Schweres Feldfernkable

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Rotwang M
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Schweres Feldfernkable

Post by Rotwang M » 21 Apr 2022 16:02

Schweres Feldfernkable (Heavy Field Telephone Cable) was used for long distance cable runs. Each cable had four conductors, comprising two separate telephone lines (La1 and Lb1, La2 and Lb2).

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Schweres Feldfernkable spools in the field

The cable came on 250 meter spools and had locking connectors on each end.

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Schweres Feldfernkable spool

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Schweres Feldfernkable connector

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Schweres Feldfernkable connectors

Each connector has four lugs on it for making electrical connections of the La and Lb circuits of the two telephone lines. Opposing pairs of lugs are connected to the two lines.

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Schweres Feldfernkable connector showing the four lugs

One end of the cable run was terminated of an Abspannbock located at an SA automatic exchange. The other end was terminated at an Abspannbock of a switchboard station having at least one Amtszusatz or Amtsanschließer 33.

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A large Abspannbock with terminations for at least nine Heavy Field Telephone Cables

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The four conductors of the two Lines (La1 and Lb1, La2 and Lb2 circuit pairs) extending from the end of the
Schweres Feldfernkable to the junction box at the Abspannbock

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Schweres Feldfernkable junction box

The Schweres Feldfernkable was laid either by soldiers on foot or by a vehicle. For laying on foot, the cable spools were attached to a two wheeled cart that was pulled by two soldiers.

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Laying Schweres Feldfernkable by vehicle was usually done by a kettenkrad equipped with special racks for mounting cable spools. In some cases the kettenkrad would pull a cable spool trailer.

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Re: Schweres Feldfernkable

Post by SIS 5 » 23 Apr 2022 17:18

Hi Rotwang,

here other pics when laying Schweres Feldfernkable by vehicles.

Regards

Bert
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Re: Schweres Feldfernkable

Post by Rotwang M » 25 Apr 2022 01:01

SIS 5 wrote:
23 Apr 2022 17:18
Hi Rotwang,

here other pics when laying Schweres Feldfernkable by vehicles.

Regards

Bert
Great photos!

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Re: Schweres Feldfernkable

Post by SIS 5 » 30 Apr 2022 23:24

Hi Rotwang,

here another pic when laying Schweres Feldfernkabel by a car.

Regards

Bert
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Re: Schweres Feldfernkable

Post by Rotwang M » 03 May 2022 19:32

SIS 5 wrote:
30 Apr 2022 23:24
Hi Rotwang,

here another pic when laying Schweres Feldfernkabel by a car.

Regards

Bert
Cool!

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