Military BC-1206 Beacon Receiver

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The BC-1206 is a superhetrodyne receiver covering the 200-400 Kc beacon band. The name Range Receiver comes from the fact that marker beacon information from navigational points on aircraft tracks gave information that provided approximate position. Unlike the radio compass receivers, no provision was made for direction finding.
There are various versions of this receiver, produced by different manufacturers. There are considerable differences between models, including major valve variations and differences in IF frequency. External connections and controls are identical.

Surplus price 1948 in the US: $4.95

Frequency range

RX-range
200-400 kHz
TX-range
-
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
AM   CW  
Sensitivity
5 µV
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
Single conversion, 5 tubes
IF-frequencies
142.5 kHz
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
Proprietary (military)
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
28V DC (aircraft battery voltage)
Current drain RX
0.75 A
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
100 × 100 × 168 mm (3.94 × 3.94 × 6.61 in)
Weight
-
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 194x and 194x in USA by Detrola
MPN

Other features

Memories
-
Usage
Air-to-air / air-to-ground communication
Features + options
-
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

BC-1206 Circuit diagram submitted by RigReference
 
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