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Bryce Ringwood, South Africa - Radio collection

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Below you find a part of the radio collection Bryce Ringwood - including other related items.

For reasons of space have to keep the collection down to a few. I repair vintage radios as a paying hobby. I keep records of them for interest. Call sign used to be G8ARY many years ago when I lived in UK. I began my hobby by building a crystal set radio using Ivalek headphones, Repanco coil and Jackson Bros variable capacitor (which I still have!). It really didn't work very well. I used to listen to short wave on my Dad's radio and later on a Wireless Set No. 19. I tried without success to receive the first Sputnik using an R208 receiver on 20 and 40 MHz. I built my own receivers and transmitters for the amateur 70cm band and had a contact from Leeds in the UK with a Norwegian station using my 4X150A homebrew transmitter. Before leaving England for South Africa, I hurriedly built a five band shortwave receiver to listen to the BBC. On arrival, I more or less gave up radio for 20 years until a colleague presented me with a very broken NC 100. (Meanwhile, I had been very busy making electronic equipment for strain measurement and helping my children with radio control.) The NC 100 seems to have acted like a magnet, attracting all sorts of strange equipment to make a collection of sorts. My Wife bought the Phantom de Luxe for my Birthday.
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Part of the radio collection of Bryce Ringwood. These pictures have been uploaded to the corresponding models by Bryce Ringwood but this is not necessarily all of Bryce Ringwood's collection.

jp_nivico_10ta1s_1.jpg
J:  JVC - Victor Company of Japan, Ltd...
1960 ??: Nivico Three Band - Transistor 10
10TA-1S

usa_tektronix_175.jpg
USA:  Tektronix; Portland, OR
1960 : High Current Adaptor for 575
175

This instrument is extremely heavy. I did my best to photograph it where it...
fr_metrix_wobbuloscope_231.jpg
F:  Metrix (marque), Compagnie Général...
1964 ??: Wobuloscope
231

usa_johnson_ranger_2_2.jpg
USA:  Johnson Company, E.F.; Waseca, MN
1960–65 : Ranger II
240-162

jp_hioki30101.jpg
J:  Hioki E.E. Corporation; Ueda
1980 ??: Multitester
3010

us_hp_3460b_1_1.jpg
USA:  Hewlett-Packard, (HP); Palo Alto, CA
1967 ?: Digital Voltmeter
3460B

I occasionally use it for projects such as home-made valve testers and othe...
usa_krohn-hite_5300a_1.jpg
USA:  Krohn-Hite Corp.; Cambridge and Br...
1972 : Function Generator
5300A

This was given to me by a friend. It needed some attention. It is a complic...
usa_tek_547.jpg
USA:  Tektronix; Portland, OR
1964 ?: Oscilloscope
547

usa_tek_549.jpg
USA:  Tektronix; Portland, OR
1966 : Storage Oscilloscope
549

Storage is achieved using a special storage CRT, rather than the digital te...
usa_tek575_hfe.jpg
USA:  Tektronix; Portland, OR
1957–71 : Transistor Curve Tracer
575

The 575 can be used to calculate Hfe, as in this photo for a type 2905A tra...
uk_eddystone_770rii_1.jpg
GB:  Eddystone, Birmingham
1963–68 : VHF Communications Receiver
770R/MkII (S770RMkII) Mark II

uk_eddystone_940.jpg
GB:  Eddystone, Birmingham
1962–70 : 
940

sa_unknown_a39sa.jpg
ZA:  Unknown - CUSTOM BUILT: South Africa
1960 ??: Walkie Talkie
A39SA Mk1

nl_philips_a5x83a.jpg
NL:  Philips; Eindhoven (tubes internat...
1958–63 : 
A5X83A

The dial scale is not original.
gb_murphy_b40_1.jpg
GB:  Murphy Radio Ltd.; Welwyn Garden C...
1953–56 : Naval Communications Receiver
B40

cokecanradio_2.jpg
USA:  Coca-Cola
1997 : Clock Radio
C-402

gb_plessey_c13.jpg
GB:  MILITARY U.K. (different makers fo...
1962 : Transmitter Receiver Larkspur
C13

This is the full installation. The unit connecting the set to the speakers ...
gb_plessey_c42_2.jpg
GB:  MILITARY U.K. (different makers fo...
1962 : Transmitter Receiver Larkspur
C42

The entire wireless station, with ATU
usa_scott_waverly_1.jpg
USA:  Scott Radio Labs.(E.H., Transforme...
1939 : Waverly Grande
CABINET only ref.88

Another view of Waverly Grande fitted with Phantom de Luxe chassis (without...
usa_zenith_royal_1000.jpg
USA:  Zenith Radio Corp.; Chicago, IL
1961/61 ?: Trans-Oceanic Royal 1000
Ch= 9HT40Z2

usa_zenith_royal_300.jpg
USA:  Zenith Radio Corp.; Chicago, IL
1957 : Royal 300
Ch=7AT42 (7AT42Z1)

This has been in the family since 1957
usa_rca_q10.jpg
USA:  RCA (RCA Victor Co. Inc.); New Yor...
1946 ?: Q10
Ch=RC594C early

Knobs are not original.
scott2.jpg
USA:  Scott Radio Labs.(E.H., Transforme...
1939 : AM Phantom Deluxe
Chrome CHASSIS w/o logging scale

sa_national_cr565en.jpg
ZA:  Barlow-Wadley; South Africa
1971 ?: National Panasonic
CR-565 EN

The original knobs disintegrated. These are very similar.
jp_aiwa_cs110.jpg
J:  Aiwa Co. Ltd.; Tokyo
1994 ?: Boom-Box Stereo
CS-110EZ

uk_eddystone_898_1.jpg
GB:  Eddystone, Birmingham
1965 ??: 898
Dial Drive

jp_sanyo_dsbws1000.jpg
J:  Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd.; Moriguchi...
2000 ?: World Space Digital Satellit-Receiver
DSB-WS 1000

The antenna is not a dish - its a patch antenna. It works quite well indoo...
fr_trt_fe342.jpg
F:  TRT Télécommunication Radioélectri...
1957 : TX Master Oscillator
FE 342

FE342 Vertical Rack Mount Version
sa_baygen_freeplay_1.jpg
ZA:  BayGen Products PTY South Africa; ...
1999 ??: Freeplay
FPR2S solar

jp_yaesu_ftc1525a.jpg
J:  Yaesu-Musen Co. Ltd.; Tokyo
1979 : 
FT-1525A

jp_yaesu_ft180a.jpg
J:  Yaesu-Musen Co. Ltd.; Tokyo
1984 ??: 
FT-180A

nl_philips_wobbulator_gm2886.jpg
NL:  Philips; Eindhoven (tubes internat...
1953/54 : Frequenz Modulator
GM2886 /01

de_hm2036.jpg
D:  HAMEG GmbH, Frankfurt
1986 : Oszilloskop
HM203-6

This has been in my workshop since 1988.
jp_icom_pcr1000.jpg
J:  Icom, Inoue Communication Equipmen...
1997 : 
IC-PCR1000

Standard user interface
jp_icom_r2.jpg
J:  Icom, Inoue Communication Equipmen...
1998 : 
IC-R2

jp_sony_icf15.jpg
J:  Sony Corporation; Tokyo
1984 ??: 
ICF-15

jp_sony_icfsw100.jpg
J:  Sony Corporation; Tokyo
1995 : 
ICF-SW100

uk_leak_trough_line_2.jpg
GB:  Leak, H.J.; London
1962 ?: Trough-Line
II (2)

usa_motorola_114_1.jpg
USA:  Motorola Inc. (ex Galvin Mfg.Co. C...
1979 ?: 
Model 114

nc100.jpg
USA:  National Company; Cambridge & Mal...
1936–38 ?: 
NC-100

NC100 Exterior
usa_national_nc109.jpg
USA:  National Company; Cambridge & Mal...
1957–60 : 
NC-109

jp_kenwood_r1000.jpg
J:  Trio-Kenwood Electronic Inc.; Koma...
1979–85 ?: 
R-1000

usa_capehart_r390a.jpg
USA:  MILITARY U.S. (different makers fo...
1954–85 : 
R-390A/URR

This set was made by Capehart in 1961. It is housed in am AR-88 cabinet.
usa_drake_r8.jpg
USA:  Drake, R.L. Miamisburg, Ohio
1991–95 : 
R-8

Similar functionality to the R8A . Function key is used to select mode and ...
jp_teac_r61d_front.jpg
J:  TEAC; Tokyo
1988 ??: Cassette Data Recorder
R61-D

de_nadler_vtvm.jpg
D:  Nadler, Hannover
1968 ??: Vacuum Tube Voltmeter
RV-66

jp_sanwa_trchecker.jpg
J:  Sanwa Electric Instrument Co., Ltd...
1970 ??: Transistor Checker
SC-2

twn_unknown_loraen_2.jpg
HK:  Unknown - CUSTOM BUILT: Hong Kong ...
1985 ??: Loraen
Spectacle Radio

uk_sovos_svwfpir.jpg
GB:  Sovos; Guildford, Surrey
2010 : Internet Radio
SVWFPIR

jp_tech_te20d.jpg
J:  Tech Instruments Co. Ltd.; Tokyo
1960 ??: Signalgenerator
TE-20D

This TE-20D variant produces an output to 500MHz. I still use it and calibr...
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