FM Only Radios and Tuners

. . . . An Admiral FM only radio

My father built this Eico HFT90 FM tuner back in the early 1960's. He mounted it in a 19 inch rack mount panel. It was used everyday for about 35 years. Retubed, still works!

This FM tuner uses octal tubes!

Had one of these above back in college in the 70's

An FM tuner for the old 45MHz FM broadcast band: Meissner 9-1047A
Diagram and alignment instructions for the Pilot T601 are at the bottom of this web page.

This one has the FM channel numbers on the dial.

Two RCA FM onlies:

Another FM only set:

A Silvertone FM only:

FM only:

The FM broadcast band as observed in 1990 by a spectrum analyzer located in central Westchester County, New York (about 20 miles north of New York City).
A ten year old's concept on how a radio worked. I thought the dial pointer actually picked off the desired station's audio signal. And that the radio received all stations at the same time, and lined their audio signals up on the face of the dial. I inferred this from comparing the radio's dial pointer to the wiper contact on my Lionel train transformer. That wiper contact selected the desired voltage to run the trains at differing speeds. I grew up near NYC in NJ in the mid sixties.