|Pye International Model 3042
I have a strong suspicion that this set is simply another rebadged 'export' version of the Pye 1101. Service data does not seem to be available and a direct comparison of the circuit would be necessary to prove this one way or the other.
That said, this is a very handsome set. It features a removeable, hinged wooden front lid that has a chart pasted to the inside showing the locations, transmission times and frequencies of the world's most popular short-wave stations from the time.
The 'Pye' motif under the speaker grille is illuminated when the set is switched on - the on/off function being part of the 4-postion tone switch. It sounds well on all bands and is interesting, even if not unique.
Last updated 20h May 2003
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