Build a nostalgic radio with a real vacuum tube and explore the
airwaves like they did in the 1930's!
Historic technology comes to
life again with 30 engaging experiments. Assembling this radio is a fun
project for radiomen, tinkers and gadget-buffs of all ages. Once your
radio is up and running, hunting for radio transmissions becomes a fun
challenge. While learning how the radio works, you will discover the
fundamental parts of electrical circuits.
The radio is pre-wired for easy assembly. Users need only
to plug in the various components, attach an antenna and a ground wire,
and make tuning adjustments to get the radio working. The wooden base is
beautifully finished with a polished cherry stain and golden labels for an
authentic look. The vacuum tube glows with a soft orange glow when you are
Instructions, experiments and additional configurations for
the radio are described in the 32-page full-color experiment manual. A
double triode allows for experiments with different circuits. Just switch
the coils to tap into different wave bands: one coil for AM frequencies
and one for shortwave.
Transport yourself back to the early days of radio, and
become a real Radio Ace!
Ages 12 and up
Experiment Manual • Pre-wired wooden base • vacuum
tube • Medium wave coil • Shortwave coil • antenna wire • ground wire
• headphones • radio dial sheets • attachment screws • washers
Requires 8 AA batteries (not included)