The DST100 was a military communications receiver covering from 50kHz to just over 30MHz. I think it was made by Murphy for use in tanks - it was certainly built like one.
The DST100 was the first communications receiver I ever owned. It was bought in 1962 from the garage in Modbury, Devon for £7. My father managed to get it into his van although it weighed a LOT!
When taken home and fired up it was on the deaf side, so we took it to Roger, G3CHN, at the Decca Navigator station on Bolberry Down. He gave it the once over, changed some valves and it came back working really well. For the first time I started listening to DX in a big way listening all the way from 50kHz right up to 30MHz. The rig pulled in some impressive DX with a random wire.
To house the radio my dad had
to build a special shelf in the bedroom - it had to be very
strong as it was impossible to lift the radio single handed.
The radio stayed with me until
university days, but was sold in the late 1960s when I left
to move to Cambridge: it was too big to take anywhere.
What do I recall about the radio?