|[AMRadio] WW II Army Field Sets|
Kim.Elmore at noaa.gov
Mon Jul 12 17:24:28 EDT 2004
Quite right: no B-29s served in Europe because they came on line too late.
In the fictional world of short stories some suspension of belief is
likely, so I think there's an easy way out. In October, well after even VJ
day, the supply sergeant serving our protagonist inexplicably receives a
shipment of ART-13s as "surplus." Never asked for 'em, doesn't know why he
got 'em, but they were duly signed for and are now his.
I'd really love to use the BC-610, but I can't think of a good way to for
an individual to transport it without making that short story in itself. In
fact, there are many factual short stories about moving -- much less making
operational -- BC-610s right here on the web :)
I just sent off quick query to the Signal Corps asking about HF CW
protocols during WW II. That's something that I haven't found *any*
information on outside of a single blurb from the British guy about
operations in Korea.
Now that I've read a bit about the BC-610, I'd love to try my hand at
getting one back on the air :) It looks like the SCR-399 was the ultimate
Field Day set up!
Kim Elmore, N5OP
At 03:35 PM 7/12/2004, you wrote:
>In a message dated 7/12/04 7:41:28 AM, Kim.Elmore at noaa.gov writes:
> > Ah! The perfect match! The ART-13 it will be.
>Well, not quite that simple I'm afraid. If you place your GI in Europe
>there's a problem because the B-29's were not used there. The 29 was a
>ranged aircraft specifically designed to bomb Japan and all were deployed to
>the Pacific theater. The Navy had a shipboard adaptation of the ART-13
>including a 117 vac power supply and called it the TDZ. Probably some of
>kicking around in Europe at the time but we're probably getting a bit far
>now as would also be the case of salvaging an ART-13 off a Navy aircraft.
>Entirely possible that an event in accordance with your story line could have
>taken place, but the most likely equipment on the American side would have
>been the BC-610. The '610s were widely used by military personnel on the
>bands when these reopened after the war, in many cases with made up
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Kim Elmore, Ph.D.
University of Oklahoma
Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
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