Wireless Set No. 38 Mk.3 was based on the No. 38 Mk. II* model but with a greatly
improved netting and tuning facility. In addition, it was tropicalised (hermetically
sealed in a die-cast aluminium case) and carried on the operator's back, the transmit-receive
switch was replaced by a mechanically operated remote control. The basic circuit
compared to the Mk.II* was not very much changed. Crystal calibrator No. 9 was fitted
to the case for calibrating and netting. It used a standard 150V/3V No. 38 Set battery.
Issued in 1945.
Wireless Set No. 38 Mk.3 in canvas carrier, packed for transport. Note the aluminium
instruction plate in a pocket in front and aerial sections fitted in a separate pocket.
Wireless Set No. 38 Mk.3 with accessories. This picture shows the remote control
Bowden cable, Microphone and Receiver Headgear Assembly No. 11 and Calibrator Crystal
No. 9 fitted on the side of the set. When required, the crystal calibrator output
cable was plugged into the aerial socket of the set.
Close up view of Calibrators Crystal No. 9. The calibrator oscillator comprised an
ARP12 valve and 285kHz crystal. The unit was hermetically sealed, a desiccator fitted
in the lower part.