|Very Early Yaesu Musen Co. Amateur Radio Equipment in Australia|
Shown below is a 1974 photo of Bail Electronics Services' staff.
left are Fred Swart, Greg Whiter, Fred Bail, Jim Bail and
Brian Stephens. This photo was taken inside Bail's
showroom, which was co-located with Fred Bail's private
residence at 60 Shannon Street, Box Hill North, Victoria,
Australia. Although the Showroom/Workshop building has
now been removed, the residence still exists today and,
until late 2002 was still in the hands of Fred Bail's
widow, Gladys Bail. In 2002 Gladys Bail passed away. Seen in the background
are some of Yaesu's product range of 1974, including an
FT-101B on the bench between Greg Whiter and Fred Bail.
Shown above is a
view of Yaesu's factory at Fukushima in northern Japan. The photo was taken in the early 1970's and
is of the FT-101 production line.
Fred Bail and Malcolm White, a Bail's staff member in the early 1970's, are shown above at an amateur radio convention at Leongatha, Victoria.
Fred Bail passed away in the late 1970's, Jim Bail passed away in the early 1980's. Following Fred's passing their company was sold to Stan Roberts of Teletramel, who continued to run Bail Electronic Services into the early 1990's from the Victorian country town of Wangaratta.
The author would
be happy to hear from anybody who has very early Yaesu equipment,
such as FL-20 Mark's 1 and 2, or FL-100B Mark's 1 and 2. By way
of some background information on the author, he was employed by
Bail Electronic Services from the late 1960's through to 1977,
after which Greg Whiter formed the company GFS Electronic
Imports, of which he is still a director today.
Any comments on this web site should be directed to the author, Greg Whiter at : GregWhiter@clarkmasts.net.au
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Pages at this site, include: FL-100B,
the first Australian Yaesu radio, F-Line
of the mid 1960's, FL-10/40 Details,
photos, BES 1974 Staff
Cards, FL-50 Magazine
and photos, Photo and details of Yaesu's
first SSB Transceiver, the 1966 released solid state
Trouble Shooting Guide is shown HERE, the 1968 released FTdx400,
Other web articles by the same author The Chronological History of the Development of Radio
Origins Of The Handie Talkie
The History Of Clark Masts
The Early History of GFS Electronics
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This page was last updated 30/12/2009
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