Radio receiver

Title

Radio receiver

Subject

Astronomy
Clocks
Electrical apparatus
Radio

Description

Metal, glass

Model EC 1 Echophone commercial, 6 tube, AC-DC, three band, 545 KC-30.5 MC, 12 x 12 x 8.4 inch / 305 x 305 x 213 mm. Paper manual included. Was used in the clock room to provide a time signal to the chronograph. In the late 1950s there was a student program for timing lunar occultations.

The Observatory was first outfitted with a radio receiver in 1914 in order to receive time signals allowing the clocks to be set to one tenth of a second accuracy.

Creator

Echophone Radio Corporatio, Chicago, Illinois

Publisher

Astronomy Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Date

circa 1950

Contributor

Michael Svec

Rights

Copyright Michael Svec

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

physical object

Coverage

University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, Illinois

Files

Model EC 1 Echophone

Collection

Citation

Echophone Radio Corporatio, Chicago, Illinois, “Radio receiver,” University of Illinois Observatory Collection, accessed September 19, 2017, http://uiobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/52.

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