Roberts Transistor radio model 701

Roberts 701 s/n 02414 Cream and black plastic with wood end pieces. Portable model with push button wave change selection, 9 volt (6x hp11 or R14 alkaline cells) These batteries should provide about 80hrs of listening for 4 hours a day at normal volume. Frequency Coverage: FM 87.5-108MHz MW 522- 1620kHz LW 150- 281kHz. This model has 3 integrated circuits and an 8 ohm speaker, the circuit board is s/n 723033709. in regular use UK probably 1996 (though maybe earlier since the power supply adapter is marked 0293C

Roberts still manufacture this model as part of their "classic" range with a retail price in the region of 90. Unlike the one shown here, the modern ones have a white power on off pushbutton. You can expect to pay in the region of 30 for a second hand one in good condition.


These are two views of the interior of the later version

The original model also sold for 90 when first introduced in 1993.