Historical information

In the mid 1960s, Amalgamated Wireless Australasia (AWA) was asked to design a solid-state replacement for the PYE TRP-1 in collaboration with the FCV. The new transceiver was to be more powerful than the TRP-1, with an output power of about 10-12W (compared to 1.5-2W).
The set also had to be capable of being used as a walkie-talkie, as well as being suitable for use in a vehicle
The FP-1 is a single channel radio that has a crystal for each channel, and an IF frequency of 45 5khz. The receive crystal is 455khz higher than the transmit crystal.
It is completely transistorised, and uses AWA and RCA brand transistors.
A later version was called the FP5 and had five channels.


Introduced to the FCV in the mid 1960s

Physical description

Radio Receiver Forest Phone FP-1