AE EP#21 Minerva Minola 3 Teardown

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!

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