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BR-2 Broadcast Band Radio

BR-2 Broadcast Band Radio

If you have ever had the urge to build your own radio receiver, the outstanding features of this popular Heathkit deserve your attention. Designed as a completely useful radio construction project, and yet capable of constant daily performance, the Heathkit BR-2 is designed especially for easy construction by the beginner without sacrificing quality or performance in any way.

Your success is assured by the completely detailed information contained in the construction manual. Not only does the manual outline simple, easy-to-follow, step-by-step assembly procedure, but a basic explanation of circuit theory is incorporated as the work progresses and the receiver develops at your finger tips. This specially prepared construction manual represents a basic radio education course in itself and is of particular use to novices and students.

Large pictorial diagrams and schematic diagrams can be pinned over the work bench during construction. The manual even contains information on resistor and capacitor color codes, soldering techniques, use of tools, etc. Tunes from 550 kc to 1600 kc and features a transformer operated power supply for safety of operation. High-gain miniature tubes, sharply tuned IF transformers and a new rod-type built-in antenna, result in high sensitivity, good selectivity, and unusual tone quality. This unit can be wired for use either as a receiver, tuner, or phono amplifier. Shpg. Wt. 10 lbs.

Cabinet: This attractive plastic-impregnated fabric covered plywood cabinet is available for the BR-2 Receiver. Complete with aluminum panel, flocked reinforced speaker grille, and protective rubber feet. Shpg. Wt. 5 lbs. Part no. 91-9A.

Specifications—Radio: Tuning Range... 550 kc to 1620 kc. IF Frequency... 455 kc. Antenna... Built-in High Sensitivity Rod Type. Speaker (included)... 5½" PM, 4-ohm voice coil. Tuner Operation Output: High impedance to any amplifier input with resistance of 100,000 ohms or more. 110 V outlet provided for amplifier, phono player, etc. Phonograph Input: 1 megohm high impedance for optimum performance with any good quality crystal or ceramic phono pickup. Tube Complement: 1—5Y3 Rectifier, 1—12A6 Beam Power Amplifier, 1—12AV7 Detector A.V.C. and Audio Amplifier, 1—12BA6 IF Amplifier, 1—12BE6 Pentragrid Converter. Power Requirements: 105-125 volts, 50-60 cycles, AC, 40 watts. Dimensions: 11½" wide, 5¾" high, 6¾" deep.

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