[Milsurplus] can anyone id the radio used on this clipper?

Todd, KA1KAQ ka1kaq at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 26 10:18:24 EDT 2010

I like the old maxim of "If it ain't broken, don't fix it". (o:

Was looking at another of the clipper videos on youtube called China
Clipper Air Service and saw some good shots of the ground equipment
start around 4:37 to about 4:50. One set with the old style dials is
clearly visible with a tag attached, unfortunately it's too small to


Looks like it would've been quite an adventure to fly in one of those
clippers. Wonder how many, if any, survive today? Kermit Weeks has one
of the remaining Short Sunderlands, but I've never heard of any of the
big Boeings or Sikorskys anywhere. Do you have one stashed somewhere
at NASM Mike?

~ Todd,  KA1KAQ/4

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 9:30 AM, Mike Hanz <aaf-radio-1 at aafradio.org> wrote:
> Like United Airlines, Pan Am evidently had its own radio development
> laboratory.  There's an interesting article at
> http://www.oldbeacon.com/beacon/pan_american_radio_1929.htm that seems
> to indicate they were still using the same old late 1920's style dials
> in the 1939 Boeing 314.
> 73,
> Mike
> poso wrote:
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms84WfJwalI
>> thanks Phil K1PAS

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