Wireless Set No. 48 was a manpack transmitter receiver developed in about 1942 for
short range communication in forward areas within Infantry battalions and RA regiments.
Frequency Range 6-9MHz. RF output 0.25W. R/T and CW. MO control. Range up to 10 miles.
Wireless Set No. 48 was manufactured in the USA during WW2, ordered by the British
Supply Mission as an alternative production to Wireless Set No. 18.
Under normal conditions the No. 48 Set was powered by a dry battery pack which (similar
to that of used with Wireless Sets No. 18, 46 and 68) was carried in the bottom the
Accessories issued for use with Wireless Set No. 48. Click to enlarge.
Generator Hand 10 Watts Mk.II.
Rear chassis view of transmitter unit (left) and receiver unit (right). Click to
Generator Hand 10 Watts Mk.II was developed in the USA for powering Wireless Set
No. 48 when dry batteries were not available in static field use. It could also be
used with British Wireless Sets No. 18 and No. 68. Note that the general layout of
this hand-operated generator unit, particularly the seat construction, is similar
to the hand-generators issued with USA Signal Corps field radio sets e.g. BC-1306,