eBay find: The IFR Aeoroflex T-1200SRA

The Aeoroflex T-1200SRA receiver

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mario Filippi (N2HUN), who writes:

Every once in a while an IFR (Instrument Flight Research, a.k.a. Aeroflex) T-1200SRA comes up for auction, it is a sophisticated receiver covering LF-HF-VHF-UHF with built-in spectrum analyzer.

Click here to view on eBay.

Some claim these were used by the FCC for surveillance. I can believe that as IFR is a professional manufacturer of commercial radio test equipment. I have their 500A service monitor.

Beautiful receiver, but this one is way overpriced. They usually start around a grand or so with a “Make Offer” contingency. One was sold in December for $481.

Click here to search eBay for a T-1200SRA.

Thank you for sharing this, Mario! Knowing the IFR is essentially a piece of test equipment, I’m very curious how it  might compare with a similarly-priced tabletop (broadcast) radio.

Post readers: Anyone else own a IFR T-1200SRA?

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6 thoughts on “eBay find: The IFR Aeoroflex T-1200SRA

  1. Mark Thompson

    Just bought one off ebay for a massive £50 GBP.
    now to find a service manual or just a manual would be nice.
    hope to use this as a spectrum analyser more than a receiver but we’ll see.

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  2. John

    I built all 30 of them. No they were not used by the FCC. The T-1200SR (also quantity 30) was built for the FCC for radio triangulation cars.

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  3. mike

    Anyone else own a IFR T-1200SRA?

    Yes, got 2 recently, one recently quited; actually on my bench seeking what the issue is

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