The Wireless Set No. 19 Photo Gallery
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Dave continues: 'My set uses a type 30 triode which runs very well on 1.5 volts on the filament and 30 volts on the plate. It was likely that batteries would have to be the power source for such a set.

It would take 21 flashlight batteries to make a power pack for this receiver. POWs suggest that these would be difficult but by no means impossible to obtain. Circuit details would be easy to determine from the pool of knowledge that existed in any of the larger camps.

The replica easily picked up the BBC broadcast on 6 MHz from Sackville. This is roughly equivalent to the distance from London to the POW camps. Regeneration is controlled by a "throttle" capacitor. The chassis is made from the lower portion of a coffee can. There are sockets for both the triode and the plug-in coil.

The shape of the receiver was determined by my desire to have it fit into a hollowed out 2 X 4 that forms part of the frame of the bunk beds.

It is hidden by a pivoting board at the foot of the centre bunk'.

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