Hi David,Further info, after getting the wee beast home. Its a 10 channel Marine Band AM Tx . Ex RNLI Lifeboat installation.
Coastal Radio Ltd was also called "Marconi(1956) Ltd", I believe. Based in Leith, & went out of business in the 1970's. Not quite as big as my Sailor Radio(sp Radio Aalborg, Denmark) 76D Tx Marine Tx, or as sophisticated. But well built, never the less.
Prime candidate for restoration, therefore any info would be greatly appreciated.
Hi David,Roger, many thanks for your VMARS response & for this one. Yes, I've already emailed Cecil, but no reply yet. I do hope that he has some do***entation on the old NimbusTx &/or Curlew Tx/Rx.
If my old HF rig was working fine, I guess I could give him a call. To digress, ( I really should put out a seperate post), all I have is an ex fishing boat's Sailor Radio 76D AM HF Tx & its partner the 66TS Rx. But since re-crystalling it to the 80 & 160m Amateur Bands it really doesn't like my aerial/earth arrangements. This is often a problem, I'm told, with Tx's who are used to having one foot in the oggin all the time.
Years ago, when I worked on fishing boats, I never had a problem with Sailor HF sets. Irrespective of whatever the wavelength was, they always tuned up their marine band frequencies to whatever the distance was between the masts for the end-fed aerial.
Anyway, back to subject. Seemingly, according to Sandy Firth at the Orkney Wireless Museum, they also have some Coastal Radio equipment & maybe some do***entation. However, poor old Sandy has been ill recently. So I'll no doubt hear from him when he's better.
I'm certainly very grateful to all the folk who have corresponded so far. Thanks guys.