PATHFINDER MODEL 516 (1946)

The Pathfinder model 516 was manufactured by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1946.

5-valve broadcast-band mantle set - also seen as a Pacific

Valves (5): 6K8GT, 6U7G, 6Q7GT, 6V6GT, 6X5GT

Intermediate Frequency: 465kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

Akrad (Pacific) 516 Schematic

General Construction Notes for Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd:

Akrad sets often consist of 3 (or 4) numbers (eg: 518, 1059) or number-letter-number (5M4), and a common pattern exists for these sets: The first digit(or 2 digits in the case of 10-or-more valves) is the number of valves, the second is the number of bands and the third is the last digit of the year. Where the middle digit is a letter rather than a number it generally refers to the type of set - M for mantle, P for portable, G from radiogram etc

Often sets can be dated by the speaker, as many Akrad sets from the Pye era have the date of manufacture stamped on the back of the magnet housing.

All documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

YEARMODEL NAME
1946Pacific (Post-WWII) model 516
1946Pathfinder model 516 - this set