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BE310 - Sarbe 3 Rescue Radio
SAS versions (Green Colour) in rough condition. They include pull cord and antenna. They are Grade 3, untested off the pile. They probably work, we are not allowed to sell them as tested and serviced, you can imagine why!

BE310 Transistor Beacon with Speech, Rescue Radio, Tx / Rx , Emergency frequency 121.5 Mhz.Batteries are not available.
BE310 - Sarbe 3 Yellow Rescue Radio
Sarbe 3 BE-310 (Yellow versions) in very good condition (almost new). Made in the 1960's they include pull cord and antenna. They are Grade 3, untested off the pile. They probably work, we are not allowed to sell them as tested and serviced, you can imagine why!

BE-310 Transistor beacon rescue radio with Speech, Tx / Rx Emergency frequency 121.5 Mhz.

A short film on these Sarbe Beacons can be found here on British Pathe website, see

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/sarbe-beacon
£35.00 (Approximately US$ 44.80)
BE 361/243/D - Sarbe Yellow
SARBE Beacon radio BE 361/243/D is a fully transistorised beacon transmitter operating on UHF 243 MHz. It is very small in size and has a built-in antenna which is released when the retaining pin is pulled out. Very difficult to get the antenna back in to place!
£26.50 (Approximately US$ 33.92)
Wireless Set No38
W.W.II Dated, WS 38 A man packed set designed for use by assault troops with a range of up to 5 miles. Frequency Range 7.3-9 MHz, Power Output 0.2 Watts. Please email for availability.
Murphy B-40 Communications Receiver
The B-40 is a general purpose HF communications receiver which were used in the late 50's by the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy. Made in the United Kingdom by Murphy Radio Company. It had to be strong and reliable, sensitive and easy to use. It was literally built like a battleship, and had to stay on frequency, when the ship fired it's guns! Consequently weight was not a factor in it's design.
Clansman 24 Volt 1Ah Slim Rechargeable Alkaline Battery Pack
This is the Clansman Slim-Line 24 Volt Rechargeable Alkaline Battery Pack, capacity 1Ah. The battery is used with many Clansman Man-Pack radios such as PRC-320, PRC-344, PRC-351, PRC-352.

The battery can be re-charged by using a Clansman Hand Generator or with one of the following Clansman battery chargers:

Charger Battery, DCCU 28 Volt, NSN: 6130-99-117-0450
Charger Battery, DCCU 14 Volt, NSN: 6130-99-620-2114
Charger Battery, ACCU, NSN: 6130-99-117-0451

The metal battery pack is supplied in used condition and may not last for long. However as they are metal construction with the top riveted on they can be taken apart for cell replacement.

See this excellent article on Refurbishing a Clansman Battery on VMARS website.
£15.00 (Approximately US$ 19.20)
Murphy B-41 Communications Receiver
B-41 is a general purpose LF communications receiver built for the Admiralty by Murphy radio Co. It looks and functions in a similar manor to a B-40 described above. It is capable of receiving CW, AM and FSK. Works on 115 or 240 VAC.
Murphy B-62B Communications Receiver
B-62B is a general purpose LF-HF communications receiver built for the Admiralty by Murphy radio Co. It looks and functions in a similar manor to a B-40 described above. It is capable of receiving CW, AM and FSK. Works on 115 or 240 VAC. Uses 15 valve, single conversion super-heterodyne, Frequency range - 150-300KHz, 0.56-1.5MHz, 3.9-10MHz, 9.5-18.5MHz, 17.6-30.5MHz. Sensitivity - 2uV CW or 4uV RT for 20dB signal to noise. Weight - 100lb!!, Dimensions - 12.75w x 15.75h x 18.75d
Racal RA-17 HF Communications Receiver
The Racal RA-17 is Triple Conversion Super-heterodyne general coverage communications receiver. Using 23 Tubes it is built on a heavy duty cast aluminium chassis. Frequency range 980kHz to 30MHz. 145 feet long Film Scale frequency read out, AM/CW, Selectivity 8,3,1.2,0.75,0.3, 0.1 kHz -6dB. Has 2 parallel 100kHz IF outputs, AF outputs, 600 Ohms Headphone Socket, Signal/AF meter, RF Gain control, 100 kHz calibrator, BFO 8 kHz, built in 2.5 Speaker. Operates from 100-125 / 200-250 VAC, 45-65 Hz, 85W. Physical size 520*305*556mm, 29 kg.
£195.00 (Approximately US$ 249.60)
PRC-349 External PSU Connector
The Power supply connector / adaptor for the PRC-349. Fits as a normal battery pack and allows the radio to be connected to an external 12 VDC PSU or battery. NATO Part Number 6625-99-649-5584. Supplied in New condition.
£12.50 (Approximately US$ 16.00)
Racal RA-2309B 20-1000MHz Communications Receiver
Racal RA-2309B VHF / UHF Synthesised Communications Receiver capable of working up to 1000MHz. The RA-2309 is the updated version of the earlier RA-2091 communications receiver.

The receiver covers 20-1000MHz in six bands using three interchangeable RF tuner heads.

Tuner Head #1 RA-2294 covers 20-40MHz and 40-90MHz,
Tuner Head #2 RA-2295F covers 90-195MHz and 195-400MHz.
Tuner Head #3 RA-2296 covers 400-650MHz and 650-1000MHz.
Wireless Set No. 19 Counter-Poise No.2 MKII
This is the very rare No. 2 MKII Counter-Poise antenna for the Legendary WWII British radio station Wireless Set No. 19. The Counter-Poise has four wire segments which is laid like a cross underneath the radiating antenna. The four wires go to a central location to the radios earth terminal to provide a artificial ground plane. Each wire segment is 340 Cm 134 Inch Long.

Supplied in good condition considering they are about 60 years old, supplies are limited.
£25.00 (Approximately US$ 32.00)
Wireless Set B44 MKIII
The B44 is a British VHF AM man portable transceiver which was part of Larkspur range of military radios. It was used for communication within light Anti-Aircraft regiments. Frequency range 60-95MHz with three crystal controlled channels. RF output 3 Watts AM and an operating range of up to 15 miles. Supplied Grade 3 Un-Tested condition.
£75.00 (Approximately US$ 96.00)
Larkspur C-41 Transmitter & R-222 Receiver Radio Relay Station
This is the Larkspur C-41 / R-222 radio station which was used as a vehicle based medium radio relay station for brigade, division or corps communications.

The C-41 Transmitter is a wide band VHF FM
£285.00 (Approximately US$ 364.80)
Clansman PRC-350 14.4 Volt 4Ah Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium Battery Pack
This is the Clansman 14.4 Volt Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium Battery Pack, capacity 4Ah. The battery is used with some Clansman Man-Pack radios such as PRC-350.

The metal battery pack is supplied in used condition and may not last for long. However as they are metal construction with the top riveted on they can be taken apart for cell replacement.

See this excellent article on Refurbishing a Clansman Battery on VMARS website.
£15.00 (Approximately US$ 19.20)
R-234 HF SSB Radio Receiver
The R-234 is a high frequency HF
Personal Locator Beacon type ARI23237/1
Made by PYE Dynamics Limited, in England the Personal Locator Beacon type ARI23237/1 was mainly used by military pilots.

A personal locator beacon is a device that when activated automatically transmits a signal on a internationally monitored frequency. This emergency frequency is constantly monitored and should a beacon be heard, help is sent out to locate and rescue the person in trouble. That said the authorities would be extremely annoyed if the unit is activated by unauthorised people and for no good reason.

The PYE ARI23237/1 provides distress beacon and two way voice communications facilities on the 243 & 282.80 MHz military distress bands.

A rotary switch on top of the unit selects power on/off, Distress & Auxiliary Channels. The Auxiliary channel is on 282.80 MHz and is Speech only. The distress channel is on 243 MHZ and is the automatic Beacon or Speech. A volume control and a push button self test facility are also provided. The unit is powered by a 12 Volt battery not available and has a transmitting range of 3Km.

The unit is supplied in good looking condition with-out any accessories. The pull cords, battery, antenna or a manual are not available. Dimensions: 80mm x 90mm x 35mm, Weight: 0.5 Kg. NSN: 5821-99-630-9247.
£25.00 (Approximately US$ 32.00)
Racal VRM5080 VHF 50 Watt Tank Radio Transceiver
The Racal VRM-5080 is a modern 50 Watt VHF FM Radio Transceiver designed for installation in armoured or soft-skin military vehicles. The radio covers the 30 to 76 MHz frequency band and comes with an integrated control / keyboard unit with a built in Red LED readout display.

The radio incorporates a built-in test sequence which automatically checks transceiver performance and displays results.

A 16 Kbits/s data capability is also incorporated in the transceiver and options extend the facilities to include built-in pseudo-white-noise encryption of both data and speech.

The front panel which is removable provides full-control over a simple serial data line. It can be relocated and mounted anywhere on a tank with a radio located in the hull or a similar remote position. The control panel also provides control of two radios from a single remote position.

The control panel enables selection of operating frequency and up to nine pre selected channels as well as encryption codes and the transceiver mode. An alphanumeric display gives read-out of frequency and status.

First announced in September 1979, the VRM5080 was in production by Racal Radio Ltd in Reading, England for users worldwide and by Kapsch for the Austrian Army. These radios are supplied in good used condition, tested and operational Grade 2.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Mode: F3E narrowband FM simplex
Frequency range: 30-76 MHz
Number of channels: 1841 with 9 pre-programmable
Channel Spacing: 25 kHz spacing
Power Output: High Power: 50 Watts, Medium Power: 10 Watts, Low Power: 5 mW
Power Supply: 24 V DC (nominal) negative earth
Power Consumption: high power: 7.5 A max, low power: 1.5 A max
Temperature Range, Operating: -40 to + 70?C
Temperature Range, Storage: -40 to + 70?C
Weight: 13.5 kg

Download Technical Manual

£134.50 (Approximately US$ 172.16)
6 Volt 1.7Ah Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium Battery Pack
6 Volt Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium Battery Pack, rated capacity 1.7Ah. Believed to have been used in emergency lighting applications. Normal charge 170mA for 14 hours.

The battery pack measures 210mm long * 25mm in diameter, NSN: 6140-99-126-4421. The battery pack is supplied in used condition.
£10.00 (Approximately US$ 12.80)
BE310 - Sarbe 3 Battery
6135-99-519-2369, 13.5 Volt Battery, for BE310 - Sarbe 3 Rescue Radio. Dated 1994-1996.