Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

10 Good

1 Follower

About g0ozs

  • Rank
  • Birthday 12/19/1965

Personal Information

  • Location
    Near Mendlesham in North Suffolk
  • Interests
    Clansman and Larkspur era radios, past owner of a Simca SUMB radio truck, now a Defender 90 GS
  • Occupation
    Telecommunications Engineer
  • Homepage

Recent Profile Visitors

10,423 profile views
  1. Is the sound connector 7 pin circular like this: ? For the fibre LAN connections common military types are TFOCA (USA), Fischer FOH, and MIl-38999 DM - I think it will be a case of looking for pictures that match yours to find a source. The catalogue at http://www.techoptics.com/products/harsh-environment/multiway-connectors/ has most of the common types with links to the data sheets - if the LXI is the same as IARCCS it looks a lot like the HMFM type ? I did some work reconstructing the earlier BATES/BMETS Artillery fire control software that ran on a GEX PC-XT equivalent years ago http://www.g0ozs.org/misc/LACS/index.html - I wrote a DOS batch file to emulate the screens on a normal PC but it may be too long ago to run on any computer I have now. You could write a simple shell script or C program to run in a Linux console to produce similar screens I'm sure Best of luck Iain
  2. g0ozs

    Mystery Object No. 204

    Anything to do with the optical tracking of guided weapons? - I guess at a range if a camera is aligned to the sight ? Iain
  3. Adam I think RR have the only substantial spares holding in the UK - and they had downsized when I last had contact with them. There are (or were when I last looked) a couple of sellers in French e-Bay but most don't ship overseas so you probably need a friend over there to act as your agent. The braking system is basically American (of Bendix design) and a lot of the small parts are common to US trucks of the period - the engine is similar to but not the same as the post war large capacity Ford V8s so again some parts are common but it is necessary to be more cautious there. The carburettor is the same type as used by early Porsche cars and refurb kits are fairly common in the US E-Bay Regards Iain
  4. g0ozs


    Hi It is a Philips RT-4600 (Netherlands 1980s/1990s low band VHF set) - see http://www.cryptomuseum.com/radio/rt4600/index.htm Iain
  5. g0ozs

    clansman IB2 audio socket

    Hi Without testing I cant be sure but I think the IB2 audio socket provided to monitor the traffic when the IB2 is in rebroadcast mode can also be one station on the intercom if the IB2 box is switched to IC mode. So you would need one more crew box for the other station and a 12-pin cable to connect it to the IB2. Regards Iain
  6. Sorry I got the title wrong - I dont know how to fix it. I have ordered a 175R 13 since it is not too expensive and I will see if it matches - if it does I can get a local tyre place to change the tyre on my spare wheel Thanks again Iain
  7. It is a 6.70R13XCA tyre on the NCRS trailer - I tried 185x70R13C and it is about an inch below the top of the existing tyre, standing an unloaded wheel and tyre beside one on the trailer - so it will be a bigger difference under load. The rims on the wheel that came with the 185x70R13 were about 1/2" wider than the ones on the trailer but as you wrote, I don't think that will account for all of the difference ! Iain
  8. g0ozs

    NCRS trailer conversion.

    all the better to see the VDUs They were intended originally for a UK communications net to re-establish government after a nuclear war so had to be completely screened against electro-magnetic pulse to ensure that the equipment would still work. In practice they had a short service life and the radios were in many cases dismounted and used for other things (mine is labelled as having been at Sennelager in Germany!) Iain 73 de G0OZS
  9. The Chassis certainly looks like the Arrows chassis. The metal wheels and rims themselves aren't that rare - Ifor Williams agricultural trailers used them among others - the challenge I have found (with two failed e-bay purchases that turned out too small to show for it!) is that the tyres fitted are considerably taller than the ones on the civilian trailers and the tow ring height will be wrong if I change all of them ! Iain
  10. g0ozs

    NCRS trailer conversion.

    I use mine parked beside the house as an office/radio station/radio workshop so no room to sleep inside except maybe on the floor!. Someone had fitted an Ebersbacher heater in the left hand antenna box which packed up (and blew smoke into the cabin forcing a rapid exit!) last winter so I will go all electric before this winter I think (if anyone can use the heater remains once extracted they are welcome to it !). I have one of the original TRP8255 radios but also various others - I am doing some changes inside so will do a photo once it is tidy again. Iain 73 de G0OZS PS I think someone should retitle this thread from CVRT to NCRS to avoid confusion !
  11. g0ozs

    NCRS trailer conversion.

    Very nice ! There's a lot more room without the front desk/bench. Mine was used for a while as a bar/clubhouse between release from the MoD and my purchase so it came with a beer tap and pipes ! Regards Iain
  12. I haven't needed to fix the brakes yet (apart from freeing them after the handbrake was left on over a winter) - I believe based on my search for tyres (which is ongoing) that the wheels and tyres are of a type used by smaller Bedford vans in the 1970s which may be the best chance. Regards Iain
  13. Hi 

    New to this site trying to find a source for cvrt breke parts.

    Regards murfster.

    1. g0ozs


      Welcome here - CVRT is not my area of expertise I'm afraid, sorry