United Models 980744, 980745 Schematic & Parts List
Buick Sonomatic Auto Radio
January 1947 Radio News

January 1947 Radio News

January 1947 Radio & Television News Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

United Models 980744, 980745 SAMS Photofact, January 1947 Radio News - RF CafeUnited Models 980744, 980745 Buick 'Sonomatic,' January 1947 Radio News - RF CafeMagazines usually provided at least a brief description on the circuit functionality for each of the radio models presented in schematic format. The January 1947 issue of Radio News published schematics and parts lists for six sets, including this for the United models 980744 and 980745 "Sonomatic," but not a word about any of them accompanied it - just the schematic and PL. These are AM radios designed for Buick automobiles, and the series ran for more than a decade. One thumbnail image is the SAMS Photofact from an eBay auction, and the photo thumbnail is from an eBay auction. I post this type of information as part of my ongoing effort to make the information available to those who repair and/or restore vintage vacuum tube radio sets.

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Posted February 28, 2023
(updated from original post on 2/17/2017)

Radio Service Data Sheets

These schematics, tuning instructions, and other data are reproduced from my collection of vintage radio and electronics magazines. As back in the era, similar schematic and service info was available for purchase from sources such as SAMS Photofacts, but these printings were a no-cost bonus for readers. There are 227 Radio Service Data Sheets as of December 28, 2020.