Understanding WD codes (in radios etc).

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Understanding WD codes (in radios etc).

Post by Vintage-electronics-chopshop » 05 Mar 2018 22:52

Hello

I have a question thats been bugging me for a while.

If you look inside any of the volksempfänger products, pretty much every part has a code like WD xx xx or WD xx xx YY.

Nobody who i spoke to seems to actually know what those codes are.

I used to think that they are just simple part numbers to identify each part, but then i noticed that two different parts can have the same WD number.

So does anybody know what those codes mean?

Thank you

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Re: Understanding WD codes (in radios etc).

Post by GregSingh » 06 Mar 2018 05:06

I could be wrong, but aren't these only on transformers coils?
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: Understanding WD codes (in radios etc).

Post by Vintage-electronics-chopshop » 06 Mar 2018 10:31

On the DKE range the markings are literally on every single part.

Very typical of WWII Germany, some parts probably cost more to mark than to make the actual part!

Even the individual pcb-material sheets that make the body of the regen coil all have little tiny WD codes. Even the bakelite knobs/handles have these marks.

They seem to appear on components made by every manufacturer, but only in these radios. I guess the authorities specified that every component in the dke program had to have standard numbers like that?

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