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  1. Alan decamps says:

    Hi i am currently attempting to restore a 750 ,all stripped down ,case stripped of several layers of diff paint and resprayed.i noticed the dial wire is frayed in a couple of places .
    Question is do you know where i can obtain another or point me in the right direction of someghing that will do the same job
    Many thanks
    Kind regards Alan

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  2. I was a Radio Officer in the Merchant Navy, this was in the great days of the 50/60’s when we had the largest Merchant fleet in the world .
    Some of the ships I served on had the IMR 54 Communications receiver , which I considered to be one of the best Comm receivers at that time.
    Additionally I had an Eddystone 840 A which I recall purchasing from the Eddystone store adjacent to Soho Square in London . This was my personal radio which I kept in my cabin, but one of the ships I served on the ss Caslon which had an IMR “Biscuit Tin” receiver with limitations, so I used the Eddystone 840A as the mains receiver . I still have the 840A which is in it’s original box and remains unused for many years. Finding this website will prompt me to get it out and switch it back on, although sadly the demise of the marine morse code will mean that the 500 kilocycles on the main shipping band will be silent . Looking back and as a young man I used to lug the heavy 840A in its box from ship to home, and home to ship without a thought – couldn’t do that now though !

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  3. Your site is too ‘involved’. Don’t post in two places that Gerry O’hara has published an article! And then have me have to go to two email locations and still not reach item! Just PUBLISH IT. And the necessity to enter my email? Item is either confidential or ??? not. Sorry to carp. but there is so much info on the internet Make it quick and easy to access. Those darn ‘bus’ pictures won’t work …… Terry

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    • Sorry you dont like website Terry, fortunately you are in a minority of one. Most people are grateful that the work has been put in to save all this stuff, but not you apparently. Suggest you collect other marques then you wont be offended. Chris G0EYO

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  4. Ted Walker says:

    Chris, I am so happy to see and download Mike’s excellent information about his restoration of the 1830/1.Superb article and a “dream come true for me” was the complete breakdown of all the major components,detailed pictures and technical comments.
    I have an 1837/2 of 1979 vintage which my father left me.It is a version with digital readout and Hi-Stab facility 1.5 -30 mhz. and a total range up from 100khz.
    I have the full technical handbook but some time ago a fault developed in the switch on push button latching switch so no power up..Now that I am well retired and have accumulated signal and digital measurement gear it is my intention to do the necessary work and restore. I have seen latching relays that look to be available from Farnell. If anyone has some advice or info I would welcome it – the set is in excellent condition, otherwise and was a superb performer.
    My compliments to you and colleagues,once an Eddystone man Always! regards, Ted Walker.

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  5. paul kalas says:

    I RECENTLY SOLD AN 830/7 RX, I THINK THE PURCHASER WAS IN MALTA BUT MY MEMORY IS NOW POOR. I HAVE THE MANUAL WHICH I WILL SEND IF I KNEW HIS ADDRESS.
    OTHERWISE CAN OFFER IT TO MEMBERS.
    PAUL G3VCN

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  6. Alfred Draper says:

    Please help I recently bought a very fine radio I.M.R54 Worked extremely well for a few days. Unfortunately the large number of capacitors got a little overheated I’ve so far counted seven. Capacitor value 0.0 .1 which I’m intending to change but I think it may be worse. I’m wondering if there is anybody out there able to help as I’ve now fallen in love with this set. The sound quality is wonderful. I am more than willing to deliver in respect to the weight. Kind regards Alfred

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