REGENT MODEL 617 (1947)

The Regent model 617 was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1947.

Other radios based on the same chassis:

6-valve broadcast-band radio

Technical Information

Valves (6): 6SK7, 6SA7, 6SK7, 6SQ7, 6V6, 6X5

Frequency Bands: 1

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

Note that this model came in at least two different valve lineups - octal and loctal.  Both layout labels are shown below the schematic, and the circuit probably doesn't differ much between versions, although only the octal version schematic is known to exist.

1947 Regent model 617

Pathfinder model 617

Regent model 617

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 (3 in total)

1947 Pacific (Post-WWII) model 617 'Trans Tasman'
1947 Pathfinder model 617