A real museum piece.
The receiver is all original from the out- and the inside.
Just like the R 1116 receiver, this is also one, which is a very scarce radio to get. A very simple design with only 2 tuned coils to determine the receiving frequency. One for the HF stage, and one for the detektor stage. It is also, like the R1116 receiver, one of my favourite radio’s of my collection.
The R 1082 is a prewar aircraft receiver, used with the T 1083 transmitter. It is a TRF receiver , with 2 single coil for each frequencyband. One for the HF stage (below on the front) and one for the detector stage (above at the front). There are various freuqency wavebands. The receiver could also been used for directionfinding purposes. For DF, at the head of the the HF coil, there is a symmetrical inputconnection for the cable of the loopearial. Directionfinding must be carried out by means of listing to the signal minimum. So no DF instrument. On the first picture a special (green) S-type coil (detector) is used. At the top of the coil, a spline cable for remote control can be attached. The meaning of this is only for readjusting the frequency a little bit. Only small tuning is possible, otherwise you have to retune the HF stage also, when you make larger requency tuning.
It needs 2 volt for the heaters and 120 volts for the HT.
The above picture shows my receiver R1082. In front at the left the 2 volts heater battery and at the right a couple of coil sets for different frequency bands.
The receiver from the right side. Note that the aluminium case for the receiver is put into a wooden case.
As seen above: a close view of the front of the receiver. The cable for the PSU is homemade by lack of an original one. The connector is made of a piece of teflon.
This is the coil set box, for the different frequency bands. A very hard to get box! Sure when it is complete and it is.
The schematic diagram.
The receiver R 1082 and transmitter T 1083 under test in an Australian Army service department.
Left the R 1082, right the T1083 under test. Note the Aerial Artificial 1A on the shelve left, used as a dummyload for the T 1083.