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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
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PostSubject: Wireless Licence   11/9/2011, 18:11

Hi all,

Here is a blast from the past. Whilst I was serving in BAOR Signal Regiment in Herford 1952-4, anyone using a radio had to have a licence. This was for my radio I constructed at the Army Apprentices School Harrogate.
Here is that Licence :-



I've still got the radio as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Wireless Licence   11/9/2011, 19:34

i never bothered with a licence in baor , i purchased a wonderful blue spot radio for 40 players, brilliant radio ,
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Wireless Licence   11/9/2011, 19:46

We didn't have an option. You know the drill. Me Signalman he Sergeant-major. Get the message. It WAS 1952 and all that.
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PostSubject: Re: Wireless Licence   11/9/2011, 19:59

What you using as replacement valves Jim??/ lol!
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Wireless Licence   11/9/2011, 20:29

Hi Gordon,

I havn't had a look and don't know whether it is still working. I seem to remember that the radio was called the Premier. They had a shop along the Edware Road. They made two kits. One was a TRF set the other was the Superhetrodyne. We could only afford the TRF and we paid for that on a weekly basis. Think it worked out to around £9. My late Dad did play around with it to get more sound out of it etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Wireless Licence   11/9/2011, 23:17

Beats the old crystal set
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Wireless Licence   11/9/2011, 23:48

Gordon,

Re the crystal set, I made one of those as a school boy in Cheltenham around 1946. My late Mother bought it from Robinsons the Radio shop. Had a paxalene base, large coil with a slider on top for selecting station, one ear piece and the crystal. Had to have very long earth and aerial wires - and it worked. Use to tune into Radio Luxembourg (208 meters)

Memories, Memories

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PostSubject: Re: Wireless Licence   12/9/2011, 08:59

They were all the rage when i was at school. Laughing
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Wireless Licence   12/9/2011, 09:46

Gordon,
And cheap to run as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Wireless Licence   12/9/2011, 19:45

what about lugging those old accumalaters down to the local garage to get them charged. wos they heavy or wot, the old worn out ones used to find their way to the bottom of the sack of old rags we collected in the war years , the bloke used to put the sack on the scales moan that the rags were heavy give us our money then we would dissappear before he twigged we had fiddled him , ginger
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Wireless Licence   12/9/2011, 21:11

Gingerjim,

I can remember the glass accumulators which I had for a big battery radio my Uncle purchased 2nd hand whilst I was living in Cheltenham - 1946/7. Used to take them to the local garage for charging in exchange for another charged up one. Remember coming back one day swinging the thing from side to side, and thinking nothing of it. A couple of days later, my new long trousers started to fall apart. Did 'narf get a belting for that.

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PostSubject: Re: Wireless Licence   12/9/2011, 22:32

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old accumalaters and rag shops

That brings back memories.The accumulaters went to Stagg the ironmongers and the rags went to Morells flea pit.No chance of cheating as the miserable git turned them out to see what was there.
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PostSubject: Re: Wireless Licence   12/9/2011, 22:34

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my new long trousers started to fall apart

Hence the name Scaley leg.... Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Wireless Licence   13/9/2011, 19:10

we always said you can keep the sack mista,
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