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pendulum
07-08-2016, 09:35 PM
Found this interesting UHF adapter at the MARC swap meet today. It appears to be an early UHF add on from around 1953 for certain Westinghouse sets. What is interesting is it is set for a specific UHF channel and has its own fine tuning. I suppose it makes sense for the time, how many towns would have more than one UHF channel? Looking online there apparently was also a model H804, which is a more conventional all uhf channel tuner. If anyone out there has access to a Sams catalog, I would be curious as to which Westinghouse sets this model worked for. I imagine they would have been the 1953 year models given the date the tuner was made (August 1953 for mine).

tom.j.fla
07-08-2016, 10:51 PM
Your single channel UHF adapter was used from 1952 to 1954. Found it used in chassis V-2216-1 and others. VHF tuner V-10880-1 was used. You were limited to 2 plug ins. This one was in SAMS 167-15, BEITMANS Vol. 7. All the best, Tom

jr_tech
07-08-2016, 11:51 PM
According to the TV station lists in Radio Electronics Jan. 1954 and Jan. 1956 the only two ch 47s on the air in the early years of UHF broadcasting were KJEO in Fresno Ca. which also had a ch 24, and WETV in Macon Ga... have any idea where the unit came from?

jr

pendulum
07-09-2016, 10:09 AM
Thanks for looking up the chassis Tom. Jr, I am not sure where this adapter may have originated from, though it appears it was never installed.