[AMRadio] WW II Army Field Sets


BILL WINTER k3jpb at msn.com
Fri Jul 9 15:57:30 EDT 2004


As Jim points out I erred in my BC375 note .It was a BC191. Sometimes my 
tired old mind gets confused with these big numbers!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James M. Walker" <chejmw at acsu.buffalo.edu>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] WW II Army Field Sets


> Actually the SCR-299/399 was a portable rig. You just couldn't run up a 
> hill
> with it, or ford a stream. Portable being defined as able to move and 
> setup
> in
> a semi-permanent facility. The carrying cases for the SCR-399 held the
> receivers
> a small desk, headphones, microphones, coils sets, spare tube etc.
>
> I think I understand the question, however as for the "War Effort", the
> SRC299/399
> was a Battalion/Brigade level system, for "Long Range" (mostly over 100 
> mile
> distances)
> reliably. We all know that with the BC-610 for example, on 160 through 20
> meters
> cross country communications, and even Longer DX is possible. The military
> was
> shooting for "Reliable" communications however.
>
> There are smaller sets, such as the BC-375/BC-191 units that were used but
> even
> smaller and more reliable units came online during the "WAR". Necessity
> being the
> "Mother" of invention!
> Jim
> WB2FCN
>
> ----- 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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