Troops Entertainment Receivers
Ecophone EC-1 A/B - Communications receiver of troops entertainment
variety. Frequency coverage from 550 kHz to 30 MHz, CW (A1)
and AM (A3). Manufactured around 1945-1946.
be continued after the picture set...
exactly like Hallicrafters EC-1, it has dial marked "SkyRider Jr."
which was another Hallicrafters model, S-41G. On top of that, the receiver has German
marks all around and most of parts inside are also of German origin. Yet
some capacitors have "Made in USA" marks.
our opinion, this is a Swiss assembly by Apco AG
of Zurich using Hallicrafters parts and modules. For a couple of
years, Apco AG used to import Hallicrafters equipment and could
well go for "screw driving business" assembling receivers
from remaining Hallicrafters parts after WW II was over.