The tuner in its current form is a crystal set or, with the flick of a knife switch, a two-valve receiver. The tuning range is approximately 300 - 750kc. The set is able to receive the 3 local ABC National stations at good strength as well as the local airport NDB.
It is obvious that modifications have been made to the set over the years. It is suspected that the valve sockets have been changed (dated 1924) and that the last overhaul was in 1936, when the set complete was renamed. (See circuit page)
The set is a fine example of the excellent craftsmanship of the early wireless constructors.
© Ian O'Toole, 2009. Page created: 23/09/04 Last updated: 11/12/2009