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Old 04-24-2011, 01:46 AM   #1
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Wireless Set No.19 Canadian installation DML Jeep

Wireless Set No.19 Canadian installation DML Jeep

This is a Panzerwerks Wireless Set No.19 upgrade and start of a Signals jeep armed with a No.19 Set.
The No. 19 wasn't the best radio produced by the Allies yet it was rugged and more or less reliable and it sure was the one they made lots of. Which is why today it is still popular as a Ham radio set.



As with most things WW2 there is not a definitive version on the No.19, it was produced from start to finish of the war so there are numerous Models and Mk's for all components as well as additional new components as the war progressed.

Some Wireless Sets No.19.

Mk3 ZA 10479 Ser. No. 599


Mk III ZA 10479 SERIAL No. 101936


Various sets many different colours, some in Transit Cases.


Mk III Canadian_512885




The last two are pretty much the same as the Panzerwerks WS No.19.

The Sets were accessible from the front by removing four screws in the corners, the face then slid out as a tray. The backs of all box components are clear, all wiring is connected on the front panels.
From above.


This photo is basically what I'm building, No.19 Set and Power Supply Unit on a Carrier Set No.21 with Shock Absorbers.






19 Set, PCU, Carrier Mount.


Panzerwerks WS No.19 reworked to fit into a case made of brass and aluminum. The brass was cut into a pattern, heated cherry red, cooled slowly, clamped into a pattern and the indents were pressed in. Some bending and deformations resulted that lead to some surprises later but nothing to significant. The front edge was folded over, in error I folded it out, it should be in, the back edge was was then folded down. The blank was centred on the top so the bends begin from the centre out, they join on the bottom and were soldered. The plates for the fastening straps were added and the back soldered in.





The Carrier Mount as above and below has a removable centre rail so the straps can be fitted. The fit between the rails was quite loose. Lacking any easily understood info I made it to fit the Panzerwerk's Set.


Math is incorrect


Lastly the Power Control Unit is done the same as the 19 Set and is an insert. The holes for the mounting straps are visible.




The straps that secure the parts to the frame are in two sizes one long one short. These will be the next items made.


Pins that hook into the slots, pins are the same but the bracket is different on the outside end and has an adjustment mechanism.


Centre bracket seated and passing between the L rails and under the unit.


Showing pins


Outside bracket with adjuster.





JC

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Old 04-24-2011, 10:49 PM   #2
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Re: Wireless Set No.19 Canadian installation DML Jeep

Looks great Johnny!

The Cyrillic text on the set proves that it was lend leased to the Russians.

Did the British airborne use it as well?
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:57 AM   #3
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Re: Wireless Set No.19 Canadian installation DML Jeep

The metal parts for the straps are now done, they await webbing.




The working adjustable outside strap ends.



Functioning inside strap ends



The finished straps. Burnt one and had to do a repair. Switched to epoxy after that.



A schematic of a WS No.19 Jeep install. Items for research: the aerial mount extension brackets, variometer placement, must have been great in the rain, Chorehorse, battery boxes, wiring and cabling details.



A very well mantained WS No.19 with a hoard of related Wireless items everywhere. I think this might be VE3BDB's or Whiskey Town Wireless' set on display at a show in Oshawa, Ont.



Next are the brush guards and then this batch is off to the paint shop.

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Old 04-25-2011, 02:46 AM   #4
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Re: Wireless Set No.19 Canadian installation DML Jeep

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Did the British airborne use it as well?
Airborne is not really my cup of tea, but that never stopped me before. The WS No.11, 12, 19, 22, 62 were battalion/brigade wireless, WS No.18, 48 58, 68 were company/platoon level sets and the WS No.38, 46 were platoon/section sets.

First one needs to figure out what level you're at then that would indicated the type of set, the Airborne often had new/or experimental stuff, I have seen references to airborne only sets late war, different frequencies??.

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Lend Lease sent a lot of Canadian Wireless stuff to China also.
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:54 AM   #5
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Some serious nice metal work and attention to detail. Bravo!
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:15 PM   #6
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The WS No.19 has been painted, the co-axial cables for the aerials have been added. Removable brush guards have been made and a bunch of ancillary items started on.





Cable and Pye Plug


Brush Guard


Dog Bone 12 point plug. These come in various lengths and are used to connect components, junctions, control boxes, etc.












Fabricated a working 'G' Rod Aerial clamp and mount.







Dogbone, 'G' Rod, 'F' Rod and early type base.









Next are the Variometer and the 24' 'D' Rod Aerial Bag and contents.

Thanks for looking.

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Incredible work!

What a great looking, masterfully detailed piece.

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Very nice an excellent thread and the attention to detail is fantastic! Well done Geoff
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Great work JC love all the
details you put in to it.
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