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Royal Navy Museum of Radio and Radar
On-Line Presence

Sadly the magnificent HMS Collingwood Museum of Radio and Radar,latterly known as the Collingwood Heritage Collection(CHC) has been closed.

The Exhibits have been taken over by the National Museum of the Royal Navy and while safeguarded (for now) it is unlikely they will ever again be diplsayed as a whole.
To that end, the museum staff have established an on line presence displaying some of the museums exhibits, many documents and also the sorry story behind the closure of the museum.


Hi..... welcome to my vintage RACAL pages.

I have dedicated it to some of the superb equipment made by this company into the 1970's and 1980's.I have aimed this site at those who would like to know more about the many variations of equipment the RACAL have made during this period.The list is by no means complete and never will be..

All the information on this site is offered in good faith. I cannot be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies. All the equipment featured on this site is from part of my own collection, nothing is listed that I do not own, If I don't have it it won't be on here. All photographs are also from my own collection except where indicated.

I have no connection with the RACAL/THALES company whatsoever.

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Last updated 01/01/2019

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Some links that may be of interest


Bertrand Velle's site is an interesting one with projects that may be of use to some of you, including RA6790 driver software. 

Bertrands site

Dave Knight

Has a Very interesting Project for the RA17 on his site..Take a Look..!

Daves Site

Adam Farson AB4OJ.

Have a look at this fine radio related site by Adam AB4OJ.

Adams Site

Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society

Meets on every 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at The Club House,Braintree Hockey Club,Church Street, Bocking,Braintree,Essex.

A Club Net is operated on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month on V30-145.375Mhz comencing 20-00 local,callsign G6BRH and G3XG.

The Braintree Club also runs its own local repeater GB3BZ . If you are ever in the area give the repeater a try.

Location Beazley End, Braintree, Essex
Band 70cms Channel RU68 Input 438.450 MHz Output 430.850 MHz
Maximum input deviation 2.5 Khz
NGR TL741287 Locator JO01GW
CTCSS Tone H 110.9Hz TX deviation 400 Hz RX deviation 200 Hz to 400 Hz
Aerial Co-linear


Ed Tantons Site

Ed Tanton N4XY has an interesting and well presented site with details of his collection of "Boatanchors" and other interesting items.

Ed's Site

Take a look at the Vintage and Military Amateur Radio Society Website.


Radio Society of Great Britain.

If you are into Amateur Radio then visit here for the latest news and links.


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