A totally different version of a Setchell Carlson Jet
Welcome the Export Version of the Setchell Carlson Jet model 5130 Chassis #513A

  The erroneous 375 listed by Mark Stein in his Stein Books is really the serial number of his radio.
Correct for Mark Stein's radio would be. Model 5803 Chassis 58A serial number 375 AM Band only

AM broadcast band only which is a 6 tube radio model 5803 with 58A chassis
AM / FM Broadcast + FM band which is a 9 tube model 5110 with chassis 511A
AM / SW2 Broadcast plus TWO Short Wave Bands model 5130 chassis 513A

The AM + 2 Short Wave band model the bands are all listed in Metres rather than Khz and Mhz

Band 1 Broadcast band 565 meters to 200 meters equals 530khz to 1500khz
Band 2 low short wave 145 meters to 45 meters equals 2 Mhz  to 6.5 mhz
Band 3 short wave 15M to 50M equals 20Mhz to 6mhz

Some very nice pictures of this Setchell Carlson Jet 5803 chassis 58A are shown on this page from RadioAttic
Radioattic Jet 6 tube AM broadcast only

And then we also have the AM / FM version of the radio with 9 tubes model 5110 chassis 511A
Rider service manual picture schematic of 9 tube AM / FM Jet

Yes the cabinet came in more than one type of wood and finish.
Mahogany and Blonde In the Advertisement for these Export AM + 2 short wave radios you see
model number 5130B and 5130M  depending on whether you wanted the Mahogany or Blonde cabinet.

There were NO References to this AM + 2 Short Wave model 5130 until I found and posted information
that this model did exist. (Thank You Rodney for finding the advertisement shown below)

  So far none of us have found a schematic for this Export Version 5130 Jet.
If anyone finds some information on this
Setchell Carlson Jet please send me an email with the information.
Email to me is  K9UWA@ARRL.NET
Finally we have some documetation and reference for the Export Jet. But no Schematic or service information.

The Chassis design is somewhat unique. Notice the 9 coil covers in groups of 3 front to rear. The two on the rear right are
the normal 2 IF coils.
The 9 group is separate for each of the three bands. Ant coil, Detector coil, Oscillator coil.
And yes the radio plays very well for a 6 tube AM/SW radio.

Some pictures of this Jet
First the cabinet is a bit rough but Jean assures me it will be just fine when she is done with it.

Next a front view of the chassis from this 3 band Jet

The nine cans in the middle have in them Antenna coil Detector coil and Oscillator coil for each of the three bands.
Notice the Dial showing only bands 1  2  & 3 each shown in meters and on the right side the S/C emblem.

And here is the curled up plastic dial cover

If you do comparisons of this dial cover vs the AM only and AM / FM versions the Left control on this one is
labeled Off and Volume where on the others the left control is volume only. On this radio the Tone Switch is labeled TONE and has High
Medium and Bass. Where the tone switch on the other versions also has the ON switch with the tone selections. This one for band just says BAND and 1 2 3 thats all.
The bandswitch on the AM and AM/FM version has a positoin on it for "Phono" No Phono connectors on this chassis.

Next picture is a rear view of this chassis.

No Phono connections on this radio. It has and A and a G terminals for Antenna and Ground.
And on the right that different looking plug says VOLTS 210 to 250 and 50/60 cycles AC
Yes the power transformer has additional primary winding tap for that 110 to 250 volt AC
rather than what is used here in the USA 120 vac
As to the circuitry in this chassis vs the BC band only version.
Tube lineup of BC only radio 6BA6, 6BE6, 6BA6, 6AT6, 6V6, 6X5
Tube lineup of this 3 band Jet 6BA6, 6BE6, 6BA6, 6AT6, 6V6, 6X4
Am I ever glad they deep sixed that lousy 6X5 tube in favor of the 7 pin mini 6X4 they don't
have the failure problems known to exist of 6X5 radios.
Other differences in the circuitry.
The Tone Switch is much simpler and so is the tone control circuitry.
The Bandswitch is yes much more complicated due to 3 totally separate coils for each
of the three bands. The rest of the circuitry is nearly the same as the BC band
only radio.

The History of this radio. I bought it from a seller in Lafayette IN. In discussion with him he said
he purchased the radio from Canada which makes sense with the Meters and Multi voltage
power transformer. However it is very strange that Setchell Carlson never documented this
version of the radio by making schematics and a model number available to all the usual service facilities.
And nothing so far found in any radio magazines or other places that this model of the
Setchell Carlson Jet existed.

Cross out that last statement. The following picture is Page 191 of the December 1953 Radio News Magazine. It shows an AD
from Concord in their 1954 catalog they are discounting the Export Setchell Carlson Jet model 5130 from $99.95
down to a clearout special of $29.95 Available in either Mahogany or Blonde.

I am sure that in time I will be adding additional information to this webpage.
John Jean and Baby Strat the Fat Cat

New Dialcover has arrived from RadioDaze

Jean has the cabinet reassembled and almost finished

Finally the radio is assembled.
It will be a few months before we can put the feet back onto the radio.

Stay Tuned for more updates.
John k9uwa