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Re: So, I bought a FFT
« Reply #75 on: March 03, 2023, 11:36:21 AM »
And looking a bit empty, but a good chance to get rid of a bit of dust etc.

And a bit of cable management for the batteries.

This photo shows how the table mounts are fitted, as well as the generator control box and the 24 volt power system arrangement.

The table runners are mounted on timber blocks, (these are original), we will see how they go with the increased weight of the Larkspur kit.
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Re: So, I bought a FFT
« Reply #76 on: March 03, 2023, 11:41:38 AM »
So here’s what came out,

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Re: So, I bought a FFT
« Reply #77 on: March 03, 2023, 11:44:38 AM »
And roughly what is going in…

The C45/ B47 / C13 provides 2 VHF and one HF transceiver.

Amazing how the slightly later kit was so much more compact with the introduction of transistors replacing valves.

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Re: So, I bought a FFT
« Reply #78 on: March 03, 2023, 05:59:59 PM »
Well that’s made a bit more space in the shed!

Here’s a rough install, I’m still waiting one one more batch of cables to arrive from the UK and then the project will be pretty much done. As much as they ever are……

At least it all fits, I reckon it adds about 400 kg to the vehicle.

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Re: So, I bought a FFT
« Reply #79 on: March 06, 2023, 09:10:34 AM »
Hello Mike,

Is that the standard amount of radio gear in your vehicle that every FFR was fitted with? Or is your vehicle based off a specialist unit?

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Re: So, I bought a FFT
« Reply #80 on: March 07, 2023, 10:36:19 AM »
Mike looks great hope to get my fft looking this good
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Re: So, I bought a FFT
« Reply #81 on: March 07, 2023, 12:19:37 PM »
Hello Mike,

Is that the standard amount of radio gear in your vehicle that every FFR was fitted with? Or is your vehicle based off a specialist unit?

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Lionel

Hi Lionel,

I guess the short answer is possibly!

There were multiple configurations for the FFTs with the Larkspur radio setup.

I've fitted the C 42 VHF and the B47 VHF together.  This provides VHF rebroadcast from one set to another out on a different frequency. The C13 HF provides HF comms in addition to the VHFs.

Certainly this configuration would have been used by the armoured units or RA sigs in general.

REMLR has a large library of EMEIs detailing all of the different combinations of Larkspur installations, there are quite a few!

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Re: So, I bought a FFT
« Reply #82 on: March 07, 2023, 12:21:02 PM »
Mike looks great hope to get my fft looking this good
Thanks Workshop, appreciate your kind words.

It's taken a fair bit of time to get to this point! 

Great to hear of another FFT out there, what stage are you up to yourself?

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Re: So, I bought a FFT
« Reply #83 on: March 07, 2023, 04:46:08 PM »
Still doing the truck part up have most of a c45 and b48 set just have to get some more cables and set of table runners  and battery back box frame the put it all together
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Re: So, I bought a FFT
« Reply #84 on: March 09, 2023, 01:08:52 PM »
Awesome job Mike (as usual!)   Love your work!

Frank