Shorrock

Shorrock Developments Ltd

Believed to be the first company in the UK selling airband radio’s. Located at 51 Preston New Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. (I believe the individual was called Stan Shorrock)

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.

 

Shorrock VHF Receiver

 

Shorrock Develoments Ltd.
Flight International 29 November 1962

 

Shorrock Clubman – Single VHF aircraft band

Shorrock Clubman
Aircraft Band VHF Radio

 

 

I have uploaded a video of the Clubman still working 50+ years after it was first made –https://youtu.be/iI5VSiNknq8

The Shorrock VHF Receiver was based on a Perdio PR100 as can be seen here

Perdio PR100

 

 

 

Check out this great post by Mike on Shorrock radios – http://derbosoft.proboards.com/thread/28068/airband-radios-1960s-pic-heavy

If you have any more information or a Shorrock radio for sale please contact me at – raf.fairford@gmail.com