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The Items in this section are provided for study and reference as a museum display of vintage equipment!

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10PT-12 Russian W.W.II. Russian Tank Receiver
Receiver section from a 10 RT Tank Radio Station, used in T-34, and KV heavy Tanks. Frequency range 3.75-6 Mhz.
24 Volt to 12 Volt Converter
Solid state voltage converter, Input 24 VDC, Output 12VDC. Fuse protected input/output and includes a mounting plate. Made in England by Powertron Ltd.
51X-3 & 17L-8A Receiver/Transmitter
VHF Aircraft set made by Collins Radio Co. 108.0 to 126.9 Mhz.
AB-129 Semi-Rigid Antenna Base
The AB-129 is a semi-rigid antenna base for use with PRC-8, PRC-9 and PRC-10 and other portable radios. The antenna base is used with the AT-271A long antenna rod and can be slightly bent to any position, acting as a shock absorber for the long antenna. Overall length 19.4 Cm.
Airlite 62 Pilots Head-Set
The Airlite 62 pilots headsets are made by Clement Clarke International Ltd, in England and are available with normal or noise cancelling microphones and/or with PTT switch. The headsets are little used and are in good condition. CAA approval number WR603.
AirLite-62- Head-Set and Microphone with standard 6 pin jack plug.
AirLite-62NC- Head-Set with Noise cancelling Microphone, standard 6 pin jack plug.
AirLite-62NC/PTT- Head-Set with Noise cancelling Microphone, PTT Switch and standard 4 pin jack plug.
AM-1780/VRC Audio Amplifier for VIC-1 Vehicle Intercom System
The AM-1780 is the main junction box / audio amplifier for the AN/VIC-1 Vehicle Intercom System. It provides control of the 24 Volt DC power to the associated crewmember control boxes and to the radio system that may be connected to the amplifiers. The amplifiers also amplify and control the audio signals in the intercommunication (intercom) and radio circuits.

AN/VIC-1 Vehicle Intercom System Over-View

The AN/VIC-1 is a part of electrical harness of vehicles such as Tanks, Armoured Personnel Carriers and Self Propelled Howitzers. The AN/VIC-1 Intercommunications system provides tactical vehicle crew members with facilities for communications with radio connected to the system, as well as facilities for communicating with each other. It includes the AM-1780 and intercommunications remote control box C-2298. The number of remote control units used are dependent upon type of vehicle and its operational requirements.
  • Can support 2 Transmit / Receive radios and 2 Receive only radios.
  • Provides up to six intercom stations.
  • Push to talk can be selected for all stations or just the commanders station.
  • Each intercom station can select ALL or Radios A/B/C or intercom only operation.
  • Radio volume is reduced automatically when intercom is keyed.
  • Passive mode operation of radio's audio when the system is not powered.
  • Simplifies radio and intercom wiring.
  • Stations can use a Headset, CVC Helmet, H-180 headphones, H-250 Handset or M-80 Microphone.
  • Ruggedly constructed, water resistant and weather proof to military specification.
  • Operates from 24 Volt DC vehicle power supply.
AM-66-A RF Power Amp
French made RF power amp for the GRC-9 radio set. 24 VDC input, Power output is about 100 Watts. Frequency Range 2-12 Mhz.
AN-130 Antenna for BC-1000
AN-130 Antenna for use with the American / French BC-1000 Radios. The antenna is in two sections that is extendable to total height of 83 Cm and has a flexible base. The antenna is supplied in very good condition.
AN-ARM-92 Test Set
This test set is available in untested condition and includes some accessories.
AN/ARC-73 VHF Aircraft Transceiver
VHF Aircraft radio set made by Collins Radio Co. The radio set consists of , R-1123A (51X2B) receiver, T-879 (17L-7A) transmitter, C-4074 (614U) remote tuning control and MT-2699 rack. T-879 transmitter covers 116-149.95 Mhz AM in 50 KHz steps, 680 channels, 25 watts output. 100mw side-tone level into 500 Ohms, Mic impedance 100 Ohms, Antenna impedance 52 Ohms.
R-1123A receiver covers 108-151.95 Mhz in 50 KHz steps, 720 channels. Sensitivity 3uv, 500 Ohms audio, Antenna impedance 52 Ohms.
AN/PRC-25 Vietnam Era US Back-Pack VHF Radio
The AN/PRC-25 was the most widely used radio set in Vietnam war by the US troops. The radio is known as the Prick 25 and is very similar to the modern PRC-77 in looks and operation. The radio is a light weight Synthesised VHF man-pack, solid state with the exception of one tube. 2 Watts power output. The radio provides 920 channels in 2 VHF frequency bands 30-52.95 MHz, and 53-75.95 MHz FM, channel spacing 50 KHz. Requires 12.5-15 Volts DC @800 ma and 3 Volts DC for tube heater voltage. Frequency selection by front panel knobs, frequency display by digital mechanical read-out.

The radio is supplied in grade 2, serviced and tested condition and includes the battery box. Other accessories are not included, but maybe available seporatly, Please Ask!
Antenna Rod Set for MX-6707 Antenna Mast Base
AS-1730 Lower Antenna rod and AT-1095 Upper rod. For use with the MX-6707 Antenna Mast Base. Fibre glass construction. Total length 10.5 feet, 3.25 meters.
These rods were used in Hummvee and Mutt Jeeps with VHF radio sets sush as the RT-524/VRC and R-442/VRC.
AT-271A Long Antenna Rod
The AT-271A long antenna rod is for use with PRC-8, PRC-9, and the PRC-10 and other portable radios. The antenna sections are connected together with steel wire and is made-up of seven sections totalling just over 3 meters in length. The antenna rods are to be used with AB-129 Semi-Rigid antenna base.
AT-272A Flexible Goose Neck
The AT-272A is the flexible antenna section for use with PRC-8, PRC-9 and PRC-10 and other portable radios. The goose neck is used with the AT-272A Tape antenna and can be bent to any position. Overall length 21Cm.
AT-272A Tape Antenna
The AT-272A Tape Antenna is for use with PRC-8, PRC-9, and PRC-10 and other portable radios. The antenna is very flexible and would not easily break. Total length 75.5 Cm.
ATU and Ground Plane Antenna for SEM-25/35
New and unissued ground plane antenna with ATU for the SEM-25 or SEM-35. Whip masts installed as three radiating elements and one vertical. Has 3 diameter ceramic feed-through insulator with UHF connection. A clamp allows installation on top of 1.6 diameter masts. Comes complete with antenna sections, cables and a canvas carry bag.
BA-279 Dry Battery
The BA-279 is the original battery for the PRC-8, PRC-9, and the PRC-10 series of radios. The BA-279 is supplied as New-Old-Stock. They are well past sell-by date and are probably dead. The battery's case is of metal construction and for those who like to keep radio equipment original is ideal for fitting a BA-511A PSU and batteries inside the case.
BA-511A Power Supplies for PRC-8,9, 10
Solid state French made Switch-Mode power supplies for the PRC-8,9, 10 military Manpack radios. Replacement to a BA-279 battery. Originally used 4 French PS-41 15 Volt batteries wired in series and parallel to produce 30VDC.

The PS-41 Batteries are no longer available, nonetheless the unit can be used with any other combination of batteries which produce 24-30 VDC. The unit then makes all the voltages necessary (1.5,6,67.5, 135 VDC) and plugs straight into the PRC-8,9, or 10 radio set. The actual power supply, less its surrounding metal work along with suitable batteries can comfortably fit inside the radios battery box.
BA-511A power supply can also be used with other radio sets requiring similar voltages.
Base Aerial Support
Base Aerial Support
Base Aerial Support
5820-99-9490981, British made antenna mast base for British equipment and military vehicles.
BC-1000 Man-Pack Receiver/Transmitters
These BC-1000's are from NATO surplus and are made in France under license from Motorola in USA.

40-48 MHz in forty one 200KHz steps, FM, IF 4.3 and 2.515 MHz, power output 300 mW RF, 200mW AF, transmission range up to 3 miles with the long antenna. The radio has a built-in 43 MHz crystal calibrator. Requires 4.5VDC 500 ma and 90VDC 25 ma. The radios have French markings and are dated late 40's or the early 50's.

The radio comes complete with the following accessories. CS-128 Battery Box, HS-30 Head Set, SW-141 Switch with Leather Strap, AN-130 Antenna, M-391 Pad, ST-50, ST-54 & ST-55 Straps, TM-11-242 Manual not in English.
BC-1306 HF Radio Trasmitter - Receiver
Radio Set SCR-694 is a HF two-way radio Receiver / Transmitter and radio telegraph unit which can provide communication between moving or stationary vehicles, or as a portable field radio set. The radio set can provide communication for up to 15 miles on voice (AM) and 30 miles on (CW) between moving vehicles, and a much longer range if used in stationary position with a long antenna. Frequency range is 3,800 kHz - 6,500 Khz. Uses tubes and works from 6, 12 or 24 Volts DC.
BC-1306 SCR 694 Man-Pack - Field Station
This bundle is for the basic Man-Pack / Field installation. The basic bundle includes the following Items, additional items for the installation such as, speaker can be selected from the list below.

1) BC-1306 Radio Receiver / Transmitter.
2) GN-58 Hand Generator with Seat & Legs.
3) HS-30 Head Set.
4) T-17 Microphone.
5) CD-1086 Power Cable 2.14 Meters.
BC-1306 SCR 694 Stand Alone Station
This bundle is for the basic Man-Pack / Field installation. The basic bundle includes the following Items, additional items for the installation such as, speaker can be selected from the list below.

1) BC-1306 Radio Receiver / Transmitter.
2) DY-88 Dynamotor Power Supply with input cable.
3) HS-30 Head Set.
4) T-17 Microphone.
5) CD-1086 Power Cable 1.2 Meters.
BC-1306 SCR 694 W.W.II Jeep Installation
This bundle is for the basic Jeep installation. The basic Jeep bundle includes the following Items, additional items for the jeep installation such as mounting plates, speaker can be selected from the list below.

1) BC-1306 Radio Receiver / Transmitter.
2) DY-88 Dynamotor Power Supply with input cable.
3) HS-30 Head Set.
4) T-17 Microphone.
5) CD-1086 Power Cable 2.14 Meters.
BC-611 Power Supply Unit
Custom made specially for the BC-611 W.W.II. Radio sets. Uses 4 standard D size batteries to provide both LT, and HT supplies to the radio. No modifications is required. Power Supply and batteries fit neatly inside the BC-611.
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 Battery
6135-99-626-5879, 12.15 Volt Battery, for BE375 - Sarbe 5 Rescue Radio. Dated 1994-1996.
BG-150 Accessories Bag For BC-1000 Radio
The BG-150 canvas accessories bag for the BC-1000 radio. It consists of three compartments, the first for the storage of AN-130 antenna, the second for storage of AN-131 antenna and the third for storage of TS-15 hand set and HS-30 headset. These bags are in used condition and may have some small holes or cuts.
BG-172 Canvas Accessories Bag for GRC-9 and BC-1306
Canvas Bag for long-wire antennas, cables, and other accessories for the GRC-9 and BC-1306 radio stations. These bags are in used condition and may have some small holes or cuts.
BG-175 Generator Canvas Bag
BG-175 Canvas Bag for carrying GN-58 Hand Generator. Used with GRC-9 and BC-1306 radio stations as well as some other radio stations. These bags are in used condition and may have some small holes or cuts.
British Army Morse Key Trainer
Made by Irwin Desman Ltd. in England, NSN 6940-99-219-2848. These keys were used by the MOD in the training of new radio operators. The unit uses 2 standard 9 Volt PP3 Batteries. Built in sounder with external speaker jack. Has Tone and Volume adjustment controls. Morse key is fully adjustable and is of sturdy metal construction.
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.
British Navy Morse Key
Just in!, another one of these great Morse Keys.

These Morse keys were manufactured in England in the 1950's for the British Navy. It is a large heavy desk top key and is fully adjustable and very enjoyable to use. On / Off Switch is provided on the front. The key is supplied in very good used condition.
BX-49 Crystal and Coil Kit for BC-611
Crystal and Coil Kit for BC-611. Box is dated 1943. Has 12 sets of coils and crystals.
C-2289 Control Box for VIC-1 Vehicle Intercom System
The C-2298 is the standard Crewmember Control Box in a VIC-1 Intercom system. The C-2298/VRC allows vehicle crewmembers to select, by means of the MONITOR switch and the audio accessory controls, to communicate with other crewmembers via the intercom circuit, or remotely operate or monitor any radio equipment connected to the AM-1780/VRC.

When connected to a special port on the AM-1780/VRC, the standard control box becomes a Commander's Control Box, allowing the vehicle commander to control and/or override crewmember functions of the intercom and radio equipment.

AN/VIC-1 Vehicle Intercom System Over-View
The AN/VIC-1 is a part of electrical harness of vehicles such as Tanks, Armoured Personnel Carriers and Self Propelled Howitzers. The AN/VIC-1 Intercommunications system provides tactical vehicle crew members with facilities for communications with radio connected to the system, as well as facilities for communicating with each other. It includes the AM-1780 and intercommunications remote control box C-2298. The number of remote control units used are dependent upon type of vehicle and its operational requirements.
  • Can support 2 Transmit / Receive radios and 2 Receive only radios.
  • Provides up to six intercom stations.
  • Push to talk can be selected for all stations or just the commanders station.
  • Each intercom station can select ALL or Radios A/B/C or intercom only operation.
  • Radio volume is reduced automatically when intercom is keyed.
  • Passive mode operation of radio's audio when the system is not powered.
  • Simplifies radio and intercom wiring.
  • Stations can use a Headset, CVC Helmet, H-180 headphones, H-250 Handset or M-80 Microphone.
  • Ruggedly constructed, water resistant and weather proof to military specification.
  • Operates from 24 Volt DC vehicle power supply.
CD-1086 Power Cable
This is the power cable for connecting the BC-1306 or the GRC-9 Radio Sets to the DY-88 or PE-237 Power Supply. CD-1086 Power Cable is available for Jeep / Manpack installations 2.2 Meters or slightly longer and 1.2 meter for stand alone station configuration.
CD-307 Cord For HS-30 Headset
The CD-307 cord is used with the HS-30 Headset, total length is about 170 cm and had a PL-55 plug to connect to radio and a JK-26 socket for HS-30 headset. Used with old war time radios such as BC-1306, BC-1000 and GRC-9 Radio sets. The CD-307 lead is supplied in very good condition.
Clansman 2.5 Meter Whip Antenna for PRC-319, PRC-320
Clansman 2.5 Meter Whip Antenna for PRC-319, PRC-320 Man-Pack radios. There are 8 sections to this antenna, when erected the total length is 250 Cm (98.5 inch). The antenna plugs in to the springy whip adapter of the PRC-320 and in to a special antenna holder of a PRC-319. Supplied in very good condition. NSN: 5820-99-661-6859.
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.
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.
Clansman Antenna Wire Element Metal Spool
Designed to be slung over a tree or similar objects for a quick basic antenna for a radio set. Wire is wound on a Metal Spool with pull out handle and wire guide. Made for Clansman radio equipment. NSN: 5820-99-620-7373. Available in good used condition.
Clansman Battery Charger 14 Volt DCCU
Clansman Fast Battery Charger D.C. 14 Volt, NSN 6130-99-620-2114. Charges 24 volt batteries from 14 Volt DC input. Features include a shorter charging time, automatic termination of charging when the batteries are fully charged and a fully charged battery indicator. Can charge 1-3.3 Ah 24 Volt Batteries. Supplied in good tested condition, input and output cables are not included, but are available separately, See options below.
Clansman Battery Charger 28 Volt DCCU
Clansman Fast Battery Charger D.C. 14V, NSN 6130-99-117-0450. Charges 24 volt batteries from 28 Volt DC input. Features include a shorter charging time, automatic termination of charging when the batteries are fully charged and a fully charged battery indicator. Can charge 1-3.3 Ah 24 Volt Batteries.
Supplied in good tested condition, input and output cables are not included, but are available separately, See options below.
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.
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.
Clansman HF 250 Watt Antenna Tuner Unit TURF
This is the Clansman 250 Watt HF Antenna Tuner TURF for use with the Clansman 250 Watt RF Power Amplifier. The TURF and the 250 Watt RF Amplifiers were designed to upgrade the standard VRC-321 to a VRC-322. The TURF is used to match the antennas length to the transmitting frequency of the radio for optimum performance and achieve maximum range. It can also be used with other HF radios having an output power of up to 250 Watts.

The TURF has been designed and developed by MEL Communications Ltd in Crawley, England for mobile or static use. It is primarily designed as an High Power HF vehicle station for mobile ground-wave operation, but can also be used as a ground station or for sky-wave operation over long distances.

Frequency range 1.5 to 30 MHz. Power handling up to 300 Watt PEP (SSB) and 250 Watt CW. Beta light illumination is provided to enable the meter and Setting Switches to be read in the dark.

The controls and front-panel has been designed to permit straightforward unambiguous operation without the need for extensive operator training. Protection circuits prevent damage from various hazards including local high power transmissions.

The TURF is available in good working condition. 250 Watt RF Amplifier and other accessories such as Harness Boxes, Hand-Set, Head-Sets as well as Vehicle Mounting Trays for the radio and TURF are available separately on this website.Click here for a list of Accessories.
Clansman HF 250 Watt RF Power Amplifier
The British Army Clansman HF 250 Watt RF Power Amplifier. These amplifiers were designed to upgrade the standard VRC-321 to a VRC-322. The amplifier boosts the output power of the Clansman VRC-321 vehicle radio station to 250 Watts. It can also be used with other HF radios having an output power of 20-40 Watts.

The RF amplifier has been designed and developed by MEL Communications Ltd in Crawley, England for mobile or static use. It is primarily designed as an High Power HF vehicle station for mobile ground-wave operation, but can also be used as a ground station or for sky-wave operation over long distances.

Frequency range 1.5 to 30 MHz. Power output, High Power 300 Watt PEP (SSB), 250 Watt CW, Low Power 40 Watt PEP (SSB), 25 Watt CW. Beta light illumination is provided to enable the meter and Setting Switches to be read in the dark.

The equipment operates from 28 VDC power supply which can have a wide variation in nominal voltage