Jump to content
fv1609

How many Radio Amateurs do we have?

Recommended Posts

There are now at least three Clansman users on the Portsmouth Sunday morning 4m net.

 

Andy (2E0DFR)

 

Sent from my SM-T310 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all not a amateur but use the 11m band and pmr band mainly through the charlie tango forum .

Just fitting a clansman prc351 into the lightweight landy few more bits to source during its rebuild.

so one day could well end up taking the ticket but at the moment the bands are very flat and not much

activity on air .

regards

paul

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

2E0UWK (M6UWK) based in Coventry.

might be able to combine hobbies here as I have a 6X6 Foden EKA which is FFR.(remains of aerial on rear and some loose cabling in cab).

came here to look for help with what leads do what and what equipment it might have had in it,and then read clives post's and feel a bit like I've not quite been paying attention:wow: those posts are amazing.

 

as a note,my dad Bob was G3UWK (G8ABE) and was silent key a few years ago and I inherited his equipment.

I got my foundation and intermediate and my son got his foundation.

it would be nice to operate from the truck at the odd show, even better if I could replicate the equipment.

bye for now.

john.

Edited by covjohn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

John

 

Some photos would be helpful working out what was there - also dates when the EKA was in service - I expect it would have been VHF and if it was Clansman (1976-2004) there was a rectangular 14" x 8" base plate the radio would have been a Clansman UK/VRC-353 (4m, 6m and with mods 10M FM @ 50W). This would usually have had a small ATU controller box (ARFAT) about 4" x 6" near the radio and a long 7-pin control cable from the ARFAT to the actual antenna tuner (TUUAM) in a box under the No31 mk 7 antenna base.

 

This is what it looked like:

 

http://www.g0ozs.org/clansman/rt353/photos/RT353FP.html

 

The manual (sort of) is at:

 

http://www.ferret-fv701.co.uk/radio/clansman_vrc353_description.pdf

 

Steve Slack M0SLK has documented the 10M FM mod

 

http://www.clansman-radio.co.uk/353-10m-mod.pdf

 

Regards

 

Iain

73 de G0OZS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
John

 

Some photos would be helpful working out what was there - also dates when the EKA was in service - I expect it would have been VHF and if it was Clansman (1976-2004) there was a rectangular 14" x 8" base plate the radio would have been a Clansman UK/VRC-353 (4m, 6m and with mods 10M FM @ 50W). This would usually have had a small ATU controller box (ARFAT) about 4" x 6" near the radio and a long 7-pin control cable from the ARFAT to the actual antenna tuner (TUUAM) in a box under the No31 mk 7 antenna base.

 

This is what it looked like:

 

http://www.g0ozs.org/clansman/rt353/photos/RT353FP.html

 

The manual (sort of) is at:

 

http://www.ferret-fv701.co.uk/radio/clansman_vrc353_description.pdf

 

Steve Slack M0SLK has documented the 10M FM mod

 

http://www.clansman-radio.co.uk/353-10m-mod.pdf

 

Regards

 

Iain

73 de G0OZS

 

thankyou for the reply,i will take some interior/aerial pictures.

regards

john.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Google brings up this from an eBay listing back in March, which although annoyingly small does indeed suggest a 353:

 

Foden Clansman.jpg

 

Andy

(2E0DFR)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Andy

 

Thanks. I think I have one of those angled mounts in storage - I will take a photo if I can find it next time I am at the barn (and would be quite happy to donate to the EKA restoration for postage cost if I can find it and John wants it).

 

I note that John reported his EKA antenna mount was at the rear - this diagram shows it above and at the rear of the cab, so I guess there was more than one way to do it.

 

Regards

 

Iain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
John

 

Some photos would be helpful working out what was there - also dates when the EKA was in service - I expect it would have been VHF and if it was Clansman (1976-2004) there was a rectangular 14" x 8" base plate the radio would have been a Clansman UK/VRC-353 (4m, 6m and with mods 10M FM @ 50W). This would usually have had a small ATU controller box (ARFAT) about 4" x 6" near the radio and a long 7-pin control cable from the ARFAT to the actual antenna tuner (TUUAM) in a box under the No31 mk 7 antenna base.

 

This is what it looked like:

 

http://www.g0ozs.org/clansman/rt353/photos/RT353FP.html

 

The manual (sort of) is at:

 

http://www.ferret-fv701.co.uk/radio/clansman_vrc353_description.pdf

 

Steve Slack M0SLK has documented the 10M FM mod

 

http://www.clansman-radio.co.uk/353-10m-mod.pdf

 

Regards

 

Iain

73 de G0OZS

 

replied in a new thread.

thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm here, callsign is GW3FSP. licenced first as GW8EYG. back in July 1971, logbook shows my first QSO was with G2JT on 2M at 00.10 hrs on the 2nd July '71, since then been active on 160 metres to 70Cm with various sets, lately been consentrating on collecting Ex-Military sets and re-furbishing them, I have two WS62, a WS 17Mk2 ( work still progressing ) a complete WS C12 station, several PRC 351/2, PRC 320 sets, 2 VRC 321 sets and a couple of VRC 353 sets, last purchase was a complete VRM5080 VHF Tank radio kit, covers the same frequencies as the VRC 353, photo shows antennae used here for VHF and HF. regards. Leighton

ant2.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The VRM5080 is a nice set, just don't drop it on your foot!

 

Andy (2E0DFR)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Andy, very true that, the 321 and 353 sets are a bit of a lump as well.

Leighton. GW3FSP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

Dean AKA G7PFN here..... not really done much with my ticket in recent years....

 

Just acquired a Ferret and intend to put a 353 in it as soon as funds recover. It currently has a Clansman intercom system so will integrate well.

 

My be tempted on to the 4 and 6 meter bands then!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dean

 

Welcome here. Hopefully work you on 4 or 6 from here when the time comes !

 

Iain

73 de G0OZS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



×