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Rare opportunity to purchase two S696/1 Absorption Meters with history

September 18, 2020 By: chris Category: For Sale

Nigel G6DGR in Sutton Coldfield is helping his father-in-law Ken G3PMW dispose of his radio equipment and has discovered two rather rare Eddystone Absorption Wavemeters S696/1 complete and in wooden carrying cases, coils and calibration charts. The S696/1 was supplied with nine coils and covered the frequency range 200 kc/s to 200 Mc/s. Price in 1954: £13 10s 6d.

Ken was a Marconi TV Transmitter engineer in Chelmsford from 1950 until he retired in 1990. Ken says that these two units were bought by Marconi in 1954. They were bought just as the meters and coil sets and the boxes and aluminium graph plates were made by the company to protect them while in use. When Marconi pensioned them off, he and his pal Roy G3PMX bought one each and when Roy became SK some years ago, his unit was passed to Ken. Both Ken and Roy were members of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society for many years.


Meter 1 has all the coils, has all the graphs mounted on the plates and includes a loose spare meter coil socket for maintenance. It is black bodied and has the Stratton Serial Number Plate on the back.

Meter 2 has all the parts but one of the coils has a missing cap, has all the graphs (loose rather than mounted on the plates) although the plates are included. It is green bodied and strangely does not have any Maker/Serial Number Plate on the back. 


The meters are in Nigel’s house in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. While clearly collection is easier he is quite prepared to pack and arrange delivery but the cost of that would be at the buyers expense.


Because of the rarity and history of these units, it would be nice if they went to the same home but Nigel would be prepared to split them up. They will clearly appeal to a serious collector and Nigel is seeking offers as the funds will help towards Ken’s care costs.


Nigel can supply more pictures upon request and if you are interested in these units then he can be contacted via e mail on 4beans@talktalk.net









For Sale incomplete 770R Mk1 for spares / restoration

September 04, 2020 By: chris Category: For Sale

Tony G0MQG in Norwich, Norfolk is selling an Eddystone 770R mk 1 that he bought for spare parts. It is minus the band 2 coil pack and valves and is being offered for spares/restoration.  Tony is looking for offers. Due to size and weight it will be collection only.  If you are interested his email address is tony122@ntlworld.com and he is on QRZ.COM                             

Eddystone Edometer for sale

September 02, 2020 By: chris Category: For Sale


Steve Halkyarf in Carlisle has an Edometer owned by long time EUGer Mr Ron Drew G8URU who was his father in law. It is complete and with its carrying box and looks in good condition. It comes complete with instruction manual and other documentation. Steve believes it works and is looking for offers. If you are interested contact Steve via e mail: <smhalkyard@btinternet.com> 







EC10 receiver and battery box for sale with original box

August 28, 2020 By: chris Category: For Sale












Jack in Bristol is selling father’s EC10 Mk1 which comes complete with battery box and the original packing carton. Jack says that the receiver is working and can provide a short video of it operational.

Jack can pack for courier dispatch but wants the purchaser to arrange and pay for the courier.  Jack is looking for offers on this radio but would like it to go to a collector. Jack can be contacted on Jack Macmillan baldheadedpriest@gmail.com 









Eddystone 940 and 840A Receivers available, Free of Charge

July 16, 2020 By: chris Category: For Sale, News

Robert in mid Wales has two receivers he wishes to go to a good home free of charge due to age and health issues. The 940 was purchased off EBay in 2019 and is in nice condition and has the speaker mounted in the cabinet. It had been restored by the previous owner. The 840A is a bit scruffy and has had some work done on it including a new set of valves. The sets appear to work but Robert has not been able to fully check them out. You would have to collect these from Robert’s home in Llanbrynmair, Powys (SY19).

If  you wish to take up this generous offer of Robert’s then please contact him via e mail  at robert.reay@btinternet.com 





Eddystone Speaker, Battery Box and unused Waterproof DCB for Sale

June 29, 2020 By: chris Category: For Sale

Clive Walker in Ludlow has some interesting items he is selling off.

Eddystone Speaker £65

Battery box £35

Waterproof Diecast Box (with O ring – unused) £15

Postage within the UK is OK  or can be collected if that is preferred.

Will observe Covid 19 rules. 

If you are interested in any of these item contact Clive via e mail  clive.walker5@btopenworld.com































Nice Edometer S902 complete and boxed for sale

April 27, 2020 By: chris Category: For Sale

Archie Twigg in Teddington has a complete S902 Edometer for sale. It comes with all coils and the original wooden carrying case. Archie is looking to get £120 for this and will post at cost. If you are interested or require more photos or information contact Archie via e mail on











































For Sale Eddystone S902 GDO Meter

February 27, 2020 By: chris Category: For Sale

Keith, G0THF is selling  surplus equipment from Chesterfield & District Scouts Amateur Radio Club. He has an Eddystone S902 Grid Dip Meter for sale without carrying box or insert coils. The serial no. is GR0216. As it is being sold on behalf of the Scouts, Keith is asking £60 plus postage. He can be contacted via e mail at g0thf@hotmail.com



















Eddystone EA12 for Sale in Suffolk

November 25, 2019 By: chris Category: For Sale







David Skeate G0SKE from Bungay, in Suffolk ( NR351NP) has an Eddystone EA12 Receiver for sale which he has owned for 20 years and says works very well. It is in very good and original condition and David is prepared to deliver within Suffolk otherwise it is collect only. David is selling the radio for £300. If interested contact David on  davidskeate@waitrose.com.





Eddystone 840C for Sale

November 15, 2019 By: chris Category: For Sale







Rod Palmer in Bridgend, South Wales, has an Eddystone 840C (AC/DC) receiver for sale. This was family owned from new and operated by one of the World’s last deep sea salvage divers as his window on the World during long spells at sea. The receiver is complete with power connector plug (no lead) and although not tested recently it was working when returned from a final spell at sea.

There is some superficial rust staining to the rear vent panels and other minor rust specks/areas to other parts of the cabinet (see pics). Detailed close-ups of all areas of the cabinet can be provided to any interested parties. Although the rear panel screws move freely, we’re unwilling to try to remove the rear panel due to interference from minor rusting so cannot comment on, or photograph, the interior. It is normally stored in what appears to be the original cardboard shipping case within a stout, custom-made canvas tote with rope handles. Price: £195. If you are interested contact Rod on