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Preston MDR-1 UHF, UHF Transmitters and other bits

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#1 Rick Woollard

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 04:17 PM

For Sale


Preston MDR-1 with UHF receiver module (+1 Spare UHF module) (24v only)

2 x UHF Transmitters with HU1/2 brackets and cables

3 x Batteries

1 x Preston 12v to 24v booster unit plus power cables from GPI Pro rig and 4pin 12v xlr

2 x Preston fast chargers (faulty)

1 x cable to charge batteries from Pag charger

4 x transmitter aerials

4 x aerial BNC to MDR command right angle adapters

Various fuses and connectors



This was my main wireless focus system for many years, but since upgrading has been sitting in a cardboard box for 6 years. I bought it from Gerry Vasbender who had used it on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.


The chargers stopped working so I made up a cable to charge the batteries direct from the one of the front sockets on a PAG charger.  That involves undoing the 4 screws on the transmitter housing and plugging the battery in directly with the small 4 pin connectors. I have 2 transmitters so always had a fully charged transmitter to hand when the battery needed changing, (just a matter of unscrewing the whole transmitter off of the HU and undoing the command cable and swop out, a 30 second job)

I’m sure the chargers could be repaired in house at PCS, or if you were electronically minded the transmitters could be converted to power from an alternative source, as I am sure I have seen done elsewhere on the forum.


The MDR-1 UHF only runs on 24V power, so if used with a 12v system, you have to attach the 12v to 24v booster system between the battery/rig and the MDR. Dual lock is already in place for this as in the photograph.


I am selling these items, as seen, as I haven’t used it in so long. It has it’s own idiosyncrasies and charm but nothing ever interfered with the transmission.


All you need for a functioning system are motors, cables and an HU1/2, though you may need to check that that is backwards compatible.


Priced to sell at £625UK plus shipping and paypal charges if used. Located in London UK

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#2 Rick Woollard

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:13 AM

Now FREE to whoever wants these bits of equipment!

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#3 Tom Wilkinson

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:22 AM

Crikey!  I'm sure Henry will be very interested Rick...  I will inform him x

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#4 Rick Woollard

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 05:46 PM

Gone to live with Henry!
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