[AMRadio] Sstoddart receiver

H.L. hl at sfsu.edu
Sun Sep 20 20:50:40 EDT 2009

Hi Berni:

Just saw your appeal.  If you have a photo of the receiver or can tell me its tuning frequency range, we might be able to identify it.  It may have been a NM-10 (AN/URM-6) with a VLF range of 14 kHz to 250 kHz. This 1950s model had a separate power supply and a panel cover. It is described on my Stoddart website at:


73 Hal KK6HY

>Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:04:33 -0400
>From: "Bernie Doran" <qedconsultants at embarqmail.com>
>Subject: [AMRadio] Stoddart receiver
>I need some help in identifying the probable model number of a Stoddart VLF
>rx that was recently " liberated"  from our barn.  it was light gray wrinkle
>finish with a 7 5/8 tall by 16 5/8 wide formed aluminum front that was held
>in place by four spring clips to  protect the controls.  I have the cover,
>it apparently was knocked off when they threw it into their truck . (nice)
>It was in mint condition and I believe it had never been used.    I did open
>it years ago and run it a while, as I recall it appeared to be the equal of
>Collins quality and it  seems that I had to construct an external power
>supply to operate it, but not sure.      It had a two digit serial number, I
>believe 14.  Its vintage was pre 1960 and came from a relation that I am
>sure was a spook.   Any guess as to value would also be appreciated.  Other
>keepers were also taken including a 1928 harley model JD engine.
>transmission, and frame. I have posted reward notices ($3,500) but no luck.
>Thanks Bernei Doran W8RPW

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