Roberts Revival R250 features FM, AM (MW) and LW
reception, can be mains or battery powered via a 9 volt adapter. The
cabinet design is based on the 1960 Roberts R200 model. It uses three
integrated circuits :BA-4424.BA-4236L and TDA-7231. The revival range
was started with the Revival 200
in 1993, this model dates from some time after 1996.
• Dimensions (HxWxD) 155x238x98
• Battery 9Volts PP9 or equivalent
• FM Tuning Range 87.5 - 108MHz
• Headphone Socket 3.5mm
• LW Tunning Range 144 - 281kHz
• MW Tunning Range 522 - 1620kHz
• Weight (including battery)1.56kg
Roberts manufactured this model until recently as part of their "classic" range with a retail price in the region of £90. Unlike the one shown here, the later ones are powered by 1.5 volt cells (4xLR20) in a battery box. You can expect to pay in the region of £40 for a second hand one in good condition.
This is one of two non working Roberts radios given to me by Sabrina Mitchell who said that they had served her well over her long married life and were just sitting in cupboards taking up space but could not bear to chuck them away!