PORTEX/BID50

The Canadian Army used the Portex system in the early 1960's but it is not known how long it remained in service.
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With top cover in the up position. 
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This is the front panel of the Portex with BID/50/1 nameplate visible.
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Carrying handles unfolded.
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Various vews of the Portex. (All photos in this table by John Alexander, G7GCK Leicester, England. 
The green coloured Portex displayed at the Royal Signals Museum appears to be a later version of  the black coloured Portex. There is a series of pushbuttons above the rotor slots. Does anyone know the purpose of these pushbuttons? Contact : jerry.proc@sympatico.ca)
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Above and below: Portex equipment taken at Blandford Forum Royal Signals Museum, Dorset, UK.
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Rotor storage case - the rotors were quite similar to Typex rotors except Portex rotors were smaller. (All photos courtesy John Alexander, G7GCK Leicester, England.) 


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Feb 24/08