Re: RSGB NFD 1947
In my CCF’s log book there was an entry that their WS12 had blown up. I have heard elsewhere that this was not an uncommon end for these sets. The R107, however, continued to give sterling service and was still going well when I left in 1968.
I must say that these big heavy radios are still far more interesting and fun than a modern black box. I read glowing reviews every few months in RadCom, but they lead me stone cold. The only slightly modern radio that I’d love to have is the Collins KWM380 (but at a very fancy price alas).
From: Mike Stevens via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: [wireless-set-no19] RSGB NFD 1947
I had a CR100 which I sold only 18 month ago. Actually, mine was the Naval version with the 'RIS' front panel connection. (Radar Interference Suppression).
I also remember using a 12 set transmitter when I was in the Army cadets back in the 60s. We used it on the various net spot frequencies. The receiver was an Eddystone something, 640 perhaps? The 'spare' set was a 19 set on the desk and a 19 set high power amplifier on a shelf above.
I bet all that stuff is in a land fill site now.