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Title: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: Ludwig on April 18, 2019, 1714 UTC
For those who are interested, I have added some updates concerning the secret WW2 radio shack, follow the menus for various pages.

The URL is https://sites.google.com/view/ww2secretradiostation
I am moving to the farm on a permanent basis in about 3 months, and progress will then be quicker...
The book "The Key Messenger" is progressing well. It is amazing what one can dig out about stay behind organisations (SBO's) today.
Anyway, have a look, I have started to add some download pages as well, and these will be updated with photos of receivers, transmitters, circuits, manuals etc.


Ludwig


Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: ThElectriCat on April 28, 2019, 1612 UTC
This is really cool!
I wish you best of luck with your adventures in restoring such a site, and I look forward to reading your book.
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: Ludwig on May 10, 2019, 2211 UTC
Google changed the page address

to

https://sites.google.com/view/ww2secretradiostation
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: Telegrapher on June 03, 2019, 1430 UTC
I love the history of radio spying and alike. From one time pads to numeric code and huge bulky equipment all in a single base station with bulletproof walls and the smell of old electronics. Cold and dark, hidden in the middle of nowhere. That’s what my kind of radio shack eventually will be looking like. Inspiration is all around when just digging into it. :)
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: Ludwig on September 01, 2019, 0520 UTC
For those interested, short update at https://sites.google.com/view/ww2secretradiostation/refurbishment
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: Ludwig on November 05, 2019, 0519 UTC


Short updates on the project at https://sites.google.com/view/ww2secretradiostation/refurbishment and
https://sites.google.com/view/ww2secretradiostation/radio-details-downloads/dws-mk214d
I have added some high resolution images of the MK214D transmitter used by the Diplomatic Wireless Service in the 1960's.
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: Ludwig on August 28, 2020, 1837 UTC
Some more updates, at
https://sites.google.com/view/ww2secretradiostation/refurbishment

Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: Kingbear Radio on September 02, 2020, 0608 UTC
Ludwig, very nice job, it's a nice working museum, with all of the radios like they would have had them for a short period of time. It keeps the past alive, and people now and in the future can see what it was like.

Google sites, stay away they're news that you don't want to use. :(

K-Bear
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: Rizla on September 06, 2020, 0349 UTC
What a beautiful place, what an incredible project!  A real inspiration, shows what can be done with a lot of hard work and inspiration.

I'll bet you make some amazing catches out there.
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: Under30 on September 07, 2020, 0120 UTC
Very nice :)
Thanks for posting :)
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: Ludwig on October 15, 2020, 1750 UTC
Hi everyone, some more updates, at
https://sites.google.com/view/ww2secretradiostation/refurbishment
for those who are interested.
73, Ludwig/ZS5CN
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: bubba on October 16, 2020, 0111 UTC
WWII radio shack should have a copy of this https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwixyrrl9bfsAhULr1kKHS1YDgI4ChAWMAF6BAgBEAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fnvlpubs.nist.gov%2Fnistpubs%2FLegacy%2Fbrpd-crpl-d%2Fbrpd-crpl-d8.pdf&usg=AOvVaw3ln6scIEzJkEJpgbdJ9KvN (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwixyrrl9bfsAhULr1kKHS1YDgI4ChAWMAF6BAgBEAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fnvlpubs.nist.gov%2Fnistpubs%2FLegacy%2Fbrpd-crpl-d%2Fbrpd-crpl-d8.pdf&usg=AOvVaw3ln6scIEzJkEJpgbdJ9KvN)

Basic radio propagation predictions for July 1945 - NIST Page
nvlpubs.nist.gov › Legacy › brpd-crpl-d › brpd-crpl-d8
PDF
This IRPL-D series is a monthly supplement to the. IRPL Radio Propagation Handbook, Part 1, issued by the. Army as TM 11-499 and by the Navy as DNC-13-1, ...

BASIC RADIO PROPAGATION PREDICTIONS
FOR JULY 1945
THREE MONTHS IN ADVANCE
ISSUED
APRIL 1945
PREPARED BY INTERSERVICE RADIO PROPAGATION LABORATORY
National Bureau of Standards
Washington 25, D. C.
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: Ludwig on October 20, 2020, 2137 UTC
Thanks, interesting document!
Ludwig/ZS5CN
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: bubba on October 23, 2020, 0400 UTC
*This document contains information affecting the national
defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage
Act, 50 U, S. C., 31 and 32. Its transmission or the revelation of
its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited
by law.

once upon a time , not so very long ago
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: syfr on December 09, 2020, 1306 UTC
Thanks for the link, this will be fascinating reading, Ludwig.

Nick E is a friend of 24 years and  localish to me and is a good source of information for sure!
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: Ludwig on October 13, 2021, 1549 UTC
Hi everyone, some more updates, Google has miraculously changed my website address, updates are now at

https://sites.google.com/view/ww2-secret-radio-station/refurbishment (https://sites.google.com/view/ww2-secret-radio-station/refurbishment)

for those who are interested.
73, Ludwig/ZS5CN
Title: Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
Post by: Σ on October 13, 2021, 2109 UTC
Quite the labor of love. Spectacular landscape, too!