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 Post subject: Knight Kit 5 Transistor Radio Y-766
PostPosted: Apr Thu 18, 2019 6:32 pm 
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Finally found one of these, in great condition, at a fair price, on EPay. Built one in 1960, gave it to my little sister for Xmas. She still has it. Now I have one of my own.
These seem quite rare these days.
Anyone have a copy of the manual? Or even a schematic would be good?

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 Post subject: Re: Knight Kit 5 Transistor Radio Y-766
PostPosted: Apr Thu 18, 2019 7:38 pm 
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No print unfortunately, but a little information;
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/allied_ra ... y_766.html

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 Post subject: Re: Knight Kit 5 Transistor Radio Y-766
PostPosted: Apr Thu 18, 2019 8:10 pm 
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RadioMuseum referenced a book from Allied that includes a schematic and description:

https://www.jumpjet.info/Pioneering-Wir ... /1960c.pdf

See pdf page 58.

This radio is almost an All-Nippon Six, but has only one IF stage. Germanium transistors.

Ted


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 Post subject: Re: Knight Kit 5 Transistor Radio Y-766
PostPosted: Apr Thu 18, 2019 8:53 pm 
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See the Electronics Illustrated 1958 review of this radio! Starts on page 82 :D

https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Electronics-Illustrated/Electronics-Illustrated-1958-11.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Knight Kit 5 Transistor Radio Y-766
PostPosted: Apr Thu 18, 2019 10:56 pm 
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Usually Lurking wrote:
RadioMuseum referenced a book from Allied that includes a schematic and description:

https://www.jumpjet.info/Pioneering-Wir ... /1960c.pdf

See pdf page 58.

This radio is almost an All-Nippon Six, but has only one IF stage. Germanium transistors.

Ted

Thanks much, Ted!

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 Post subject: Re: Knight Kit 5 Transistor Radio Y-766
PostPosted: Apr Fri 19, 2019 11:42 am 
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Got one of these in late '50s to put together.
Really lousy performance is why not many are
around now.
Believe mine is up in the attic yet.
The case was crummy---2 pieces of interlocking
plastic with gold plated metal ends, & as mentioned
a spring-loaded handle on one end.
Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Knight Kit 5 Transistor Radio Y-766
PostPosted: Apr Fri 19, 2019 12:07 pm 
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Just looked at the '64 Allied catalog, & this unit
was $20 at that time.
That model has the top-mounted handle.

Have to dig out earlier catalogs to see what the
price was.
IIRC mine was $20 also.
Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Knight Kit 5 Transistor Radio Y-766
PostPosted: Apr Fri 19, 2019 7:31 pm 
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Brownie45 wrote:
Just looked at the '64 Allied catalog, & this unit
was $20 at that time.
That model has the top-mounted handle.

Have to dig out earlier catalogs to see what the
price was.
IIRC mine was $20 also.
Jim

That woulda been about an average days pay for a union skilled worker.

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 Post subject: Re: Knight Kit 5 Transistor Radio Y-766
PostPosted: Apr Sat 20, 2019 11:49 pm 
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The Knight 5 transistor radio is quite a rare find. I'm sure that the Knight radio works a lot better than my first transistor radio, the Futura Model 888 "Medallion," which only has 3 transistors. It took me several years to find another Futura radio on eBay as it was damaged years ago. It would be interesting to see the internal components of the Knight Y-766. - Mark


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