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Old 26th Sep 2019, 1:20 pm   #1
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Good afternoon to everybody!

My name is Alex and i am from Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
I have enter this forum because i need some help with an old marine radiotelephone.

I have a woodsons of aberdeen radiotelephone model "clipper" which belonged to my grandfather who was a fisherman all his life and this radio was on his boat.
I have tried for many years to look for some information about this model but i never found anything.

I have the transformer, the receiver and the emiter and the radio seems to be alive.

I would like to know if somebody can give me information about this radio and know if is possible to find electrical drawings, year of make...something

I want to leave the radio in good shape cause is a memory of my grandfather.

Thanks in advance for your help and nice to meet you!
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Old 26th Sep 2019, 1:36 pm   #2
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Welcome to the forum.Very nice set and hope you get needed info.
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Old 26th Sep 2019, 2:57 pm   #3
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I've not found out much except to say that the specifications and the valve line up can be found in here:

http://www.radiohistory.uk/Coastalradio.htm

It was also featured (as best as I can tell) in an episode of the UK TV series Danger Man called Not So Jolly Roger (circa 1966) you can see it in the video linked to below at around 29 minutes 45 seconds in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtJYtM6UOGY

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Old 26th Sep 2019, 5:31 pm   #4
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Default Re: Marine transceiver.

A very long shot but Woodsons of Aberdeen still exist and deal in marine electronics to this day and is still family owned.
Might be worth contacting them on the very slim chance they have archives on old equipment.

https://www.woodsons.co.uk/
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 2:52 pm   #5
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I've not found out much except to say that the specifications and the valve line up can be found in here:

http://www.radiohistory.uk/Coastalradio.htm

It was also featured (as best as I can tell) in an episode of the UK TV series Danger Man called Not So Jolly Roger (circa 1966) you can see it in the video linked to below at around 29 minutes 45 seconds in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtJYtM6UOGY

Lawrence.
Thanks for the info mate! Is more than I found this years hehe
I saw the episode of danger man yesterday and is the first time I see this receiver somewhere. I wasn't able to find even a picture of it.

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A very long shot but Woodsons of Aberdeen still exist and deal in marine electronics to this day and is still family owned.
Might be worth contacting them on the very slim chance they have archives on old equipment.

https://www.woodsons.co.uk/
I have tried already a few years ago but I never get an answer from them...
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 4:34 pm   #6
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Default Re: Marine transceiver.

I've had very little success finding info on products of another Scottish marine radio company, Coastal Radio Ltd, of Edinburgh.

They made sets very similar in size and function to Woodson's gear and at one time supplied all the radios on RNLI lifeboats. They got taken over by Marconi in the 50s, so maybe all the manuals went in the incinerator!

Woodsons home page do have a company history link but I believe I've heard other people say that they don't respond to questions about the gear they built, probably some HSE concern?

Good luck with the radio, good to see you got all the cables and power pack.

Cheers

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Old 27th Sep 2019, 5:55 pm   #7
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Default Re: Marine transceiver.

Folks, The Clipper was made by Woodsons of Aberdeen back in the 50's.
I put out several thread posts, with lots of info, out over recent years about Coastal Radio Ltd of Edinburgh & Poole. See "Search". They are not connected with Woodsons.
Woodsons ceased manufacturing of Marine R/T's in the late 60's and became major distributors of "Sailor Radio" aka spRadio of Arlborg, Denmark. Woodsons are still a highly respected provider of SOTA Communications & Marine Electronics equipment. And uniquely, still family run. I worked for them briefly in the early 80's.

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Old 27th Sep 2019, 6:05 pm   #8
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Just noticed what appears to be these sets being used in the film "Carry on Spying" (1964) on at the moment on the Talking Pictures channel.
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