Military Wireless in the Midlands Museum .... NEW PICTURES


Please note.............. Museum now closed for the winter. Reopen March 1st 2014.



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Yes, its finally happened, the collection is moving to a new building, hopefully, with more display space. Big job though, three weeks just to move the sets then months getting things straight. Anyway, a few pics. First, the gear just piled up, then the first racking goes in.


LEFT: The first visitor to the new site, Dave Prince, VK4KDP, from Australia, holidaying in the UK with his family. It was very nice to meet someone whom we have had many contacts with before, all via the wonders of the web though.
RIGHT: Another visitor from down under, Tony Bell, Militaria Display & Signals Manager of the National Military Vehicle Museum (NMVM) South Australia, who paid a visit during his tour of the UK.


The museum was pleased to welome two old friends from Japan, Mr T. Matsuura, JJ6SGL, and Mr I. Fujimura, JA4VDA, to the collection recently. They were of course, most interested in the Japanese radios the collection has. Pictured below (left) with the Japanese sets behind.

Steve, W8SAW / G4DFN, pays a most interesting visit to the museum. Pictured right. Many thanks Steve.

Recent visit by retired members of the TA Special Communications Regiment. Nice to have you here.


Up goes the HF doublet, 135ft long, fed with 450 ohm feeder, the actual ground at the far end rises and, using a 20ft mast gives its a good height, the middle is using one of the military push up and lock masts with the cold end up on the house eves. Good enough for JA on 20Mtrs.

.......................................................................................................An omen?, King of the Gods Jupiter and Venus above the museum, March 2012.

After a little bit of sorting things start to make sense...........









Adolf had his Atlantic wall, The museum has its Eddystone wall.

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The collection has already been used in various TV productions, STV's production of Dr Finlay, the CH4 documentry 'Station X' about Blechley Park and the Code Breakers and most recently in the film documentary "For Your Tomorrow", the story of the forgotten Burma Army and its terrible jungle fight. See: www.foryourtomorrow.com for more details.

The collection is available for use in tv and film production by arrangement, please contact me for further information.


My thanks must go to Gloria, Ashley Hull and Sarah Leonie for the exceptional help given during the moving and setting up periods for without said help the process wouldn't have been possible.


To Contact me, please send an e-mail to: Ben Nock, G4BXD



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