Valves line-ups for radios in use in 1944

 

The following information gives valve line-ups for radios in use during WWII. Sets were mainly superhets and mostly mains powered, either AC or Universal AC/DC.

Each section gives the type of set, whether AC mains (AC), Universal (U) or Battery (B).

The position or inclusion of the " / " sign in the type codes of valves is not always consistent in contemporary information and valves may be marked or referred to, for example as "AC/HL" or "ACHL". Both mean the same thing.

There are lots of equivalent valves and sets may be found with different types that work just as well.

Check equivalents to commonly used valves.

Aerodyne

Cossor

KB

Portadyne

Alba

Decca

Lissen

Pye

Atlas

Ekco

Marconiphone

Regentone

Beethoven

Ever-Ready

McCarthy

RGD

Belmont

Ferguson

McMichael

Sparton

Brunswick

Ferranti

Mullard

Telsen

Burgoyne

GEC

Murphy

Truphonic

Burndept

Gilbert

Orr

Ultra

Bush

Halcyon

Philco

Vidor

Cameo

HMV

Philips

Wayfarer

Climax

Invicta

Pilot

1933 Sets

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