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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 19:44 pm 
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i went to Cobbaton museum last week and picked up a spare valve case for my 38 set he did have two sorts so i hope i got the right one anyone got a picture of the correct case ? he also had a 38 set with the junction box attached to the side of the radio is this correct or a personall adaptation?

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Hi Tony
Are you sure that it wasnt a WS 38 Mk111 as these have the crystal calibrator attached to the side.
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Hi Tony,

A lot of time ... :) Send my your email adress.

I see a few WS38 who have bolted from the side of the junction box.
Seem to me that the post war civilian amateurs improvement.

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i thought the mk111 was the waterproofed jungle version (you may guess i'm not an expert on these things) i will try and get a photo of my 38set and post it asap, and will do Robert.
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Does anybody know of a source of the no 2 signal satchels? :?: I mean the ones with two buckles which look like smaller versions of the small pack. Or if anyone has a skeleton carrier they might consider parting with I would be very grateful if you would get in touch! :D

Also, I think the sets with the junction boxes attached are Mk1s :idea:

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A nice informative post regarding wireless set accessories. I appreciate with that info.

keep sharing guys...


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Gents, just FYI Kevin at 'Military history workshop' has started production of W.S.38 set related webbing, carrying cradles, aerial cases and carrying hooks all based on original pieces he owns or borrowed to pattern. I haven't seen them myself yet but I understand he's already sold a set on E-Bay that got bid up to about £200+ so they must be pretty good.

http://www.militaryhistoryworkshop.co.uk/shop/index.php

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Are the handheld microphones correct part of the WS38 set?
I have a copy of signalls equipment card and it mentions only throat mike.


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according to the radio ham that used to own mine you only used the throat mic


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Bigred wrote:
according to the radio ham that used to own mine you only used the throat mic



But as the ref cards says. 2 Hand mics in the satchel signal. One for the officer.
Plus, I don't think he'd want to use the one thats been around your throat whilst running around in battle.


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Dwayne Dibley wrote:
Bigred wrote:
according to the radio ham that used to own mine you only used the throat mic



But as the ref cards says. 2 Hand mics in the satchel signal. One for the officer.
Plus, I don't think he'd want to use the one thats been around your throat whilst running around in battle.


i`ve only just spotted that on the instructions,i will mention that to the guy i bought it off ..... :)


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Instruction Card data for WS38 MK3

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I have a copy of Signal Equipment Card for WS38 MkII* and it mentions only Microphones throat low level No1 or No2.


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Just thought I'd add something to this old post, just in case anyone reads it after searching the forum or Googling about such things...

Redcapsarge wrote:
Attached is a pic of the 38 Set Ground aerial on its board... ...I also believe that this type of aerial was not unique to the 38 set and was used with other sets also.


You are correct in that it was not unique to the WS38 set, as unfortunately it is actually not for the WS38 set at all! Pictured is a WS38 with a WS18 25ft ground aerial ("ZA00277, Aerial, 25ft, No.1") sat in front of it. The ground aerial for the WS38 was 45ft long ("ZA26206, Aerial, 45ft, No.2" for WS38 MkI and MkII, or "ZA26774, Aerial, 45ft, No.3" for WS38 MkIII) and on a different shaped wooden (No.2) or paxalon (No.3) bobbin.

Avenger wrote:
My understanding is that the wire aerial was for use in a trench (also suitable for use with the WS18)...


See above.

More info previously posted here: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=73649

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... but that this was NOT the Battle Aerial.

The Battle Aerial is a solid piece of F section (not the normal hollow tube) which would bend (within reason) but not snap off...


Indeed true. As Tim said, the flexible rubber wire is the "ground aerial", while a "battle aerial" is a flexible rod whip aerial with a short very flexible wire tip. It being only the length of 1 F-rod section, meant that the set would be trying to transceive via only 1/64th wavelength pickup (the full length 4-sections of F-rods were 1/16th wavelength, compared to the 'usually practicable' smallest length of aerials for a radio to efficiently operation at this frequency was deemed to be 1/4th or 1/8th wavelength!), and so would be rather inefficient and only usable over a very very short distance; ~0.5mile, when this aerial was used.

More-to-the-point, there doesn't appear to be any war-time mention or documentation relating to the "battle aerial", and so the general consensus of some is that these are post-war developed items, supplied after realising how easily damaged (and how easily seen!) F-rod sections can become in the heat of battle. I, myself, am still undecided about their origin.

Also to note, there was an adapter called "Adapter, Wired Wireless, No.1" which when fitted to two sets and a length of D3 (or similar) comms' cable attached between the terminal on each adapter, effectively turned them into a HF modulated field telephone set!

Tony Crofts wrote:
i went to Cobbaton museum last week and picked up a spare valve case for my 38 set he did have two sorts so i hope i got the right one anyone... ...?


"ZA12791, Cases, Spare Valves, No.2" if you've got a MkI or MkII set.
"ZA28479, Cases, Spare Valves, No.2 Mk1/1" if you've got a MkIII set.

Hope this has been an interesting read.


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