Litz Special Crystal Radio Kit|
AM BAND CRYSTAL RADIO KIT
Here is an attractive Crystal Set with outstanding Crystal Radio Performance
in both selectivity and sensitivity.
It measures 7.5 inches wide by 3.25 inches high and 6 5/8 deep. The base is
1/2 inch thick Black Marine Grade Polymer.
The front panel consist of a NEW Engraved Cast Acrylic panel system No paint
or lettering to peal off.
The fahnestock clips are expensive tin plated spring brass, not spring steel
like a lot of the fahnestock clips that are going around
The coils are wound with 175/46 litz wire and have a Q over 600 at the bottom
of the AM band. They are mounted on 1 1/2 inch nylon standoffs.
The variable capacitors brand new American Made units with 8 to 1 planetary
Variable coupling is adjustable from the front panel with a slide arrangement
using a nylon rod. Kind of like some of the old Crosley Radios it uses a push
and pull motion to change the inductive coupling.
A double throw switch mounted on the front panel adds addition inductance for
tuning the lower half of the AM band. This allows the use of a smaller
inductance to tune the upper portion of the band, which means you have a
higher Q factor than if one large coil were used to tune the entire band.
Diode switching is included with this radio. A front panel mounted double throw
switch provides diode selection. And a quick diode change feature using
fahnestock clips makes trying new diodes in a side by side comparison a snap.
1N34A and 1N60 Germanium diodes are included. This feature is great for those
wishing to switch to a Cat Whisker style detector.
Audio is taken off the front panel with a 1/4 inch phone Jack or from a pair of
fahnestock clips mounted on the base. This makes this radio ready to go for
the owner of either a headset with the 1/4 inch Plug or the old Pin style ends.
(High impendence type required)
A beautiful engraved front panel with three inch diameter logging scales
that read from 1 to 100. And large diameter NOS phenolic fluted tuning knobs
with custom made brass dial pointers really with make tuning easy.
Included are four felt feet to protect your furniture, as I'm sure you will
want to display this radio.
As with all crystal radios a good outside antenna and ground system are
necessary for best performance.
The Litz Special uses a push pull motion for inductive coupling like some of
the old Crosley Radios.
The finger tip inductive coupling adjustment allows every signal to be fine
tuned for maximum performance.