Shorrock Developments Ltd

51 Preston New Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Believed to be the first company in the UK selling airband radio’s (I believe the individual was called Stan Shorrock)


Shorrock VHF Receiver


The Shorrock VHF Receiver was based on a Perdio PR100


Shorrock Mk. V Receiver – Cost £36 (This would be the equivalent of £700 in 2018!)

This radio is a Decca TP85 modified to receive the Aircraft Band, with a plastic label stuck over the original dial. The Decca cost £24.

One advert says a single VHF band version was available for £28

Another advert said there’s a Shorrock Mk V with a red cabinet (possibly one of the last Mk V built)


Shorrock MK 6

First seen advertised in 1966


Model 102

Although not an airband radio I did want to include the Model 102 as Shorrock were advertising them for sale in 1964. This is actually a Perdio Multiband 102.


Transmitter / Receiver


Check out this great post by Mike on Shorrock radios –