Direction Finding Set SCR-504-A BC-792-A

Andrea Radio Corp.; Long Island (NY)

  • Year
  • 1943
  • Category
  • Military Receiver
  • ID
  • 226223
    • Brand: Deresnadyne

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 8
  • Main principle
  • Superhet, double/triple conversion
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast, Long Wave and more than two Short Wave bands.
  • Power type and voltage
  • Storage Battery for all (e.g. for car radios and amateur radios) / 6 / 36 + 36 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • - only for Earphone!
  • Material
  • Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
  • from
  • Model: Direction Finding Set SCR-504-A BC-792-A - Andrea Radio Corp.; Long
  • Shape
  • Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 500 x 400 x 150 mm / 19.7 x 15.7 x 5.9 inch
  • Notes
  • The SCR-504-A Radio Direction Finding Set is a portable suitcase direction finder powered by accumulators, the receiver itself BC-792-A covers 100 kHz to 65 MHz in eight bands, reception modes AM and CW (A1).

    The set SCR-504-A consists of the receiver BC-792-A, powered by a 6V BB-51 heaters accumulator and two BB-52 36V plate voltage batteries wired in series. The accumulators can be charged from the PE-128-A battery charger operated from a 6 or 12V DC car battery installation, the battery charger is connected to the receiver by means of a CD-658-A power cord, the matching headphones for the receiver are HS-34-A hearing aid earphones.

    A small panel of controls is positioned below the carrying handle. These control the volume of signals received. An internal loop antenna is used for direction finding, a small sense button can be depressed to switch to the rod antenna as an auxiliary antenna for sense determination, to determine the direction of a signal from the ambiguous bearing.

    The BC-792-A was used by US Military Intelligence. When carried as a normal suitcase, a small panel of controls below the carrying handle lets the operator access the controls while operating the receiver being carried around.

  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 9.5 kg / 20 lb 14.8 oz (20.925 lb)
  • Mentioned in
  • -- Original-techn. papers. (TM 11-862)
  • Author
  • Model page created by Mauro Grando. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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