New FM Auto Radio (Jun, 1960)
New FM Auto Radio
OUR recent survey “FM Radios for Your Car” (December 1959) contained several reports from leading auto radio makers which stated flatly they had no plans for marketing an FM auto radio. Motorola was one of them. In spite of their former stand—or perhaps because of our article—Motorola is now mass producing the FM-900, a mobile radio that tunes 88-108 mc. This under-the-dash-installation unit can operate independently of the car’s AM set. Three transistors power the hybrid circuit, which contains seven additional tubes. FM-900 shares the AM set’s antenna and can be used with any 12-volt, negatively grounded ignition system. No need to sell the FM set when you sell your car. It may be moved from auto to auto, or auto to boat. Other features are AGC, AFC and $125 price.