[AMRadio] WW II Army Field Sets

BILL WINTER k3jpb at msn.com
Fri Jul 9 15:50:07 EDT 2004

BC 312 receiver with a BC 375 TX were used in half tracks and infantry scout 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kim Elmore" <Kim.Elmore at noaa.gov>
To: "AMRadio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 3:25 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] WW II Army Field Sets

> I'm hoping some of the old timers among you can help me with some
> information.  I'm curious about what sorts of "portable" HF field sets 
> were
> available in the Army infantry during WW II.  I know of some AAF sets, and
> some sets used in tanks, but there seems to be little information on sets
> much smaller than the SCR-299 variety, which used a BC-610/Hallicrafters
> HT-4 as the transmitter.  The SCR-299 was an entire system carried in a
> special communications truck.
> I'm looking for info about something smaller that might be carried as
> something to be set up within a command post.  Perhaps along the lines of 
> a
> Johnson Viking or Globe Champion as a transmitter and a S-40 or HQ-110 or
> HQ-170 as a receiver. Do any of you have info on such a beast, or know of
> someplace I can go to get it? I've looked quite a bit on the web and
> haven't yet found what I'm after.
> Thanks,
> Kim Elmore, N5OP
>                            Kim Elmore, Ph.D.
>                         University of Oklahoma
>          Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
> "All of weather is divided into three parts: Yes, No, and Maybe. The
> greatest of these is Maybe" The original Latin appears to be garbled.
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