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BE310 - Sarbe 3 Battery
6135-99-519-2369, 13.5 Volt Battery, for BE310 - Sarbe 3 Rescue Radio. Dated 1994-1996.
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.
BE375 - Sarbe 5 Rescue Radio
SAS versions (Green Colour) in good condition and including pull cord and antenna. They are Grade 3, untested off the pile. They probebley work, we are not allowed to sell them as tested and serviced, you can imagine why!

BE375 - Sarbe 5 Rescue Radio, Tx / Rx , Emergency frequency 243.0 Mhz, Auxiliary Frequency 282.8 Mhz.Batteries are not available.
British Army Morse Key Trainer Model BZ-1000
This is a nice practice Morse key to learn Morse code with. Totally self contained and easy to move around.

The trainer isMade by Morse Equipment Ltd. in England, Model No. BZ-1000. These Morse Trainer keys were used by the army in the training of new radio operators in the art of Morse Code. The unit uses one standard 9 Volt PP3 Battery and has a built in sounder, that produces a pleasant sound.

The high grade Morse key is manufactured by Hi-Mound in Tokyo, Japan. Model No. HM-HK708 and can be connected to external equipment and used as a normal Morse key.

The key and the sounder unit is mounted on nice bevelled wooden base with felt backing. Overall dimensions 17*17*6 cm. Supplied in good condition, tested and operational.
Clansman 24 Volt Battery Extension Cable
Extension Cable for Clansman 24 volt back-pack batteries. One end of the cable screws on top of the radios battery terminal and the other end screws on top of the battery's output terminal and allows the radio to be operated away from the battery.

This cable can also be modified by cutting the battery end off and connecting it to a stabilised 24 Volt DC power supply to operate the radio with-out a battery. Works with the following Clansman back-pack radios, PRC-320, PRC-344, PRC-351 and PRC-352. Supplied in very good condition.
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.
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
R-1155 W.W.II. Lancaster Bomber Receiver
The R-1155 was the standard radio Receiver installation in W.W.II Lancaster bombers. Used by the British Royal Air Force. The receiver was used to provide communications, direction finding and homing functions. Using 10 tubes, it was the companion receiver to a T-1154 Transmitter.
R-234 HF SSB Radio Receiver
The R-234 is a high frequency HF
Racal RA-1772 HF Communications Receiver
The Racal 1772 is a 19 Rack Mounting high-grade general purpose synthesised solid state communications receiver. Made by Racal Communications in England. Frequency range 15KHz-30MHz displayed digitally on LED type display. Modes LSB, CW, AM. Antenna input 50-75 Ohms, nominal.Sensitivity 1uV. IF filters 0,1,3, 8 kHz. The BFO range is +/ ? 3kHz variable by slow motion control on the front panel. Built-in internal Loudspeaker with provisions for a range of audio outputs, 1mW into 600 Ohms and 1W into 8 Ohms.
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.
Radio Station B43/R220 MKIII
The B43/R220 is a VHF AM static transmitter receiver. Used by British Army for Anti-Aircraft and command communications. Frequency range 70-95 MHz AM R/T. One crystal controlled channel. RF output 12 W. AM R/T only. The station is in good condition and massive in size, weighs about 35-40 Kg.
Receiver Radio Type R-1392J
Standard Royal Air Force VHF Receiver from 1950's to 1970's. Used for air to ground comms (Air Traffic Control)and VHF point to point radio links.

Also used in the VHF direction finding CRDF (Cathode Ray Direction Finder) equipment, sometimes with multi channel autotune xtal units.
Reception Set PCR2

The Reception set PCR was made by PYE Radio Co. and was used as forces welfare receiver by the British Army. Frequency coverage: LW, MW, SW. There were three versions, the initial PCR also known as PCR1 and later PCR2 and PCR3 which have no internal loudspeaker. The receiver is powered by a external mains Power Supply Unit Rectifier No. 17. Supplied complete with power supply. Fair condition but untested. 18Kg with PSU.
T-1154 W.W.II. Lancaster Bomber Transmitter
The T-1154 was the standard radio transmitter installation in W.W.II Lancaster bombers. Frequency range 200 kHz, 500kHz, 2.35MHz, 2.5MHz, 3MHz, 8MHz, 10MHz. Output power 50-80 Watts.
Requires 1200 V @200ma, 6VDC @4A.
UK/TRC-471 Transportable UHF Radio Relay Equipment (Triffid)
We now have in stock some UK/TRC-471 (Triffid) equipment. Various units of this system is available. Please email for details.
Wireless Set No. 17 MkII
The Wireless Set No.17 was a portable transceiver developed in 1941 and was used during W.W.II as a small ground station for communication between searchlight Section HQ and detachments, Anti-Aircraft batteries or Royal Engineers detachments. Frequency range 44-64MHz. RF output 0.3W, R/T only. Range up to 15 miles. The cabinet is made of oak wood. The Transceiver is on top section of the cabinet and In the bottom section accessible from behind, there is space for a 2V 16A battery, and two 60V batteries.
Wireless Set No. 31
British version of American BC-1000. Man pack transceiver developed in 1948, for short range communication in Infantry, Company and Battalion HQ. Frequency range 40-48MHz. RF power output 0.3W. FM. Range up to 5 miles. Similar to US Signal Corps SCR-300 (BC-1000) with minor modifications. Supplied in excellent condition and with some accessories.
Wireless Set No. 62 MK II
It is tropicalised and can float itself without suffering water damage. After its use by an airborne division in the last stages of WWII, modifications were made to allow its dropping by parachute and for use on the move. The upgraded No 62 Mk II version has better reception performance and due to its aluminium construction weighs 30lbs. Power is provided by a 12V accumulator, output power 0.5-1.1 Watts, range 15 miles R/T or 25 miles CW.
Wireless Set No. 88 AFV Type A
Wireless Set No. 88 was the first British developed tactical VHF-FM Radio set. Light weight Manpack Transceiver developed in the late 40's as a replacement for the No. 38 Set. An amazing feat of engineering to cram in 14 Tubes into such a small space. It's primary use was for short range Infantry and Company / Platoon communications.
Frequency range 38.01-42.15 MHz. RF output power 0.25 Watts. Crystal Controlled FM. Transmitting Range up to 2 miles. Type A has 4 pre-set crystal controlled channels operating on 40.20 Mhz, 40.90 Mhz, 41.40 Mhz and 42.15 Mhz. Power requirements are 90VDC @40mA and 1.5VDC @1.05A
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.
Clansman Trailing Wire Antenna for PRC-350, PRC-351, PRC-352
Clansman Trailing Wire Antenna for PRC-350, PRC-351, PRC-352 Man-Pack radios. The antenna plugs in to the antenna socket of the radio, total length 120 Cm (47 inch). NSN: 5820-99-620-8346. Supplied in very good condition.
£8.50 (Approximately US$ 10.88)
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)
Clansman Flexible Antenna for PRC-350, PRC-351, PRC-352
Clansman Flexible Antenna for PRC-350, PRC-351, PRC-352 Man-Pack radios. Total length is 26 Cm (10.23 inch). The antenna plugs in to the antenna socket of the radio. Supplied in very good condition. NSN: 5985-99-661-6417.
£10.00 (Approximately US$ 12.80)
Clansman PRC-320 Counterpoise Antenna
The Counterpoise Antenna provides an artificial earth for all antennas when used on ground of poor conductivity, such as desert of frozen snow and ice, and should always be used with the ground wave vertical or end feed antennas. In use the wires are spread radially around the radios such as a Clansman PRC-320 and the short lead from the main spool connected to the earth terminal of the radio. The counterpoise Antenna should always be used if doubtful about the ground conditions. Using this counterpoise antenna often improves the radios performance. Supplied in good condition.
£12.50 (Approximately US$ 16.00)
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)
PRC-349 Module 5
PRC-349 brand new spare Discriminator Module number 5. NATO Part Number 5820-99-643-8404.
£12.50 (Approximately US$ 16.00)
Clansman Flexible Antenna for PRC-349
Clansman Flexible Antenna for PRC-349 Man-Pack radios. Total length is 26 Cm (10.23 inch). The antenna screws in to the antenna socket of the radio. NSN: 5985-99-732-6041.
£13.50 (Approximately US$ 17.28)
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)
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)
Vehicle Antenna Rod Set for Landrovers & Jeeps (Same as MS-116, MS-117 & MS-118 Antenna Rods)
This is the standard vehicle antenna rods that were fitted to many military vehicles such as the British Landrovers using the Clansman radios and American Jeeps.

The antenna rod sets are supplied as a set of three 1 meter 3 feet painted copper-coated steel antenna rods. The rods are sequentially screwed into one another and extend to 3 meters 9 feet.

Up to two extra bottom section rods can be added to extend height to 5 meters 16 feet total.

The antenna rods would fit the following American antenna mast bases, MP-65, AB-22, AB-24, as well as most British mast bases such as the Clansman Base Aerial Support No. 31 and NATO vehicle antenna mast bases. American part number for the rods is MS-116A, MS-117A, MS-118A.

The standard set is supplied as a set of 3 rods, extended rodset is also available, please choose below. The rods are supplied in good used condition, grade 2.
£15.00 (Approximately US$ 19.20)
Clansman 1.2 Meter MK6 Whip Antenna for PRC-350, PRC-351, PRC-352
Clansman 1.2 Meter MK6 Whip Antenna for PRC-350, PRC-351, PRC-352 Man-Pack radios. There are 4 sections to this antenna, when erected the total length is 120 Cm (47 inch). The antenna plugs in to the antenna socket of the radio. Supplied in very good condition. NSN: 5985-99-661-6201.
£15.50 (Approximately US$ 19.84)
Clansman Remote Personal Unit (RPU)
The Clansman remote personal unit (RPU) is carried around the neck on the webbing strap. It gives access to the harness with intercom and radio facilities or direct in to a radio, both at distance up to 3 KM using twin cable (D10) or 5 KM using CT-10 cable.

Call is available when working harness or radio direct. It is used with ear-defending headgear and is fitted with snatch release from both headgear and neck-strap.
£16.50 (Approximately US$ 21.12)
Clansman Commanders Personal Unit (CPU)
The Clansman Commanders Personal Unit (CPU) which is held by a webbing strap around around the commanders neck. It gives access to the harness with intercom and radio facilities or direct in to a radio. Call is available when working harness or radio direct. It is used with ear-defending headgear and is fitted with snatch release from both headgear and neck-strap. NSN: 5820-99-117-5043. Supplied in good condition.
£18.50 (Approximately US$ 23.68)
Clansman 24 Volt 4Ah Rechargeable Alkaline Battery Pack
This is the Clansman 24 Volt Rechargeable Alkaline Battery Pack, capacity 4Ah. 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.
£22.50 (Approximately US$ 28.80)
8mm Cine Aerial Reconnaissance Camera
These 8mm Cine Film Cameras were used on board British Military Aircraft for Reconnaissance purpose. The cameras are made by FUJI Photo Optical Co. in Japan for the Royal Air Force. Nato Number 1240-99-727-7420. Model Fujinon Single-8 FG-8.
£25.00 (Approximately US$ 32.00)
Clansman 24 Volt 5Ah Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium Battery Pack
This is the Clansman 24 Volt Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium Battery Pack, capacity 5Ah. 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.
£25.00 (Approximately US$ 32.00)
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 MA-968B Battery Cassette for the Racal TRA-967 Radio Set
This is the Racal MA-968B Battery Cassette for the Racal TRA-967 VHF Radio Set.
These Battery Cassettes take 10* standard or rechargeable "C" sized batteries to power the radio set and is also fuse protected and simply clips on to the bottom of the TRA-967 radio set. These MA-968B Battery Cassettes are supplied in brand new condition, NOS. Available in limited numbers, batteries not included!
£25.00 (Approximately US$ 32.00)
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)
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)
Clansman PRC-320 Counterpoise Antenna Spool
The Counterpoise Antenna provides an artificial earth for all antennas when used on ground of poor conductivity, such as desert of frozen snow and ice, and should always be used with the ground wave vertical or end feed antennas. In use the wire from the 4 spools are spread radially around the radios such as a Clansman PRC-320 and the short lead from the main spool connected to the earth terminal of the radio. The counterpoise Antenna should always be used if doubtful about the ground conditions. Using this counterpoise antenna often improves the radios performance. Supplied in good condition.
£28.00 (Approximately US$ 35.84)
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)
Clansman GS Back-Pack / Vehicle Fixing Frame for PRC-320,344,351, 352 Radios
The standard GS carry frame is used to carry a Clansman PRC-320, PRC-344 or PRC-351, PRC-352 and other Clansman back-pack radios. Can also be fixed into a vehicle using a GS fitting frame. Supplied in good condition.
£35.00 (Approximately US$ 44.80)
Clansman PRC-351 Selective Unit RF 4 Watt SURF
The Clansman Selective Unit Radio Frequency SURF 4 Watt for use with the Clansman PRC-351 VHF radio set. The SURF is used when more than one radio is used in close proximately and prevents one radio interfering with the other radio. The SURF is then tuned to give optimum performance and achieve maximum range with the radio set. NSN: 5820-99-630-6142. Supplied in good condition.
£35.00 (Approximately US$ 44.80)
Telephone Set J
The field telephone set type J is a light weight 2 wire portable telephone set built into a metal case, the top of which can be closed without interference with the the instrument inside. It was used by British Army for field communication. The Telephone set J operates by batteries which are no longer available. Built in hand generator to ring the other phone. Supplied in good condition but untested as we don't have batteries.
£45.00 (Approximately US$ 57.60)
Clansman PRC-351 / PRC-352 20 Watt RF Power Amplifier
The Clansman PRC-351 / PRC-352 20 Watt RF Power Amplifier effectively upgrades the 4 Watt output of Clansman PRC-351 to a 20 Watt PRC-352 Radio.

Operating frequency of this RF amplifier is in the VHF band of 30-76 Mhz in 3 selectable ranges: 30-40 Mhz, 40-55 Mhz, 55-76 Mhz. Requires 24 VDC to operate.

The amplifier can not be used on high power transmit using the radios normal whip antenna and instead a Ground-Spike Antenna is used. The amplifier can only be used on high power as a fixed radio station or in a vehicle using the vehicles antenna system. For mobile man-pack operations the battle antenna is fitted and the radio is operated on low power bypassing the amplifier as a PRC-351.

The RF amplifier works with other VHF radios and needs about 1.5 watts of input power to produce 20 Watts of output power. Connections are by standard BNC antenna plugs. NSN: 5820-99-114-3640. Supplied in good condition.
£55.00 (Approximately US$ 70.40)
800 Meters DON-10, WD1/TT, D-10 Twisted Pair Telephone Cable
Two core twisted pair high temperature, fire resistant DON10, WD1/TT, D10 Telephone Cable with breaking resistance of up to 1/2 Tonne! These cables are used over long distances to connect together field telephones, line equipment and field telephone exchanges as well as remote handsets to Clansman radios.

Each cable core is double insulated with Polyethylene insulated conductor and secondary nylon insulation, and is black in colour. Wire diameter including insulation is 4.64mm, wire strand thickness 0.28mm. Each core has 7 strands of wire, 4 of which are plated copper wire and 3 strands of steel wire for toughness.

Supplied in 800 meter canvas dispenser pack. NSN: 8130-99-115-8152, Canvas dispenser NSN: 8130-99-115-7761.
£64.50 (Approximately US$ 82.56)
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)