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Nostalgic spotting gear............

Postby Mike » Sat May 13, 2017 2:41 pm

I had a rummage through the cupboards upstairs earlier and found these from the 60s & early 70s, the one with the Trident's tail is the 1964 edition of CAM (3/- is 15p in today's money ! :Wow: ).

Does anyone else still have these?

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Re: Nostalgic spotting gear............

Postby EGNH1909 » Sat May 13, 2017 3:23 pm

Hi Mike -I've got a couple of those somewhere- these are some of mine that I could just lay my hands on -some later than yours and some possibly around the same time- my wife keeps saying when are you getting rid of those old books/magazines - no chance!
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Re: Nostalgic spotting gear............

Postby Mike » Sat May 13, 2017 6:03 pm

Blimey, Pooley's flight guide - I used to spend hours reading that, I'm not sure where my copy went - it'll be upstairs somewhere, 1974 edition if I remember correctly ! :)
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Postby LondonEye » Sat May 13, 2017 7:53 pm

All looks familiar ! and I still have many copies. How about these added to the mix ?
Had a clearout recently, but some things just bring back so many memories.
My first CAM, first BIZjet, first AB British Reg, first LightPlane recognition (with scribbled notes), first JP Airlines ( do you remember the early ones came printed on green paper?).
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Re: Nostalgic spotting gear............

Postby Mike » Wed May 17, 2017 5:03 pm

Great stuff guys, I had a huge clear-out a couple of years ago and only kept my older stuff - I was running out of space !
I've still got loads of other books that I'll get round to posting once I get the time to photograph them. :D
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Re: Nostalgic spotting gear............

Postby Nighthawke » Wed May 17, 2017 6:07 pm

Blimey - thought someone had been raiding my bookshelves :lol:

Although I didn't really start spotting until the early 80s, I did used to collect older publications from airshow book stalls etc.
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Postby TheMightyOz » Thu May 18, 2017 3:26 pm

Brings back memories. I remember having Civil Aircraft Markings 1983 and 1985-1987, purchased from the shop in the terminal at Luton Airport during childhood trips there with my dad. For some reason I don't think we had 1984. I had that British Airports book too.
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Re: Nostalgic spotting gear............

Postby LondonEye » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:29 am

Just to revive this - something reminded me about the old airband recievers we used to use.
Had a quick google but cannot see what I am thinking of.
My first radio was a "multi band receiver" ie get music, air, police etc, bought from a department store Gamages in Holborn, following an advert in newspaper.
It was the size of two bricks side by side. Basic volume and search - no squelch. Extendable aerial over 2ft long.
My mate always took his everywhere, and poked out many eyes at the airport.
Frustrated that I do not remember the maker.
Later went on to use a small handheld Sharp.
Any ideas anyone ?
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Re: Nostalgic spotting gear............

Postby Mrwillhay » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:26 pm

Sounds like a Shorrock Mark 5 receiver. I was given one for Christmas in the 1960's, and I took it everywhere.
Finally had to replace it with the Mark 6, which was half the size, but more expensive.
You're right about the aerial. It was very long.

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Re: Nostalgic spotting gear............

Postby LondonEye » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:17 pm

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Nope, but thanks for trying. I am sure your Shorrock will stir some memories though !
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Postby Mrwillhay » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:56 pm

Thanks Pete.
The picture certainly brings back many happy memories. I remember having to buy new batteries the day after Boxing day.
Not because of usage, but because I'd left it switched on overnight!!

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Re: Nostalgic spotting gear............

Postby EGNH1909 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:04 pm

I'm going to dig out some old Air Pictorials & Aircraft Illustrated mags (remember those?) to see if I can find any ads for airband receivers. In the meantime here's a pic of my trusty Sharp receiver- is this the one? Bought circa 1976 -about £10 if I remember- very battered but amazingly still works (just!)-the red light glows when you get a strong signal!- its been all over the place with me-its spent a lot of time hanging from perimeter fences and bike handlebars!!

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