Roger Allen – Maplin Electronics

Years of involvement:1969-1970

Home Location: Hockley/Rayleigh, Essex
Types of involvement: Parts & TX
Comment / History:-
 Roger had been supplying us with parts from his ex military surplus stocks. In 1969 Roger began a new business from his home in Hockley selling mail-order components. Roger told J.O. that he needed to make some space for the business to expand and wanted to get rid of a large C- 43 set shortwave transmitter. J.O. eagerly snapped up Roger’s kind offer, and once again Chris McCarthy used his trusty white SWB Land Rover to transport the new transmitter home, stopping at Buster’s house in Avondale Road Benfleet for a photo shoot on the way.

Roger went on to develop his mail order business, which in 1972, became known as Maplin Electronics.


Canadian Wireless Set No C-43 used by Radio Kaleidoscope 1969-1970