Frame antenna with amplifier
Made from maroon coloured bakelite. The two spirals of the antenna itself are made of gold-coloured anodized aluminum. The antenna is suitable for reception on the short wave, long wave and medium wave. The thumb wheel on the front is used to direct the antenna. On the left is the knob for switching the wavelength and on the right is a knob that is used to tune the antenna. There is an indicator light (6.3 volts, 100 mA) located in the front, under the thumb wheel.
A picture of the antenna appeared in magazine "L'Haut Parleur", June 14, 1951.
The supply voltage of 6.3 volts and the anode voltage of 250 volts, 7mA, for the Visseaux 6BA6 high frequency amplifier, is provided by a transformer (model "S"). There are also models where the power supply for the tube is taken from the radio, by means of a special tube base (model "N").
The antenna is rotatable so that it can be optimally aimed at a transmitter.
Because the antenna mainly receives the magnetic component of the antenna signal, a large part of the interference is stopped.
This type of antenna was especially popular in Belgium and France. This antenna is French and was made by Radio-Célard, 32, Cours de la Libération, Grenoble.
The original price was Ffr 7785.
Serieal number 03959

Purchased in 2019
Made in ± 1951
Height 41 cm Click on the valve for more information
Base 18 cm    
Weight 1.5 kg  
Voltages 110-240 volts  

Advertisement for an early model of the antenna, where the wavelength switch is on the front and the spirals are not completely round.

This page was last edited on 28.08.2021