Tuneable frame antenna with amplifier
Made of creme white plastic. The two coils of the antenna itself are made of gold coloured anodised aluminium. The antenna can be used for short wave, medium wave and long wave. The knob below is used to tune the antenna. On the right is a lever that can be used  to select the wavelengths. The chosen wavelength is visible in a small window, on the right of the tuning knob.
The Portrait Capte has a swivel base, so it can be directed to a radio station for optimal tuning.
The 6,3 volts filament voltage and the high tension for the EF80 high frequency amplifier is tapped from the radio using a valve base adaptor (in this case with an octal base), connected to the Portrait Capte. The adaptor is placed in the valve base of the output tube of the radio; the tube itself is inserted into the top of the adaptor. The antenna can then be connected to the antenna and earth sockets of the radio.
Célard made ​​several versions of this antenna. A model with integrated power supply and antennas that were suitable for DC radios and AC/DC radios.
The antenna mainly receives the magnetic component of the antenna signal, thus eliminating most interference.
This type of antenna was mainly popular in Belgium and France. This antenna was made in France by Radio-Célard, 32, Cours de la Libération, Grenoble, in the years 1954-1958.
The original price was 6360 Fr.
Purchased in 2015
Made in ± 1955
Dimensions (h x w x d) 30 x 26 x 11.5 cm
Valve   Circuit 1 (6BA6) Circuit 2 (EF80)  

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User manual (in French)


A look inside

Adapter with octal valve base

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