Park Air

Park Air Electronics 

22a High Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire

 

Park air was started by Fred Parker, G3FUR from Stamford. His first portable ventures were using Japanese am/fm portable radios that were converted for airband am and often sold at airshows.

Back in 1969 there were 7 full time staff (including Fred) plus several part time staff including a secretary and 3 or 4 Airworks Services radar technicians from North Luffenham Midland Radar. They were usually involved in modifying the portables or assembly work on their rest days from the 24hour cover at work.

Park Air Electronics or P.A.E are a British company now owned by Northrop Grumman.
www.parkairsystems.com/about

According to this 1968 advert there were 3 models – Kurer, Sky Bandit and Concorde

In the January 1969 Shortwave Magazine Swanco Products Limited in Coventry were also selling a Park Air ‘Jet Set’ aircraft receiver

Concorde

Based on a National Panasonic Model RF-610, FM AM 9 Transistor.  Made in Japan by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co Ltd

 

Sky Bandit

Based on a Standard Radio Corp SR-Q832FL, 3 band, 9 transistor

 

SS (Solid State Silicon) – Double S Line – 360 Channel   

The complete user guide is here

 

Sky King

According to this advert from 1966 the Sky King cost £21 5s

 

An interesting advert from 1966 where Park Air were advertising the Lafayette HA55S and HA55X with their own transmitter / receiver

 

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