Friday, March 3, 2017


The third edition of the book, with wiring for the coilbox of the L & N models (thanks to Ian Ropper) is now available. There are 188 diagrams showing how to completely dismantle any model of the R1155 to a bare chassis, and rebuild it to a fully working state.

The price is £25.00 plus post and packing. Unfortunately postal costs these days are appalling, approximately the same as the book price. The good thing is that the book is still in the same postal price band. It used to be in the band by about 2 g, now it is by about 15 g.

I can also accept Bitcoin, contact me for an uptodate conversion.

Orders to the email address below.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Third Edition

Finally, the 3rd edition of the R1155 rebuild manual is done. I am currently proof-reading it, when I have corrected any typos etc etc, it will be ready.

I hope to have a release date by next week.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Email Address Update
My email address has changed to:

The 3rd edition is almost done, the 2nd edition (non L & N models) is still available.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Yes I really am getting around to the 3rd edition, been distracted with other things. Aiming for sometime in 3rd quarter 2016.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Coming Soon - Restoring The Marconi R1155 Receiver 3rd Edition

I am preparing a new edition of the book. Thanks to the efforts of Ian Ropper ( it will include wiring details of the coil box for the R1155L & N variants.

These receivers added a 1.5 to 3.0 Mhz band, deleting the 75 to 200 kHz band. The coil box wiring is completely different, but the remainder of the receiver is the same.

If you have an L or N you have been thinking of restoring, the 3rd edition is what you will need.

I hope to have it available soon.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Rebuild slideshow on Youtube

I have now rebuilt the sorry looking R1155 shown below. You can see a slide show on YouTube here:

Hours of work reduced to 4m 33s. Turn the volume up and enjoy the journey.

I will (eventually) post some video of the receiver in operation, in communications mode (on  the VK 7.125 MHz a.m net) and in DF mode, on the RAAF Amberley NDB.