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38-7CS Antenna - Guest - 10-29-2005 04:56 PM
Good Morning from the West Coast!
What was the original antenna on this one like? When I got it there was a large ball of uncoated, stiff wire in the space under the chassis! seemed to work ok for AM, but I'm pretty sure that the factory didn't put it there.
- Ron Ramirez - 10-29-2005 08:31 PM
This model was designed for the Philco High Efficiency All-Wave Aerial, an illustration of which may be seen here:
Alternatively, it may be used with a simple longwire antenna connected to the screw terminal in the back of the set labelled RED. At the very least, a piece of insulated wire connected to the RED terminal and run along the baseboard of the room you have the set in is better than nothing.
These models did not have built-in antennas. The first Philcos to employ built-in loop antennas were not introduced until June 1939 as part of the new 1940 model lineup.
- Guest - 10-30-2005 05:12 AM
Every time I come here I learn something!