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1972 Звёздочка ("Little Star") kit radio

thermoplastic cabinet
4 3/16 x 3 1/4 x 1 7/16 inches / 106 x 83 x 37 mm)
MW, six transistors (2x П-38, 2x П-42A, П-4010A, П-401979), two diodes
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured at Mezon Works, Leningrad

Another "young experimenters" kit radio. As collector Viliam Vartas informed me in an email, "Little Star is not Superhet but Direct amplifier circuit. It was a simple kit for kids. The board was fitted with all the components. Only the speaker, battery connector and antenna should be soldered. Approximate price: 3 USD."

Little Star

1972 Звёздочка


Little Star

1972 Звёздочка


Little Star

cabinet back face


Little Star

back face detail


Little Star

pc board — click on the photo for a larger image

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