We seek to understand and document all radio transmissions, legal and otherwise, as part of the radio listening hobby. We do not encourage any radio operations contrary to regulations. Always consult with the appropriate authorities if you have questions concerning what is permissable in your locale.

Author Topic: The WW2 Radio Shack  (Read 11540 times)

Offline Ludwig

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 8
    • View Profile
    • The WW2 Radio Shack
    • Email
The WW2 Radio Shack
« 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


« Last Edit: May 28, 2019, 1837 UTC by Ludwig »
Ludwig Combrinck/ZS5CN

Offline ThElectriCat

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
  • Hillsboro OR
    • View Profile
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #1 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.
In another life, I could have been a telephone engineer.

Offline Ludwig

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 8
    • View Profile
    • The WW2 Radio Shack
    • Email
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 2211 UTC »
Google changed the page address

to

https://sites.google.com/view/ww2secretradiostation
Ludwig Combrinck/ZS5CN

Offline Telegrapher

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 47
  • The Netherlands
  • UVB-76 bought me in the SWL'ing habit.
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #3 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. :)

Offline Ludwig

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 8
    • View Profile
    • The WW2 Radio Shack
    • Email
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 0520 UTC »
Ludwig Combrinck/ZS5CN

Offline Ludwig

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 8
    • View Profile
    • The WW2 Radio Shack
    • Email
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #5 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.
Ludwig Combrinck/ZS5CN

Offline Ludwig

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 8
    • View Profile
    • The WW2 Radio Shack
    • Email
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2020, 1837 UTC »
Ludwig Combrinck/ZS5CN

Offline Kingbear Radio

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 52
  • Universe
  • Kingbear Radio
    • View Profile
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #7 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
K-Bear Radio

Offline Rizla

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 218
  • Sonoran Desert, AZ
    • View Profile
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #8 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.
QTH: Sonoran Desert, AZ. Kenwood TS-820S, FT-891, Tecsun 880, neophyte in a forest of antenna wire.

Under30

  • Guest
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2020, 0120 UTC »
Very nice :)
Thanks for posting :)

Offline Ludwig

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 8
    • View Profile
    • The WW2 Radio Shack
    • Email
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #10 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
Ludwig Combrinck/ZS5CN

Offline bubba

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Indian Creek , Near Tenn. Divide , Land Between the Rivers
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #11 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

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.
Howdy

Offline Ludwig

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 8
    • View Profile
    • The WW2 Radio Shack
    • Email
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2020, 2137 UTC »
Thanks, interesting document!
Ludwig/ZS5CN
Ludwig Combrinck/ZS5CN

Offline bubba

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Indian Creek , Near Tenn. Divide , Land Between the Rivers
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #13 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
Howdy

Offline syfr

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 644
    • View Profile
Re: The WW2 Radio Shack
« Reply #14 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!
Kiwsdr x 2. TenTec Paragon/NRD535