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EDDYSTONE COMMUNICATION RECEIVER S640, 1947
Desk top Receiver in metal case. Designed as a communication set for wireless amateurs. In 1947 this would have cost £42.00 A 3 band general coverage set HF 1.7-31MHz.Using an EF39 in the RF stage.
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- I had one of these models, when I was 13 years old in 1988. I joined an Amateur Radio Group in my home town after I spoke on the mic to an operator all the way in America at a Youth Radio Event.
I paid £30 pounds for it and it weighed about the same I think. I used to listen to lots of Foreign Radio Stations on it. I attached a 20M Long Wire antenna to the back and fed it out the window.
I eventually went for my operators license, I passed the Operating Procedure but not the Electrical Theory. This level of excitement over long distance communication must seem pretty strange against today's multimedia communication technology. CQ. CQ. CQ.
.......... Michelle Dee, Hull England, 11th of August 2012