G5FK amateur wireless transmitting and receiving station, 1920-1932

Made:
1920-1932 in England

Amateur wireless transmitting and receiving station (G5FK), complete, mounted on a desk built by F. Briggs Esq., using parts from various makers, 1920-1932. As exhibited at the Radio Exhibition of 1932. The equipment consists of; (1) Crystal controlled master oscillator; (2) Modulator unit; (3) Short wave receiver; (4) Microphone and morse key (5) Turntable and gramophone pick-up; (6) Mains supply and trickle charger and (7) Synchronous electric clock.

Amateur wireless transmitting and receiving station (G5FK), complete, mounted on a desk built by F. Briggs Esq., using parts from various makers, 1920-1932.

This is an example of the type of equipment that would have been used by early amateur radio enthusiasts. Early radio receivers were often made by the radio amateurs themselves. Amateurs often transmitted speech or played records, as well as receiving transmissions from other experimenters. This radio receiver was built by F Briggs, and included a custom built desk to mount all the equipment on. It was displayed at the London Radio Exhibition at Olympia in 1932.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1933-353
Materials:
electronic components, glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified)
type:
transceiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Kindly lent by IPC Media Limited

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