Vidor CN435 'Lady Catherine'

  • Battery: Vidor L5512 (90v HT) & Vidor L5040 (1.5v LT)
  • Wavebands: Medium 187-570m (545-1600KHz), Long 1098-1986m (150-273KHz)
  • Valve lineup (4 total): 
    • DK96 ( Freq. Changer)
    • DF96 ( IF Amplifier)
    • DAF96 ( Detector, AF Amplifier, AVC)
    • DL96 ( Audio Output)
  • Released: late 1957
  • Original Price: c.£10 (excluding Purchase Tax & batteries)
The CN435 'Lady Catherine' is electrically identical to the CN434 already mentioned - apart from 3 or 4 minor component value differences. As always, point-to-point wiring is the norm on a steel chassis. the 5" speaker and wooden case give a reasonable tone despite the audio stage being a single DL96 - good only for 200mW at 85V.

The radio was offered, apparently, in two colour schemes - both shown here. The more common colours seem to have been the pinkish-red and cream, as in the top photo. However, one may wonder if the steel-grey and dark blue scheme (as shown in the lower photo) was Vidor's attempt to market the radio to men!

There is no conventional on/off switch as the lid stay operates a switch inside the case, instead of making a 'warning tone' as most other Vidors did.

Last updated 2nd June 2008