For those who were unable to afford a Shorrock or Gauers  one budding entrepreneur modified a radio kit to receive aircraft transmissions.  Pat Carty marketed the radio in Air Pictorial during 1964 as the first aircraft enthusiast assembled radio and called it the “PC 1ABR” for £6-£8. Pat would be very interested to hear from anyone who bought this radio or even still owns one! email 


Airband receiver kit, 2-transistor regenerative design by ‘Johnson’s of Worcester’ – date unknown

This Johnsons Radio advert was published in Practical Wireless Magazine February 1974