WW2 USAAF MARKER BEACON RADIO SET BC-1023-A for B-25 B-26 B-17 B-24 B-29 Bombers
WW2 USAAF MARKER BEACON RADIO SET B-25 B-26 B-17 B-24 B-29
From a large collection of WW2 Warbird Radio Sets (B-17, B-24, B-25, B-29, etc)
Tag Reads: Signal Corps, U.S. Army, Radio Receiver BC-1023-A, Order No 7912-WF-43, Serial No 1875, Made by Majestic Radio & Television Corp.
The BC-1023 is a Marker Beacon receiver used in larger aircraft during WW-II. A B-17 would carry 1-4 of them. When the marker for which it had been set was encountered, a relay within the unit would illuminate a small light on the lower left of the B-17 pilot's instrument panel. The unit was tuned in the 75 Mhz region and set each time before a mission. It has no audio or IF stages. The design includes a very simple TRF front end, detector and relay-control driver.
Once available in vast quantities through Army/Navy Surplus stores for collectors and HAM use, these items have become increasingly rare in recent years. We have many other WW2 radio components and parts available - let us know what you are looking for and we can check!
This is your chance to own a real piece of WW2 history - if only these devices could talk...
- WW2 Radio Receiver BC-1023-A
- Approximate 5.5" long
- Previously owned; Surface dust with extensive wear - commensurate with age
- Untested - consider this device non-working
- Incomplete - only items photographed are included with the original item (see photos)
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