Posted 9 years ago
Purchased today for £10.
Portable Radio - My Lady Anne CN430 - 1955 or later - Vidor Ltd.
Five position rotary switch to select mode of operation.
1. Long Wave (Battery).
2. Medium Wave (Battery).
4. Medium Wave (Mains).
5. Long Wave (Mains).
Valves inside DK96, DF96, DAF96, DL96.
Antenna in the lid.
Batteries not included with this secondhand purchase.
I can build a suitable power pack, or operate it from the mains.
I did a 'don't try this at home' with a temporary mains hookup.
The radio works and receives strong and local medium wave stations, including a 60's pop station ... so very nostalgic.
Weaker medium wave stations are receivable too, that is if you can tolerate some radio interference ... which I can.
Long wave isn't very good on this set, probably due to a lack of good strong signals on long wave.
There is quite a bit of information on the web about this model, including circuits, photographs and even a battery pack project (the original batteries are no longer available).
It's fun when you buy an old radio and it works ... pulling in enjoyable tunes ... 'out of thin air'.
Even the night-time atmospherics fading in and out on weaker - distant stations brings back memories. I am pleased I bought it ... I will obtain or construct a proper mains lead.