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Old 26th Mar 2020, 9:47 pm   #1
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I was using my hmv 2011 radiogram and i tried M and L waves but no radio stations is that to be expected in this day and age?
also would a bsr x5H or M be suitable for this type of record player?
all advice welcome
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 10:10 pm   #2
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I would have expected RTE 252Khz on Long Wave, listening to it at the moment.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 10:28 pm   #3
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no stations at all i'm afraid i wonder what the problem is?
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 10:53 pm   #4
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Just checking that you have an aerial connected; a few feet of wire should give some results.

Are there any sounds at all?
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 11:03 pm   #5
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yes sounds you would hear on old valve radios , but no whistling sounds, should this hmv have an aerial?
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 11:09 pm   #6
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It has a ferrite rod internal aerial so shouldn’t need one one for RTE 252 but it also has an aerial socket for a wire aerial. You could try a wire but if that works I would say the set requires attention. The ferrite rod is directional so try turning the radio around for best reception.

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Old 27th Mar 2020, 12:29 am   #7
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Thanks Frank. I will look into that
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 10:26 am   #8
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Hi,
I was using my hmv 2011 radiogram and i tried M and L waves but no radio stations is that to be expected in this day and age?
also would a bsr x5H or M be suitable for this type of record player?
all advice welcome
The BSR X5M would be ideally suitable for your Radiogram - that's if you can get one. The BSR X5H is not really suitable, they are now unobtainable anyway.
If you can't source a BSR 5XM, you will need to use a stereo cartridge and bridge the LH and RH channels.
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 10:50 am   #9
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This is an unusual "radiogram" having a pushpull audio amplifier which many grams do not and so the sound quality even in the small box will be quite good.

Although Clarkstown RTE 252 Transmitter is some way from Cork, no noise or clicks from the wavechange switch suggests frequency changer UCH81 or IF/det UBF89 issues or associated circuit.

However, you also mention changing the cartridge so, does the record player produce sound? That is, is the audio stage working?

This is a live chassis design and so be aware that 240 volts ac mains is lurking about should the mains lead be incorrectly wired.

Are you confident in servicing mains equipment. I only ask as you have sought help from Linescan87 before, nothing wrong in that, that's part of the service!. Do you have a test meter?

Should the record player not work, touching one of the two pins on the cartridge should deafen you with a loud hum.

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