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 Post subject: Need Help Identifying this RCA Victor Radio
PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 10:19 pm 
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Hi,

I am new to the world of antique radios. I have just acquired a console radio made by RCA Victor. It has the model number SF26A on the back of the radio. I cannot find any information on this radio at all. I'm looking to see if I can find any type of wiring schematic or manual which may help me diagnose why the radio does not turn on.


Any help is greatly appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Need Help Identifying this RCA Victor Radio
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 12:50 am 
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It's a Canadian RCA, as you've already discovered. I'm not familiar with that particular model, but I can almost guarantee that someone here is. It looks about 1963-64-ish

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 Post subject: Re: Need Help Identifying this RCA Victor Radio
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 1:42 am 
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You might try asking at this site, but don't hold your breath:

http://vintagehifi.net/index.php?board=37.0

That one looks to be in excellent condition, and has the DM style everybody wants. A lucky find.
You want to identify it as a solid state stereo console, nut just a radio. Also tell us what city or at least country you are in.

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 Post subject: Re: Need Help Identifying this RCA Victor Radio
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 3:33 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. My searches online have turned up nothing but the search will continue. What does DM Style mean?

I am in Kingston, Ontario.


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 Post subject: Re: Need Help Identifying this RCA Victor Radio
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 4:03 pm 
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Danish Modern as seen in the TV show Mad Men. Those consoles are seeing a surge in popularity. Young people furnishing their new apartments and buying LP's. They will pay for a good working phono and FM.

Look for Sam's Photofacts. https://www.samswebsite.com/
It would be helpful if you could find a cross reference to the US version of that model's chassis. Look for labels on the chassis. I don't have a clue.

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 Post subject: Re: Need Help Identifying this RCA Victor Radio
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 5:49 pm 
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Seems SF-26A is a valid number since there is a tube unit (SF-20) just prior to your model listed over on Pacific TV that uses the same cabinet. The chassis isn't yours since you have a transistor model.

http://pacifictv.ca/schematics/rcasf20data.pdf

..In any event Dave of Justradios no doubt would have the RCC (Royal College of Canada) schematics and may even have the RCA factory service lit for the RCA SF26A..which is more detailed

http://www.justradios.com/schematics.html

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 Post subject: Re: Need Help Identifying this RCA Victor Radio
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 6:31 pm 
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Nice to see one with a Garrard changer. I suppose it was common in Canada. Not to much in the US.

westcoastjohn wrote:
Young people furnishing their new apartments and buying LP's.


in the 80s we called them "Yuppies" from "Young Urban Professionals"

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