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

 

Andy (2E0DFR)

 

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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)

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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

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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.

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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

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

 

Andy (2E0DFR)

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

Leighton. GW3FSP.

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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!!!

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Dean

 

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

 

Iain

73 de G0OZS

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I know its an old thread, but after searching for an article on the LSB conversion for the 321 I was sent here, looking at a one or two names I recognise, Iain I was in contact with you a few months back regarding the article by Leighton........

Small world considering I'm a member here. 

So I'm looking at converting one of my 321's to LSB and also giving a bit of lube and grease etc to the selector etc , I'd like to follow Leighton's article by the letter regarding the LSB, except I'll use the time lapse fuse as the switch, I'd also like to find out the supplier and contact details of the parts he used ? 

73

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I have a 320 but its not a problem, I don't use SSB.

Occasionally there are USB nets on 80m organised by https://groups.io/g/VMARS-Member

There are also the Sat morning nets on 3.615 Mc/s AM & most days AM QSOs can be had on that frequency.

There was a recent thread on a LSB conversion by changing a filter rather than the usual mod that I believe for some reason sacrifices the fine tuning.

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Same basic mod as the 320  ,never noticed any fine tuning differences between before and after .

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Sorry was thinking of 320/1 that gained extra room for LSB & USB filters by elimination of the last tuning switch.

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Done properly  the 320/1 ,dose not need to loose the last decade switch .mine has the LSB on the battery test switch.

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On 1/1/2020 at 2:54 AM, bigduke6 said:

I know its an old thread, but after searching for an article on the LSB conversion for the 321 I was sent here, looking at a one or two names I recognise, Iain I was in contact with you a few months back regarding the article by Leighton........

Small world considering I'm a member here. 

So I'm looking at converting one of my 321's to LSB and also giving a bit of lube and grease etc to the selector etc , I'd like to follow Leighton's article by the letter regarding the LSB, except I'll use the time lapse fuse as the switch, I'd also like to find out the supplier and contact details of the parts he used ? 

73

Further to Clive's post you may want to look here:

https://groups.io/search?q=clansman+radio

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My reference to losing the last decade switch was inspired by the 320/1 that sacrificed this switch on manufacture in order to have LSB & USB for use in Yugoslavia. I had believed some people emulated this on a 320 but good to know it can also be achieved by alternative means. 

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He's not been on here since June 2017 & although as the RF flies he must be only 30 or so miles away, I've never heard him on the air. Although he may have interests in entirely different parts of the spectrum to me. Quite an old call sign, so maybe he is SK?

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