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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 3:51:28 PM on 5 February 2024.
Deckedoutdaz's Gravatar
 Location: Carlton Beach, TAS
 Member since 5 February 2024
 Member #: 2607
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Hi Guys
Amateur radio operator and electronic enthusiast. Just getting into valve radios and picked up a couple of beauties today to restore. A nice complete Signal Corps BC-624-A and a very very early Ferris Car Radio with speaker. I've never seen anything like it and can't wait to restore it!
Cheers Darren


 
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BringBackTheValve's Gravatar
 Location: Linton, VIC
 Member since 30 December 2016
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G'Day Darren,

Any chance of some pictures of the BC-642-A?

Cheers and thanks in advance.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:15:51 PM on 5 February 2024.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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Welcome to V-R. There are many experienced members here on a range of subjects.

If you start a resto project, suggest that you create a specific thread in Tech Talk with the model name in the subject (helps future researchers).


 
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 Location: Carlton Beach, TAS
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Sorry, but I haven't worked out how to send photos here yet but I'm certainly happy to do that when I work out how!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 8:13:51 PM on 5 February 2024.
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 Location: Carlton Beach, TAS
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Were they from Aircraft or tanks??


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:20:01 PM on 5 February 2024.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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I haven't worked out how to send photos here yet

Either upload them to imgur and post links here, or email them to Admin (click on Contact Administrator in the top menu) and tell him which thread to post them in.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:45:59 PM on 5 February 2024.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
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If the transceiver BC-642-A is anything like BC-221-N Frequency Meter and Wireless set 19. I get the feeling that unlike the German stuff. These were designed to be blown up, rather than fixed up.

I believe BC-642-A may have been able to communicate with aircraft, but I have a feeling it had a 12V input likely for rotary transformer (Gene-motor) whereas aircraft tended to be 24V.

Library of congress will have data. Sometimes you can be lucky. Went to a military display with radio's from Club members here & scored a pretty much mint, genuine Technical Manual for the BC-221-N and family.


 
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