Wireless Set Canadian No. 58 Mk.I with door opened
Wireless Set Canadian No. 58 Mk.I
Wireless Set Canadian No. 58 was a self-contained manpack transceiver developed in Canada about 1943 as a replacement for the British No. 18 Set. It has similar specifications and frequency range, but weighed considerably less and was not so conspicuous to carry. The set comprises two distinct units: the set proper which was carried on the left chest, and the battery/accessory pack, carried on the shoulders in a special canvas carrier. It was technically a great improvement over the No. 18 Set.
Internal view of Wireless Set Canadian No. 58 Mk.I
Accessories for Wireless Set Cdn No. 58 Mk.I: Battery container in canvas carrier (left), Aerial rods 'quiver' normally attached to the door of the set case (centre). Note headset assembly with the microphone supported in a special slot on the side of the set in front of the operator's mouth, allowing the use of both hands. Use is made of the telescopic aerial. The external transmit/receive key can be seen on top of the door.
Various Aerials for Wireless Set Canadian No. 58 Mk.I: telescopic rod, 4 different sizes of 1-ft rod aerial sections (note the different colours on the top of the sections) and the 'ground' wire aerial. Both rods and telescopic aerial are normally carried in the Aerial 'quiver'.