'Oscar One' 2MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, 1980-1983

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'Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB (citizens' band) mobile/base radio transceiver with accessories, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983

'Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver with accessories, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983.

This radio transceiver set was designed to be used on Citizens' Band (CB) frequencies - radio channels there could be used by amateurs. These were legalised 1981, but had been used illegally in previous years. Until 2006, CB radios required licences to use, which could be purchased from the Post Office.

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Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1983-198
Materials:
plastic (unidentified), metal (unknown), electronic components and composites
type:
transceiver
credit:
Donated by South Midlands Communications Limited

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Oscar One CB mobile/base radio transceiver, 1980-1983

`Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, CB27/81, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983

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'Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, CB27/81, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983.

This radio transceiver set was designed to be used on Citizens' Band (CB) frequencies - radio channels there could be used by amateurs. These were legalised in 1981, but had been used illegally in previous years. Until 2006, CB radios required licences, which could be purchased from the Post Office.

Measurements:
overall: 55 mm x 170 mm x 225 mm, 1.46 kg
Materials:
plastic (unidentified) , metal (unknown) and electronic components
Object Number:
1983-198/1
type:
transceiver
Image ©
The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Microphone from 'Oscar One' CB transceiver, 1980-1983

Microphone from `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983

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Microphone from `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983.

This radio transceiver set was designed to be used on Citizens' Band (CB) frequencies - radio channels there could be used by amateurs. These were legalised 1981, but had been used illegally in previous years. Until 2006, CB radios required licences, which could be purchased from the Post Office.

Measurements:
overall: 80 mm x 80 mm x 55 mm, .2032 kg
Materials:
plastic (unidentified) , rubber (unidentified) and electronic components
Object Number:
1983-198/2
type:
microphone
Image ©
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Coaxial switch from 'Oscar One' CB transceiver, 1980-1983

CB coax switch 150CX3W from `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983.

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This radio transceiver set was designed to be used on Citizens' Band (CB) frequencies - radio channels there could be used by amateurs. These were legalised 1981, but had been used illegally in previous years. Until 2006, CB radios required licences, which could be purchased from the Post Office.

Measurements:
overall: 45 mm x 80 mm x 65 mm, .1725 kg
Materials:
plastic (unidentified) and metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1983-198/3
type:
electric switch
Image ©
The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mini SWR bridge from 'Oscar One' CB transceiver, 1980-1983

CB mini SWR bridge S3-30L from `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983.

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This radio transceiver set was designed to be used on Citizens' Band (CB) frequencies - radio channels there could be used by amateurs. These were legalised 1981, but had been used illegally in previous years. Until 2006, CB radios required licences, which could be purchased from the Post Office.

Measurements:
overall: 60 mm x 105 mm x 60 mm, .2052 kg
Materials:
plastic (unidentified) and electronic components
Object Number:
1983-198/4
type:
radio component
Image ©
The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Low-pass filter from 'Oscar One' CB transceiver, 1980-1983

CB low-pass filter 100LP30 from `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983.

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This radio transceiver set was designed to be used on Citizens' Band (CB) frequencies - radio channels there could be used by amateurs. These were legalised 1981, but had been used illegally in previous years. Until 2006, CB radios required licences, which could be purchased from the Post Office.

Measurements:
overall: 55 mm x 80 mm x 40 mm, .015 kg
Materials:
plastic (unidentified) , paint and metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1983-198/5
type:
radio component
Image ©
The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Antenna tuner from 'Oscar One' transceiver, 19801-983

CB antenna tuner 100TU27 from `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983.

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This radio transceiver set was designed to be used on Citizens' Band (CB) frequencies - radio channels there could be used by amateurs. These were legalised 1981, but had been used illegally in previous years. Until 2006, CB radios required licences, which could be purchased from the Post Office.

Measurements:
overall: 55 mm x 80 mm x 55 mm, .02 kg
Materials:
plastic (unidentified) , paint , metal (unknown) and electronic components
Object Number:
1983-198/6
type:
radio component
Image ©
The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mobile aerial from 'Oscar One' CB transceiver, 1980-1983

CB mobile antenna Oscar 11SE from `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983

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CB mobile antenna Oscar 11SE from 'Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983.

This radio transceiver set was designed to be used on Citizens' Band (CB) frequencies - radio channels there could be used by amateurs. These were legalised in 1981, but had been used illegally in previous years. Until 2006, CB radios required licences, which could be purchased from the Post Office.

Measurements:
overall: 1265 mm 40 mm, .444 kg
Materials:
metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1983-198/7
type:
aerial
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carton for 'Oscar On'e mobile transceiver, 1980-1983

carton for 'Oscar On'e mobile transceiver, 1980-1983

Carton for `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, with accessories, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, 1980-1983

Materials:
cardboard
Object Number:
1983-198/8
type:
packaging
Image ©
The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
mobile aerial from 'Oscar ne' transceiver, 1980-1983

mobile aerial from 'Oscar ne' transceiver, 1980-1983

VHF mobile 'Oscar' antenna SMC 78F from `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, 1980-1983

Measurements:
overall: 1300 mm x 25 mm diameter
Materials:
metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1983-198/9
type:
aerial
Image ©
The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum