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|Chevrolet C15 (or C15A) wireless van C65923|
|Laying cable, so to speak.|
Ford F60L with a demountable body towing a trailer mounted generator. Thanks to phil Waterman I can tell you this is an S56 Shelter Box intended for use as a slide in radio or communications van in a US deuce and a half truck. The picture was taken in Victoria in the early 1950s whilst serving in the Australian Army.
|Interior of S56 Shelter Box on left.|
Signallers at work. The following description comes from Mike Kelly:
"The radio set the two signallers are using is a 22/122 set made by Radio Corps. in Melbourne 1945 . They are reasonably common and were used into the early 60's by CMF ( army reserve). I have 4 of them here . They are based on the British 22 set of WW2 but are far better , ie. more power output and a far better reciever . They are actually a very useable set in their original form on the ham bands."
Beam wireless equipment. Mike Kelly tells us more:
"The trailer with the 2 dishes on top is a famous NO. 10 set . Late WW2 these were used by high ranking commanders in Normandy ie Monty , to get messages back to UK . They had a chain of them sited in a line , it was all line of site stuff . They were multi-channel which means you could have a few different channels going at the same time , very sophisticated for WW2. The PMG here in Australia had a few in the early 1950's doing microwave link experiments."