The Wireless Set No. 19 Photo Gallery
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Submit YOUR photos! Please include a short narrative and remember, pictures are MUCH more attractive if they have a PERSON in them. So, put yourself in FRONT of the camera, please. If you don't have access to a scanner, you can mail me the picture, which I will scan and return to you. (Email me for the mailing address.) However, if you do your own scanning, please keep the finished product under 2K in size. Thanks much! -Bob.



This amplifier, by Dave VE3BBN, was made from a gutted WS19 set donated by VA3ORP. The case contains a power supply, two 807's in a grounded cathode configuration with PI networks on the input and output. The amplifier takes the 2 watt AM sig. from the WS19 set and boosts the sig. to 30 - 35 watts. On CW the  output is 50 watts with 4 watts input.           This pic is of VE3BBN's HPA-1 sitting above its companion WS19.  The Amplifier is turned on and operational as indicated by the red and green lights located in the lower centre.  The only necessary adjustment going from amp to WS19 for normal use is to flip the bypass switch (green) to bypass and re-adjust the WS19 output for max.       Photo of G0NEE operating at a camp in Fort Velthouse about 50Km NW of Amsterdam in Holland in 1999 at the 55th year of the liberation of Holland. By Michael Stott G0NEE      Brian  NI6Q,  Ojai CA USA, writes:   Here's a photo of my WS 19 MK2 used during Vintage field day in June 2004. (Note: The green-feathered second operator is not identified.)      Lt.Col (Ret'd), and past Signals Officer IV PLDG Brian, VE7LTC, writes:  One  'new'  WS19 MkIII operational, and ready for duty, on 30 April 2004, in Campbell River BC....on the north half of Vancouver Island.

 

Pete Metzger W0KUF did a beautiful, if not heartbreaking, job of mounting the face place with all controls, of a USA-built WS#19 Mk II.  It holds a place of honour in his home.           Comando Distanza is Italian for Remote Control Unit.  i.e "command at a distance" is the literal translation.  Chris, VE3CBK, reports he purchased it awhile ago. It's an Italian RCU for the No 19.  Turns out to be a Canadian Unit with all of the making translated, including the instruction sheet. A really neat looking conversion! Most likely postwar.        Comando Distanza is Italian for Remote Control Unit.  i.e "command at a distance" is the literal translation.  Chris, VE3CBK, reports he purchased it awhile ago. It's an Italian RCU for the No 19.  Turns out to be a Canadian Unit with all of the making translated, including the instruction sheet. A really neat looking conversion! Most likely postwar.        Comando Distanza is Italian for Remote Control Unit.  i.e "command at a distance" is the literal translation.  Chris, VE3CBK, reports he purchased it awhile ago. It's an Italian RCU for the No 19.  Turns out to be a Canadian Unit with all of the making translated, including the instruction sheet. A really neat looking conversion! Most likely postwar.        Comando Distanza is Italian for Remote Control Unit.  i.e "command at a distance" is the literal translation.  Chris, VE3CBK, reports he purchased it awhile ago. It's an Italian RCU for the No 19.  Turns out to be a Canadian Unit with all of the making translated, including the instruction sheet. A really neat looking conversion! Most likely postwar.

                                    Chris, VE3CBK, writes regarding Comando Distanza (four photos above): 

"I originally won an eBay auction back in December 2002 for the "Comando Distanza".  It came from my good friend Eliseo, IK6BAK.  Eliseo translated "Comando Distanza" to mean "Remote Control" in English. 
The No 19 was adopted by the Italian Army from 1944 onwards to the early sixties, according to Louis Meulstee in Wireless for the Warrior page W.S. 19 (Cdn) - 37.  There you can see a picture of the No 19 and the accessories all referenced in Italian text.  They went so far as to re-stencil the units.  The Comando Distanza that Eliseo sent is actually a re-stencilled Remote Control Unit No 1 (Canadian). I had asked him if he had seen other parts marked in Italian and he has a MK 2 that was re-stencilled. Mario IK0MOZ had told me back in 1998 about a PSU made by the Italian Manufacturer SERTI for the No 19."

See VE3BBN's description, below.          

VE3BBN reports on his homebrew, above left: "The left side comprises the Tx . The top most is blank the second down is the Power / SWR monitoring and switching to put in the 811A 120 watt linear amp located in the third slot. The fourth slot is the power supply for the exciter, located in the bottom section. The exciter has a continuous running Clapp osc, class A amp section then three neg. grid biased amp/doubler sections. The finals are 2 -807's running a max output of 25 watts. (should last forever). The receiver cabinet on the right has a clock at the top. The all band converter covers all bands except 160 & including WARC.  The next chassis is the panoramic adapter for monitoring the activity on both sides of my signal. It takes the sig from the second IF of 1750 khz and monitors that. The next is the home of the 2nd and 3rd IF amps, BFO and audio section. The 1st IF is tunable and is located on the bottom chassis and covers the freq. range of 3.5 to 3.75 mhz. The usable bandpass is only 80hz out of the third IF (50khz) and is accomplished by cascading 9 tuned circuits coupled by only 1pf between each. Needless to say you have to tune slowly or you'll miss the signal you want, and there is virtually no hiss of background noise under most condx of receiving except for the odd thunderstorm. The tuning control on the bottom right covers the 80 meter cw portion of the band and that requires 50 revolutions of the handwheel for a sliderule of 50 feet length. The Rx has in its entirety 45 old metal octal tubes and the Tx chassis has only 8 tubes by comparison.   I am extremely pleased with the Rx and it is a joy to use."

 

Chris, VE3CBK, writes: Here are some scans as promised for the No 19 model that looks to be made of wood, by 200 Base Workshops R.C.E.M.E. Halifax. In the lower left corner it says Photo (N) F.O.A.C.  Unknown what this means. It would "wood" have made an interesting decoration to the shack.  Alas I am sure that it became kindling a long time ago.        Here are some scans as promised for the No 19 model that looks to be made of wood, by 200 Base Workshops R.C.E.M.E. Halifax. In the lower left corner it says Photo (N) F.O.A.C.  Unknown what this means. It would "wood" have made an interesting decoration to the shack.  Alas I am sure that it became kindling a long time ago.        Here are some scans as promised for the No 19 model that looks to be made of wood, by 200 Base Workshops R.C.E.M.E. Halifax. In the lower left corner it says Photo (N) F.O.A.C.  Unknown what this means. It would "wood" have made an interesting decoration to the shack.  Alas I am sure that it became kindling a long time ago.        Brian, VE7LTC, writes: Attached is station pic with WS19 plus the rest of my shack complete with toob types Viking Ranger II , National 183, and Allied Radio Knightkit R100, plus modern Icom 737A and Yeasu FRG100. I teach Industrial Electronics and Automation/Robotics at North Island College, but I still love equipment that glows in the dark.        Martin, VA2ZO, shows his Mk III and advises he has had QSOs with CO,VE,UB5, and HA !!

 

 

 


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