eBay find: The Mark 328 British Spy Radio


Many thanks to SWLing Post reader Cap, who writes:

This little gem just popped up on eBay UK, it’s working and looks to be in very good condition and is also open to offers:

Click here to view on eBay.

[More info about the Mark 328 (a.k.a. MK.328) can be found here.]

This follows on from the FS5000 spy radio you posted about in April.

If I had a respectable amount to offer this Seller, I think I would.

True–by today’s standards–the Mk.328 isn’t a high-performance receiver. It’s single conversion and probably not über-sensitive.


Still, it’s a working piece of Cold War history and, back in the early 70s, probably packed the biggest punch for the size. I bet it’s over-engineered and will probably outlive most of us.

Mighty tempted to make an offer. I should probably distract myself about now.  Thanks, Cap! 🙂

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1 thought on “eBay find: The Mark 328 British Spy Radio

  1. Chuck Ermatinger

    Now THIS is one radio I’ve never seen. I’m reminded of a Russian military receiver I saw on eBay a few years back. I would’ve bought it if it covered the US FM broadcast band (it did include the Russian FM band), and if its shortwave ranges were less restrictive. I’ll dig out my picture(s) of it and post them soon. It was absolutely beautiful…kind of a military, yet hobbyist-friendly design. Needless to say I’ve never seen another one pop up.


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