WWII signal corps military radio transceiver vintage man-pack tube. If the video does not load. SCR300 (BC-1000) military WWII radio – history and actual on-air demonstration – YouTube. It saw extensive usage during D-Day and beyond, including the famous Battle of the Bulge. It also was used during the Korea War. The radio being offered for sale here is of a 1944 manufacturing date, so it is a rare, original WWII survivor. It was used on the USS Cassin Young. The writing USS Cassin Young is still visible inside the radios cover lid (see photos). As you can see from the detailed photos and. The radio is in excellent condition. It is fully functional in all aspects see the. And also cosmetically it is very good. The inside is like new, it even has that great smell still present that all hermetically sealed WWII radios have. All latches are present and undamaged, for both the radio case and the battery case. The rubber flip-covers at the jacks (all four of them) are like new, and the rubber is still flexible without cracks. Same for the rubber over the calibration button, fully intact and no cracks. Al controls on the radio work smooth and operate perfectly. There are NO dents or other damage. In order to make this radio work, I had to replace all 10nF bypass capacitors, a total of 40 of them. They all had developed a resistive leak after 76 years, which had rendered the radio inoperable. These bad caps were replaced with high voltage, high quality caps which will assure this radio will keep working for the next 75 years. This also is the reason why you see so few working WWII BC-1000 radios nowadays; all of them have developed bad caps and replacing these is not for the faint of heart (I have been successfully repairing and restoring WWII radios for the last 30 years so I have earned my dues in that respect). That I made of this BC-1000 appears to be the only video on YouTube of an original, working BC-1000 radio from WWII. This included antenna is NOS, never used, in its original carton. There are NO other accessories included, so you will need to get your own handset. What is needed is the. TS-15 handset or equivalent. It is also possible to use a separate. MILITARY Antenna Adapter to SO-239 TM-217. It came into full service in 1943 and was one of the most used army radios during the war, used on just about every WWII battlefield including D-Day. The design was revolutionary at the time, an absolute superb engineering effort of American ingenuity. It was the first radio to be called walkie-talkie because a single soldier could carry the complete radio installation as a back-pack and walk around with it. Many were produced during the war effort by multiple manufacturers, but many found an early grave right after the war by hams who used them for parts or tried to modify them, almost always with disastrous results. That is the main reason why you dont see too many of these radios around anymore after 77 years, let alone in working condition. Together with the WS-19 (a British WWII HF radio), this was the FIRST radio that actually works as a transceiver, where a single tuning knob determines both receive and transmit frequency (a concept used on just about every ham radio today). An elaborate mixing scheme was used by the designers to facilitate that, made possible because of the new miniature battery tubes that just had become available from RCA which kept the whole radio within acceptable size and weight despite its complexity. The radio also used an operating frequency that was new for the military (40 to 48 MHz tunable) and FM as a modulation method, never used before for a portable radio at the time. It even allowed for operation as a repeater by using two of them, the radio has an output on the front for that. In the field, it proved reliable and surpassed expectations. It worked so well that the design was used for many years after the war, both in the USA as well as abroad. The French military made this radio in license and used it well into the Seventies. The British made a Chinese copy of it which they called the WS-31. And as we all know, low-band FM is STILL used extensively by the military today. In many aspects, the BC-1000 was a first, and a successful one at that. If you are a serious WWII radio collector and were never able to find a BC-1000/SCR300 radio that meets your high standards as a collector, search no further. You have found it, it is finally here. We dont charge for packing materials. Also, keep the damaged packaging materials. This will greatly increase the chances of a successful damage claim with the carrier. The item “SCR300 BC1000 WWII signal corps military radio transceiver vintage man-pack tube” is in sale since Saturday, May 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment”. The seller is “quantumflux” and is located in Port Charlotte, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States