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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.

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We can now offer you a complete, ready to go, plug in replacement solid-state vibrator.
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GRC-9 DY-88 Original Vibrators and Solid-state vibrators are now available!

Our range of solid-state vibrator kits are still available to allow you to reuse your old and failed
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Coming soon - Positive Ground Solid-state Vibrators.
Similar specifications to our existing Negative Ground Solid-state Vibrators.

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.


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  Manuals Section : WS Series and other UK and Commonwealth pre-Larkspur Radio Stations
    Aerials and Antennas
    Ancillary Equipment
Audio Amplifier/Public Address
    Batteries, Chargers, Generators, Inverters and Power Supplies
    Test Gear - Calibrators, Wave Meters and Test Sets
    Larkspur Series Stations and Receivers
Royal Artillery
Miscellaneous Manuals
Other UK and Commonwealth Receivers and Transmitters
Royal Air Force
Military Use of Commercial Equipment
Reference EMERs
Signal Training Documents
Message Forms
Signals Codes
    Telephone and Telegraph Equipment - Gallery
Mine Detectors
    US Technical Manuals
Radiation Monitoring
    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
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  Remembrance Day 2012 - images of Saltwell Park Gateshead, North East UK
  Lamps, Operator. An Overview by Chris Bisaillion and Louis Meulstee

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Latest documents added to the archive (updated 29th December 2016).

Equipment..  Title
Reception Set R209 C1, CDN Data Summary, EMER E840/1, Jan 69
Reception Set R209 C1, CDN Unit Repair, EMER E843/1, Aug 1963
Reception Set R209 C1, CDN Second to Third Line Maintenance Standards, EMER E844/1, Mar 70
Reception Set R209 C1, CDN Permissive Repair Schedule and Standard Repair Times, EMER E846/1 Jun 63
Reception Set R209 C1, CDN Modification Instructions, EMER 847
Signal Communications in the Army, Volume III, Royal Signals Reference Manual, Part 1 Engineering Data, AC70805, 1980
Signal Communications in the Army, Volume III, Royal Signals Reference Manual, Part 2 Equipment Data, AC70806, 1986
Signal Communications in the Army, Volume III, Royal Signals Reference Manual, Part 3 Signals Staff Duties, AC70807 1984
Reception Set CDN AR-88 LF Identification List and Echelon Repair Schedule, EMER EZ766, Jun 1945
Royal Engineers Training Memorandum No. 11, 1944 Bridging, Demolitions, Mines and Booby Traps, Roads Airfields and Mechanical Equipment, Water Supply, Miscellaneous.
Also contains waterproofing of Polish No 3 mine detector and transit case No 11
Receiver-Transmitter, Radio C42, CDN Data Summary, CDN EMEM I400, Jan 61
Radio Set C42 CDN Part 1, Operating Instructions, CDN EMEM I401 Oct 1960
Radio Set C42 CDN Technical Description, CDN EMEM I402, May 1961
Radio Set C42 CDN Unit Repair, CDN EMEM I403, Mar 1962
Radio Set C42 CDN Field and Base Repair, CDN EMEM I404, Sept 1961
Fullerphones MkIV and Mk IV* (Cdn) Second to Fourth Echelon Work, EMER TZ214-1, Nov 1944
Fullerphones MkIV and Mk IV* (Cdn) Modification Instruction Fullerphones Mk IV and IV* (Cdn), EMER TZ217/1, Oct 1944
Reception Sets National HRO Data Summary, Canadian Army Local EME Instructions, E130 July 1948
Reception Sets National HRO Description, Canadian Army EME Instructions, E132 Feb 1950
Reception Sets National HRO Modification Instruction, Canadian Army Local EME Instructions, E137
Reception Sets National HRO Miscellaneous Instruction, Canadian Army EME Manual, E139 Oct 1945
Radio Set C42 Periodic Inspection and Field Repair Standards, Canadian Army EME Manual I405 Apr 1962
Receiver-Transmiter, Radio C42 Permissive Repair Schedule and Standard Repair Times, Canadian Army Manual I406, Dec 1960
Radio Set C42 Modification Instruction, Canadian Army EME Manual, I407
Radio Set C42 Miscellaneous Instruction, Canadian Army EME Manual, I409
Power Supply, Vibrator, No12 Mk2 24v Input Data Summary, Canadian Army EME Manual, K240, Jan 1961
Power Supply, Vibratory, No12 Mk2 24v input Unit Repair, Canadian Army EME Manual, K243
Power Supply Vibrator No 12 Mk2 Field and Base Repair, Canadian Army EME Manual K244, Nov 1962
Power Supply Vibrator No 12 Mk 2 Modifical Instructions, Canadian Army EME Manual, K247
Power Supply Vibrator No 12 Mk2 24 volt input Power Supply Vibrator No 12 Mk2 24 volt input, Miscellaneous Instruction, Canadian Army EME Manual, K249
Tuner, Radio Frequency, Aerial No 6 Tuner Radio Frequency, Aerial No 6, Data Summary, Canadian Army EME Manual, K520, Jan 1961
Tuner, Radio Frequency, Aerial No 6 Technical Description, Canadian Army EME Manual, K522, May 1961
Tuner, Radio Frequency, Aerial No 6 Unit Repair, Canadian Army EME Manual K523, Dec 1961
Tuner, Radio Frequency, Aerial No 6 Permissive Repair Schedule and Standard Repair Times, Canadian Army EME Manual K526, Jul 1964
Antennae, AT-5029/U and AT-5030/U Data Summary, Canadian Army EME Manual K550, Dec 1963
Radio Control Harness Type B Data Summary, Canadian Army EME Manual K760, Jan 1961
Radio Control Harness Type B Part 1 Operating Instructions, Canadian Army EME Manual K761, Oct 1960
Radio Control Harness Type A Operating Instructions, Canadian Army EME Manual K771, Oct 1960
Radio Control Harness Type A Technical Description, Canadian Army EME Manual K772, Mar 1963
Radio Control Harness Type A Unit Repair, Canadian Army EME Manual, K773, Oct 1961
Radio Control Harness Type A Permissive Repair Schedule and Standard Repair Times, Canadian Army EME Manual K776, Jan 1966
MN-26LB Addenda for MN-26LB Manual Radio Compass Equipment, Supplement to I.B.427
RBA-7 Instruction Book for Radio Receiver Equipment Navy Model RBA-7, NAVSHIPS 91559, Nov 1951
RU-18 and RU-19 Final Instruction Book for Navy Model RU-18 & Navy Model RU-19 Aircraft Radio Telegraph & Telephone Receiving Equipments Apr 1941
AN/ARN-6 Handbook Operating Instructions, Radio Compass AN/ARN-6, T.O. 12R5-2ARN6-1, Aug 1948
AN/ARN-6 Instruction Book, Test Bench Harness for AN/ARN-6 (NAF 603686-1)

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