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
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