Battery operated console receiver, 1938. The set was manufactured by Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd., who also donated it to the Museum.

Such a console receiver would have taken pride of place in a living room; it costt 29 guineas.

It used Superheterodyne technology, invented in 1918, enabling the listener to tune a signal precisely and seperate it from other signals with similar wavelenghts. As more and more stations came on the air, tuning of radio without this technology, became more and more difficult, due to overlapping of station wavelenghts, especially at night.

Mode 165 had five valves and had an eight inch speaker (A. W. A. Permag Type).

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