- RCA Victor's Model 143 is an eight tube, four-band
Superheterodyne of truly world-wide range. It covers
from 140 kilocycles to 410 kilocycles (aviation and
weather reports), and from 540 kilocycles to 18,000
kilocycles (police, amateur signal, standard US band, and
foreign broadcasts in the 49, 31, 25, 19 and 16 meter
- It is an instrument of truly glorious tone, wonderfully
real in its approach to actual music and speech.
- It is housed in an exceptionally beautiful Neo-Classic
cabinet, famous alike for its sturdy structure as for its
mirror-like lustre. The cabinet is of hand-rubbed walnut,
and measures 20" high, 177/8" wide, 14" deep.
- It is equipped with all the following up-to-the-minute
features: Eight inch Dynamic Speaker.... Automatic
Volume Control... Fixed Audio Compensation... Continuously
Variable Tone Control... a full vision Airplane Dial with all
station markers in sight - the dial being provided with a
Band-Indicator and "Spreader" for micro-exact Double-
Vernier Tuning... Sensitivity Control... and an output of 5
- The instrument has the following RCA micro-sensitive
Tubes: 2 RCA-6D6, 1 RCA-6A7, 1 RCA-75, 1 RCA-76, 2
RCA-42, 1 RCA-5Z3.