The WftW Compendium series is a practical guide and reference source to vintage military signal communication equipment. It is particularly valuable to anyone with an interest, professionally or... More > otherwise, in this subject, requiring an elementary but complete quick reference and recognition handbook.
Containing condensed data summaries, liberally illustrated with photos and drawings, explanatory captions and short descriptions of the main ancillaries, its pocket size format and laminated soft cover makes it an ideal reference and reliable companion for events such as auctions and radio rallies, or just for browsing at leisure.
Wireless for the Warrior (WftW) Compendium 1 ‘Spark to Larkspur’ (Wireless Sets 1910-1948) and Compendium 2 ‘Spark to Larkspur’ (Special Sets, Receivers and Larkspur), the first books in this series, provide basic technical data on radio sets, radio stations and associated or related equipment used by the British Army during the period 1910 to the late 1950s. See also www.wftw.nl< Less
WftW Compendium 4, 'Radio Communication Equipment in the Army' Foreign Equipment Data Sheets, Volume 13, Signal Equipment (Part 2: Russia and Switzerland) is a facsimile reprint of a German WW2... More > publication. It provide information on (captured) enemy signal equipment with an English introduction, table of contents and translation of original German sample pages. In Compendium 3, the first Part, equipment originating from Belgium, England, France and North America is covered. See also www.wftw.nl< Less
‘SIGNAL and WIRELESS STORES’, Notes On Equipment, Volume IV, was a British World War 2 publication issued by the Training Establishment, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC), ‘F’... More > Branch, located at Donnington in the U.K.
Originally intended as a training guide for RAOC personnel, ‘Notes on Equipment, Volume IV’ gave an interesting and fairly complete view of standard Army Signal and Wireless equipment issued in the early war period. Apart from the (obvious) care and handling of Signal Stores, the publication included essential basic theory of electricity, magnetism and all forms of electric power employed in the Army, in addition to wireless theory including valve principles. It also covered the essentials of a complete wireless station and explained the ‘X’ and ‘Y’ classes of stores.
Although not a strict stores reference book, it covered W, Y and Z stores vocabulary numbers in the complete station lists. See also www.wftw.nl< Less
Wireless for the Warrior Compendium 5 is a facsimile reprint of ‘Signal Communication Equipment used by Enemy Nations’, a British publication providing technical and operational data on... More > captured enemy signal communication equipment originating from Germany, Italy and Japan. It was produced by the Signals Research and Development Establishment (SRDE) in co-operation with MI8 and first issued as a secret document in January 1944. The publication was a result of careful study and examination, based on captured equipment and handbooks, intended as a guide to the reuse of the equipment. Original and complete copies are very rare.< Less
WftW Compendium 3, 'Radio Communication Equipment in the Army', Foreign Equipment Data Sheets, Volume 13, Signal Equipment (Part 1: Belgium, England, France and North America) is a facsimile reprint... More > of a German WW2 publication. It provide information on (captured) enemy signal equipment with an English introduction, table of contents and translation of original German sample pages.
In Compendium 4, the second Part, equipment originating from Russia and Switzerland is covered. See also www.wftw.nl< Less
Wireless for the Warrior Compendium 7 is a printed version of the PDF publication 'Key and Plug Assemblies An overview..'. This overview shows the currently known types and variations of British and... More > Commonwealth Army Key and Plug Assemblies (versions with and without protective cover, and knee straps), spanning the period from the late 1930s until the early 1950s when the Larkspur range of equipment started coming into service.
The publication is a follow-up of 'Lamps Operator An overview..'. Both publications were compiled in close collaboration with Chris Bisaillion. Many of the Morse keys in this overview are from Chris' collection. See also www.wftw.nl< Less