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The WS 19 Established & Designed in England 1940
Royal Signals Established 28 June 1920

For the open exchange of information and opinions about collecting, restoring, maintaining and operating the Wireless Set No 19 and all other radios, as well as line and other forms of comms equipment, used by the Allied forces before, during and after World War II. For organising operating events with the broadest possible participation. Anyone interested in military communications equipment, vintage and modern, are most welcome.

The Manuals section of this site provides the largest publicly available historical archive of military communication documentation in the world. Documents are available for download to members and non-members alike, with no charge. However, to protect our investment in time and money, all documents are password protected. Please see below for instructions on obtaining passwords.

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We are proud to announce we can now supply 4 pin 12 volt Positive Ground Solid-state Vibrators!!

Click HERE for more information.

The list of vibrator equivalents has recently been updated to include more makes/types of vibrator
that our solid-state vibrators are a direct replacement for. Click here.

We can now offer you a complete, ready to go, plug in replacement solid-state vibrator.
No building, no modifying equipment, just plug in and go. Click here.

GRC-9 DY-88 Original vibrators and new solid-state vibrators are now available!

Our range of solid-state vibrator kits are still available to allow you to reuse your old and failed
4 pin shunt and series power supply vibrators. For more details of the kits available and prices click here.

Louis Meulstee
Key and Plug Assemblies An overview..


Compendium 1 "Spark to Larkspur"
(Wireless Sets 1910-1948)

Compendium 2 "Spark to Larkspur" (Special Sets, Receivers and Larkspur) is divided into five main sections and sub-divided into chapters by application, operational use, range or family of sets, and date of introduction.

Compendium 3 and 4 "Foreign Equipment Data Sheets" (Part 1 and Part 2) contains a facsimile reprint of a German World War 2 publication entitled 'Signal Equipment' ('Nachrichtengerät'), also known as D50/13. The publication is Volume 13 in the 'Foreign Equipment Data Sheets' ('Kennblätter fremden Geräts'), a series of German Army publications providing data on enemy equipment, principally from Belgium, England, France, North America, Russia and Switzerland.

Compendium 5 is a facsimile reprint of 'Signal Communication Equipment used by Enemy Nations', a British publication providing technical and operational data on captured enemy signal communication equipment originating from Germany, Italy and Japan. It was produced by the Signals Research and Development Establishment (SRDE) in co-operation with M.I. 8 and first issued as a secret document in January 1944.


Compendium 6 is a facsimile reprint of 'Notes On Equipment' a modern reprint of a 1944 document issues by the Training Establishment, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, F Branch, which was based at Donnington in Shropshire. Notes on Equipment, Volume IV, was titled Signal and Wireless Stores, and was intended to give Stores personnel a grounding in the line and radio equipment used by the wartime army.


Browse the site:
  Manuals Section : WS Series and other UK and Commonwealth pre-Larkspur Radio Stations
    Aerials and Antennas
    Ancillary Equipment
    Audio Amplifier/Public Address
    Batteries, Chargers, Generators, Inverters and Power Supplies
    Test Gear - Calibrators, Wave Meters and Test Sets
    Larkspur Series Stations and Receivers
    Royal Artillery
    Miscellaneous Manuals
    Other UK and Commonwealth Receivers and Transmitters
    Royal Air Force
    Military Use of Commercial Equipment
    Reference EMERs
    Signal Training Documents
    Message Forms
    Signals Codes
    Telephone and Telegraph Equipment - Gallery
    Mine Detectors
    US Technical Manuals
    Radiation Monitoring
    Various Russian Radio Documents
    Battery Specifications (originally from Defence Standards website)
    Photo Index Page Linked to Documents  
  Inverters for powering valve radio equipment
  Photos Section
  R209 Mk2 Restoration Project
R209 Mk1, R209 Mk 2, R209 Mk 2/B and Accessories
  R210 Restoration Project
  SL42 and SL56 component photos
  Radio Navigation Aids
  Technology for Artillery Location - Alister Mitchell GM3UDL
  The BRUIN Communications System - Alister Mitchell GM3UDL, January 2012
  The Ptarmigan Communication System
  Various Articles
  Miscellaneous Technical Documents
  Royal Signals Posters
  Posters, photos and curios found in museums (By Mike Buckley)
  Group's Links Page
  WW II D-day Radio Broadcasts (in Real Player streaming audio format)
  WW II News Broadcasts (in Real Player streaming audio format)
  Winston Churchill Speeches (in Real Player streaming audio format)
  Photos of three original wartime battery boxes
  Scans of Dry Batteries, HT, LT and Combined Batteries
(Please contact us to add any scans you may have, please use the Wireless-Set-No19 List Owner's e-mail address found here)
  Remembrance Day 2012 - images of Saltwell Park Gateshead, North East UK
  Lamps, Operator. An Overview by Chris Bisaillion and Louis Meulstee

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Latest documents added to the archive (updated 16th February 2018).

Equipment..  Title
Wireless Set Canadian No 29 Installation Instructions, Wireless Set Canadian No. 29. Kits, Installation, AFV Nos. 101, 102 & 104, 1st Oct 1946, ZA/CAN-2448
Wireless Set Canadian No 29 Working Instructions, Wireless Set Canadian No. 29, Kits Aerial Gear No C1, 1St Oct 1946, ZA/CAN-2409
Signals Production Branch, Department of Munitions & Supply (May 1, 1942 to August 31, 1943) Report, Oct 15 1943
Historical Section (G.S.) Army Headquarters, A survey of Army research and development 1939-45
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 16, Wireless Set No. 2, Oct 1938
Artillery Training Volume VI, Locating, Pamphlet No 3, Field Astronomy for Artillery Units 1964, AC 70017
Artillery Training Volume VI Observation Pamphlet No 7 Elementary Principles of Radar and its Application to Field Gunnery 1947, WO Code 8207
Directions for the Use of Artillery Instruments, Pamphlet No 9, Recorder, Sound Ranging No 1, Marks II, III and IV, Mar 1944
Artillery Training Volume 1, Artillery in Battle, Pamphlet No 2, Counter Bombardment, WO Code 8794, Jan 1954
Artillery Training Volume 1, Pamphlet No 8, 1941, Deployment of a Survey Regiment, G.S. Publication 462 Feb 1941
Artillery Training Volume II, Gunnery, 1934, Supplement No 3, Co-operation with the Royal Airforce, GS Publication 300, Apr 1940
Artillery Training Volume II, Handling of Units in the Field, Pamphlet No 2 The Light Regiment 1955, WO Code 8931 1955
Artillery Training Volume II, Handling of Units in The Field, Pamphlet No 1, Field Artillery 1964, WO Code 9925, June 1964
Artillery Training Volume II, Handling of Units in The Field, Pamphlet No 5D, The Sound Ranging Troops 1955, WO Code 8917, Apr 1955
Artillery Training Volume VI Locating, Pamphlet No 1, Artillery Survey 1966, Army Code 70189, 1966
Artillery Training Volume VI Observation, Pamphlet No 5, General Principles and Practice of Sound Ranging, W.O. No 9418, May 1957
Directions for the use of Artillery Instruments Pamphlet No 11, Survey and Meteorological Ancillary Equipments, 1964, Army Code 70006, Nov 1964
Directions for the use of Artillery Instruments Pamphlet No 6 Director, Mils No 1 Mk1 and Director No 7 Mk 4 and 5, W.O. Code 9862 1963
Directions for the use of Artillery Instruments Pamphlet No 18 Orientor Gyroscopic (PIM), Army Code 70432 (Revised 1970) May 1970
Signal Wing, School of Infantry, Procedure and Radio Notes, 1972
Dosimeters Quartz Fibre No 1 - 5 and Charging Units No 1 - 2 User Handbook, WO Code 19687, 27th Aug 1958
Manual of Artillery Survey, Part 1, July 1932
Wireless Set No 9 Mk 1, CDN Vehicle and Ground Station Working Instructions, Aug 1943
Wireless Set No 9 Mk 1, CDN General Data, EMER FZ150/1, May 1944
Wireless Set No 9 Mk 1, CDN First Echelon Maintenance, EMER FZ153/1, Jan 1944
Wireless Set No 9 Mk 1, CDN Parts and Identification List, EMER FZ155/1, Jan 1944
Wireless Set No 9 Mk 1, CDN 2nd - 4th Echelon Work, EMER FZ154/1
UK PRC 319 Lightweight HF Patrol Radio Provisional Handbook Oct 1987
Illustrated Spare Parts List for Acoustical Equipment Used With Harness Types A & B, W.O. Code 13473, Dec 1961
Illustrated Spare Parts List for Wireless Control Harness Type B, 24 volt. W.O. Code 13067, Sept 1960
User Handbook for Signal Centre/Cipher Office Trailer Mounted, Army Code 60084, June 1968
Illustrated Spare Parts List for Headset-Microphone SI Type, w/6 Pole Plug Catalogue Number Y1/5965-99-106-0401, Army Code 60054 Mar 1968
Illustrated Spare Parts List for Handset - SI Type, Catalogue Number Y1/5965-99-106-0093, Army Code 60162, Apr 1968
User Handbook for Signal Centre Light in Trucks 1 Ton GS (WL) Mk2, W.O. Code 12069 June 1957
User Handbook for Signals Centre Medium in Truck 3-Ton GS, Signals, Mk2, W.O. Code 12079, Apr 1957
User Handbook for Signal Centre (Corps) in Trailers 2 Ton 4 Wheeled (Signals), W.O. Code 1236, MAr 1958
User Handbook for Teleprinter Office Light in Truck 1 Ton G.S. Wireless Mk 2, W.O. Code 12337, Jan 1959
Illustrated Spare Parts List for Supply Unit Vibratory No 12 Mk 2 24 volt Input, W.O. Code 12646, Oct 1959
AM-215B/U AM-215D/U Technical Manual for Audio Frequency Amplifier, Mar 52 and Feb 57
Canadian Ordnance Catalogue, Section 1Z, Wireless Sets and Associated Stores, Dec 1953
Canadian Ordnance Catalogue, Section 1Z, Wireless Sets and Associated Stores, April 1952
Equipment, RDF, AA, No 2 REME Technical Maintenance Handbook
Control Gear Mk 8 (Excluding Control Pillar) First Echelon Work EMER K543 Sept 1947
Control Gear Mk 8 (Excluding Control Pillar) General Description EMER K542 Jun 1947
Control Gear Mk 8 (Excluding Control Pillar) Second to Fourth Echelon Work EMER K544 Feb 1948
Equipment, Radar, AA No 2 Mk 9 Errata and General Description EMER O312, Nov 1946
Radar AA No 3 Mk V (SCR-584 A and B) Technical Description, EMER Tels OY102, May 1944
Simulator, Target, Radar, A.A. No. 1 Mk1, Technical Handbook - Unit Repairs, EMER and FCE S513
Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 32, Teleprinter Terminal Units Mark I and Makrk II, 1941
WS53/R209 Mk2 User Handbook for WS53/R209 Mk2 in Trucks 1 Ton G.S. W.L. (Including Control Units for Remote Operation of WS53) W.O. Code 12277 Feb 1958
Transmitter T1087 AP 1186 Vol 1, July 1939
Radar AA No 2 (S.L.C.) The Radio Mechanics Notebook, Equipment Radar AA No 2 (S.L.C.)
Structure and Index of the Radar and FCE Part List of EMERS current on the 31st Dec 58 arranged in filling order, EMER A000 Jan 1959
Receiver L557 for C11(SSB) Extract from MEL Technical Manual No 883 (1970) plus some historical background information and modern photographs.
Vibrator Power Unit (N.Z.) Working Instructions Wireless Set No. 48

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