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1967-1971 Allied A-2515:

Allied A-2515

A five-band solid-state communications receiver sold by Allied Radio from 1967 to 1971, covering LW 150 to 400 kHz, MW 550 to 1600 kHz, SW 1.6 to 4.8 MHz, SW 4.8 to 14.6 MHz, and SW 10.5 to 30 MHz, as well as band spread scales for the 10m, 15m, 20m, 40m (over two band scales) and 80m amateur radio bands, with receiving modes of AM and CW/SSB. It operated on both AC and 12V DC. It didn't have an internal speaker, and it's shown here with a Realistic external speaker: the Allied external speaker that I had gotten with the radio somehow lost its way years ago, even though for some reason I still have its shipping box(!)

This is actually a fairly well-performing set for what it is, and for me as a SWLer in 1969, it was a great improvement on my Heath-kit GR-64. And now, when I compare its sensitivity and selectivity to that of my Kenwood TS-940S and Sony ICF-2010, well, it doesn't compare at all, but then it's not all that bad either, certainly better than I had expected. Its main drawback for SWLing of course was that its band spread scales covered amateur bands rather than SWBC bands, making it quite difficult to find a broadcaster by frequency. I know my own approach at the time was to tune in a station and then use the WRTH to figure out its frequency.



Allied A-2515

A-2515 operating manual PDF, 16 pages: click to open



Allied A-2515

(part of one of my SWL log pages from 1969 -- hey, I was just a kid!)



Allied A-2515

The A-2515 had separate band-spread scales for five amateur radio bands: 80m, 40m (over two band scales), 20m, 15m, and 10m. It worked well for me as a receiver in my Novice ham years, paired with a Knight T-150A transmitter.



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