Build a nostalgic radio with a real vacuum tube and explore the airwaves as
they did in the 1930's! Historic technology comes to life again with 30
engaging experiments. Assembling this radio is a fun project for radiomen,
tinkers and gadget-buffs of all ages. Once your radio is up and running,
hunting for radio transmissions becomes a fun challenge. While learning how the
radio works, you will discover the fundamental parts of electrical circuits.
The radio is pre-wired for easy assembly. Users need only to plug in the
various components, attach an antenna and a ground wire, and make tuning
adjustments to get the radio working. The wooden base is beautifully finished
with a polished cherry stain and golden labels for an authentic look. The
vacuum tube glows with a soft orange glow when you are using it!
Instructions, experiments and additional configurations for the radio are
described in the 32-page full-color experiment manual. A double triode allows
for experiments with different circuits. Just switch the coils to tap into
different wave bands: one coil for AM frequencies and one for shortwave.
Transport yourself back to the early days of radio, and become a real Radio Ace!
32-page Manual - 30 Experiments
Experiment Manual - Pre-wired wooden base - vacuum tube - Medium wave coil -
Shortwave coil - antenna wire - ground wire - headphones - radio dial sheets
- attachment screws - washers
Requires 8 AA batteries (not included).
Box Size: 14.50in (36.83cm) x 11.50in (29.21cm) x 6.00in (15.24cm)