I must admit to knowing
nothing about this model but my thanks go to Jan Poortman, PA3ESY
from Goor in Holland, for sending me some very useful info. Jan
has a T1154 which can work on 40 or 80 metres and when I get
my vintage station back on the air I look forward to a QSO!
I bought this example at the
Ringwood street auction (before it stopped) for a couple of pounds.
This was quite a high bid! I remember the auctioneer, each week
saying before the start of proceedings, "a pound is the
minimum bid NOT the maximum bid". In the end they packed
it up as they couldn't make ends meet. The set came with an external
mains power supply and it worked OK except the filmstrip dial
The receiver has a tremendous
weight for its size and must have spent its service life in something
like a Centurian tank. It formed part of the "Larkspur"
range of British Army sets introduced in the 50s. The mechanical
design has lots of similarities to the R206 (see elsewhere in
this site) having a chain drive and loads of gearwheels together
with the very long tuning scale fitted between two rotating drums.
The set uses a collection of
B9A and B7G valves fitted in diecast chassis sections.
Frequency coverage is in 7 bands
2-3MHz, 3-4.5MHz, 4.5-6.8MHz,
6.8-9.1MHz, 9.1-11.4MHz, 11.4-13.7MHz and 13.7-16MHz.