Eckstein Radio and Television Co. 1276 Schematic

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Manufacturer:Eckstein Radio and Television Co. (Ecko, Karadio)

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Power Supply 6.3 volts DC
Frequency Range 540 KC to 1600 KC
Intermediate Frequency 257.5 KC
Antenna Whip type
Tuning Permeability
Speaker 4" P.M. voice coil impedance 3.2 ohms
Power Output 2.5 watts undistorted, 3.5 watts maximum
Sensitivity 1 uv for 500 milliwatts output
Selectivity 40 KC broad at 1000 times, signal at 1000 KC
Signal to Noise Ratio 10 to 1

Tubes used are as follows:
6BA6 R.F. Amplifier
6BE6 Oscillator - Converter
6BA6 I.F. Amplifier
6AV6 A.V.C., Detector, and Audio Amplifier
6AQ5 Power Output
6X4 Power Rectifier


The chassis contains the complete radio, power supply, and speaker. This unit may be mounted to, and directly below, the instrument panel at any convenient location. Two holes must be drilled in the stiffening lip of the instrument panel about 34 inch back from the front of the panel and spaced approximately 6 inches apart. These holes must be large enough to pass the two No. 8 machine screws provided in the bag of mounting parts for fastening the radio in place. After the holes are drilled, insert the mounting screws through the holes in the mounting plate of the radio and in the instrument panel lip, and place lock washers and nuts on screws. These nuts must be securely fastened. It is also very important that the paint be removed from the instrument panel lip directly under the nut so that a good ground connection is made.

Drill a hole to pass a No. 10 machine screw in the fire wall or some other convenient place, and bolt one end of the metal strap with series of holes to this place. Insert the 4 / 4-20 stud in tapped hole in the back of the radio, and fasten the mounting strap to the back of the radio by means of this stud, lock washer, and nut. This is the back support for the radio, and good ground connections must also be considered in this assembly.

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Connect the fused power lead from the radio to the ammeter or circuit breaker of the vehicle. A 10 ampere fuse is provided in this lead; never replace this fuse with one of another value.

The antenna lead is plugged into the antenna jack.

If a second, or external, speaker is desired, a speaker. socket is provided. Just connect the proper plug onto this second speaker, and insert plug in the external speaker socket.

After installation, tune in a weak station near 1600 KC, and adjust antenna trimmer, TCI, for maximum volume. If, for any reason, the set is out of alignment, these adjustments must be made by a competent service man and with the use of a good signal generator.


The following is for use only by competent service men having the proper equipment: The alignment should be made with volume control fully on and the output voltage from the signal generator as low as possible to prevent A.V.C. action from interfering with the proper alignment. With the output meter connected across the voice coil of the speaker, the output meter reading for 50 milliwatts is 0.4 volts using a signal which is modulated at 400 c.p.s.

Adjust all trimmers for maximum output. After adjusting IFI and IF2, "rock" the tuner to make sure that the I.F. coils are not tuned to an image. Repeat the alignment procedure given below as a final check.

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(Cut GS403, Dial stringing diagram)

(Cut GS405, Voltage chart)

(Cut GS402, Chassis layout)

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Remove the coil-to-distributor high-tension lead from the distributor. Cut the lead two inches from the end, and screw the distributor resistor onto the coil lead. Then screw the short length onto the resistor, and plug the cable into the distributor cap.

One noise-filter condenser is furnished. Condenser must be connected to the output terminal of the generator (never to the field terminal). The generator-condenser bracket should be fastened to the generator housing, under the screw that holds the field. In some particularly stubborn cases of motor interference, one or more of the following procedures may be necessary:

A condenser can often be used to advantage on the electrically operated oil gauge or gas gauge. Connect the condenser lead to the terminal of the gauge, and bolt the condenser case securely to the frame or some other grounded part of the car.

Bonding the steering column to the fire wall with a short braid may also be effective. Clean the paint from the steering column at the fire wall where the column enters the motor compartment, and solder on a short piece of braid. Ground the end of the braid to the fire wall,

In some cases it may be necessary to ground the tubes and rods coming through the fire wall in order to reduce the interference. Clean them with emery cloth and spot-solder the braid, fastening the end under a convenient screw.

In some cases it may be necessary to connect an additional condenser to the ammeter or to the ignition switch.

it may be necessary to use a condenser on the voltage regulator. The condenser case should be mounted under one of the voltage-regulator mounting screws, or at some other convenient location, and the lead connected to the battery terminal of the voltage regulator.

Interference from electric clocks can be eliminated by connecting a condenser to the ammeter terminal. The case of the condenser must be securely grounded.

If tire-static interference is noted in a particular installation, static collector springs should be obtained and installed in the front wheels of the car,

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