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The WS 19 Established & Designed in England 1940
Royal Signals Established 28 June 1920
The WS19 Group or Wireless-Set-No19 Group is 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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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
    Various German Radio Documents
  Battery Specifications (originally from Defence Standards website)
  Photo Index Page Linked to Documents
    A510 information by the late Colin MacKinnon
    EMERs By Number
    EMERs By Equipment Name
  Inverters for powering valve radio equipment
  Photos Section
  R209 Mk2 Restoration Project
R209 Mk1, R209 Mk 2, R209 Mk 2/B and Accessories
  R210 Restoration Project - Including Mounting Tray, A Box, RF Filter and No 7 ATU
  Wireless Set No 62 Restoration Project
  SL42 and SL56 component photos
  Radio Navigation Aids
  Technology for Artillery Location - Alister Mitchell GM3UDL
  The BRUIN Communications System - Alister Mitchell GM3UDL, January 2012
  The Ptarmigan Communication System
  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)
  Military Information Films
  Photos of three original wartime battery boxes
  Scans of Dry Batteries, HT, LT and Combined Batteries
  Remembrance Day 2019 - images of Saltwell Park Gateshead, North East UK
  Lamps, Operator. An Overview by Chris Bisaillion and Louis Meulstee
  Tabby; Clive Elliott reviews early British ideas used to assist night vision, The History of Night Vision Goggles 1914 - 2014

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Latest documents added to the archive (updated 20th December 2019).

Equipment..  Title
WS53/R209 Mk2 User Handbook for WS53/R209 Mk2 in Trucks 1 Ton G.S. W.L. (Including Control Units for Remote Operation of WS53) W.O. Code 12277 Feb 1958
Transmitter T1087 AP 1186 Vol 1, July 1939
Radar AA No 2 (S.L.C.) The Radio Mechanics Notebook, Equipment Radar AA No 2 (S.L.C.)
Structure and Index of the Radar and FCE Part List of EMERS current on the 31st Dec 58 arranged in filling order, EMER A000 Jan 1959
Receiver L557 for C11(SSB) Extract from MEL Technical Manual No 883 (1970) plus some historical background information and modern photographs.
Vibrator Power Unit (N.Z.) Working Instructions Wireless Set No. 48
Regulator, Voltage, 24 Volt Input Regulator, Voltage, 24 Volt Input, R209 Mk2 A Modern Commentary by Keith Watt (G4MSF) and Chris Jones (G8GFB) Feb 2018
Message Writing and RT, 1944
Installation MD 01, The Earthing of End-Fed Antennas on Mobile Radios, AC61412, July 1975
AN/ARR-7 AN/ARR-7AX Handbook Maintenance Instructions Radio Receiving Sets AN/ARR-7 AN/ARR-7AX, (USAF) 12R2-2ARR7-2, (Navy) AN 16-30ARR7-2, Oct 1954
Illustrated Spare Parts List for Wireless Control Harness, Type B, 12 Volt, W.O. Code 13069 29th Sept 1960
Wireless Station No. 19/C45/19HP User Handbook for Wireless Station No. 19/C45/19HP in Truck 3-Ton GS Cargo 4x4 Bedford RL, W.O. Code 12399 Sept 1959
Illustrated Spare Parts List for Switchboard Magneto 10 Line (W.D.) W.O Code 13450 Sept 1961
Reception Sets R209 Mk1 Identification List E.S. 1403 I.L. (September 1948)
Fundamental Principles of Vibrator Power Supply Design By Mallory, First Edition March 1947
Mallory Replacement Vibrator Guide
RT320 Service Manual for HF Radio Type RT320, Volume 1, First and Second Line Servicing, Publication No. 640/HA/09568
RT320 High Frequency Radio RT320 Volume 2, 3rd Line Servicing Publication 640-HA-09560
German Army document D963-8 on the installation of radios in various soft-skin Wehrmacht vehicles
CU-1796/ARC-114 TM11-5821-259-35 Technical Manual DS, GS, & Depot Maintenance Manual Radio Set AN/ARC-114, Network, Impedance Matching CU-1794/ARC-114 & Network Impedance Matching-Quadrature Hybrid CU-1796/ARC-114, Jan 1971
Radio Telegraph Adaptor No 1 and No 2 Radio Telegraph Adaptor No 1 and No 2, Technical Handbook - Data Summary, L570, Feb 1969
Radio Telegraph Adaptor No 1 and No 2 Technical Handbook - Technical Description, L572 Feb 1974
Radio Telegraph Adaptor No 1 and No 2 Technical Handbook - Unit Repairs, L573 Jun 19691
Transmitter, Radio, C11 Transmitter, Radio, C11, Z1/5820-99-911-0849, Illustrated Parts Catalogue, AC12628, Dec 1974
Radio Telegraph Adaptor No 1 and No 2 Radio Telegraph Adaptor No 1 and No 2, Technical Handbook - Field and Base Repairs, EMER L574, Feb 1974
Radio Telegraph Adaptor No 1 and No 2 Radio Telegraph Adaptor No 1 and No 2, Technical Handbook - Centrems, EMER L576, Apr 1975
Radio Telegraph Adaptor No 1 and No 2 Adaptor Telegraph, Radio No 1 and No 2, Technical Handbook - Modification Instructions, EMER L577
Radio Telegraph Adaptor No 1 and No 2 Radio Telegraph Adaptor No 1 and No 2, Technical Handbook - Miscellaneous Instruction, EMER L579
United Motors Delco Auto Radio Sales and Service Manual No 6 - Essentially a car radio workshop manual, but has some very good vibrator information
Equipment, Radar, AA, No 4 Mk 7 Technical Handbook, Technical Description, Tels 0 242, Dec 1953
Signal Communications in the Army, Volume II, Regimental Signalling Handbook, Part 2, Signal Training, AC70786, April 82
Signal Communications in the Army, Volume II, Regimental Signalling Handbook, Part 4, Communication Security, AC70788, Aug 76
Signal Communications in the Army, Volume II, Regimental Signalling Handbook, Part 5, Cadet Signal Training, AC70789, Oct 76
Signal Communications in the Army, Volume IV, Communications Procedures, Pamphlet No 1, Radio Telegraph Procedure, AC70815 Mar 85
Signal Communications in the Army, Volume IV, Communications Procedures, Pamphlet No 2, Voice Procedure, AC70816 Nov 78
Royal Artillery Note Book, Army Code No 71144 D/DAT/13/26/89
Infantry Training Volume VIII, Infantry Signal Training, Pamphlet No 40 Part 2, Territorial Army Infantry Signalling Standards, Army Code No 71146 (Pt2) 1987
High Frequency Communications System UK/TRC 521 (Short and Long) Purpose and Planning Information, 5800-E-150-101 Sept 1991
Adaptor, Aerial to Transmitter for Transmitter D11, Z42/5985-99-421-3903 (ZA56234) Mar 2019
Wireless Set No19 Mks I, II and III Modification Instructions F257 (M.E.F.) 1945
Wireless Set No 19 Mk III and Ancillary Equipment Echelon Repair Schedule, F256/3 Mar 1945
Wireless Set No 19 Mk III Service Data - Second to Fourth Echelon Work, F259/2, Mar 1945
Supply Unit, Vibratory, No 4 (Wireless Set No 19) EMER Tels L812/1, Mar 1945
Wireless Sets CDN No 52 Identification List, Canadian Army Local Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Instructions, Tels F526, Issue 2, July 1948
Crystal Test Set, Type AM 193 Crystal Test Set, Type AM 193, EMERS Z680, Z681, Z683, Z684 and Z68
Lead Acid battery test chart, 1033
Slidex Card, Series A, Card No 1 Ops/Sigs
Slidex Card, Series A , Card No 5 (19 Inf Bde Edition 2) Unit 1
Slidex Card, Series A, Card No 5 Unit 1, TM/SYSCOM (A)
Slidex Card, Series A, Card No 5 Unit No 1
Slidex Card, Series A, Card No 7 REME No 1
Slidex Card, Series B, Card No 1 Ops No 1
Slidex Card, Series B, Card No 6 RA No 1
Slidex Card, Series D, Card No 4 Med No 1
Slidex Card, Series D, Card No 8 AQ(A) No 1
Slidex Card, Series D, Card No 13 Provost 1
Slidex Card, BIS/02/102, Card No 51 Joint Operations
Slidex Card, BIS/02/103, Card No 52 Naval Gunfire Support
Slidex Card, BIS/02/104, Card No 53 Offensive Air Support
Slidex Card, BIS/02/105, Card No 54 Airborne Operations
Slidex Card, BIS/02/106, Card No 55 Air Transport Support
Slidex Card, BIS/02/107, Card No 56 Commando/Helicopter Operations
Slidex Card, BIS/02/108, Card No 57 Radio Relay Operation
Slidex Card, Series B, Card No 11 S & T No 1
Soviet DP-5A Geiger Counter

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