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Wireless Set No.19

This is the famous WS19 used in numerous soft skinned and armoured vehicles from 1941. The Transceiver “A” set covers 2.0-8 MHz with a output of  about 2.5 watts AM &. 5W on CW. There was also a VHF FM “B” set covering 229-241MHz with 400mW output for short range use and an Intercom for crew communications.

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The pictured shows the Canadian MkIII version with Cyrillic legends. These were manufactured by RCA and other companies, as part of the lend-lease scheme for allied Russian forces. The B sets were often removed during workshop refurbishment after WWII.

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