UHF Converters in my collection

Manufacturer

Model

Active Devices

Notes

Alliance

C2

Tube

Brown plastic

Archer
(Radio Shack)

15-1126

Transistor

Brown plastic

15-1127

Transistor

Brown plastic (same as Channel Master 6708)

Astatic

CB1

6T4, 6J6, 6BQ7A

Metal, converter/booster

UHF

6T4

Metal "mahogany" finish.

Blonder-Tongue

BT-70 Ampliverter

6AF4, 6ER5

Brown bakelite, channels 70-83 (translator channels) only

BT-70B Ampliverter

Tube

Beige, channels 70-83 (translator channels)

BTC-99

6AF4

Brown bakelite. Extremely common.

BTC-99R

6AF4

Brown bakelite, with painted (?) chassis

BTC-99S

Tube

Beige plastic. 1962

BTD-44

Tunnel (Esaki) Diode

Battery powered, light brown plastic. 1963.

BTD-44A

Tunnel (Esaki) Diode

Battery powered, light brown plastic, with fancier wood-grain front panel.

BTU-2

6T4, 6AB4

Metal, brown. Their first home UHF converter, circa 1952.

BTU-2B Ultraverter

6AF4, 6AB4

Brown bakelite. Circa 1953.

BTU-2-BG

Tube

(says BTU-2T on box)

BTU-2R

6AF4, 6AB4

Brown bakelite

BTU-2S

6AF4A, 6ER5

BTU-2T

6AF4, 6ER5

Beige plastic. 1962

BTX-99B

Transistor

Beige plastic. 1967

BTX-999

Transistor

Beige plastic. 1970

BTX-111

Transistor

Beige plastic

BTX-666

Transistor

Brown plasic. Circa 1972

BTX-66A

Transistor

Red plastic

UTB-1 U-Boost

EC88/6DL4

Beige plastic, booster. 10 dB gain. 1963.

Bogen

UCT

6AF4, 6BK7

Bakelite, brown. 1953

Cardwell

ES-1

6AF4, 6CB6

Wood cabinet (mahogany)
Also available in blonde

Channel Master

6701

2 Nuvistors

"Fringe Area" model. Tan metal cabinet. 1963

6702

Nuvistor

Tan metal cabinet. 1963

6708

2 Transistors

"Amplified". Brown plastic (similar to Archer)

6714

Transistor

Gray plastic, low profile

6715 "Amplified"

Transistors

Gray plastic, low profile

Convertenna

Transistor

Antennas part of cabinet design

Co-Ax

*unknown*

6AF4, 6GQ7, 6X4

Bakelite radio cabinet (Dewald 616) (same as Radio Receptor and others)

"2482"?

6AF4, 6BK7

Big pointer dial, black fake-aligator fabric over wood cabinet

"1372"?

6AF4, 6BK7

Big pointer dial, wood cabinet

Craig

Wavemaster

Tube

Metal. Mounts on back of TV set, with knob pointing up.

Dumont

2151 (?)

6F4, 6AK5, 12AT7

Metal. Apparently a lab prototype.

Elgin

210

6AF4

Wood, open tuned lines

Energy Conversion Labs

EC-T3 Tranzverter

Transistor

plastic

Mark II

Transistor

Brown plastic

Electro-Voice

3300

6AF4, 6BC5

Metal, 1953 (the Suburban?)

3400 Urban

6AF4

Metal, "by Harvey-Wells"

FADA

??

tubes

Wooden cabinet. Similar to Philco 200U internally.

??

tubes

Cloth-covered wood. Radio Receptor internals.

Finco

U-Vert 100

Transistor

Brown plastic (same as Gavin 501-B)

U-Vert 200

Transistor

Brown plastic cabinet, woodgrain panel, lighted dial, fine tuning control, AC outlet

Gavin

501-B

Transistor

Brown plastic (same as Finco U-Vert 100)

502-B

Transistor

Brown plastic cabinet, woodgrain panel, lighted dial, fine tuning control, AC outlet

503
"Venus"

Transistor

Brown plastic cabinet, metal panel, lighted dial, fine tuning control, AC outlet

G-2

Nuvistor

Metal, rounded sides

General Electric

UHF-101 Translator

6AF4, 12AT7

Very early (ca. 1952). Wood cabinet.

General Instrument

66

Tube

Brown plastic (same as Philco 200U)

TC-10

Tube

"Custom." Vinyl-covered metal

TC-20

Tube

"Deluxe." Vinyl-covered metal

Granco

CTU

6AF4, 6BQ7A, 6X4

Wood & fabric

LCU Star

6AF4, 6CB6

Bakelite, brown

MTU Super

6AF4, 6BQ7,6X4

Brown metal cabinet. For 'Fringe Area' reception.

SLU Challenger

6AF4, 6CB6

Circa 1956. "Mahogany" Brown plastic (also available in "sand" color).

LUC

6AF4, 6CB6

Brown plastic. Looks like Jerrold FTC.

UH2

tube

Brown plastic. Looks like RCA WR-21A.

Jerrold

FTC
Ultracon Deluxe

6AF4, 6CB6

Same as Granco LCU inside. Available in ivory and brown. About 1958.

TCU
Ultracon

6AF4

Small, maroon plastic. Similar to Granco UH2.

SVC560
Super Vista

6DV4 (Nuvistor), Transistor

Low profile, black plastic, metal front

VC100 Vista

Nuvistor

Low profile, black plastic, metal front

Ultra Vista

Nuvistor, transistor

Low profile, black plastic, metal front. For the Translator channels (70-83)

Ultra Vista II

Transistor

Brown plastic, metal front.

UTM-1
Tele-Mate

Transistor

Tan plastic, battery powered

JFD

CR1-J

Transistor

Gray plastic, slide rule dial

CR2-J Deluxe

Transistor

Brown plastic, slide rule dial, circa 1967

Johnson

156

2AF4

Metal, very plain.

158

Transistor

Metal and plastic. Extraordinarily simple.

256

Two 6GK5s

Metal, very plain.

Lafayette

TL-176

6DZ4

Metal cabinet

Lifetime

146

6AF4

Metal cabinet. Capacitor tuning.

Mall-Ex

unknown

6AF4, 6CB6

Wood cabinet, but with Mallory TV-101 innards.

Mallory

88

Tubes

Bakelite; about 25% smaller than the TV-101

TV-101

6AF4, 6CB6

Bakelite, 1952; one of the classics!

Motorola

TC101 StrataTuner

6AF4, 6BK7

Wood, mahogany. 1953

TC101B StrataTuner

6AF4, 6BK7

Wood, blonde ("bleached oak"). 1953

Philco

200U

6AF4, 6DB6

Brown (Same as G-I 66)

200X

Tube

Wood

Preferred

X100

6AF4, 6X4

Bakelite, brown. 1954. Uses Firestone 4-A-78 radio cabinet.

Radio Receptor

C1709-P

6AF4, 6BQ7, 6X4

Bakelite (same as Co-Ax and others)

RCA

U2

6BQ7, 6CB6

2 channels, metal

U-70

6AF4, 5Y3,
(2) 6CB6

Wood; big, top-of-the-line unit. Available in mahogany and blonde finishes. 1953

WR-21A

6AF4

Plastic case (also seen as model 208E1)

WR-22 A

6AF4, 6CB6

Plastic case, identical to Granco SLU

Regency

RC-53

6AF4

Brown plastic

RC-600

6AF4, 6BK7

Brown plastic, big dial, 1953

Rex

unknown

6AF4, 6BC5

Metal cabinet with reverse-painted glass front panel

RME
(Radio Mfg. Engineers)

200

6AF4, 6BC5

Metal cabinet (same as Electro-Voice 3300). 1953

RMS
(Radio Merchandise Sales)

CR-2T

Transistors

Metal. Non-continuous dial.

CR-2TW

Transistors

Metal

CR-880

Transistors

Black & chrome plastic --looks like a 70s clock radio

UF-880

Transistors

Brown plastic with wood trim. Similar to CR-880 but plainer.

Sarkes Tarzian

UTP-1B

6AF4

Metal cabinet, single channel, tunes channels 47-83

Silverline

*unknown*

6AF4, 6CB6

Cloth covered wood, slide rule dial

64-1-M, Ivory
64-1-M, Brown

6J6, 6CB6

Ivory or brown plastic, similar to G-I 66 externally, but with Radio Receptor chassis

Silvertone
(Sears Roebuck & Co.)

6950

6AF4, 6CB6

Bakelite, slide rule dial. A rebranded Mallory TV-101. Sears catalog # 725.101-1

6969

6DZ4, 6CW4

Plastic cabinet with metal front panel. A rebranded Winegard UC-200. 1963

Standard-Kollsman

A

6DS4, 6DZ4 (Nuvistors)

Beige, metal

TA

2 Transistors

Beige, metal. Appearance almost identical to model A.

Stromberg-Carlson

1

6AF4, 6BQ7

Very classy, green cloth over wood, controls on side

Sutco

(Sutton Industries)

21A

6AF4, 6J6

Metal, converter/booster

22B

6AF4,

Plastic, converter/booster

37A

6AF4

Brown plastic, click-stop tuning

*unknown*

6AF4, 6BG7

Large wooden cabinet, single dial

Sylvania

C31M

6AF4, 6X4

Large, early 1952 production, wood cabinet, slide rule dial. Mallory TV101 inside. Very like Philco 200X.

TeleRola

3349

Tube

Metal

Tel-Ray

101

Transistor

Metal

Turner

TV-3

6AF4, 6BQ7, 6X4

Brown plastic

Varicon

C

6AF4

Brown bakelite

Walsco

2000

6AF4, 6BK7

Rare click-stop tuning. Available in brown bakelite or white plaskon.

Winegard

UC-200

6DZ4, 6CW4

Brown plastic cabinet, metal face.

Updated October 15, 2016