Ever Ready Sky Countess
  • Battery: Ever Ready B136 (combined HT 90v & LT 1.5v)
  • Wavebands: Medium 195-550m, Long 1050-1750m
  • Valve lineup: DK96, DF96, DAF96, DL96
  • Released: c.1958
  • Original price: c.10

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The Ever Ready Sky Countess is, I believe, the last of the valve portables made by this particular manufacturer although not the last of the 'Sky' series receivers - the 1959 'Sky Captain' marking the switch to non-royal transistors. There seems to be no service data available for this model and they are seemingly rare.

The model series exited with a brief fizz - the design is unexciting and performance mediocre.

Last updated 12th January 2003