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Old 4th Sep 2021, 11:15 am   #1
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Hi all,

Would someone with a 353 be kind enough to measure the meter diameter for me please. Knowing the overall and glass diameter in advance would be very useful for a small project here.

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Martin- I used to post on a Clansman site, hoping to get in touch with old workmates, but no luck. I've lost the site as I've had no contact. Might be worth a Google on Clansman 353 or similar. Possibly this site?
http://www.clansman-radio.co.uk/history.html
However, I've found a manual online. Perhaps somewhere in there are dimensions.
http://www.ferret-fv701.co.uk/radio/...escription.pdf
And after a search, I've found that Warrington Radio club have a section on the 353.
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Thanks for the links. I now have the dimensions so can scale the meter from a photo of the front panel.

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Glad to help. At MSDS we used to joke that if in doubt, just ask the bloke in an old Moskvich at the gate for the diagram.
As I remember the meter was not big, but again I never had any problems with it in my few years at MSDS. I can remember that in a fight between a tank and a Clansman, tank always won.
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I had an interview at MSDS once, but when it transpired the job would involve installation work around the world with long periods away from home, having a young family my interest declined somewhat!! Still interesting to be shown around the works, particularly the TEMPEST work they were doing on soft-skinned vehicles.

VRC353 meter issue now resolved.

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Old 9th Sep 2021, 9:19 pm   #6
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Hill end site in late 70s- great place, but we had a management looking for cost-cutting, so I got out. We suspect it was jealousy, as those of us on shift earned more than the management on a salary. They forget that we organised our family life around shifts and the shift allowance was a price to pay.
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For anyone in possession of a 353, and looking for help. I worked on most modules ,both in main production and in the repair section, for a few years. I've worked on sets that a lost, the fight with a Chieftain( and a lot more than MOD will admit to ). Problem is that it's a lot of years ago, and memory is grey, but if I can help , anyone is free to ask. I'll try to remember what we did to get sets out the door.
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