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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:16:43 PM on 5 March 2020.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
 Member since 21 February 2015
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Here is a item of interest.
I was told about this little set last week. The fellow who owns it told me it was dropped into Changi Concentration camp for the prisoners to use. It belonged to my friends Uncle whom gave it to him when he was ten years old. Before I saw it I wondered how it could survive such a drop but now I see it I understand as it's quite rugged. I am pleased he trusts me enough to lend it to me.

WWII Changi Prison Camp Radio
WWII Changi Prison Camp Radio
WWII Changi Prison Camp Radio
WWII Changi Prison Camp Radio
WWII Changi Prison Camp Radio
WWII Changi Prison Camp Radio
WWII Changi Prison Camp Radio
WWII Changi Prison Camp Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:28:55 PM on 5 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
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Wow a rare one.
I have seen the cases of those type of ww2 military radios they would drop from a plane .
Ian has one and you can see where the mud marks are, his is in good condition as he worked on it at some stage.
Rare one Carl , looking forward to the pics.
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 11:08:14 PM on 5 March 2020.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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Well the photos have been sent. This one comes with 4 sets of coils. Very rugged indeed.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:01:36 AM on 6 March 2020.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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Here is it's service manual. They say there were less than 150 made.

https://www.cryptomuseum.com/spy/mcr1/files/mcr1_manual.pdf


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:02:22 PM on 7 March 2020.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:29:48 PM on 7 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Content not found Carl.
Bad link


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:30:54 PM on 7 March 2020.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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I forgot it's a private group.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 10:29:35 PM on 7 March 2020.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 18 September 2015
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"Join Facebook or log in to continue.".


So, private or not, I can't view it.


However, now that the photos are there, I think it should come up nicely when it's cleaned. Looking forward to photos of the insides.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 11:49:13 PM on 7 March 2020.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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There wont be any photos of the insides. I wont tamper with such a historical piece. Sad


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 2:27:26 PM on 8 March 2020.
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 Location: Bathurst, NSW
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An amazing piece of history, very flexible in its power supply.

Thanks for putting up.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 12:11:26 PM on 28 March 2020.
Garyoz's avatar
 Location: Perth, WA
 Member since 19 November 2008
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The radio, made by Philco GB is here in the Radiomuseum.

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/philco_mcr1_midget_communication_receiver.html

There is a very good article on it in the HRSA Radio Waves #143, January 2017, page 11.

https://www.radiomuseum.org/lf/p/radio-waves-hrsa/num143dat2018-01/


 
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