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The WftW web site was first launched in 1998 with the HTML resources of that period, build and maintained with the now
obsolete and discontinued HomeSite 5 HTML editor, which eventually became quite difficult to run in Windows 7.
Because the WftW site had grown considerably over the years, the maintenance and adding new content became a tedious and
time-taking matter. Being a user of the Serif PagePlus X6 desk top publishing program, I recently decided to move to Serif WebPlus X6
as this companion program provide much flexibility in maintaining a website and an easy setup of new pages.
I will retain as much as possible the original general layout and simplicity of navigating through the pages, avoiding gadgets
and irritating pop-ups. Many of the illustrations, produced with a first generation digital camera and scanner of the late 1990’s
will be changed (now or at a later stage) by newly taken photos or enhanced with the aid of the invaluable Adobe Photoshop software.
In order to reduce the number of pages, and avoiding duplication in the information, the ‘sets’ and ‘sets image directories’ will be combined,
including the Russian sets in the Gallery. It will take of course some time before I have migrated all the current pages into the
new WftW website.
Current status of the new WftW website:
The base of the new WftW website has been completed and currently I am filling the pages. All the links are working as expected, new features have been added which will make navigating through the pages very easy and comfortable. New items will be added to the download section. (5th April 2013)
Good progress has been made so far, I estimate that at the end of May 2013 the new site will be on the air. (25th April 2013).
All pages for the new site are now completed, there is still work to do on fine tuning, enhancement of photos, search engine optimalisation and carefully re-reading the text for typos and grammar errors. So far, the result exceeds my expectation. (21th May 2013)
Welcome to the home page of Louis Meulstee, the author of the " WIRELESS FOR THE WARRIOR" range of books devoted to the technical history and development of British Army radio communication.
On this web site you will find basic technical descriptions and photographs/drawings of radio sets once used in the British Army. In addition, there are posted various other subjects for example: line telegraph (the Fullerphone), Air-Sea rescue sets (Gibson Girl), a gallery with Russian radios and other topics.
The background colour of the "Wireless for the Warrior" pages on this site is not taken at random but matches the colour of British Army radio equipment in the early World War 2 period.
The Wireless for the Warrior range of books (comprising the Volume and Compendium series) is intended as a detailed source of reference to the history and development of radio communication equipment in use by the British Army from the very early days of radio up to the 1960's.
In Volume 3 (Reception Sets) Army receivers are described, spanning the era 1932 to the late 1960's. The book does not only cover those receivers specifically designed or adapted for the British Army, but also sets adopted from Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. In addition are covered special receivers, direction finding receivers, Canadian and Australian Army receivers, commercial receivers adopted by the Army, and Army Welfare broadcast receivers.Volume 4 (Clandestine Radio) include Clandestine, Agents or 'Spy' radio equipment, sets which were used by Special Forces, Partisans, Resistance, 'Stay Behind' organisations, Australian Coast Watchers and Diplomatic Service, in addition to selected associated power sources, RDF and intercept receivers, bugs and radio- and radar beacons. The information has been compiled through the collaboration of a vast number of collectors and enthusiasts around the world.
The four Volumes can be obtained direct from the publisher Wimborne Publishing Ltd. Amendments for WftW Volume 1 and 2 are posted in the downloads page.
This historical account on the running of the Signals Research and Development Establishment was written in 1945 by Mr Goldberg who was employed at SRDE from the very beginning of its existence to his retirement in the 1950's.
The "Goldstone" Paper
The Goldstone Paper is the first in a new series of eBooks, transcribed and edited by Louis Meulstee, suitable for reading on almost any eBook reader, now available in ePub and Mobi format in the Downloads section. No eBook reader yet? Try the freeware Calibre program which can be downloaded at http://calibre-ebook.com/. It is my intention, time permitting of course, to add new eBooks in this series from time to time. The WftW eBooks are free to download and there is no objection in sharing them with others.
Recently added or revised
(19 December 2012)
|You can reach me by e-mail on the following address: louis 'at' wftw.nl|
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