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Went to garb some pavers from the local paver slash gravel shop slash dump slash recycling depot and found they are stripping the dumbed stuff apart to make smarter rubbish (better recycled) only to find a world of treasures some people throw out. In amongst those treasures were all sorts of good stuff but this specific bit did pop out at me.

 

I'm sure it's transceiver probably long range as the dial suggests it's set up for 2 Megs plus more.

 

The questions -

Anyone have any more detail on it?

Does anyone recognise more frequency ranges, assuming I picked the 2 Meg right.

Should I buy it, I do quite like the whole retro thing it's got going on. Asking 2 hundy.

It does power up but no idea if it transmits. Anyone think we could make it do so, assuming it doesn't?

 

I have the photo bigger if anyone wants to suss that or part of.

 

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Dial close up

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nz made homebrew from various bits in the 60s?

 

if it were 40s it would be bigger

 

old gauge + mic look 1950's 

 

small gauge + knobs look 60s or 70s

 

my non-functioning, awa teleradio looks much newer and is 70s with push button freq crystal selection

 

http://www.angelfire.com/space/proto57/radios.html

 

note similarity with this 1959 knob

 

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1965 awa teleradio with valves + centre-tune

 

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http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/amalgamate_teleradio_60a.html

 

http://www.angelfire.com/space/proto57/radios.html

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You may already know this, but the 2182 kHz marked on the dial used to be the maritime radio distress frequency in the days before Channel 16, so it does look like it was designed for marine use. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2182_kHz

 

Also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiotelephone#Marine_use - " Marine radiotelephony originally used AM mode in the 2-3 MHz region before the transition to SSB and the adoption of various higher frequency bands in addition to the 2 MHz frequencies"

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$20, you are being far too generous.
The line "mate they're dreamin" comes to mind.
KM, what does the name say? I can't clearly read it. It looks like Keithmarine to me. Any model No. ?
I am a little confused by the looks of it. The Mic looks something around WW2 era. Does it have a transmit button? That would be the tell tale of whether it is a transceiver rather than a simple receiver. I would not have expected something that can tune into regular AM Broadcast bands as being a Transceiver. The signal meter is in mA and that certainly is not powerful enough for transmission signal strength, but could be used for reception field strength.
The knob with the coloured dots will be to select freq range on the card. The knob at the top will be loudness. The left knob under the dial card will be a fine tuning I expect and the knob on the right will be on/off I would expect.
 

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I'll pop in and she if we can see signs of transmitting  or receiving. No ariel I saw but lets have a play.

 

Still not to sure why though but there is sometime ...................

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You may already know this, but the 2182 kHz marked on the dial used to be the maritime radio distress frequency in the days before Channel 16, so it does look like it was designed for marine use. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2182_kHz

 

Also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiotelephone#Marine_use - " Marine radiotelephony originally used AM mode in the 2-3 MHz region before the transition to SSB and the adoption of various higher frequency bands in addition to the 2 MHz frequencies"

2182 is STILL the SSB distress frequency. Nothing to do with Chanel 16! - that's vhf. Taupo maritime still monitors 2182 (and other, longer range frequencies). This unit KM shows is an early ssb transceiver. If it were only a receiver it wouldn't have a Mike.

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2182 is STILL the SSB distress frequency. Nothing to do with Chanel 16! - that's vhf. Taupo maritime still monitors 2182 (and other, longer range frequencies). This unit KM shows is an early ssb transceiver. If it were only a receiver it wouldn't have a Mike.

 

Of course it has something to do with Channel 16 - they are both allocated by the ITU as maritime distress frequencies. That's all I was getting at, simply pointing out the similarity in purpose for the sake of the youngsters who aren't aware of what it is. 2182 was established long before Ch 16 - in 1947, but it is not widely monitored today. Many countries stopped in 1999. The US Coastguard stopped monitoring it in 2013.

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I too have one of these teleradio 60a for years my father has had it. He passed away start of this year so I can't ask him but he use to work on tug boats for hears up north in dampier north western Australia so I'm guessing he might of got it there. Started working on tugs around 1973 to 1986.

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