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WftW Compendium 2

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Receivers manufactured in Australia, Canada and New Zealand;  Army broadcast and welfare-amenities receivers.

‘Direction Finding receivers and Systems’ include chapters on rotating loop DF systems;  commercial U-type Adcock DF systems; Army U-type Adcock DF systems; miscellaneous DF sets and systems.

The final section covers the 'Larkspur' era of sets, including Anti-Aircraft Command sets.



Preview pages WftW Compendium 2.

The table of contents and a number of selected pages from Compendium 2 can be downloaded as pdf's from the Downloads page. Please keep in mind that the printed size of the pages is in A5 format, the original size of the book.


Read the review of WftW Compendium 2 by the late Alister Michell, GM3UDL, originally published on the website of the Wireless Set No. 19 group Royal Signals.

First published August 2012 by Louis Meulstee, Ottersum, Holland.

     ISBN 978 90 819271 0 9

WftW Compendium 2 cover large. To Compendium 3

WftW Compendium 2 is only available direct from the ‘Print On Demand’ printing company lulu.com via the Internet WftW Bookshop at www.lulu.com/spotlight/wftw

(It is advisable to read ‘Where to obtain the WftW books’)

Wireless for the Warrior Compendium 2  ‘Spark to Larkspur’ (Special sets, Receivers and Larkspur) is published in a practical A5 softback format. It contains 215 different sets and systems in 458 pages, and over 1050 photographs, line drawings and tables. Included are a comprehensive index and a list of suggested further reading.

Compendium 2 is divided into five main sections and sub-divided into chapters by application, operational use, range or family of sets, and date of introduction.

The first section covers 'Special Sets' with chapters: commercial, RAF and other sets adapted for Army use; ground to air sets; special sets; miscellaneous and local pattern sets; experimental sets.

The 'Commonwealth Sets' section deals with equipment manufactured and/or used in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

'Receivers' are covered in a separate section comprising chapters on: numerical series; commercial, RAF and special receivers adopted for Army use;