PYE PZ106 (CIRCA 1958)

The Pye PZ106 was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in about 1958.

5-valve 6-band bandspread receiver

No specific circuitry held, but it is likely similar to the PZ77 with 2 less bands (valve lineup and chassis placement appears the same).

Any noted changes, or specific PZ106 service literature would be appreciated.

Technical Information

Valves (5): ECH42, EF41, EBC41, EL41, EZ40

Intermediate Frequency: 470kc/s

Frequency Bands: 8

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

1954 Pye PZ77 ''

1954 Pye PZ77 ''

1954 Pye PZ77 ''

1954 Pye PZ77 ''


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.

Other documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

1954 Pye PZ77