COLUMBUS MODEL 566 'CHAMPION' (1959)

The Columbus model 566 was manufactured for Columbus Radio Centre Ltd by Radio Corporation of New Zealand Ltd in 1959.

5-valve dual-wave radio, 5 pastel colours (Ivory, Coral, Grey, Primrose, Burgundy), rebadged AWA Radiola

Valves (5): ECH81 / 6AE8, 6BA6, 6AV6, 6AQ5, 6X4

Intermediate Frequency: 465kc/s

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

1959 Columbus model 566 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.