- My military "boatanchors" collection includes :
a Wireless Set (Canadian) No.19 Mk.II, and two Mk.III's,
an RCA AR88LF communications receiver,
an R390A/URR communications receiver,
an AN/ART-13 HF transmitter (with dynamotor and O-17 LF oscillator),
an AN/ARC-502 VHF transmitter/receiver,
and most of the components of an AN/APS-4A airborne X-band search radar.
Restoring and operating vintage military radio gear is, for me, the most enjoyable aspect of amateur radio. Aside from the challenge and satisfaction of restoring a small bit of history, some of these rigs have quite an interesting background. It's also fun when you recognize one of your rigs in an old photograph or film clip.
(Wireless Set No.19 Mk.III background used with the kind permission of Brian Carling AF4K/G3XLQ)
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