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BC611C HANDIE TALKIE TRANSCEIVER, 1952
Operating on A.M. 3885khz, Range 100ft to 1 mile using 5 valves. Known as the 'Handy Talkie' This small hand held radio was used for communications at very close range, with a max range of about one mile in ideal conditions.
It is often incorrectly named the walkie-talkie.
The French army used a post-war produced version almost identical to the WWII model.
A special webbing padded case was made for this item.
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- The BC-611 could operate between 3.5 and 8MHz by changing coils and crystals inside. The Japanese produced a similar set but operating on higher frequencies but using the same batteries as the BC-611.
.......... Ben Nock, Military Wireless Museum., Kidderminster, Worcestershire., 25th of February 2012