The UK military Wireless Set No 19 (WS19) was manufactured in great numbers for WW2 and used extensively during the war and in the years after. It appeared on the surplus market in the 1950s and 1960s and was used, often after modification, by radio amateurs to get on the air – in those days there were no “black boxes” from the Far East and what commercial gear there was, mainly from the USA, was very expensive. These days the set is sought after for restoration.
At our August meeting Tony G3YYH will tell us more about the WS19 set and how in recent years he has restored one to working use. He will have his set on display and, hopefully, working. This will be an interesting meeting whether or not you are a military wireless buff!
Visitors and prospective members will be welcomed, as always.
Thursday 16th August at the Brizen Centre, Up Hatherley Way. Doors open by 7.30 for an 8pm start.
The Brizen Young Peoples’ Centre is located between Morrisons Superstore and the Shurdington Road. Beware of the height barrier when entering the car park.