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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 8:17 am   #2
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Default Re: Looking for PYE Identification

I don't recognise it, but Dundrum had a lot of independence and didn't just make rebadged UK models. It is a transistor radio from about 1965. The BBC national networks changed to their current names in 1967, so it's from before that. Caroline North launched in 1964.

Some UK manufacturers did make tuning scales showing Caroline and some other pirates in the mid 60s, but this is the first time I've seen it with a Dundrum set. Both Caroline North and Manx Radio would have provided decent signals in Dublin and the east coast of the Republic.

Interesting that it covers FM. RTÉ had only just started FM broadcasting at that time, though BBC transmitters in England and Northern Ireland could be heard in parts of the Republic from the late 50s onwards.

This radio may use AF117 series transistors, which are prone to internal short circuits by now. It's usually fairly straightforward to change them.
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