4 (AVC) Position of Selectivity Switch. or the antenna coil alignment may be affected.. The above three adjustments are very critical and must be made carefully to obtain symmetrical curves.. . . Fully clockwise... . .. . . .. Output Meter Connections .. . . Across speaker voice coil Dummy Antenna . ... ... . .. L48). ... . . . .. .. . . . .. . . .P Ant. .. . . to 32 megacycles. ..450 .c.. ... .. • . C64 L8. .. . .600 200 mmf Repeat 1 and 2 until extreme end frequencies are as indicated.. . . .570... High end ~sc. .c..c. .. . . 3) for minimum output... . .A wave trap is connected across the broadcast band antenna primary to increase the rejection of I·P signal frequencies. . Fully clockwise Position of Antenna Trimmer. 4... . .. . . . . . ..C59 L2. Ad. . and the Voltmeter to Terminal C on last I. .c.. .top curve. . ..c. Rock the signal generator frequency back and forth across the I. . Ll6..400 200 ohms Max. are required. .... .... .. . . . ..900 200 ohms 4 Extreme high end 16. output 4 12. .300 200 ohms Max... . . . 200 mmf \ Max. ...) Position of Range Switch. .. . . . . .. output 2 1... .500 200 ohms Max. Adjust the wave trap trimmer U7 (See Fig.. . . Position of Audio Gain Control. .. • .. 16. . . 30% at 400 cycles Position of Tone Control. ... . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .c. .. . .. . . ... . . . LOCATION OF PARTS AND ALIGNMENT ADJUSTMENTS ON CHASSIS Oper... .... . ... . & Ist· and 2ndR-P Low end osc. lst& 2ndR. . .... . . ... . . High end osc. . . . . ..600 200 ohms Untouched L6. .. .. . & 1st and 2nd R-P Low end osc. . . . .. . • .Range anon Switch No. .25 ohms.F resonant frequency and adjust the crystal load circuit trimmer L3'1 for sym' metrical round. .. . Ist&2nd R-P Ant. Tune the generator to about 7 k. ... . . . . The wave trap should be adjusted before the final R-F alignment on No. See chart below Position of R·P Gain Control. . .. .. . .. . . . .. . < . ... and an output voltmeter. ... . R·F Alignment .700 k. . . It is desirable to connect a speaker across the output terminals. . . output C39. . . . .. .. . .. ... 3 11.. . Adjustment of Crystal Load Circuit . Rock the signal generator frequency and adjust trimmer C81 for symmetrical curve. . . .. . 12.... .. Fully clockwise Position of Noise Limiter and AVC Switch .. .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . " . . . . . off I. . . . .600 200 ohms Repeat 19 and 20 until extreme end frequencies are as indicated. • .700 200 ohms UIA:ouched L51 C16 C37.. • . 1 band. . . 2 4. .. 3 Extreme low end 4.. . . .. 11.. L26 Repeat 10 and 11 until circuits remain in alignment over the band.. 1. ... Re· just trimmer C80 rocking the signal generator move the cover from over the R·F unit by loosening as for (a) and (b) above. .. L28 Repeat 16 and 17 until circuits remain in align ment over the band. ..400 k. See chart below Position of Power-Transmit-Receive Switch .. .. .. .. ..500. . 200 ohms 4. . .... . With the range switch on Position I. See chart below Generator Modulation.. . . 4 16.. . . . .. . 1. . ..... . Mod. .c.... .. . .. .... . . . . L24 Low end osc. . . . . voice coil.300 k. .C60 L4. Ll8. . .. .• Position 3 (Rec... . . ..F resonance and adjust the crystal phasing control C7S for minimum response. . . . . . . . . ...c. . Position 2 (b) Place the Selectivity switch in Position 4. . .. . . .

500 k. On the above three mentioned coils. vernier dial. ~okes. .. tlte oscillator tr""ks . It mOTe Iblln one Pellk 18 ohtnlll"ble on ollclUator. Remove the small cover fro'm the tuning con· denser.re dipped on to the tuning unit. LS5. For this knob use an ordinary small screw driver. This prevents distortion of the chassis from having any appreciable effect on the atabilityof the oscillator. 22. IX MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION The receiver has been designed to be very rugged so· that it will stand up under severe conditions of yet have all parts available for easy replace' ment.F ~d Oscillator coils and trimmers. Untouched Repeat 28 and 29 until circuits remain in alignment over the band. All component parts such as transformers. Remove the panel by removing the eight nuts with which it is held to the support brackets. creases the inductance. tbe b!gbf'r frPlluellcy petlk.OQO 200 ohms Repeat 31 and 32 until extreme end frequencies are as indicated.se. This wrench fits the set screws in all knobs except the main tuning knob. 130 156 C32 C45. on the right hand side of the chassis.000 200 ohms 6 Extreme high end 32. High end osc. except Nos. . Remove the antenna trimmer shaft extension by loosening set screw in coupling with same wrench as used above for knobs. is mounted on a aeparate base-which bolts to the main base. The R·F unit which consists of the tuning con' denser. The vari. and all of the R. 'output 5' 16.c. by removing the eight knurled nuts with which it is supported.Range ation Switch No Position Position of Dial Generator Frequency Dummy Antenna Position of Antenna Trimmer Trimming Adjustments for Max.Tune in a signal either R-P or I. 6 Extreme low end 22. 3. range switch. Remove the dial light sockets where they a. L31 Low end osc. lst&2nd R-P Ant. 9. On ull bnud . .P Ant. All wir' Ftg.c.IUO\'e the slgual frequency.100 200 ohms 5 Extreme high end 22.r: than that involving high frequency circuits "-:inade up in the form of a laced cable so that no ~e leads are left floating which might tause damage 9:t'change capacity to various portions of the circuit. The tuning condenser is mounted so as to be rigid Wi~ respect to the tuning unit. and 6 band oscillator coils (LS4. 22. CW.500 200 ohms Max. output 6 6 22.400 200 ohms.500 200 ohms Max. it is necessary first to remove the complete R-F unit from the receiver. are mounted with sctews and nuts rather than with rivets.. • )+ Turn on beat frequency oscillator by turning switch to "Rec.500 200 ohms Untouched Repeat 34 and 35 until circuits remain in alignment over the band. & 1st and 2nd R-P Low end osc.700 200 ohms Repeat 25 and 26 until extreme end frequencies are as indicated. Remove support bracket from flvwheel tun' ing shaft. Mod" (Fig.~ter and by'pass capacitors. Peak Output (See Figures 3 and 5) Trimmer Function 24 *2 j 26 27 28 29 30 *31 32 33 34 35 36 Repeat 22 and 23 until circuits remain in alignment over the band. and screws and sliding the chassis forward out of the. 7. Remove the large cover from the top of the R.c. 4.500 k. 4. To do this the follow' ing procedure should be observed: &. by removing the four knurled nuts with which it is supported. 5 Extreme low end 16. and flywheel by loosening set screws with same wrench as used fJr knobs.Oper. 5.F to exact resonance with li'd'wer-Transmit.400 k. turning the core clockwise decreases the inductance.500 k. 16. Adjustment of Beat Frequency OscUlator . 5) until zero beat occurs at the mid-point setting of the BFO control . etc. 1st & 2nd R. 31. adjust BFO Trimmer L22 (see Pig. Remove main dIal. 31.P use • NOTE: On all coils. L20.F unit. Remove the chassis and panel from the cabinet by removing the four panel mounting . High end ~sc. C68 Ll2. 2. LH C27 C43. 13 1. 5. ·and yet is flexible with tespect to the chassis. 8. cabinet. Remove the knobs by means of the small wrench held in the spring clip.Receive Switch at ·'Rec. and L56) turning the Core clockwise in. C66 LW. L21.othe.c. tuning unit. &> lst and 2nd R. OUS coils and trimmers on this base may be easily replaced by means of a single nut which screws on the iI1dividual mounting bushings. 6. 5' 22." If zero beat does not fall within the range of the BFO control. However if a major p~pair is to be made such as replacement of the range ·switch.

.4 Antenna Coil.. No... 34. 14.22.... 4 band L9... 42. After the unit has been repaired it may be re' assembled by following the above procedure in reverse order.. Capacitor. These leads are as follows: (a) Two on the antenna terminal board (blue and black). . I) band 103.. 116.. by-pass. C99. variable. No....... 46 C48..P Transformer (red).low OO:lOOO use Phone Jack-nwI!'...... CONNECTORS Socket . K-90581-317 66 mmfd. RCA-5'Y3GT Rectifier . 74.2. l5'0 15'0 0) 0 110 235' 235' 235 0 50 150 2 4 . 13 mmfd.1 79. The R·P unit may now be removed from the bottom by lifting up first the rear of the R.. ... . K-90581-S41 Capacitor. by-pass.. : . 2.. Capacitor.. filter pack.700 mmfd. SO. 3 sections. lOO.28 C25.. l5'0 235 11...8 mmfd.. 32. M-95534-502 Capacitor...550 mmfd. 52. C53 Capacitor. . .. Capacitor..6 K-90574-2S1 82 mmfd.05 mfd...1 15"0 ..... 95.25 mfd... the by' pass condenser which grounds to the R·P unit near the second I·P tube must be disconnected. Capacitor.... .... DESCRIPTION CAPACITORS Capacitor......59 Capacitor. 4.. K-90681-213 air trimmer . Capacitor.117. 2.. 0. ri:ll 3. In addition. . .. RCA·6SG7 2nd I·P Amplifier... TABLE i-TUBE SOCKET VOLTAGES Tube RCA-6SG7 1st R· P Amplifier ... 47.8 Antenna Coil.93 sembly.. 67..6j5 B. Capacitor. ... Disconnect the eight leads which connect the R. RCA-6H6 Noise Limiter .. RCA-VR'I.. 119 Capacitor.. Capacitor.. 0.. K-90675-2SS K-9S()M-l K-90581-306 K-980.O. 27. 113 Capacitor. sembly. S sections.. each ..·rs with Xos.. . asC53. .. . (c) One on terminal E of the crystal load circuit (yellow). Capacitor..F. 40. Capacitor. Capacitor...P unit and sliding it back out of the opening. Capacitor. . antenna trimmer ... 83 256 34 240 0 0 0 11 l2 13 12. 8 band L7..83. crystal phasC76 ing trimmer .. 6. .. 13. 21 C16. assembly.70. .5..... ...900 mmfd. air trimmer ... 4 mId.58 C38... (b) One on number 7 pin of the 6K6GT output tube (brown).10 Antenna Coil..6K6GT Power Output . 15 mmfd..... . asC96.. 82 mmfd . Capacitor... . 65. Capacitor.. Capacitor. M-95534-503 mmfd. RCA·6H6 2nd Det... Capacitor.7 1. . RCA-6SA7 1st Detector .. .700 mmfd..77 C4. P-92444-501 Capacitor.121..000 mmfd . 97. (f) One on pin 6 of the second I·P tube (green). (d) One on terminal E of the first· I.. Capacitor. J1 Phone Jack ... each ... 525 C17 C18 M-86079-508 COO C2~ C23.... 6....122 C2 CS. .107 14 M -421395-509 K-98965-1 M-~ M-95521-50l: M-95521-502 M-95521-503 M-95521~ • n""..... 35. 63... .. 2 Antenna Coil..19.... 220 mmfd. CIOS CllI. 0. . asC71...92 mId.. C61.10. M-80079-531 Symbol Designations C44. . 8 sections.. .. M-2531S0-2 Capacitor. 49. K-90581-212 M-86079-533 P-721l33-9 P-721133-8 M-95534-501 K-90575-2'81 66. 18 mmfd.... 180 mmfd. . 2 band L5.. Capacitor. No... K·98!l65.. (e) One on terminal P of the first I·P Transformer (blue).. by-pass. 11. 87. 560 mmfd•. 110. 41.. (g) One on pin 7 of the second I· P tube (brown).. each .. assembly..P Amplifier .. 1. RCA-6SG7 2nd R~ P Amplifier RCA-6]. . Capacitor. K-9058l-315 SS mmfd...84. ... .U-4 K-90581-3lS K-980S4-2 M-2531S2-3 M-263132-l P-70028-515 118.. K ·90581-9ZI 15 mmfd.81 Capacitor..... 51. RCADrawing and Part No... each . 112. 3.. 0.. Remove eleven screws which hold R. P-720638-4.6 Antenna Coil. S sections. K-90581-321 22 mmfd. 45.. Oscillator .. Capacitor. Three of these are on under side of chassis along the front edge..57 C7 C8 C9...60.01 mfd. 64.... P unIt to the main base.. ~..700 mmfd. *J2 INDUCTORS Lt. ... . .. 1 band L3.. each . ~ ~ « 14 X PARTS LIST Symbol Designations Cl. The other eight are removed from the top. RCA6SJ7 1st Audio Amplifie RCA. RCA.. S sections. . 29... 64. . & AVC. 62. K-90581-239 air trimmer ...O Voltage Regulator. 33... 235' 2 3 235' Cathode Volt.......10 C12 Cl&. 102.t ..120 Capacitor. DESCRIPTION RCADrawing and Part No..3 3.68 C2I6. 43. .. b.. 6 7 8 9 10 .. No.P unit to main base. BFO Trimmer CB6 Capacitor. .106. 40 15'0 0 300 • . assembly....... 69 C30 CSl C36. Capacitor.. 91 mmfd•....76.. 98 sembly. No... Capacitor... 8 sections . RCA·6SG7 3rd I· P Amplifier..0 Screen Volt. 60.. by-pass.. 39.. RCA-6SG7 1st I.

.10. ..8 T9 M-95519-504 M-95519-505 M-95519-506 M-76299-505 K-98949-1 K-86098l-80 K-860981-33 K-82283-62 K-82283-86 K-82283-31 K-867970-338 K-82283-71 K-82283-74 K-850981-59 K-82283-50 K-1151402-4 K-82283-95 K-82283-63 K-901432-501 K-90l573-501 P-92430-501 P-92430-503 P .. Resistor...... Cry s t a I Load I..... Resistor.... R4.000 ohms. . ..... 26 L17. Tube Socket. <J:I. .6. Control ... 3rd I..... Trimmer Shaft) ... Switch . Transformer. Antenna and GroWld ..... SWITCHES Range Switch ...... No... Tone Control ..... ...000 ohms.. ~ watt ... 560. ~ watt R7. 23..F..F..... 4 band ... .800 ohms.. .. Oscillator Coil. TERMINAL BOARDS Terminal Board.. Oscillator Coil... 28 L19. R..... below 003000 use R56 Resistor K-90497 -4 (5 ohms). Control ....•. l5...... Tu..c....... Noise Limiter Control ... Transformer... ... .. 2...19........ 50 watt . .... Ant....... Resistor..000 ohms. No. ~ R23. Coil. .... Battery Plug Assembly . Vernier Dial Assembly .T2 T3 T4 T5....25. Set Screw (Small Knob) Power Cord ..... . 2 band .. ~ watt .. .... 47 Resistor.... Pilot Lamp ....F..18.. ............. No.. Pilot Lamp Socket Assembly . Resistor.. P-92430-506 T10 TBl TB2 :f..92430-500 P-92430-502 P-92430-504..000 ohms. . 15 . 455 k.. . .. 100 ohms.......... L67 METER TWling Meter . 270.. ....000 ohms...C...29 L20.. Meter Adj..."" SI to 16 S17 to 2(} S21.... 6. 6 band R. Yz R1... Oscillator Coil.24 S25 Tl :f...... ...... ... Resistor.16.... . 6 band . Oscillator Coil. Coil... R.. 180 ohms... Transformer.. Resistor..000 ohms. Coil... 13. 36. 5......14 Yz watt .... 10. 3 band .. . 1.V.... No.. Transformer.. ... .. 2.... .... .... .6. ........ .. Resistor...... . ~ watt RIi Resistor...5 meg..... 3 L53 band ......... 1.. 33. No. .. Knob (Small) . ...... 160 ohms.ohms..... ~ watt R37 Resistor..... Flexible Coupling ..F.... Dial Window . R~h'ers with Serial Nos. Off-Trans.. Resistor... ~ watt .... .... 63 Resistor..... TRANSFORMERS Transformer.. .. ~ R1S watt .. 1st I.... 100 ohms.... ..7-1 29932-2 K-9894..F. . Output Terminal Board. 1rube Socket"......F. Coupling (Ant...........F... 4 watts . R42......... .......49 watt ..... 14. 16.18 watt .............F........ning Unit ....... 1 band .". .......... A..... . 2nd I.7-501 K-98947-002: K-99819-501 K-9895O-1 K-99895-501 K-98988-502 K-9698~1 K-90497-3 K-85098l-57 K-850981-96 K-85098l-3l K-850081-l00 K-85098l-91 K-86098l-86 K-82283-93 K-00497-l ~K-90497-2 K-61114-15 K-99821-1 K-828505-12 P-712336-503 P-712836-505 P-712336-507 K-59101-6 K-843365-13 K-843365-12 K-99883-1 M-86183-50l M-81059-501 K-99630-1 K-99631·l K-867970-340 K-251402-2 K-25l400-2 K-251402-3 Receivers with Serial Nos........ Transformer Adj.6 T7. ... Resistor. ... ... Flywheel Bracket Assembly ......L.........F...SO L21...... 7. Knob (Large) ........ ~ Rl1 watt . .. ...9.... Output ....700 ohms.... ~ R32 watt .. R. 2..22 S£3.......... ..12 LIS. Lock Screw .. 4 L54 band . ~ watt . R.. . . Switch . 1.....".... Coil...700 ohms. .31. 3. " ... Oscillator Coil.000 ohms..... ... ~ watt 'Rs..5 tR56 M-9552iO-OO4 M-95519-501 M-95519-502 M-95519-600 K-9014S3-501 M-95520-505 M-95520-506 M -95520-607 RF. Transformer. Resistor. Coil. Wave trap. .... 390 ohms...5O L51 R5. 1 band.26......14 X9 M-86927-18 M-86927-17 M-86927-19 M-421395-507 M-!2l~lO M-42l3e5-509 M-421395-508 K-869226-501 K-98958-1 P-924l.-N.. .. ... .. ~.TB3 Xl.. ....000 ohms... Ril Resistor..... . 2 L52 band . Transformer. .. Universal .2 meg.. 24 DESCRIPTION Antenna Coil.. . . 560 ohms... Oscillator Coil..... .. 10.. " LF.... .... Coil...... .. ~ R25 watt ... 22. Tool .. Resistor.. ..... . R35 Resistor......39 watt .. 1 meg.. ~ watt .. 680.... R2.. RF....... Transformer...... 12.....•.. ~ watt .. No. Wrench (Knob & Coupling Set Screw) . ........ 4 watts . 100...... ~ R20. R43 Resistor. 2.. No....-Rec.. Nl RESISTORS Resistor. ~ RS...... No.. Pilot Lamp Socket Assembly .600 ohms... 33.. .... MISCELLANEOUS Resistor Board . 5 L55 band ....F. ...... Air Trimmer Adj.... Trimmer Shaft. 10 ohms.. 4 watts ..... .. CRYSTAL Crystal (455 KC) ......000 ohms.PARTS LIST (Continued) Symbol Designations Lll. Coil. Tool . Knob (Medium) . RCADrawing and Part No. belOW 003000 use T2 Output TransfOrmer K-901430-501 and do not ha\'e Output Terminal Board TB3. ..... 5 band ..000 ohms. 4 Rso watts .....31 L49...""....... . R45 Resistor... Voltage Tap Switch . ..12 X5.... ~ watt . No.... ~ watt Rsa RfO Resistor.34 Resistor."......... 1 meg.... .. . ........ .. Selectivity Switch . R48 Resistor.11 X4.. ... Output TUBE SOCKETS Tube Socket ... .... 100.. . fD.... Gain Control ......... Resistor.. Filter Choke ..... K-1151402-1 K-8509S1-67 K-850081-72 K-90497-5 M-2I53097-1 M-1153134-l M-263099-1 M-263098-1 K-99565-1 R52 R54 L15. 390... No... .. R51 Audio Gain Resistor... Resistor...... ~ watt R46 Resistor....... TWling Dial Assembly . Power. 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•..... .. . . .. ......... ... . 90 ma... . DESCRIPTION The MI-8319 vibrator power supply unit is pri' marily designed for the purpose of adapting the Gen· eral Purpose Communication Receiver (Model AR·88) to 6-volt battery operation.. ......... and ter· minating in a plug for connecting to the associated receiver.... .. .. .....•.. .. ... .... . 300 volts.... NOTE ......... .. ... .. . .. .. • ... . . .•....... .. " 7 pounds EOUIPMENT The MI·8319 identifies the equipment furnished with the power supply unit and consists of the following' items: 1 .••..... About four feet from the end of the cable to which the two large battery clips are attached..... .. .. ........ ......••.. .... . I .... .. . . ... ..... ..... ......•.. ... ..... ...... . .. . ... .. . 1 RCA·OZ4 Mechanical SpecificationsDimensions Height '" .... .. .... ..... .. .. 5 inches Depth . each about four inches long and . ............ . Direct current at high potential is obtained by mean!! of a non·synchronous vibrator used in conjunction with a step·up transformer...... ...XI VIBRATOR POWER SUPPLY UNIT MI-8319 (6-VOLT STORAGE.. first remove the terminal hoard cover from the power 24 unit by removing the two self-tapping screws in the cover. .. . ....... .. ..BATIERY OPERATION) TECHNICAL SUMMARY Electrical CharacteristicsOutput ... ' .. : . .. '" .. ....... ....... Rectification is obtained by the use of an RCA·OZ4 rectifier tube.... ....... . ..... . This power unit has been designed and tested to operate under a wide variety of climatic conditions......... . . .. . 15 amperes Tube Complement . INSTALLA TION CONNECTING THE POWER CABLE TO THE VIBRATOR POWER SUPPLY UNIT -In order to connect the power cable to the vibrator power supply unit... ....•..... ......... . 6% inches Width ... complete with vi· brator and RCA·OZ4 rectifier tube..... .... ... .. ............. .. approximately 8 feet long... 5% inches Weight (net) ..Power Cable... Battery Voltage . equipped with power switch. ....... . ... ... .... .... .. ... ...•.. ... .. . .. ........... .. . . 6 to 8 volts Total current drain (operating AR·sg receiver) ...... • ... .. ..... . ..... ......... . ... ......... If preferred... . .. .. ..... .... . ........ ... . . . ... . terminals for connecting to the vibrator power supply unit..The power supply unit must be mounted with the vibrator in an appToxima~ely vertical position. .. ..•...... . ..... ........ ...... .. 12 amperes Fuse Rating ..Vibrator Power Supply Unit...... . . ....•. ..•.. .. .....•.......... .. . .. . • .... .... . ...... ... .. .. .... . these feet may be removed to expose threaded studs by which the unit may be bolted permanently in position. . a group of four wires... . Four rubber feet are pro· vided for resting the unit on a table or shelf..... fuse holder and fuse.. . ........ .... . . .... .

Connect the clip with the two black wires securely to the negative (-) terminal of the storage battery. check through for continuity. On one clip. connecting the black lead under one of the screws which hold the cover.A four. extends from the cable.0 volts 7. The power supply unit is protected by a IS. For proper selection of the switch position." the yellow lead to "B-" and the red lead to "B+. the power switch on the receiver being automatically cut out of the circuit when the vibrator power supply unit ~s used. 25 When servicing the power supply unit. Connect the clip with the green and brown wires securely to the positive (+) terminal of the battery. may result under these conditions. NOTE . consult the following table: Switch Position 4 3 2 1 Battery Voltage 6. Insert the plug. Never tighten any terminal screws unless the power is definitely oD. MOUNTING THE SWITCH . into this socket. Be sure to make good contact at this point.5 to 8. each clip serving to terminate a pair of wires. RESULT IN SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE VIBRATOR POWER UNIT ITSELF. disconnect it from its source of voltage supply and.Since the power line cord supplied with the receiver is completely out 0/ the circuit when the vibrator power supply is used. the cause may be a filter-circuit breakdown.5 volts 7.the brown lead to the terminal marked "A .0 to 6. Serious damage to circuit elements. The position in which the switch rotor is placed is indicated by the direction in· which the screw-driver slot in the rotor shaft is pointing. OPERATION The switch On the power cable must be used for turning the receiver on and off. tube while the power supply unit is in operation. MAINTENANCE A wiring diagram of the vibrator power supply unit is shown in Figure 1. the following precautionary measures should be observed: 1. The positions ~ln this switch are num· bered from "1" to "4" inclusive. The diagram symbol of each part is repeated in the parts list to facilitate identification by means of cross reference. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. always first remove the battery clips from the battery.5 volts 6. There are two battery clips connected to one end of the power cable.Turn the power switch in the power cable to the "OFF" position. Never remove the rectifier.5 to 7.equipped with a spade terminal. this cord should be wound up and placed inside 01 the receiver case in the _'pace between the chassis and the case wall.Fasten the switch to the bracket on the top of the transformer can. both wires are black while on the other clip one wire is green and the second is brown.HOT. To pre· vent impairment of normal operation. CONNECTING THE POWER CABLE TO THE RE· CEIVER . Should it become necessary to tighten any or all of the screws on the vibrator power unit terminal hoard. using an ohmmeter. . on the end of the vibrator power supply cable.5 volts CONNECTING THE POWER CABLE TO THE STORAGE BATTERY . The receiver is now ready for operation from the power supply unit.0 to 7. If excessive output hum should occur. Never disconnect any leads on the power cable unless the power switch is turned oD. or even to the vibrator itself.position rotary switch on the rear of the chassis is used to adjust the vibrator output voltage to compensate for variations in the battery voltage.ampere fuse which in the event of failure should he replaced by one of identical rating. These leads should be connected to the power unit terminal board . Capacitors should be tested by first removing one side from the adjacent connections so that the capacitor under test is not connected in the circuit. ADJUSTMENTS . 2. such as leaky or short·circuited filter capacitors. during opera· tion." Replace the terminal board cover with the three leads extending from the open end of the cover. SINCE FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS RULE WILL INVARIABLY.Remove the plug from the socket on the rear apron of the receiver. Service generally consists of replacing the vibrator which may have deteriorated through prolonged usage.

.... _..05 "I'D.............253452) 26 . 1O . power cable ..•••• Capacitor..•.OOOS mfd.....•.... Capacitor..... / Pt ---. Vibrator .. Cable.PARTS LIST Symbol Designation Cl C2 Description Capacitor.....--! FIGURE 15 ....• CS 4S0Y.•.........•.... Transformer. Socket tube octal. Stock No........•....•..•.•....•.005 mfd ..••... Switch-voltage tap . " Socket.. J I I I I I I I -1-+-1-1..... . " " .•.•. Capacitor.. 5... power •....... O....••... '" ..... O....•..1 mfd ........ 1...•.....••.... 10 mfd.. "B" line .. -------------_.. 600 v .......••••. O.._J ~----------------~~~~ WI SWITCH aCA8LE ----'..... . Symbol Designation PI RI Description Plug. 35383 37122 37119 63810 63819 63822 31251 31769 18080 63813 63814 CS C4 CS.•.. ellternal ...000 ohms ..oS mfd......••... 0. mica .. 50 v ........2 ... Included in Cable Wl. Capacitor.•••••... 'D·PC5 .......•••.... Capacitor. "A" line ••. "' .S mfd...•.C8 C6 C7 SI S2 63815 63816 63817 63818 63821 63820 63811 T1 TBl Wl TSl VSl El Ll 1.... vibrator...•........ ~ Choke..... 8........••......•...... power ... Choke.....•.......•.. Terminal Strip....... Capacitor....VIBRATOR POWER SUPPLY UNIT (Schematic Diagram M..600 v ... Resistor.... .... 25 mfd •• 40 v . 0. 4·pin .... ~ Stock No........._-_..prong..... 450 v ..... 600 v .....

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