The Columbus model 565 was manufactured for Columbus Radio Centre Ltd by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in 1954.

As with the model 563, the 565 is an AWA Radiola, rebadged by Columbus and given a Kiwi station dial.

Columbus 565 Malvern

Valves (5): 6BE6, 6BA6, 6AV6, 6AQ5, 6X4

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version)

Almost certainly designed by AWA in Australia - several parts have AWA part numbers and the date of this model is a year earlier in Australian advertising.

1954 Columbus model 565 Parts List

1954 Columbus model 565 Schematic

General Construction Notes for Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd: The first digit of the serial number typically indicates the year of manufacture of RCNZ chassis' (although not the decade - that requires a little knowledge of the valves, construction, etc). Sets from around 1934 onwards were often (but not always) constructed in a distinctive pressed 'baking pan' style chassis, seemingly unique to RCNZ.