Wireless set no 62
PYE WIRELESS SET No 62 1944-1966
Dit is mijn WS-62 set compleet met lampje, key, microfoon/headset en voedingskabeltje.Voor 3575 KHz (CW) en 3705 KHz (AM), SRS frequenties, heb ik kristallen. De Pye Wireless set 62 is een laagvermogen HF zend-ontvanger, ontworpen om met een 12 V voeding te kunnen werken. Hij is bedoeld voor militaire toepassingen alsmede voor burger gebruik en kan gebruikt worden als een mobiel of vast opgesteld basisstation. Als militair verbindingsmiddel is het gebruikt door o.m. het Britse leger om te gebruiken in volgende toepassingen.
Man-pack/Animal pack station.
Voor burger toepassingen kan het ingezet worden voor vast of mobiel gebruik door politie, olie maatschappijen, posterijen e.d.
De set loopt van 1.6 tot 10 MHz
Het uitgangsvermogen is CW 0,78 tot 1.1 Watt
AM 0.44 tot 0.84 Watt
De set kan een korte periode drijven en is speciaal ontworpen voor de tropen
De set heeft een lange fabricageperiode van 1944 tot 1966
De set heeft ook nog in een Auster vliegtuig dienst gedaan. (zie link )
Twee Australische militairen in de Korea oorlog, met WS62 zoals hij als manpack gebruikt werd.
Pete G4MRU emailed me.
The WS-62 on my pages brings him back down memory lane, doing his duty for the Queen and Country and was sended to Aden.
Doing his part of the job in de “Tour of Aden” and remembers this in relation with the WS-62 in the year 1966-67 in an other world, far away from home.
Well its such a long time ago.
I was serving with the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI).
We were Billeted in Radfan camp. (tented).
I was just an 18 year old lad.
In the beginning we used the 62 set for most of our coms, then after
about 4 months we just dumped them all in the sea. I did salvage a new
one and a ARC88. I sent them home via “P&O”. But only the ARC88
arrived!. I do not think I have a photo of the 62set as photos were not
to be taken. I do remember that we were in shock as we had no HF set to
replace it with and did not get one until back in the UK. Even then we
got the grate big C11 as our main HF set. We got a C13 to test. Nice set
but just no real power.
The big aircraft carrier is/was the Albion.
We Were still using the 62 set for about 4 months of our tour of Aden
1966 – 67. It was a strange setup. They were a 3 man radio. Each part
mounted on what we called a Murphy carrier. The set on one, the hand
wound generator was the other and 2 x 12v 100 amp batteries on the
third. All linked. Over the shoulder there was a little meter that you
could see the voltage on. This was a good indicator to tell you that you
were actually transmitting something. We did not use the whip antenna
but a long trailing counterpoise (wire). This was safer! as long as the
other men did not stand on it. We also used them in base but coupled
upto a ARC88.
There was a trick to tuning it. You needed to look for a dip But often
you would see two. You needed to tell the true one. The wrong one would
only give half the power.
The voice proceeder for changing frq. ” permission to flick, over…
Roger, flick now out”.
Pete with C42 in action Aden 1967
We were meant to be there for 10 months. I was
there for just under 12 months as I had to hand over the com’s and
things. The photo of the 62set in use, Yes thats it. you can see they
are connected together. It was a comfortable set to carry, not heavy at
all. But it was very clumsy, it would snag on everything.
The radio you can see me with is the C42. They came with two type’s of
power supply, one was valve (PSV) The other transistor (PST) You could
tell them apart. the PST had three fuses in a row. The valve one only had 2.
Well I will thanks Pete for this nice story, I think I could have a long talk with him about this subject and the things around it with a cup of tea ( or a pint).
If you need spare parts, just dive in the gulf of Aden