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The German Section

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This is a UHF point to point set used during WW2 but from an earlier design. Uses a Bi-Quad type antenna and set could be mounted on a tripod.


A very interesting item now, a FuG.XXI receiver. Well, I say rx, a small point the seller forgot to mention was the heavy mods done to it, still, basis for a restoration project. Great help from our German Agent 'Ted DJ3YR' has revealed more details.

Left: Set as it arrived.

.........................................................................................................................Right: Nearing completion.

Now the set as it should look along with its matching transmitter.
And the full aircraft installation on the far right.

during the rebuild .... and interestingly, it seems I have the TX dyno power unit as well, the RX being battery driven.

the receiver in the cockpit of a German aircraft....


A Real early item, the receiver as used in the Zeppelin airships, E381H. Some restoration needed but an interesting project. The later S version used on U-Boats.

LEFT: Hindenburg radio room

RIGHT: A picture of the hydrophone room of the U-995, a type VII U-boat: The hydrophone or listening room also served as the backup radio room and in this room the spare HF receiver and transmitter were located. The Telefunken E381S backup HF receiver can be seen in the front center of the picture above. The E381S is similar in shape to the earlier E381H ("Zeppelin") receiver which does not have a meter on the front center.

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The Hagenuk 5K Marine set, receiver transmitter (power supply external) used in Naval Installations, harbour control etc. 5 Watt output.
This is a 5 Watt transceiver for the frequency band 2.0 - 5.0 MHz. Modulation is CW or AM.
A3: 1.5 Watt A1: 5 Watt, RX 3x RV12P2000, TX 2x RV12P2000, RL12P10, regulator: GR150A

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The LO40K39 HF transmitter, real beast of a set.
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This is a HF transmitter developed by Lorenz around 1936, and was used by Kriegsmarine and Wehrmacht. Lo40K39d consist of transmitter type S. 23725/I and power supply type RGLE. Frequency range is from 3.0 MHz to 16.667 MHz in Range 1: 16.667 MHz to 9.200 MHz, Range 2: 9.300 MHz to 5.000 MHz, Range 3: 5.200 MHz to 3.000 MHz. Oscillator valve is RL12P35 and Output has 2 parallel RL12P35 with Output power of 70 Watt, AM/CW. Weight tx: 35.4 kg, psu: 38.5 kg.
Right: Another version, recently obtained, used by Danish Forces etc after the war, with FL152 tubes instead of RL12P35. The picture is as the set was advertised by the Dutch seller in Hoogeveen but unfortunately, due to the seller thinking the fairies would carry it all the way here on a bed of feathers and so decided not to include any padding in the box, the set arrived damaged, maybe beyond repair but it will certainly take some work to get going now.


The Torn B Emfanger or receiver, TRF, hf coverage, WWII, field troop use, set on top, battery box below.


The set covers the frequency band 100-6970 kHz in eight ranges. The actual coverage of each sub-band is as follows:
97-175kHz, 172-310 kHz, 306-552 kHz, 541-977 kHz, 958-1720 kHz, 1685-3030 kHz, 2940-4760 kHz, 4420-6970 kHz
Circuit: 4x RV2P800 as RF, RF, Detector, Audio output (with audio filter), Power requirement: 2V 0.8A, 90V 10mA. Automatic bias from anode current. Power supplies. EW.b and WS(E)bfor 2V, EW.c, EW.c1 and WS(E)c/c1 for 12V.

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The UKWe receiver, WWII tank set, around 27 to 33MHz, the matching transmitter was housed in a similar case.

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The UKw receiver and 10W Sender, soon to be operational on 10Mtrs again.
Note: Ukw.E.h receiver (24.1-28.0 MHz) tx 10W.S.h, Ukw.E.e (27.2-33.2 MHz) tx 10W.S.c

FUG. 10

The German Airforce WWII Fug 10, receiver EK, similar role to the R1155 and transmitter SK, 3 valves, osc and twin pa, 80W o/p, similar role to the T1154. EZ6 is the direction finding set.

Typical layout inside German Bomber of the period with the Fug10 and EZ6 sets.



A war time German Spy set, the SE90/40, suitcase set, rx 3 valve, tx 2 valve, vfo, pa, no provision for xtal ?? so how on earth frequency resetting was done ? freq range about 6 to 11 Mhz.

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Internals of the receiver, transmitter and psu, sans transformer which was s/c unfortunately.


The Radion R3 receiver, hf coverge, used in conjunction with the RS20 transmitter.
Radione R3, compact communication receiver, Range: 2500-25000 kHz


Radione RS20M [20W Marine Transmitter] MO.= LV1, PA= LS50. Modulator LV1. Range: 3000-14600 kHz


LEFT: The Radion R2 troop receiver. Working (with the solid state vib, see projects page, awaiting warmer weather for re-painting.

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RIGHT: A set of German WWII Field Phones, bakerlite, very nice styling, a little different to our Type F.


A German receiver, the HMZL OKW 34 hf receiver.


Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); IF-Freq. 280 kHz Valves / Tubes 9: EH2. Receiver with BFO, covers ~ 2 - 22 MHz in 6 bands,
HMZL34 OKM [Philips] (see VO34) 4x EH2, 4x EBC3, EL2, Typ1461, 4687, 13202X, IF=280kHz.
Original receiver is VO34, a Dutch aircraft receiver which Germans used under designation HMZL34. Systemized to use only 3 types of valves, but unlike the Germans they chose a heptode instead of a pentode. There are a few differences: BFO valve EH2 was changed to EBC3 (to avoid using an extra signal diode), and some changes in the heater circuit.


A recent addition here, a 1940 Hellschreiber, acquired with the very good help of my friend Timo. The unit is in very nice condition and even works, after 62 years ! I hope to have it on the air with a German tx very soon. (click on pics for slightly bigger views)

The German WWII Hellschreiber, views before restoration and attempts to get unit working again.
A couple of more modern sets now...................


SP-20 Spy set with FE-8 Receiver.

SP-20 is a spy radio set, developed around 1970 by AEG Telefunken and Pfitzner/Teletron in Germany, as a replacement for the aging valve-based SP-15. It was used by a number of Stay-Behind Organizations in Europe (Gladio) as well as by the Special Forces of the German ArmyMost surviving SP-20 units were found without a matching receiver. Although the manufacturer developed a digital receiver for the SP-20, only a limited quantity was built and it was never put into large scale production. Instead, the old FE-8 receiver � originally supplied with the SP-15 spy set � was used..


Left: This is the AEG SE6861 hf manpack. 1.5 to 30MHz, 20W pep.


Right: An East German made set, SEG15D, am,cw,ssb, 15W, 2 to 12MHz. 24v battery needed. The SEG-15 is a transceiver of East German make (SEG = Sende - Empfang Gerat). Made by RFT VEB Funkwerk K�penick in Berlin around 1975 to 1988. The set was originally designed for both military and civilian use. The notorious Stasi (secret police) has certainly used them. The SEG-15 is a CW-SSB transceiver with a range of 1.6 to 11.999 MHz, both USB and LSB is possible. The output is switchable between 3 or 15 watts.



SEM 35

Slightly more modern set, SEM 35, VHF transceiver. 26 to 70 MHz.

The Fug7A VHF transceiver, used by German Police and military. 75 to 85Mhz, 15W FM. 1960.

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The later, all solid state, FuG7b-2 version.


LEFT: The oddest of VHF sets, the Teleport VI, used by Emergency services in Germany, 1960's. RIGHT: SAR set MR506 for Aircraft and Marine use.

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