Made from maroon coloured bakelite. The
two spirals of the antenna itself are made of gold-coloured
anodized aluminum. The antenna is suitable for reception
on the short wave, long wave and medium wave. The thumb
wheel on the front is used to direct the antenna. On the
left is the knob for switching the wavelength and on the
right is a knob that is used to tune the antenna. There
is an indicator light (6.3 volts, 100 mA) located in the
front, under the thumb wheel.
A picture of the antenna appeared in
magazine "L'Haut Parleur", June 14, 1951.
The supply voltage of 6.3 volts and the
anode voltage of 250 volts, 7mA, for the Visseaux 6BA6
high frequency amplifier, is provided by a transformer
(model "S"). There are also models where the power
supply for the tube is taken from the radio, by means of
a special tube base (model "N").
The antenna is rotatable so that it can
be optimally aimed at a transmitter.
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.
The original price was Ffr
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Advertisement for an early model of the antenna,
where the wavelength switch is on the front and the spirals are
not completely round.