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 Post subject: Mystery Fada Radio
PostPosted: Jan Sat 15, 2022 12:14 am 
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Hi,
I picked this set up a few days ago. It's a Fada model 203, according to the label on the bottom of the cabinet. Riders doesn't list it. Same with Beitman. Google searches show a Fada 203 as a bakelite set. Clearly this is not. Radiomuseum also has nothing on the model number.

I'm looking for a schematic. It's a pretty basic all American 5 tube AC/DC set. Really don't need it but it might be helpful during a restoration effort....

Anyone know where a guy can get a copy of the schematic?

Pictures of the radio attached...

Wally Gibbons, AF7FH
North Logan, Utah


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Fada Radio
PostPosted: Jan Sat 15, 2022 12:35 am 
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Take a gander at this.
Rider 1943 • Fada page…
13-7 http://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2 ... e-0084.pdf

Greg.

Mentioned on the schematic page, series 220
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Your model number falls into the same "range" of models.
Many sets have little or no documentation.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Fada Radio
PostPosted: Jan Sat 15, 2022 12:43 am 
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Here's another one on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/304195853283?c ... tYQAvD_BwE

Interesting thing about the 203 schematic. It's only for a 2 knob radio while this mystery radio is a three knober.

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Fada Radio
PostPosted: Jan Sat 15, 2022 1:01 am 
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Knobs... lol

Rider 1942 & 1943 • Fada page...
12-8 http://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2 ... e-0061.pdf
13-16 http://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2 ... e-0093.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Fada Radio
PostPosted: Jan Sat 15, 2022 2:23 am 
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Interesting thing about the 137 schematic, it's for a 2 band radio while this mystery radio is only a single bander.

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Fada Radio
PostPosted: Jan Sat 15, 2022 2:35 am 
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You crack me up Michael. lol

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Fada Radio
PostPosted: Jan Sat 15, 2022 4:20 am 
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Yes, the third knob in the middle is a stumper. It does not turn. It appears to be decorative only.

I haven't opened this set up yet. I'm really curious about that middle knob. When I do I'll report the findings.

I did wonder if the Model 202 schematic would be close enough. The tube lineup certainly matches.

Wally

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Fada Radio
PostPosted: Jan Sat 15, 2022 4:36 am 
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The center control knob is a tone control.
https://picclick.com/Fada-203-tube-radi ... 26454.html

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