G.B.C. mod. Florida SM/3350 - Italy 1960

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At the end of the 50's the G.B.C. mod. Florida was one of the first and much more diffused transistor radio kit in Italy. The circuit was a superetherodyne type with 6 transistor of european serie "OC"(OC44, OC45, OC45, OC71, OC72, OC72) and a diode OA70. The Intermediate Frequency was at 468 kHz, and the OC72 push-pull in the audio amplifier was able to give 0,4 W output. Power was done by two 6 V dry battery in parallel. The pics below are taken from the old magazine "Sistema Pratico" September 1960. A version with the same charateristics but sold already assembled was the GBC AR20, and one of them is in my collection like you can see in the photos below. The radio works properly after almost sixty years. Dimensions: 20 x 10 x 5 cm, weight: 0.85 Kg.

Alla fine degli anni cinquanta la G.B.C. mod. Florida fu una delle prime e maggiormente diffuse scatole di montaggio per radio a transistor in Italia. Il circuito era una supereterodina equipaggiata con 6 transistor della serie europea "OC" (OC44, OC45, OC45, OC71, OC72, OC72) e un diodo OA70. La media frequenza era a 468 kHz e il push-pull di OC72 nell'amplificatore audio forniva 0,4 W in uscita. L'alimentazione era fornita da due batterie a secco da 6 V in parallelo. Le immagini qui sotto sono state ricavate dal numero di settembre 1960 della vecchia rivista "Sistema Pratico". Una versione  della radio con le medesime caratteristiche e commercializzata gia' montata era la GBC AR20, della quale posseggo l'esemplare che si puo' vedere nelle foto in basso. La radio funziona perfettamente dopo quasi sessanta anni. Dimensioni: 20 x 12 x 5 cm, peso: 8,87 Kg.
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