This website was under construction at the moment, because some plugins were not updated by the designers of them anymore. That happens ofter in general. Some designers do, some do not, unfortuniately.
So had to find new ones, to let my website function well again.
But now, the 27 of oktober 2023, all problems are solved now. It runs now very well at WordPress 6.3.1 and PHP 8.1.
This website shows my collection of radio euipment used by German, English, Canadian, American and Japanese forces in World War 2. I have been collecting these equipment for almost thirty years now. Most of the equipment shown on this website are in fully operational conditions as they were back in 1940-1945. I am repairing, adding all kind od remote control parts, make them original again, these equipment using only authentic components and blueprints which I have collected.
And, as a licensed radio amateur, callsign PA0 PZD, I am also trying to make contacts with other radio amateurs with these restored equipment. It is amazing, that these old fashioned, more then 65 years old, radio’s still doing very well, comparing them with the modern radio’s of today. Of course, frequency bands are more crowdy today with all kind of signals, then at that time, also the technical standard at that time was less then today.
A beautiful part of my collecting is for instance, the RAF aircraft equipment ,the equipment used by the wireless operator and navigator in the Lancaster bomber, but also interesting is the H2S radar equipment, the GEE navigation setup, used in the WW2 British bombers.
My special interest is the radio equipment in the various radio nets, used by the British Airbornes at the Battle of Arnhem, september 1944. Arnhem was the Market part of operation Market Garden, while the south part of the river Rine was the Garden part. I spend a complete article about the functioning of these wireless sets and reasons of the often failed radio nets between the Divisional Command and Brigades, and Brigades and battalions, during that battle. This in the post, Battle of Arnhem Edition, an article also for special radio equipment and in the various posts of the wireless sets, to be seen in the categorie “British Wirelesss Sets and receivers“, also a setup of the the Light Warning Sets Units, The VEEP installation, and the Eureka Rebecca installation, used also at Arnhem.
My Lancaster mock-up.
Unfortunable, because of a movement to another village, the mockup is not there anymore. It was dismantled by lack of room at my new home. I made a smaller display with all the parts of it and made it work again completely. I still can make contact with it with other radioamateurs in mode CW and A3 phone.
But still a picture of the old display in my former home.
Here I was sitting in front of the T 1154/R1155 combination setup in the wireless operator office of my Lancaster mock up. I have a CW contact with a Dutch radio amateur in the 80 meter band , mostly on CW 3568 Kc and sometimes also in phone at 3705 Kc.
Here my new display from the parts from the old Lanc mock-up.
If you have any questions or comments you can ask me on the contact from.
Also new pictures to be seen in the page my collection room.
In the various post, you can enlarge the pictures, by clicking on it. To go back for viewing the post, just click on the back arrow at the upper left.