German field radios

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Re: German field radios

Postby Sturm78 » 14 Nov 2012 17:07

Hi all,

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Re: German field radios

Postby Sturm78 » 20 Nov 2012 11:30

Hi all,

Torn.Fu.b1 :

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German field radios

Postby nebelwerferXXX » 25 Nov 2012 02:26

Where these German radios were water-proof and shock-proof ? Thanks !

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Re: German field radios

Postby Sturm78 » 07 Dec 2012 12:13

Hi

Any idea ?? :?

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Re: German field radios

Postby Funksammler » 08 Dec 2012 23:17

American stuff, not Wehrmacht....

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Sturm78 wrote:Hi

Any idea ?? :?

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Re: German field radios

Postby Funksammler » 08 Dec 2012 23:35

nebelwerferXXX wrote:Where these German radios were water-proof and shock-proof ? Thanks !


Up to a point. They were designed to be used outside so they could withstand some rain but certainly not total submersion. Some portable radios were designed so that they could be used with their covers in place (like the Feldfunksprechers, Torn.Fu.g, Torn.Fu.h) which would keep most of the rain out. Most of the two box radios could withstand some rain on their faceplates, but they should preferably be placed under shelter.

The sets were reasonably rugged and could withstand some knocks and rough handling. They did however contain fragile components (like glass enclosed radio valves) so you don't want to drop them from any height! The boxes were often made from a 3 mm plate of triplex sandwiched between two layers of aluminium sheet, giving a light and sturdy casing.

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Water-proof and shock-proof !

Postby nebelwerferXXX » 09 Dec 2012 03:42

Thanks sir for the info...have a nice day !

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Re: German field radios

Postby Sturm78 » 08 Jan 2013 12:30

Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay. Any idea?

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Re: German field radios

Postby Funksammler » 08 Jan 2013 20:02

They are "Fernschreibanschlussgeraete", or telex connection units. For each telex there was one of these units to connect the telex to the transmission line.

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Re: German field radios

Postby Sturm78 » 08 Jan 2013 21:30

Thank you very much for your help, Funksammler. :)

How exactly does a telex? :?

I guess you write the text in the teletype machine and then send it to another receiver teletype, which would print the received text automatically.
I guess each terminal would have a number assigned, no?

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Re: German field radios

Postby Funksammler » 14 Jan 2013 13:14

Yes, you send the text from one telex machine to another, if you type it in on one machine, it will be printed out on the receiving telex machine.The telex uses a 5-bit "baudot code" and is essentially a digital communication device. Each letter and symbol is represented by a specific 5 bit code which is transmitted in series. Sometimes they first entered the message on punch tape (a strip of paper with holes in it). This way you can store the message and send it when there is an available slot on busy lines. Telex can work over telephone wires or can be transmitted wirelessly. Like with telephones, they build wire networks with exchanges so that they could send messages to different stations. Telex was used extensively in business in the 30's to the 60's and was the true forerunner of e-mail. It was also used extensively by the military in WW2 on all sides. In HQ's and message centers the telex machines would typically be operated by "Bltizmaedel" while at frontline units they would be operated by Nachrichten personnel. For high level secret communications, the Germans build special coding machines like the famous Lorenz SZ40 "Schlusselzusatz" and the Siemens "Geheimschreiber".

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Re: German field radios

Postby Sturm78 » 14 Jan 2013 20:54

Thank you for your information, Funksammler.

I guess each teletype machine would have a number assigned, as a telephone?

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Re: German field radios

Postby Sturm78 » 28 Feb 2013 10:39

Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay. I think radio mast of a special truck, no??

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Re: German field radios

Postby Sturm78 » 06 Mar 2013 11:42

Hi all,

I think EP2a radio receiver. Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: German field radios

Postby Funksammler » 06 Mar 2013 16:35

Correct! Looks like they are in the middle of setting it up, as the antenna has clearly not yet been aligned and the box lid table tops have not yet been fixed to the frame.

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