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The WS 19 Established & Designed in England 1940
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An addition to volume 2, a previously unseen Voltmeter, Valve, UHF No. 1
used for the testing of the Wireless Set No. 19 B set RF output.


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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Latest documents added to the archive (updated 18th October 2023).

Equipment..  Title
Reception Sets PCR Nos 1, 2 and 3 Technical Handbook - Miscellaneous Instruction, Alignment and Performance Testing, Tels E849, Apr 1950
Reception Set R209 MkII Technical Handbook - Technical Description, EMER TELS E272 (was E312/1) Issue 2, Oct 1953
Reception Set R209 MkII The Essential Guide to the Alignment of the R209 Mk2 receiver, Extracts from EMERs to bring together info in to one document to align your R209 Mk2
Racal PRM 4021 Workshop Handbook, Ref. WOH 7207 Issue 2.3.79-504
R209 Mk2/B Royal Dutch Army, list of components, Reception set R209 Mk2/B, Signal Corps5
R209 Mk2/B RAM128 Review of the R209 Mk2/B receiver
Radio Receiver Type 35A Post Office (P.O.) Radio Receiver Type 35A Operating & Maintenance Manual
R209 Mk1 Circuit Notes - Extract from possibly "Notes for Radio Mechanics Part 3"
R209 Mk2/B Communications Receiver Equipment - UPDATED with very high quality circuit diagram
Tube Tester I-177 TM11-2627, 3rd August 1944 and Changes to the Technical Manual 24th October 1945
Reception Set R206 Mk1 Reception Set R206 Mk1 Working Instructions, ZA20101 Oct 1945
Wattmeter Absorption HF No 2 Technical Handbook - Data Summary
Wattmeter Absorption HF No 2 Technical Handbook - Operating Instructions, Y621 Oct 1953
Wattmeter Absorption HF No 2 Technical Handbook - Technical Description, Y622, Oct 1953
Wattmeter Absorption HF No 2 Technical Handbook - Field and Base Repairs, Y624, Jan 1963
ZC1 Mk2 ZC1 Mk2 Working Instructions, Part 1 General Description & Operation. First Line Maintenance. Added to the NI Addendum Concerning Newzeland Radio Set Z.C.1 Mk1 (French) Jan 1946
BC611-A,-B,-C,-D,-E, and -F Radio Receiver and Transmitters BC611-A,-B,-C,-D,-E, and -F Repair Instructions, TM11-4019, July 1945
TF957 and TF957/1 H.F. Absorption Wattmeter, Types TF957 and TF957/1, By Marconi Instruments
R390/URR R390/URR Circuit Diagrams
RA. 137B L.F. Converter Type RA. 137B, Racal
RA. 237B L.F. Converter Type RA. 237B, Racal
R390/UUR Instruction Book for Radio Receiver R390/UUR Oct 1953
User Handbook for Clansman Radio Installations in Trucks 1/2 and 3/4 ton FFR and GS Rover Part 1 Introduction, AC No 61590 June 1979
User Handbook for Clansman Radio Installations in Trucks 1/2 and 3/4 ton FFR and GS Rover Part 2 Vehicles, AC 61590 part 2
User Handbook for Clansman Radio Installations in Trucks 1/2 and 3/4 ton FFR and GS Rover Part 4 Antennas and Masts AC 61590 Part 4
User Handbook for Clansman Radio Installations in Trucks 1/2 and 3/4 ton FFR and GS Rover, UK/VRC-321 in FFR only, Part 7 Supplement 1, AC 61590 Part 7 Supplement 1
User Handbook for Clansman Installations in Trucks 1/2 and 3/4 ton FFR and GS Rover Part 7 Supplement 2 UK/PRC-315/2 In FFR only June 1977 AC 61590 Part 7 Supplement 2
User Handbook for Clansman Radio Installations in Trucks 1/2 and 3/4 ton FFR and GS Rover Part 7 Supplement 3 UK/VRC-353 in FFR only, May 1984
User Handbook for Clansman Radio Installations in Trucks 1/2 and 3/4 ton FFR and GS Rover Part 7 Supplement 5 UK/PRC-320 in FFR and GS July 1981
User Handbook for Clansman Radio Installations in Trucks 1/2 and 3/4 ton FFR and GS Rover Part 7 Supplement 6 UK/PRC-350 in FFR and GS Including TUL and TUM
User Handbook for Clansman Radio Installations in Trucks 1/2 and 3/4 ton FFR and GS Rover Part 7 Supplement 8 UK/VRC-353Z in FFR only Sept 1981
User Handbook for Clansman Radio Installations in Trucks 1/2 and 3/4 ton FFR and GS Rover Part 7 Supplement 10 Distribution Box 15-Way DC Power Dec 1979
User Handbook for Clansman Radio Installations in Trucks 1/2 and 3/4 ton FFR and GS Rover Part 7 Supplement 12 Loudspeaker and Amplifier in Trucks 1/2 and 3/4 ton FFR only AC61590 Part 7 Supplement 12
User Handbook for Clansman Radio Installations in Trucks 1/2 and 3/4 ton FFR and GS Rover Part 7 Supplement 23 Installation of TRA No 1 with Teleprinter T100R in Trucks 3/4 ton FFR Rover only AC 61590 Part 7 Supplement 23 Jan 1987
General Purpose Transmitter Type AT-1 Stores Ref 10D/1267 and General Purpose Transmitter Type AT-7 Stores Ref 10D/1429, C.A.P. 63-1 2nd Ed, June 1944
Instruction Book and Parts List for Aircraft Receiver Types AR2 and AR6, 27th Sept 1944
Service Valve Equivalents, CV-Army-Navy-Air Force Types
Radio Receiver and Transmitter BC-620 -A- B -F -G -H and J TM11-4022 Radio Receiver and Transmitter BC-620 -A- B -F -G -H and J Repair Instructions June 1945

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