Tradio L-U6
1946
Tradio Incorporated
Ashbury Park, New Jersey, USA

  The Tradio is a coin-operated radio that was designed to be used in hotels, motels, clubs and other business establishments.  The Tradio's cabinet harkens back to a style that was common to radios of the 1930s, especially the small arched peep hole dial.  Later an updated model of the Tradio was offered with a slide rule dial.  Today the Tradio L-U6 can be considered as one of the more stylish coin operated radios to have been manufactured.  I purchased this set from an auction house just north east of Noblesville, Indiana in January of 2004 but it is no longer in my collection.

Tube Line Up:
6SK7G...R.F. Amplifier
6SA8G...1st. Detector / Oscillator
6SK7G...I.F. Amplifier
6SQ7G...2nd. Detector / AVC
35L6...Audio Output
35Z5...Rectifier

Measurements:
Height...24.5 inches
Width...17.25 inches
Depth...10.5 inches

Frequency Ranges:
BC Band...540 kHz - 1600 kHz
I.F. Frequency...465 kHz

Schematic and information

Power Source:
AC...110 Volts

Radio News, May 1947
Vol. 37  No. 5
Page 176

This web page was last updated: June 30, 2019