Tunable frame antenna with
amplifier in the
shape of a globe
Made from plastic.The two spirals of the antenna itself
are made of gold-coloured anodized aluminum.The antenna is suitable for reception
on short wave, long wave and medium wave.The knob in the base is used for
tuning the antenna.
There is a wavelength slider above it. A
small lightbulb (6.5 volts, 100 mA) illuminates the
plastic in the base near the tuning knob.
The filament voltage of
6.3 volts and the high voltage of 250 volts for the EF80
high-frequency amplifier are tapped from the radio via a
tube base adapter connected to the Captemonde.This adapter is inserted into the tube
base of the power tube of a radio, after which the tube
itself is placed in the adapter.The two remaining Captemonde
leads are connected to the antenna and ground bus of the
The antenna is
rotatable, so that it can be optimally aimed at a
Because the antenna
mainly receives the magnetic component of the antenna
signal, a large part of the interference is stopped.
This type of antenna was
especially popular in Belgium and France.This antenna is
French and was made by Radio-Célard, 32, Cours de la
Libération, Grenoble, in the period 1955-1958.
also made this antenna
with a built-in power supply.
The original price was 7890 Fr.
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19.5 x 17 cm
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