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Old 14th Dec 2019, 4:13 pm   #1
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I have a R1132A in average condition, its missing the audio output choke and the wires to the audio output attenuator switch have been cut, it appears the previous owner was taking the output straight from the ot secondary, I've always thought better off working than not so I usually restore, problem is there's nothing much to listen to 100-124mhz, think I will donate it (if they want it) to Doncaster Air museum, BTW its a good day out there, they have a radio shack and display.
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Old 14th Dec 2019, 4:29 pm   #2
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I bet the Aeroventure at Doncaster would take it. As you say a good day out and they have recently opened an enlarged radio shack with a radar display. If you want a contact there PM me and Iíll give you the email address of Mike Diprose.

The opening ceremony in September......
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Old 14th Dec 2019, 5:42 pm   #3
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there's nothing much to listen to 100-124mhz,
Apart from aircraft!
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Old 14th Dec 2019, 6:45 pm   #4
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I bet the Aeroventure at Doncaster would take it. As you say a good day out and they have recently opened an enlarged radio shack with a radar display. If you want a contact there PM me and I’ll give you the email address of Mike Diprose.

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That's the place I meant, I called them and they would like pics, if they don't take it then it's up for grabs, free to good home!
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 1:06 am   #5
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 10:30 am   #6
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The meter scales on that psu don't make sense, they've clearly been changed.
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Old 25th Dec 2019, 6:25 pm   #7
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I bet the Aeroventure at Doncaster would take it. As you say a good day out and they have recently opened an enlarged radio shack with a radar display. If you want a contact there PM me and Iíll give you the email address of Mike Diprose.

The opening ceremony in September......
That's the place I meant, I called them and they would like pics, if they don't take it then it's up for grabs, free to good home!
Hi, i am in need of x2 front carrying handles for a working R1132A as i have a working one here (minus it's carrying handles) i intend to donate it to the local museum here in Millom as they have a small aircraft section within the museum to commemorate RAF Millom which was used for flight training during WW2 & it would look a lot better looking complete for display purposes.

If you can help with a pair of carrying handles that would be great & i don't mind paying the postage etc.

P.S Sir Patrick Moore was based at RAF Millom in 1944 shortly after he came back from New Brunswick in Canada from his Navigator & Pilot training.

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Old 25th Dec 2019, 10:07 pm   #8
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Being pedantic, Sir Patrick Moore wasn't based at Millom in 1944, as he wasn't knighted until 2001!

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Old 26th Dec 2019, 2:26 am   #9
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Being pedantic, Sir Patrick Moore wasn't based at Millom in 1944, as he wasn't knighted until 2001!

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For Christ's sake, you know what i mean!! pedantic alright ,relax its Xmas time,had a good few Ports last night,so not perfect today.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 8:52 am   #10
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Nobody's perfect Shaun. Patrick Moore was based at Selsey all his life, not that far from Bexhill. I've often regretted that I didn't go to see him.

I might have some R1132A bits "in the North" F A but I won't be there for a while. Along with that set, I had some rough PSU's previously scrapped [by myself] that I then rescued for a second time, when I realised what they were. I got the mains transformer out of a No 3 PSU unit for a member who had carefully restored one of those, then the TR burnt out.It was free but "heavee". I could only test the windings for continuity. He still took the £12 P Office gamble for shipping costs [we didn't know about cheaper couriers] and to my surprise, it worked under load.

The R1132A was a bit of a favourite as an economic early VHF Band II RX in the fifties/early sixties and [I think] for the 2 Metre [144 meg] Amateur Band. There were articles in SWM etc showing how to modify the coils. I believe that the use of 100-124 Megs for Aircraft Comms dates back well before this set from WW2-maybe to the RAF battery valve era? I used to Monitor Gatwick on 118 Megs here in the South twenty years ago or so [on my Nems Clarke 1500 Nasa Radio] and heard a few interesting things eg a pilot saying "Have an ambulance waiting. My passenger has fallen on board and broken her leg!" I presume that frequency is still in use as there was always a reluctance to change from English and AM on a safety basis?

Dave W

PS. On 21/12, Euro1951 posted details of what appeared to be a Ground Control Tower [at first] but it turned out to be just a 32A and PSU + a period box, on sale at an Antiques Emporium!

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Old 26th Dec 2019, 10:15 pm   #11
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Hi Dave, still not perfect today either especially as the beer is still flowing

Yep if you find a pair of handles let me know

I also have the much rarer R1481 here that covers 65-86Mhz ,totally un-got at (and very clean).

Radios starting to mount up here,keep telling our lass that i am preserving history, not sure she gets me especially when i have x3 fully working HRO's here but to name a few


All the best for 2020, regards,Shaun
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 2:45 am   #12
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Hi M6SPW1974

Only 3 HROs, I have 7 all working including an HRO 7 working but a little scruffy, I think before I got someone had a real butchering of it, they had cut the bracket that held the meter and there were so my wires that had been cut, but it is working OK now.

The power supplies the other guy have are brilliant, they are built like an outside building, but Dave is right, it was me that had a transformer from him after my one went shorted turns.

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