Is it a Steepletone? Is it an Ondial? It’s an airband radio

Browsing the Coopers of Stortford web site and spotted they were selling an Ondial airband radio priced at £29.99.


Airband radios can tune into the radio frequencies used for civil aircraft communication allowing listeners to eavesdrop on pilots talking to air traffic controllers.

These radio frequencies are between 108MHz and 137MHz in the VHF spectrum just above the FM broadcast radio frequencies.

I remembered Steepletone used to produce these airband radios and wondered if they still did. A search revealed such a Steepletone branded multi band radio on sale from and interestingly apart from the name badge it looked identical the the Coopers of Stortford one.

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