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 Post subject: Got this Stern Bros Bolero...
PostPosted: Sep Tue 08, 2009 6:54 am 
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Found this in Oka, Quebec for 25$. Much smaller than the Graetz I got a couple of years back from eBay. It looks all original and I don't plan on plugging it until I recap it.

From the label inside the radio, the tube lineup is the following:
ECC85, ECH81, EBF89, ECL82 and EM84.

Can somebody point me to the schematics. I cannot find it anywhere. Heck, I cannot even find anything abour Stern radios!

It was made in Poland and it has a CSA approved sticker (with the number S-6515). The serial number is 100170. I think it is from around 1960. It uses a PCB.

Here are a couple of pictures I took:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/3bL8eMM3nZVWd9nN3qJhYQ?feat=directlink
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/U2k8kvztz6mcTKJnEkKf9Q?feat=directlink
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Lu_gsM5-HyjFmgayn-TznA?feat=directlink
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/jxqogr7Fa0i1lQKm3hUCNw?feat=directlink
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/pGZpcDTOos6lCnQO7vF3Dg?feat=directlink

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Mario


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Hello, and welcome to the forum :D The set you have looks exactly like my NEC galaxie hi-fi, model FM 203....I can't find the schematic right now, I think I found it in a Sams Photofact...youmight try the online index. Be carefull when you take the chassis out, the rod antenna on your left is on a aluminum bracket that is kind of fragile, mine broke right at the rivet...not an easy fix :? Good luck, David

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I can't find the schematics on Sams Photofact. I tried NEC Galaxie, NEC Galaxy, FM 203, Stern and Bolero but I never got valid results.

Do you think a different brand/model would use the same chassis and schematics?

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welcome to ARF! very nice looking set you have, looks like its in good shape to start with!

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 Post subject: Re: Got this Stern Bros Bolero...
PostPosted: Feb Fri 28, 2014 4:21 pm 
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Hi Mario:
I got a same one as yours. did you get it going? if not maybe i can help as i got mine going and it turns out to be a minor problem.

as for the schematics you can only hope for the closest one. search "antique tube radio using ecc85" might get you a useful one.


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 Post subject: Re: Got this Stern Bros Bolero...
PostPosted: Mar Sat 01, 2014 3:36 am 
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I think I have two of these, no time at the moment to shoot the back. But they look identical from the front except for the brand name... Both of mine say Goplana on the front.... The back covers say Goplana made in Poland.

Google says that Goplana is a famous Polish confectionery brand. It also says that Goplana is a genus of rust fungi. Think we ought to go for the first interpretation. :D

Not your set but radiomuseum.org says:
Unitra ZRK, Zaklady Radiowe im. M. Kasprzaka (PL)
Brand:
Unitra
Abbreviation: unitrazakl
Products: Tube manufacturer Model types
Summary: Zaklady Radiowe im. M. Kasprzaka (ZRK); Warsaw, Ul. Kasprzaka 18/20: In the 70s Grundig moved it's production of tape recorders to this big manufacturer in Poland. It was also lizensed by Thompson. ZRK was closed in the 80s. There are modified models of tape recorders for it's own brand - often only slightly changed to Grundig. Brand was Unitra ZRK.

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 Post subject: Re: Got this Stern Bros Bolero...
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This is a 5 year old thread and the OP hasn't posted since Sept 2009.

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 Post subject: Re: Got this Stern Bros Bolero...
PostPosted: Mar Wed 26, 2014 5:19 pm 
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Hi Folks!

Do not worry! I will try to help with schematics.
Just now I am collecting all information of readios which was produced in Poland in mid 60's and distributed around the word.

This radio is very interested due the fact that was produced in Poland but not offered on local market.
The most similar receiver distributed in Poland was a Wirtuoz. I am tryin to obtain a schematics.
Trade mark BOLERO was used in previous models from ZRK.
Same model in same cabinet is also known as "GOPLANA 2" of "GALAXIE FM-203". I gues that STERTONE for Canada or Goplana LUX for Germany is the same radio but in new cabinet.

I am colecting ANY information of polish radios which was exported in 60's - please share with me any fotos information etc.
As newby on this forum, I can not place any links. Please revisit this post after 24h I will try to links same information.

Regards,

Wojciech from Warsaw


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 Post subject: Re: Got this Stern Bros Bolero...
PostPosted: Jun Wed 03, 2015 2:37 am 
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If anyone is still looking for schematics on the radios mentioned in this post (which may very well be identical) here is some information from a polish site http://www.fonar.com.pl/audio/katalog/goplana.htm

Here is a link that should translate the contents of the same page to English (if it doesn't become broken over time) https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fonar.com.pl%2Faudio%2Fkatalog%2Fgoplana.htm&edit-text=&act=url

And here is a link to a schematic (which is linked off the page listed above) http://www.fonar.com.pl/audio/schematy/inne/goplana.htm

I have one of these radios myself and I've been meaning to repair it.


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 Post subject: Re: Got this Stern Bros Bolero...
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Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Got this Stern Bros Bolero...
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And in honor of a Bolero;
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xc1e7c ... shortfilms


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 Post subject: Re: Got this Stern Bros Bolero...
PostPosted: Jun Thu 04, 2015 12:15 pm 
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db gain wrote:

Thanks a lot, now I will have that one floating around in my head, for the next few days... :lol: It replaced Becks' bolero.... 8)

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