Pre-WW2 field radio SCR-288
Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:15 PM
Well, here's my complete set. It's taken many years to find everything, but as of today, the last piece came together. The telegraph key was the toughy. I've been assembling this set for about 15 years, one piece at a time. But that key proved to be very elusive. One stumbing block was the fact that the key is not marked with any type of model number designation. All I knew was that it was made by Speed-X. But then again, Speed-X made thousands of keys for all kinds of radios. I've had the word Speed-X saved in my ebay searches for at least 10 years, and recieved notifications pretty much every day during those last 10 years. I've carried a photograph of that key to many ham radio swap meets and asked around. No one had ever seen one. Well, last week this one turned up on ebay, and I got it for a very reasonably price.
Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:19 PM
I used to collect telegraph keys, and I've never seen that one before!
Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:45 PM
I've got a civilian version of that style of microphone - all chrome-plated: they're a lot like the old telephone mikes with a handle attached.
Congratulations on staying diligent!
Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:33 PM
Edited by BC312, 19 March 2013 - 12:34 PM.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:56 AM
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:16 AM
Beautiful set. A lot can be said for the "joy of the hunt". Last year I completed my SCR-694 set up, only lacking the BX-53(or is it 54?), not the one with the spare tubes, the other one that held crystals.
My SCR-694 is almost complete as well. I think I just need the power cord to be finished.
Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:37 PM
I am a new member and I got intereted in joining when I found this topic on the SCR-288.
Awesome set robinb, congrats!
I happen to have a nice BC-474 too, but predictably I have been hunting accessories for it without much success.
I am missing the GN44 generator, the microphone, filter FL-10, radio legs and the elusive key!
Any ideas where I can get any of these rare items?
I welcome any advice.
Posted 27 August 2017 - 03:31 AM
hey , don't know if you still have the radio set but if possible i would love to have more info on the parts
recently bouht the empty shell and will try to complete a set
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