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Interconnecting Box, Gun Control / Audio Amplifier
NSN 5820-99-900-9552 was originally intended for remote audio control of line and radio in British Armoured Vehicles. Has 4 Remote Guns Control lines. Larkspur type connectors for audio and power. Audio Gain control, Radio or Line selector control. 24 Volt operation. Can be used with Larkspur Vehicle Radio equipment such as C-13, C-45, or as a stand alone vehicle intercom system.
Vehicle Intercom Kit
Simple solution to a big problem, no need to buy a expensive radio system for your military vehicle just to add intercom facilities between the driver and commander. The system can work with or without a radio system. Duplex voice communications is possible. Can interface to Larkspur Vehicle Radio equipment such as C-13, C-45. Works on 24 VDC.
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.
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.
VIC-1 System Power Cable
This is the System power cable which powers the AM-1780 Audio Amplifier. It is generally available in one length only which is about 126 Cm, 49 Inches.
VIC-1 System Interconnecting Cable
System interconnecting cable, this cable connects the AM-1780 Audio Amplifier to the C-2289 Control Boxes. The cables are available in various short lengths, 12 inches to about 49 Inches. Please E-Mail us with your requirements.
Solartron Adjustable Power Supply
This power supply is fully adjustable both output current and voltage. 230 - 110 Volt input, output 0-40 Volts @ 0-5 Amps. Output voltage is adjusted by thumbwheel switches with fine voltage adjustment. Current adjustment is by rotary switch. A meter is provided for monitoring the output current. Made by Solartron in England for the British Army. The PSU is supplied in good working order.
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.
Wireless Set Number 19 MKIII PSU
Wireless set number 19 MKIII Power Supply with internal dynamotor.
Wireless Set Number 58 PSU
This PSU is fitted inside the WS-58 backpack and provides the various voltages that the radio needs from batteries that are stored in the back pack. It is supplied with the original leads and plug.
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.
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.
Racal Primary Battery 12 or 24 Volts with Charger
Racal Primary Battery for use with modern Racal man-packs which require 12 or 24 Volt supply.

These Lithium batteries are past sell by date and in good used condition. The battery box can be taken apart for easy cell replacement. The batteries have a build-in charger. Available in 2 versions, 12 Volt MA-9364A or 24 Volt MA-9361A, Supplied in untested condition.
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.
Racal MA-934 Battery
The MA-934 battery is used with the Racal TRA-931 Syncal 30 and some other Racal radios. 24 Volts output. The battery is made up of standard D type rechargeable battery cells. The MA-934 battery is supplied in used condition and the cells would probably be dead. The battery case can easily be taken apart for cell replacement.
Russian KH-24 / 2NK24 - 2.5 Volt 24Ah Nickel Iron Battery
The KH-24 (2NK24) Battery is a 2.5 Volt 24Ah Nickel Iron Battery, used with the R-105D, R-108D, R-109D, R-407 as well as other Russian portable radio sets. Dimensions 120*65*185mm.

The battery is supplied without electrolyte and must be filled before charging. Electrolyte is a solution of Potassium Hydroxide in distilled water with a small amount of Lithium Hydroxide. Electrolyte density 1.2 g/ml. Normal charging rate, 3.3 Amp for 6 hours. Supplied in new and un-issued condition dated 1971, untested.
Russian KN-13 / HK-13 - 1.25 Volt 14Ah Nickel Iron Battery
The KN-13 or HK-13 battery is a 1.25 Volt 14 Ah Nickel Iron Battery, used with the P-323 and P-326 as well as other Russian portable radio sets. Dimensions 80*30*120mm.

The battery is supplied without electrolyte and must be filled before charging. Electrolyte is a solution of Potassium Hydroxide in distilled water with a small amount of Lithium Hydroxide. Electrolyte density 1.2 g/ml. Normal charging rate, 2.3 Amp for 6 hours. Supplied in new and un-issued condition dated 1971, untested.
Russian KNP-20 / HKN-20 2.4 Volts 20Ah Russian Battery
The KNP-20 or HKN-20 is a Nickel Iron battery and are welded together in two's and produce 2.4 Volts 20Ah. Size 80*60*120mm.

Used with the Russian R-107 and other radios. The battery is supplied without electrolyte and must be filled before charging. Electrolyte is a solution of Potassium Hydroxide in distilled water with a small amount of Lithium Hydroxide. Electrolyte density 1.16 g/ml. Normal charging rate, 4 Amp for 6 hours. New and un-issued dated 1983, untested.
CUA-12 Battery For Russian P-126 Radios
The CUA-12 accumulators are used with the P-126 series of Receivers. 1.5 Volt 12 Amp Hours, Silver Zinc cells supplied without electrolyte and must be filled before charging. Charge rate is 1.2 Amp for 12 hours. Made in Bulgaria, new and unissued dated 1974, untested.
BE310 - Sarbe 3 Battery
6135-99-519-2369, 13.5 Volt Battery, for BE310 - Sarbe 3 Rescue Radio. Dated 1994-1996.
RACAL UK PTC-404 Field Telephone
The Racal UK PTC-404, 2 Wire Field Telephone safely operates from 6 VDC using 4 D Cells and connects by 2 core wire. These field Phones are designed to be water and dust proof. Operational range is over 10 miles!!! (28km). 3 Modes of operation, Normal for normal speech, Whisper for when circumstances only permits whispering in to the microphone and Test to test operation and communications link. Also featured is a variable Audio and Visual Alarm facility.

A Pair or more of these Field Telephones make an ideal and easy communication link between two or more points such as house to the garden shed, or from cave to the surface.

** Field Telephones are supplied complete with Handset and Nylon Carry Bag. Supplies are limited.

For high quality telephone cable please have a look here,

800 Meters DON-10, WD1/TT, D-10 Twisted Pair Telephone Cable

The DON-10 is a two core twisted pair high temperature, fire resistant 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.

Digital Radiological Test Equipment PDR-7000
The digital Radiological Test Equipment PDR-7000 is a modern, professional Geiger counter with extensive features. Manufactured by FAG Kugelfischer in Germany to very high military standards.

The counter is auto-ranging with a built-in LCD display that shows the results both digitally and analogue. A power on self test routine makes sure the unit is functioning correctly. The Geiger Counter is so sensitive that it can measure very low normal background radiation. For example, the normal background radiation in London is between 0,07 ?Gy/h and 0,09 ?Gy/h. The unit can take readings externally with a 15 meter probe extension cable and the Gamma Probe DT 7002 as well as the Beta-Gamma Probe DT 7003 and a special probe DT 7004 for testing radiation in liquids.

Operation is by 2 standard 1.5 Volt D size batteries Not Supplied or by a external mains (220-230 V) or by a adaptor from the 12 Volt vehicle supply. The power adapters are supplied with this kit. The test equipment also comes complete with two Carrying Straps, one Earphone and several plastic bags and beakers for taking samples. The complete equipment is stored in a extremely strong airtight and watertight Aluminium carrying case. The equipment is supplied in Brand New condition.

Measurements Units: ?Gy/h or cGy/h (Intensity), in cGy (Dosage) oder CPS (Impulse).
Measuring Range: 0 to 999 cGy/h, 0 to 999 cGy or 0 to 9990 CPS.
Switch-able alarm threshold values in five steps (up to 20 or 100 ?Gy/h,0,1 or 1 or 10 cGy/h).
FH-40T West German Geiger Counter
The FH-40T is a very sensitive Geiger Counter for measurement of Beta and Gamma Radiation. Manufactured by Frieseke & Hoepfner in Germany it was used by the West German Army during the cold war. Measures Beta and Gamma radiation in the ranges of 0-1 R/h, 0-25 mR/h and 0-0.5 mR/h. Very low radiation levels can be measured with this device. A Probe Extension is provided for distant measurement and a Ear Piece for audible indication. The counter is radiation proof 1-10000mR/h as well as 0-320 Impulse/Minute. Analogue display of radiation level. Operates from a 6VDC Battery. Approx. Size 16 * 10 * 4.5 cm.
German TTL-6607 Geiger Counter Training Unit
German made Geiger Counter used by the German Army in the mid 60's.
The TTL 6607 measures radiation in 5 ranges 0.5 r/h, 5 r/h, 50 r/h and 500 r/h. Battery check indicator and Alarm, operates from a 6V battery Not Supplied. The Geiger Counters are supplied untested and include a canvas bag. Usage instructions are written on the front panel in German.
ST-120A Carrying Harness
The ST-120A is the carrying harness for the PRC-8, PRC-9 and PRC-10 Radios. The carry harness allows the carrying the radio set as a back-pack radio and it is used in conjunction with the M-1945 Suspender Belt.
M-1945 Belt Suspenders
The M-1945 suspender belt is used in conjunction with the ST-120A carrying harness. It allows the transportation of a PRC-8, PRC-9 or PRC-10 radio as a back-pack.
CW-216A Antenna & Accessories Bag
The CW-216A antenna and accessories bag is used with the PRC-8, PRC-9 and PRC-10 as well as other radio sets. The bag allows the storage of the radios accessories such as antenna rods, tape antenna, goose neck and the handset. It is designed to attach to the combat belt around the waist.
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.
CW-140 / GRC-9 Radio Canvas Bag
CW-140 / GRC-9 Radio Canvas Bag for carrying the GRC-9 radio sets. 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.
Portable Heterodyne Wave Meter Class D No.1 MkII /1
Self contained portable field instrument for calibration of British W.W.II. radio receivers and transmitters such as Wireless Set No. 18,19, etc. to a given frequency. Manufactured in 1943. Frequency range 1.9-8 Mhz in two ranges. Powered by external 6V battery. Accuracy +/- 2kHz. Supplied in good condition and includes Transit Case No. 7 and accessories.
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!
DY-88 Dynamotor Power Supply
Powers BC-1306 and RT-77/GRC-9 Radios from 6 VDC @29 Amp, 12 VDC @14 Amp or 24 VDC @6.7 Amps. Outputs 580 V @100ma, 105 V @45ma, 6.3 V @2A, 1.4 V @500ma, 6.3 V @575ma. Usable with other radios sets.
Marconi Type AA-14201-1 Airborne HF Transceiver
No details are presently available for this set. Weight 10kg.
Please help if you know anything about this Transceiver.
Plessey PTR-1751 Airborne UHF/AM Transceiver
The PTR1751 is lightweight UHF military airborne transceiver designed to provide air-to-air and air-to-ground communications under severe electrical and environmental conditions. Used by RAF, British Army and Royal Navy, it is suitable for use in all types of helicopter and fixed-wind aircraft, and is intended primarily for air traffic control, but this role can be extended with optional extras to include homing and continuous AM reception on the international distress frequency of 243 MHz. The PTR1751 operates over the 225 to 399.975 MHz frequency range and provides 7000 channels at 25 kHz intervals throughout the range. The channel spacing is 50 kHz with 25 kHz spacing available as an option. The power output is 10 or 20 W minimum, under all conditions of operation. Part Number: 630/1/37851/119, Nato Number: 5821-99-778-7570. Weight 8Kg.
Racal MA-1723 HF Drive Unit
The Racal MA-1723 HF drive unit is the companion to the RA-1792 receiver. frequency range 1 to 29.9999 MHz. LSB, USB, ISB, Key, AM, CW, RTTY. The MA-1723 is supplied basically tested.
Racal MA-4224 Audio Encryption Unit
Voice encryption unit for the Racal TRA-931 Syncal 30 and similar Racal radio sets.
Racal TRA-967 VHF Manpack Transceiver
The Racal TRA-967 was primarily designed as a manpack but can be used as a fixed or as a vehicle station. Provides VHF Narrow Band FM Transmission and Reception in the 36-76 MHz frequency range with 25 kHz channel spacing. A total of 1600 synthesiser-controlled channels are available with in the frequency range, includes a pre-tuned antenna-matching unit. Power output more than 1 Watt. Quick frequency selection using rotary controls. The four frequency digits are illuminated by Tritium Beta Lights, which do not require a power supply. Re-broadcast facilities are also incorporated within the set. The TRA967 is completely sealed and is Rust and Waterproof. Operates from 12VDC Battery. The radio is supplied with a short antenna only. Other accessories such as Hand/Headsets, Carry Bag, Long Antenna and Batteries are available separately, Please E-Mail for details.
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-2091 20-400 Mhz VHF Communications Receiver
Racal RA-2091 VHF Synthesised Communications Receiver. Solid State construction. Covers 20-400 Mhz in four bands using two interchangeable RF tuner heads. Tuner Head one covers 20-40 Mhz and 40-90Mhz, Tuner Head two covers 90-195 Mhz and 195-400 Mhz. Large single tuning control with fast/slow tuning speeds and frequency lock facility. LED type frequency readout display, AM, FM, CW, and Pulse operating modes. Other features include BFO, Noise Limiter, Tuning and Signal Strength Meter, AGC, Carrier Operated Relay, and externally available IF and Video/Audio outputs. Bandwith 6,20,50, 300 Khz. Requires 110-120-220-240 VAC @50-60 Hz. Supplied with a mains lead and in very good working condition, Grade 2.
Racal RA-2091 VHF Communications Receiver & RA-2092 Spectrum Display Unit
Racal RA-2091 VHF Synthesised Communications Receiver and Racal RA-2092 Spectrum Display Unit. Both units are Solid State construction. The spectrum display unit has a green CRT display and a built-in speaker with audio amplifier to monitor the receiver.

The receiver covers 20-400 Mhz in four bands using two interchangeable RF tuner heads. Tuner Head one covers 20-40 Mhz and 40-90Mhz, Tuner Head two covers 90-195 Mhz and 195-400 Mhz. Large single tuning control with fast/slow tuning speeds and frequency lock facility. LED type frequency readout display, AM, FM, CW, and Pulse operating modes. Other features include BFO, Noise Limiter, Tuning and Signal Strength Meter, AGC, Carrier Operated Relay, and externally available IF and Video/Audio outputs. Bandwidth 6,20,50, 300 Khz. The units require 110-120-220-240 VAC @50-60 Hz. Both units are supplied with mains power leads and interconnecting cables and are in very good working condition, Grade 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 No.88 AFV Type A & Power Supply LF Amplifier No. 2
This unit comes with a Wireless Set Number 88 and a Power Supply and LF Amplifier Unit No. 2. The unit includes most cables and a handset.
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.
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.
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.