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I recently had an interesting visit to the Daventry museum. It is a general museum about the town and it includes a number of items from the famous transmitting station.  The objects in the museum are very well presented and I recommend a visit if you are in the area.  One of the most interesting objects is a BBC built re-broadcast receiver made in 1928 to receive 5XX from Daventry (long wave).  It has the equipment code R5X/3/3.  The original long wave rebroadcast experiments were carried out when 5XX was at Chelmsford and this Wireless World article from 30th July 1924 gives some relevant information (page 152 of the PDF file).  If you can provide any more information about the R5X/3/3 please contact me.  Click on the pictures to see enlargements.

Martin Ellen


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