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M.C.R.1 Midget Communication Receiver

M.C.R.1 Midget Communication Receiver ; Philco Radio of GB (ID = 1339299) Radio
 
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M.C.R.1 Midget Communication Receiver ; Philco Radio of GB (ID = 1342789) Radio
Philco Radio of GB: M.C.R.1 Midget Communication Receiver [Radio] ID = 1342789 933x681
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For model M.C.R.1 Midget Communication Receiver, Philco Radio of GB
 
Country:  Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Philco Radio of GB
Year: 1943/1944 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 5: 1R5 1T4 1T4 1T4 1T4
Main principle Superhet, IF regeneration; ZF/IF 1700 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Wave bands Broadcast, Long Wave and Short Wave.
Details
Power type and voltage Powered by external power supply or a main unit. / AC/DC or Batt.90 & 7.5 Volt
Loudspeaker - only for Earphone!
Power out
from Radiomuseum.org Model: M.C.R.1 Midget Communication Receiver - Philco Radio of GB
Material Metal case
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Dimensions (WHD) 224 x 54 x 85 mm / 8.8 x 2.1 x 3.3 inch
Notes

The Midget Communication Receiver 1 (Radio Biscuit Tin Radio) manufactured in 1943-1944 by Philco GB for SOE/Special force for use as a broadcast receiver by resistance organizations. It covered 100 kHz to 15 MHz by means of four plug-in coil assemblies. Major John Brown of the Royal Signals designed it in a month at the secret HQ of the Special Operations Executive.

Member of the resistance in occupied countries needed it to receive BBC broadcast 
and most importantly, for the call-to-action on D-Day.
 
Hundreds of them, hidden in biscuit tins, were parachuted to Europe and later to Far East.
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 1 kg / 2 lb 3.2 oz (2.203 lb)
Mentioned in Robert Hawes Radio Art, p.100
Literature/Schematics (1) Operating instructions
Literature/Schematics (2) -- Original prospect or advert (HRSA Radio Waves #143, January 2017, page 11)

Model page created by Mauro Grando. See "Data change" for further contributors.



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