This is just a short teardown of the classic austria-made Minerva Minola 3 radio from 1967/8.
Here the promised pics:
Full front view of the Minola 3 in all its glory.
The two Varicaps:
Up: the gear to the varicap on the pcb.
Below: LW and MW system.
External speaker connector on the left, back in the middle the impedance transformer for the speaker and on the right mains transformer with fuse holder.
Front-panel switches and pcb from below.
The main board mounted on the chassis with tubes. The paper in the middle acts as a diffusor for the front panels back-light.
I’ll post an update if I ever get the schematic to fix the Volume pot.
Find out more at: http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/minerva_minola_3_673.html
More about Minerva at: http://www.minervaradio.com/
Nice holidays to you all!