L 2 D 51 T /00
Portable made in Holland in 1963/4 - 7 early Philips Germanium transistors - FM only radio,
with frequency range of 88~108 MHz - wooden case and plastic back and metal/plastic front - the dial has three hilarious presets: the red indicators on the dial are these presets that do not work conveniently due to a rather sensitive dial knob - the schematics of this radio show a traditional design with typical Philips ingredients, the IF is coiled and on 10.7 MHz, the frontend consists of 2 common base transistors of the OC170/AF117 series of Philips - supply is 6V by 4 'D cells' - the output stage is capable of 500 mW and the speaker is a Philips with a relatively heavy magnet, so the sound is very good and reception is good considering the older transistors, compared to other FM radios of those days this is the better radio.
When you are interested in more FM-only radios, visit the website of:
Andrew R. Mitz - FM-Only Radios: www.somerset.net/arm/fm_only.html
L 3 X 91 T /01L
Made in Holland 1962 - very nice radio has MW and LW - plays well, has very good LW - sound quality is very good even on LW - has pcb but not all parts are on it like var. condens. -one of the earlier popular transistor radios of Philips.
L 3 X 24 T /09
Badly constructed radio of 1963 - with VHF (FM) - very big full size pcb inside, hilarious pcb design: one can forsee problems like broken pcb or loose parts on pcb - battery pack on back panel - case of pressed wood particels covered with cheap plastic leatherette not being very stable -this radio plays badly and stops playing very often, repairs do not solve the problems because they are in the design of the pcb and case - all radios with this chassis of Philips suffer these problems - the type # indicates /09, that means that this is the ninth update of this chassis, there sometimes are updated chassis by Philips, but 9 updates is not common by Philips.
L 3 X 32 T /02C - L 3 X 42 T /00R
More recent radio than ones above, 1963 - has 9 x 2nd generation Philips germanium transistors: AF124, AF125, AF126 x4, AC125, AC128 x2 - has 2 separate pcbs and 1 W max. output power amp. with big output trafo and big high efficiency speaker with heavy magnet, efficiency: 92 dB SPL - plays very well and has fine sound - has LW - MW - FM (VHF) 87,5 -104 MHz - needs 4 'D' cells for 6 V supply - Size: 25 x 15 x 7 cm - I have also a European version L 3 X 42 T with multilingual BLUE scale and it has remarkably L 3 X 42 T/00R as model# addition.
Its 1965 successor is the L 3 X 42 T (click here to see a photo, © by Koen Tesselaar) looking similar but FM: 87,5 -108 MHz.
This has been a vey popular radio among HiFi fans, because it produced the better sound. On the picture below you see a picture by Herm Willems of his family: his brother Rob Willems and their mother, baking a cake, with a L 3 X 32 T on the kitchen table in the year 1963.
22 RL 390 /00
Radio made in Holland in approx. 1965 - 6 Philips germanium transistors - has small pcb and all parts are on it, rest of plastic case is empty and serves as acoustic cabinet - nice big speaker - has LW / MW - needs 5 'C' cells.
L 2 X 52 T
The Netherlands 1965 - LW, MW, SW (40-51m), FM (VHF) - Cabinet black plastic with some letherette , 17.5x10.5x5cm - Radio is partly defect: FM is not working, there is a crack in the PCB and a broken ferrit tuner part in the FM section - bought it from Gerard Tel - still repairing the radio.
22 RL 190 /00S
Constructed in 1965 - 6 transistors - nice small sober radio very similar to 22 LR 160 ~ 22 LR 180
90 AL 162 /00 - 90 AL 172 /00
Constructed in 1968 - 7 transistors - MW/LW - pcb partly made in Japan.
Constructed in 1969 - 7 transistors - MW/LW - pcb partly made in Japan - pcb same as 90 AL 162 above.
90 AL 170
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Constructed in 1969 - 7 transistors - MW/LW - pcb partly made in Japan -
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