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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 20:45 pm 
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I should be mate yes :D

We can go sit in the corner talking about radio kit while Kenny stands there and shakes his head :lol:





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Gadge wrote:
Yeah mines a bit non standard as it came from a radio hams collection and its been retrofitted for transisters rather than valves so is probably a runner too!

Weidly i picked up a very good condition signal lamp set, you know the boxed type with a morse key attached to the lid. The metal box on that is the chocolate brown colour, does anyone know if 18 sets came in this colour as well as green as I want them to look like part of the same signals set up.

(my other signal lamp is in a green box but its in naff condition compared to this new one..)


Hi Gadge
Pauls ( commando sniper) radio I think is a mk III. The radio that I am restoring at the moment is a mk II and its original colour is sevice brown. It has been repainted green on the out side and there is not much left of that,but the inside is in good condition and is clearly brown, so I will be painting mine brown.
So the answer to the question of colour depends on when yours was made. Is it Mk I, II, or III ?

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Hmm i'll have a look when i'm back from this weekend job.

I've a feeling its a 1943 one...

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pegasus-drive wrote:
Gadge wrote:
Yeah mines a bit non standard as it came from a radio hams collection and its been retrofitted for transisters rather than valves so is probably a runner too!

Weidly i picked up a very good condition signal lamp set, you know the boxed type with a morse key attached to the lid. The metal box on that is the chocolate brown colour, does anyone know if 18 sets came in this colour as well as green as I want them to look like part of the same signals set up.

(my other signal lamp is in a green box but its in naff condition compared to this new one..)


Hi Gadge
Pauls ( commando sniper) radio I think is a mk III. The radio that I am restoring at the moment is a mk II and its original colour is sevice brown. It has been repainted green on the out side and there is not much left of that,but the inside is in good condition and is clearly brown, so I will be painting mine brown.
So the answer to the question of colour depends on when yours was made. Is it Mk I, II, or III ?

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Will take a look at my MK1 case - made by Pye in 1940.

Let you know what colour that is - perhaps even pop up a photo if anyone wants.

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WS18 Mk1 - Pye 1940 - Sn - 131

NB- "Doors" are replacement from WS18 Mk3 cause some twit removed the originals.

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Very nice Tim :D

What's the rubber bung below the aerial socket for specifically? I've seen it on Franks MkII set aswell so I assume it was deleted on the MkIII design as mine does not have it.

Was it to allow access to the lower panel to externally power the set?





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Very nice Tim :D

What's the rubber bung below the aerial socket for specifically? I've seen it on Franks MkII set aswell so I assume it was deleted on the MkIII design as mine does not have it.

Was it to allow access to the lower panel to externally power the set?





Paul



Paul

Correct - the hole is to allow the set to be powered externally... if you note the inside bottom half of the set doesnt have the power lead and socket which allow the set to be (a) connected to the internal battery to power it, or (b) to be connected to an external battery.

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Tim,

The PSU is very nice!! What is the 3 cell battery for (ZA19988)? Would really like to find one of them to go with my 18 set and 38 sets.

So on the MkIII set, to externally power the set you use the permanent socket that's just below the front of the lower panel?

Al, I think it's field message book No.153?





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cheers mate,would that be the same on all radios/sigs stuff?

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commando sniper wrote:
Tim,

The PSU is very nice!! What is the 3 cell battery for (ZA19988)? Would really like to find one of them to go with my 18 set and 38 sets.

So on the MkIII set, to externally power the set you use the permanent socket that's just below the front of the lower panel?

Al, I think it's field message book No.153?

Paul.


Paul

The 3 x cell battery is bakelite case ZA19988 - the diagram on the top of the bakelite case gives the impression this is a single battery with the central cell connected to the outer two... this actually comprises 3 x 2v cells connected with two lead strips (I have these separately).

As it happens am part way assembling a "spare" PSU No 5 out of parts acquired at radio fairs... have only got to find the batteries and box, lid and power leads... though not sure what I'll do with it when finished now I have a nice complete example... so some arm twisting might convince me to sell it.

As I understand it - to externally power the MK3 set, you simply connect an external battery up to the plug to the bottom right side of the set - instead of connecting the battery lead attached to the left side of the set.

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Have managed to track down the connector plug that allowed the signaller to use a vertical or horizontal mast and aerial wire.

This fits into the small collar in the rear of the WS18 morse key for storage.

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Any intent to do a Sig event next year? If so, PM me when/where - may be interested in popping along with some clobber.

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Hi Tim,

Definately!! It would be great to get together on a project :D Should definately be at the Victory Show next year. I've heard rumours that COAM maybe back on too?






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