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

It appears that the first aircraft receiver sold by Park Air was the Lafayette HA55 in 1965

In 1966 Park Air adverts included the sale of BRITEC Portable receivers, Air Buddy and the Aviator II (Nova-Tech)

Interestingly the Telecom MK II was produced by BRITEC

 

Sky King

Appears to be the very first radio with the Park Air Electronics name

 

 

Sky Bandit

Developed from the Sky King and based on a Standard Radio Corp SR-Q832FL, 3 band, 9 transistor

 

Jet Set

 

As of October 1967 the address changed to 11 Red Lion Square, Stamford

 

Kurer

 

Concorde

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

 

Jet Stream

 

 

 

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

User guide

SS User Guide

 

An advert in 1972 provides a new address for PAE – Ryhall Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire

 

16W/SS

Channel scan monitor with 8 plug-in crystals

 

An advert in 1978 provides a new address for PAE – Northfields, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8LG

 

Type 1700

1700 Channel Scanning Monitor

 

 

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