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The radio room on Arctic Corsair

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Looks like some of this equipment may have been put in place for show. Has someone painted the w/t clock? Never seen one like that before.

Corsair's sistership, Arctic Cavalier, had a gadget in a fairly large green box (forget the name) for scrambling phonecalls - don't get carried away though, more to do with haddock than Russian subs.

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During my first term at wireless college we were doing basic fault finding and having learned on the Electra and Mercury that preliminary testing could be
carried out by plugging in the headphones, and by tapping the top grid connection of the octal based valves with the metal bar of a screwdriver we could listen for clicks. When asked how we would fault find the Oceanspan, one keen student volunteered the suggestion that he would plug in the earphones and place a finger on top of the 807 PA or modulator valves and listen for the buzz!
 

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Think the various Oceanspans were built during the Area System years, you could always raise one of the Naval Area Stations if you couldnt get GKL, I remember the Oceanspan Mk1 had a send/receive pullout knob near the top to disconnect the Txing aerial so you could receive, anyone remember the CR300 RX with the emergency Xtal? I still have a CR3D the CRS version of the CR300 and TWO powerpacks to go with it
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