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The WS 19 Established & Designed in England 1940
Royal Signals Established 28 June 1920

For the open exchange of information and opinions about collecting, restoring, maintaining and operating the Wireless Set No 19 and all other radios, as well as line and other forms of comms equipment, used by the Allied forces before, during and after World War II. For organising operating events with the broadest possible participation. Anyone interested in military communications equipment, vintage and modern, are most welcome.

The Manuals section of this site provides the largest publicly available historical archive of military communication documentation in the world. Documents are available for download to members and non-members alike, with no charge. However, to protect our investment in time and money, all documents are password protected. Please see below for instructions on obtaining passwords.

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We now have a range of solid-state vibrator kits available to allow you to reuse your old and failed
4 pin shunt and series power supply vibrators. For more details of the kits available and prices click here.

Louis Meulstee
Key and Plug Assemblies An overview..


Compendium 1 "Spark to Larkspur"
(Wireless Sets 1910-1948)

Compendium 2 "Spark to Larkspur" (Special Sets, Receivers and Larkspur) is divided into five main sections and sub-divided into chapters by application, operational use, range or family of sets, and date of introduction.

Compendium 3 and 4 "Foreign Equipment Data Sheets" (Part 1 and Part 2) contains a facsimile reprint of a German World War 2 publication entitled 'Signal Equipment' ('Nachrichtengerät'), also known as D50/13. The publication is Volume 13 in the 'Foreign Equipment Data Sheets' ('Kennblätter fremden Geräts'), a series of German Army publications providing data on enemy equipment, principally from Belgium, England, France, North America, Russia and Switzerland.

Compendium 5 is a facsimile reprint of 'Signal Communication Equipment used by Enemy Nations', a British publication providing technical and operational data on captured enemy signal communication equipment originating from Germany, Italy and Japan. It was produced by the Signals Research and Development Establishment (SRDE) in co-operation with M.I. 8 and first issued as a secret document in January 1944.


Compendium 6 is a facsimile reprint of 'Notes On Equipment' a modern reprint of a 1944 document issues by the Training Establishment, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, F Branch, which was based at Donnington in Shropshire. Notes on Equipment, Volume IV, was titled Signal and Wireless Stores, and was intended to give Stores personnel a grounding in the line and radio equipment used by the wartime army.


Browse the site:
  Manuals Section : WS Series and other UK and Commonwealth pre-Larkspur Radio Stations
    Aerials and Antennas
    Ancillary Equipment
    Batteries, Chargers, Generators, Inverters and Power Supplies
    Test Gear - Calibrators, Wave Meters and Test Sets
    Larkspur Series Stations and Receivers
    Miscellaneous Manuals
    Other UK and Commonwealth Receivers and Transmitters
    Royal Air Force
    Military Use of Commercial Equipment
    Reference EMERs
    Signal Training Documents
    Telephone and Telegraph Equipment - Gallery
    US Technical Manuals
    Various Russian Radio Documents
    Battery Specifications (originally from Defence Standards website)
    Photo Index Page Linked to Documents  
  Inverters for powering valve radio equipment
  Photos Section
  R209 Mk2 Restoration Project
  SL42 and SL56 component photos
  Radio Navigation Aids
  Technology for Artillery Location - Alister Mitchell GM3UDL
  Various Articles
  Miscellaneous Technical Documents
  Royal Signals Posters

Posters, photos and curios found in museums (By Mike Buckley)

  Group's Links Page
  WW II D-day Radio Broadcasts (in Real Player streaming audio format)
  WW II News Broadcasts (in Real Player streaming audio format)
  Winston Churchill Speeches (in Real Player streaming audio format)
  Photos of three original wartime battery boxes
  Scans of Dry Batteries, HT, LT and Combined Batteries
(Please contact us to add any scans you may have, please use the Wireless-Set-No19 Yahoo group List Owner's e-mail address found here)
  Remembrance Day 2012 - images of Saltwell Park Gateshead, North East UK
  Lamps, Operator. An Overview by Chris Bisaillion and Louis Meulstee

Manuals Section - EMERs and other military equipment manuals

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Latest documents added to the archive (updated 26th July 2015).

Equipment..  Title
Signal Engineering Instruction, Equipment AE 02, Extracts from the NATO Standardization Agreement STANAG 2113 (Edition 3), The Destruction of Military Technical Equipment, Mar 1980
Signal Engineering Instruction, Installations AG 01, Lightning Protection for Personnel and Royal Signals Static Installations, Army Code 61618, 1994
Signal Engineering Instruction, Standards and Maintenance AT 02, Signal Works Services - Equipment Support Plan, Army Code 61628, 1981
Signal Engineering Instruction CT 01, Indoor Wiring for Telephones and Small Switchboards, Army Code 14376, 1973
Signal Engineering Instruction CT 02, Jointing Paper Core Lead Sheathed Underground Cables, Army Code 14382, 1975
Signal Engineering Instruction CT 03, Loading Telephone Cables, Army Code 14383, 1974
Signal Engineering Instruction CT 05, Taped Joints for Thermoplastic Sheathed Cables, Army Code 14418, 1985
Signal Engineering Instruction CT 11, Jointing Thermoplastic Insulated Conductors Using Slot Connectors or Connectors Wire Insulated, Army Code 14423, 1985
Signal Engineering Instruction CT 13, Jointing Thermoplastic Sheathed Cables Using Sleeves, Polyethylene No 31A, Army Code 61292, 1974
Signal Engineering Instruction General DG 01, Telephony Principles and Practice, Part 1 - Principles of Telephones, Army Code 14365, 1983
Signal Engineering Instruction General DG 02, Telephony Principles and Practice, Part 2 - Manual Telephone Exchange Principles, Army Code 14404, 1977
Signal Engineering Instruction General DG 04, Telephony Principles and Practice, Part 4 - Automatic Exchange Principles, Army Code 14405, 1982
Signal Engineering Instruction General DG 05, Telephony Principles and Practice, Part 5 - Telephones, Extension Plans and Special Installations, Army Code 61544, 1976
Signal Engineering Instruction KD 01, The Bruin System, Army Code 14428, 1972
Signal Engineering Instruction Systems LP 02, VHF CNR Management, Army Code 60883, 1984
Signal Engineering Instruction Systems RD 03, Engineering Radio Relay Systems Using SR C41/R222 and CST 1+4 No 3, Army Code 61595, 1976
Signal Engineering Instruction Systems RG 01, Static Radio Relay Engineering Practice, Army Code 61260, 1974
Signal Engineering Instruction Systems RG 02, System Standards for Private Circuits, Army Code 61677, 1977
Signal Engineering Instruction Systems RP 02, Radio Relay Path Assessment, Army Code 14427, 1976
Signal Engineering Instruction Systems RP 03, Radio Relay Path Assessment, 30 - 1000 MHz, 1978 (low resoution copy)
The Fullerphone, Its Action and Use, March 1917
Communication By Wireless, March 1918
Signal Training Vol II, Part I, Electricity and Magnetism, April 1935
Royal Signals Training, Principles of Electricity and Associated Subjects for A and B Group Tradesmen, 1965. Complete document 50mb
Royal Signals Training, Principles of Electricity and Associated Subjects for A and B Group Tradesmen, 1965 - Part 1 22.5mb
Royal Signals Training, Principles of Electricity and Associated Subjects for A and B Group Tradesmen, 1965 - Part 2 18.5mb
Royal Signals Training, Principles of Electricity and Associated Subjects for A and B Group Tradesmen, 1965 - Part 3 8mb
Royal Signals Training, Principles of Electricity and Associated Subjects for A and B Group Tradesmen, 1965 - Appendix "A" Mathematics 1mb
Signal Training (All Arms) 1938
Wireless Station No. 31 Conversion of Wireless Station No. 31 (Manpack) to Vehicle/Ground Stations, Nov 1950
Naval Message Form, Oct 1935
Notes on Waterproofing and Wading "B" Vehicles. T.T.C., R.M. 1953
User Handbook for Meter, Contamination, No 1 or No 1 Mk 2 Equipment (Provisional) 1954

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