Production Year 1963 - 1972 at $40 to $45
The Allied Knight Star Roamer is a single conversion Super-heterodyne short wave receiver that was produced by Allied Radio in a do-it-yourself kit form.
It uses 4 tubes as follows a 6BE6 as a Converter, 6HR6 as an IF Amplifier, 12AX7 as a Audio Amplifier and a 6AK6 for the Audio Output. The radio has 5 Bands which included the Sub-Broadcast band of 200kHz. to 400kHz., 550 to 1600 KHz., 1.8 to 4.8 MHz., 5.8 to 12 MHz. and 12 MHz. to 30 MHz.
The controls on the front are as follows and starting on the left, a Bandspread that is numbered 0 to 100, Antenna Trimmer, Band Select, Volume control, Sensitivity and a Tuning knob. On the right of the radio there are three switches and starting at the top they are as follows, an On/Off Power switch, AVC switch and a ANL switch.
The radio utilizes a built in speaker. On the front there is a standard 1/4 inch connection for headphones. This receiver also has a built-in Medium Wave(broadcast band) Ferrite antenna and a CW practice jack, both of which are located on the back.
The power requirement is 110 to 130 volts AC at 60 Hz. The tuning of CW/SSB was made possible by carefully adjusting the sensitivity control.
At one time this was a very popular and affordable receiver kit that was sold in large numbers.