Radio, Marconi CSR5 Receiver ; Marconi; 1944; ZLB.403


Radio, Marconi CSR5 Receiver

About this object

This communications receiver was first designed by the Canadian Marconi division in the 1940s and was in production for over twenty years. Its sturdy design and reliability saw it used on ships as well as land based stations. A Marconi P & T 1144 model was used at Awarua Radio on 24 metre high frequency shipping circuit. Messages were received in Morse code which the operator listened to through his head set, transcribing the message as it came through.

Morse code operators had to be specially trained and to be eligible the prospective operator needed to be able to transcribe twelve word a minute. At the end of the training, usually about six months, they would be expected to process twenty five words a minute.



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North and Central America, Canada, Quebec, Montreal

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inorganic, processed materials, metals, steel
inorganic, processed materials, metals, copper
inorganic, processed materials, metals, nickle
inorganic, processed materials, plastic, bakelite
inorganic, processed materials, glass


h 260 mm x w 560 mm x d 390 mm

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Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

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