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R408 (Part of Wireless Set No. 57) 450 (S450)

Country:  Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Eddystone, Birmingham
alternative name
Stratton & Co.Ltd.; Birmingham
Year: 1942–1945 Category: Commercial Receiver (may include amateur bands)
Valves / Tubes 10: VR136 VR136 VR137 VR136 VR136 ARP34 ARP34 ARDD5 VR67 ARP32
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 2900 kHz
Wave bands Wave Bands given in the notes.
Power type and voltage Storage and/or dry batteries / 12 Volt
Loudspeaker - For headphones or amp.
Power out
from Model: R408 450 - Eddystone, Birmingham
Material Metal case
Shape Tablemodel, with any shape - general.
Notes VHF receiver used in VHF duplex communications systems. Single crystal controlled channel within 50 - 100 MHz range.
Variants: without suffix letter: 50 - 100 MHZ range
450B: range 85 - 95 MHz
450C: range 65 - 85 MHZ
RAF variant / no suffix letter: - 120 MHz
This set has been known as receiver of Royal Army Wireless Station No. 57 / R408, Admiralty set S147. Modified sets often used by ham for VHF 6m - communications in post-war years.
Mentioned in Eddystone User Group: Quick Reference Guide

Model page created by Martin Bösch. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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