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Old 3rd May 2021, 11:04 pm   #21
Pfraser
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Default Re: Vintage Airband Website

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Here's another of the Hongkong cheapo variety which was aimed at the more enthusiastic aircraft spotters: it has a squelch control to save on brain and battery power. The bands are interesting: Air + Weather + 'Public Band' (not sure why they always called it that), then Band I TV + Band II FM, and then a novelty of a 'CB' Band: in this case it covered something like 21.5 - 31MHz. The exact type number has worn off the rear label during a short but active life, which has seen an aerial repair and the removal of the control knobs

It has the necessary wrist strap, and is unusually large and heavy for this class of receiver
That looks familiar! I had 2 of those, one branded Joysonic, the other was Eurosonic. Otherwise identical. All-transistor circuit.

The 'Public Band' I think refers to the American public safety channels on VHF; they also had some on UHF.

Mine had a weather channel marked at 162.5MHz.

I quite liked these sets. Cheap 'n' cheerful, without being rubbish. The reproduction on FM was sweeter than on other portables I had, possibly due to de-emphasis circuitry being designed for the USA. (Or omitted entirely!)

For any restorers or users...be careful if connecting external DC power, as the socket is identical and next to the earphone socket.
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Old 4th May 2021, 7:25 pm   #22
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I have a Teleton TF-181. Given to me by my neighbour who would have bought it new in the 1970s. I remember it being used to listen to the Barton airshow many years ago. It still works Ok.

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Old 4th May 2021, 7:47 pm   #23
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I found that radio's from 1970 onwards were mass produced, with many coming in from Hong Kong.

For me it's the 1950's and 1960's radio's that are unique, made in smaller numbers and were purchased by real aviation enthusiasts who actually had the money to buy them (they weren't cheap!) - These are the one's I'm trying to collect and add to the website.

Speaking of the website.. I see it got a mention in the Radio User magazine http://www.radioenthusiast.co.uk/art...airband-radios
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