R308 after full mechanical restoration
Reception Set R308 (UK)
Reception set R308 is a VHF receiver
covering 20 -
145 MHz in 5 switched ranges and was used by the British Army as a
ground or vehicle based interception
receiver from 1943 onwards.
The design appears to be based on the mechanical construction of the HF
receiver R107, and is mounted in the same case. The equipment can
be powered from AC mains or 12 Volts DC and is fitted with a front
The R308 replaced the earlier Reception Set UHF Special MKII, and in
turn was later replaced by the R216 in the early
R308 before restoration
|This Reception Set R308
stores ref. ZA 14780, Serial No. 190, manufactured by Kolster Brandes,
has been restored to working condition by a DRS member. See
restoration report below.
The equipment was mechanically dismantled, the outer surfaces stripped,
re-painted and re-lettered. Various damage controls were
repaired and other mechanical repairs effected.
After removing all valves and connectors, and cleaning the pins,
the various switch contacts were cleaned and treated with switch
cleaning fluid. All linkages and other moving parts were suitably
After electrical re-alignment and soak testing the equipment is now in
full working order.
|Download the R308 Restoration
Report as a "Word" file