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WB9JPH
03-14-2007, 11:38 PM
My Dad [WB9JLF] has a Signal Corps AN/CRT3A {s/n 343} for sale.

It is in a yellow carrying case, appears to be complete ... including what looks to be a weather type balloon for carrying the antenna aloft.

I think this was some kind of survival radio for aircrew.

It has some kind of military inspection tag on it that says it is serviceable, but due an inspection. According to the tag, it was removed from service "29/12/0".

Make him a reasonable offer through me. Buyer responsible for pick-up or packing and shipping costs.

N5VWN
03-15-2007, 05:07 AM
That sure sounds like a "Gibson girl". I've seen one. Designed to be held in between the legs and a turn handle generates the power and it sends out an SOS signal and there is a button that you can pound out a message. It is water proof and has a tube in it. It's freq. is in the 2 Mhz range on the Coast Guard channel. Although several years back the Coast Guard decided to stop monitoring CW. The shape of it is like a girls waist. It that the rig?
de N5VWN

AJ8L
03-15-2007, 12:03 PM
The CRT3A transmitts SOS on 500 khz and 8364 khz. This might make a neat tax deductable donation to the new Pacific Air Museum at Pearl Harbor. Anyway it sure is a neat collectors piece. 73, AJ8L, Geoff.

WB9JPH
03-15-2007, 01:03 PM
Quote[/b] (n5vwn @ Mar. 14 2007,22:07)]The shape of it is like a girls waist. de N5VWN
We are not certain .... never had it completely out of the yellow case.

WB9JPH
03-15-2007, 01:05 PM
Quote[/b] (aj8l @ Mar. 15 2007,05:03)]The CRT3A transmitts SOS on 500 khz and 8364 khz. This might make a neat tax deductable donation to the new Pacific Air Museum at Pearl Harbor. Anyway it sure is a neat collectors piece. 73, AJ8L, Geoff.
Dad had not considered a donation before .... what would a rig like this be worth??

AJ8L
03-15-2007, 02:49 PM
WB9JPH,
I don't know what it would be worth. There is one on Ebay with a buy it now price of close to $400 but that does not mean much. You could check with Fair Radio Sales in Findlay, Ohio. They are an antique military radio dealer.

KL7AJ
03-15-2007, 02:51 PM
Quote[/b] (WB9JPH @ Mar. 14 2007,16:38)]My Dad [WB9JLF] has a Signal Corps AN/CRT3A {s/n 343} for sale.

It is in a yellow carrying case, appears to be complete ... including what looks to be a weather type balloon for carrying the antenna aloft.

I think this was some kind of survival radio for aircrew.

It has some kind of military inspection tag on it that says it is serviceable, but due an inspection. #According to the tag, it was removed from service "29/12/0".

Make him a reasonable offer through me. #Buyer responsible for pick-up or packing and shipping costs.
Indeed, methinks you have a classic.
http://www.thekitesociety.org.uk/Gibson%20Girl.PDF
Looky here: Gibson Girl (http://www.thekitesociety.org.uk/Gibson%20Girl.PDF)

eric

W5GA
03-15-2007, 07:52 PM
Amazingly, these are still standard issue on U.S. submarines!

73, Doug W5GA

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