WWII Military Radios

WWII Military Radios

In the early 1950’s most hams were tinkering with Army surplus radios and transmitters.  They were inexpensive and abundantly available.  All that a ham needed to do is convert them to civilian use.  I tried my hand at converting a receiver and transmitter, but was never able to get them to work.  Later, while I was in the Army in the early 1960s, I retrieved my ARC-5, T-19, 80meter transmitter, worked on converting it and building a power supply, and it was soon on the air making contacts with fellow hams.


In this section you’ll find ARC-5, ATA, and SCR-274N transmitter and receiver systems.  These days, two systems of mine are 95% complete as they would be used in a WWII fighter airplane.  However most of my collection consists of various individual components. 


Included in this category are BC-348s, Hammarlund SP-600s and  Collins R-388 receivers, and the BC-610 Transmitter..


Also here are the LM and BC-221 Frequency Meters.  I never owned one in the 1950’s, but today I have several of each.