PYE PZ108 'RICARDO' (1960)

The Pye PZ108 was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1960.

All-wave 5-valve table radio.

Includes TB or Trawler Band - 2-5MHz.  2.182 was the Marine emegency band

Stylish?  Maybe in 1960... or maybe not.  It seems to be an updated take on the older model H cabinet (a NZ model of English origin), but this style did not appear again.

Electrically similar (the same?) as the Pye PZ112.

Technical Information

Valves (5): ECH81, EBF89, EBC81, EL84, EZ80

Frequency Bands: 4

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

This chassis was seen in multiple different radios:

Pye PZ108, PZ112
Astor JFU, PLK
Clipper 6M8
Columbus CM3
HMV (unknown model)

1960 Pye PZ108 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.

Other documented models using this chassis (2 in total)

1960 Pye PZ112 'Mardi Gras'