It is not to be confused with its older van-like sibling the Reliant Regal, above, which ‘Del Boy’ Trotter drove in Only Fools And Horses. For decades, vintage radio collectors have rated the Grebe Synchrophase MU-1 as one of the best, if not "the best," Battery-operated TRF-Neutrodyne radio receiver from the mid-1920s, with performance that is matched with timeless styling.This article will attempt to catalog as many upgrades as possible with explanations as to their purpose.This article will also assign a chronological order to the upgrades so the Synchrophase owner might be able to date when his radio was built from certain easily observable construction details.Grebe produced a series of ham receivers designated with a "CR" prefix followed by a number to identify the model. Prior to professional commercial broadcasting, 99% of what was on the air was in International Morse.
Although scorned by some the Robin, last made in 1981, proved popular.
Finally, this article will show how I restore the MU-1 receivers, how to balance the neutralizing capacitors and what kind of performance you should expect from your Synchrophase.
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The new Synchrophase's mechanical superiority was due to the experienced manufacturing ability of the Grebe company. It was one of a few TRF designs that could complete with the Westinghouse-GE-RCA superhet receivers.
Amazingly sensitive and very selective, easy to operate and incredibly good looking - all for 5.