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The Radio Section at Imperial War Museums Duxford
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Monica MKIII the Lancaster tail-warning radar system


Monica MKIII
                          tail-warning radar restored
 

Monica MKIII, the tail-warning radar system from the Lancaster and Halifax aircraft circa 1943, currently undergoing restoration in the Radio Section
  More information to follow.

 

The Duxford Radio Society (DRS) forms the Radio Section at the Imperial War Museums, Duxford, Cambridge, England.

DRS consists of a group of radio communications specialist volunteers who research, conserve, restore, display and operate historic military radio, radar and navigation equipment to support the Imperial War Museums.


The Society was originally founded by Major John Brown (the designer of the famous wartime Type B MKII ('B2') suitcase radio transmitter-receiver) and by Richard Pope G4HXH.

DRS and its members own a majority of the radio, radar and navigation artifacts on public display at IWM Duxford. 

The radio communication exhibition and display areas are located in Duxford Buildings 177 and 178 which are located between Hangar 5 and the American Air Museum.


The Radio Section is open every Saturday and Sunday from approximately 10.00 am to 3.00 pm and also on most days of the week when volunteers are present on site to staff the buildings. 

Other opening times are by prior arrangement by writing to: Duxford Radio Society, c/o The Imperial War Museums, Duxford, Cambridge, CB22 4QR, England.

DRS also operates the Amateur Radio Station call sign GB2IWM, using both modern and vintage equipment,
most days of the week from Building 177 to demonstrate radio communications in action world-wide.

It should be stressed that the Society is not a conventional 'radio club' and that the primary mission or purpose is the conservation, restoration, exhibition and display to the public of historic military radio equipment
in order to support the Imperial War Museums.

Most DRS working volunteers are also members of the Duxford Aviation Society.


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