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 Post subject: Emerson "Sportsman" 990
PostPosted: Sep Sun 13, 2020 2:49 am 
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Wasn't working when I got it.
Checked and a positive lead to the battery holder is off.
Will solder soon.
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Country: United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand: Emerson Radio & Phonograph Corp.; New York, NY
alternative name

Emerson Television
Year: 1963 ? Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 9:
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 455 kHz; 3 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Details
Power type and voltage Dry Batteries / 4 x 1.5 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
Power out
from Radiomuseum.org Model: 990 Sportsman Ch= 120486 - Emerson Radio & Phonograph
Material Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
Shape Very small Portable or Pocket-Set (Handheld) < 8 inch.
Dimensions (WHD) 177 x 116 x 60 mm / 7 x 4.6 x 2.4 inch
Notes
Emerson Model 990 'Sportsman'. Made in USA. Genuine cowhide leather case with 2 snaps on back flap. Plastic holder for 4 penlight batteries (1.5V). Front grill is plastic. Civil Defense marks on station dial. Top leather handle.

Circuit diagram reference Beitman Radio Diagrams Vol. 24, 1964"
- Radiomuseum

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 Post subject: Re: Emerson "Sportsman" 990
PostPosted: Sep Sun 13, 2020 3:38 am 
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Yours is in MUCH better shape than mine ! Amazed to see one looking that good !

Same chassis as the Eldorado 911 having a tuned RF-amp stage---excellent performers though they really could use vernier tuning...

Congrats !

John


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 Post subject: Re: Emerson "Sportsman" 990
PostPosted: Sep Sun 13, 2020 5:10 am 
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xrhonda91 wrote:
Yours is in MUCH better shape than mine ! Amazed to see one looking that good !

Same chassis as the Eldorado 911 having a tuned RF-amp stage---excellent performers though they really could use vernier tuning...

Congrats !

John


Thanks John!

It is a beautiful radio!

Just wondering, is the on/off volume switch on the side Bakelite?

It sure feels like it!

Also hoping soldering the lead back on brings it to life!

(It was listed as working.)


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 Post subject: Re: Emerson "Sportsman" 990
PostPosted: Sep Sun 13, 2020 5:46 am 
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Hey Dalton,

The volume knob appears to be some type of hard plastic. But with it's shape, it does feel a bit like bakelite...

Here's my old project thread if you'd like to see it: https://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewto ... 4&t=212778

One of only a few projects never finished since I need to make a new grille surround and figure out how to letter it neatly as well as make a decision about whether to spray the stripped grille silver or leave it as it is...

John


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 Post subject: Re: Emerson "Sportsman" 990
PostPosted: Sep Sun 13, 2020 4:50 pm 
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xrhonda91 wrote:
Hey Dalton,

The volume knob appears to be some type of hard plastic. But with it's shape, it does feel a bit like bakelite...

Here's my old project thread if you'd like to see it: https://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewto ... 4&t=212778

One of only a few projects never finished since I need to make a new grille surround and figure out how to letter it neatly as well as make a decision about whether to spray the stripped grille silver or leave it as it is...

John


Thanks, John!

It's one of those radios that really evokes the time of it's manufacture!


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 Post subject: Re: Emerson "Sportsman" 990
PostPosted: Sep Mon 14, 2020 6:47 am 
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By way of comparison, here's a scan of my 911 El Dorado.


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 Post subject: Re: Emerson "Sportsman" 990
PostPosted: Sep Mon 14, 2020 3:18 pm 
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fifties wrote:
By way of comparison, here's a scan of my 911 El Dorado.


Doesn't look bad!

How is it in way of performance?

Personally I like a radio that works very well and is nissing a knob, or gas a few scratches and scuffs, as opposed to one that looks pretty but is repairable.


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