HRO RecieverOne of the old favourites. I first used this in Langeleben in the old QL 'back to back' Bedford's which was the Setroom.Used in conjunction with the Frequency Meter (shown below) both of which formed part of the B111 Spec Op Trade test. It used Coils to change frequency bands. Frequency range: 50Khz-30Mhzs
AR 88Made by RCA. One of the all time favourites. Delight to operate having geared tuning. Probably the most advanced receiver of its type at the time and was used extensively throughout the sigint community.Weighed around 100lbs.Freq range: 535 Khz - 32 Mhz in 6 bands.
R 206 Mk1The R206 MK1receiver went into production around 1942 with the mark 2 version following in 1945. They were built to a very high standard specifically for radio interception and DF stations. A bit of a beast to operate; they were around for a long time.
RA17LThis first tripuperhele strodyne HF receiver placed Racal firmly at the fore-front of receiver design and made them a global brand. It became one of the best receivers of its type and was highly regarded by the users. Frequency Coverage. 1-30 Mhz. Weight 67lbs.
BC-221Frequency meter used mainly with the HRO shown above.
HRO CoilsFrequency coils used for the different frequency bands of the HRO shown top left.
DFC KeySubmitted by John Francis
DFC KeyThese keys were used by the Direction Finding Control operator.
Plessey PR1553Transistorised double superhet receiver. from the 70's. 15 Khz - 30 Mhz, AM, LSB, USB and CW.
Racal RA1792Continuously tunable synthesizer in 10 Hz steps over frequency range. Frequency setting either by numerical keypad or by single tuning knob with continuously variable tuning rate from 1 Khz per turn to approximately 20 Khz per turn, depending on the speed of rotation. Memory unit programmed with up to 100 frequencies and recalled by keypad or tuning control. Automatic ChannelScanning of up to ten channels in any decade of the 100 stored channels. Emergency memory delete of freqs. using quadrant keys.
Plessey PR2250Plessey PR 2250:Modular double-superhet, covering freq range 10 Khz- 30 Mhz- AM, CW, SSB, FSK, and Piccolo signals
UK-VRC-353Produced by Marconi and introduced in 1970, this VHF, FM vehicle base station radio was one of the most advanced of its time.
Eddystone Morse Bug keyA very popular bug key which was used quite extensively in training/
Eddystone R213Eddystone R213 Intercept receiver VHF receiver, Frequency coverage 19-165Mhz
HF Marconi Adcock DF system .These DF systems were in use with the intercept services prior to the introduction of the PST 396 AEG Telefunken DF system.
DFG 12 HF DF EquipmentDFG12 Early HF Adcock type DF receiver. Frequency coverage 1.5 to 20Mhz
Wireless Set No 62Successor to the No 22 Set. Had better reception than the No 22 Set and was lighter due to its aluminium construction. It weighed 30lb compared to the 22's 56lb.It was a portable/mobile transceiver developed by Pye circa 1945. Freq 1.6-12Mhz
Receiver R-107General purpose HF receiver covering frquency range 1.2 - 17.5 Mhz.
DFG 26 - 5DFG26-5 HF Adcock type DF receiver. Showing goniometer.
R 206 Mk 2R206 Mk2 replacement for the Mk. 1 version
Jaguar VJaguar V Freq Hopping TX/RC produced by Racal Communications.
R 216 ReceiverR216 VHF Intercept receiver, Frequency coverage 20-155Mhz
RA 3701 ReceiverRA-3701 Another of the superb range of Racal Communication receivers, which was a pleasure to operate.
Larkspur Morse keyUsed extensively in morse code sending training.
Collins 51j-4lExcellent stability and very good dial accuracy.Freq range 540 Khz to 30.5 Mhz. Designed for CW and AM modulation.
Racal 1772High grade solid state receiver.Freq range 15Khz - 30Mhz by switchable 1 Mhz tuning.
Racal 1778Another excellent receiver produced by Racal. Looks similar to the RA 1772. Superhet receiver, double/triple conversion. Frequency range 1.5 - 30 Mhz
DFG 24 HF DFFore runner of the DFG 26. Note goniometer.
Vibroplex KeyVibroplex Lightning
C42C42 AND 45 Were part of the Larkspur range of radio equipment deigned to replaced the old Wireless Set No. 19. The C42 covered the frequency range 36-60Mhz in 241 channels.
Larkspur C13Medium range HF developed for forward vehicular use. Replace Wireless Set No. 19.
Wireless Set No 18The Mk 2 was used extensively during the second world war.
Telefunken Pst 396 HF DFThis HF DF equipment was 'state of the art' very reliable and an operators delight. It was used extensively by the Regiment and its HF DF Outstation Detachments.
Japanese Bug KeyAnother popular Japanese Bug key. This had a perspex see through cover (not shown here) It was used extensively by the Control DF operators at Birgelen.
Clansman PRC-319The Clansman PRC-319 was used by the British Special Forces (SAS) in the UK, as well as USA, Australia, and New Zealand. There were only 350 units manufactured for use in England by MEL.
The old 226 Signal SquadronPicture of the antenna array of the old 226 Signal Squadron, Wesendorf, British Army of the Rhine, Germany.