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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:27:24 AM on 24 September 2011.
Rob D's Gravatar
 Location: Perth, WA
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Hi crew,
Hoping someone might recognise what brand of radio tx/rx this is.
Has provision for 3 tx and 3 rx crystals, but only one left in it . 2524 kHz which suggests marine band.

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Currently restoring Astor HMQ 32vdc
Completed and working great!!

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:18:24 AM on 24 September 2011.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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It does suggest it's off a coastal trawler. It might be an advantage to slip the covers & see if there are numbers on the chassis.

The style of the printing on the dial suggest a domestic radio manufacturer.

I will print image & take to radio club meeting.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 12:24:52 PM on 24 September 2011.
Rob D's Gravatar
 Location: Perth, WA
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Hi Marcc, thanks heaps for you help! Smile
Here's a couple more pics of the lettering around the knobs which are white filled stampings and the tuning scale.

I've already been over it with a fine tooth comb and can't find any other stampings on it.
Perhaps it was a ham kit??

It has all minature valves except for the rf power out, so no older than early 40's.
Amazingly, the whole thing still works, albeit only one tx frequency and only mw/sw reception.

Even the 3 sockets for the rx crystals have been removed, along with the rx freq. selector switch.

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Currently restoring Astor HMQ 32vdc
Completed and working great!!

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 7:12:07 PM on 24 September 2011.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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Ian O'Toole who runs the Kurrajong Radio Museum is pretty good on communications gear. You could give him a try:

http://www.vk2bv.org/museum/

It's a great place to visit if you're ever in Sydney.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:37:56 PM on 24 September 2011.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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All that the front panel says is; it is an EFCO dial.

The more useful info is going to be on the back, or, being marine. On the inside.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 2:14:16 AM on 27 September 2011.
Rob D's Gravatar
 Location: Perth, WA
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Hi Marc, there's absolutely nothing else anywhere on the case or chassis, not even an outline of where a sticker might have been, which makes me think it was a kit.
It does have a well built but home built appeal to the internals.

Cheers,
Bob


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Currently restoring Astor HMQ 32vdc
Completed and working great!!

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:57:46 PM on 8 October 2011.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
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EFCO made dialsfor lots of things. Being what it is it is highly likely that it was put together as a small run, possibly by one of the smaller factories we hear little of.


Marc

Main radio project 16 Valve Midwest: Hold up, making new shaft & drive plate for a Mens's shed Wood lathe & neighbours breaking things.


 
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