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WS122 Aust. Parts List

This is a part list of parts I am looking for for my WS122 restoration project to get it back on the air again and being able to take and use at military reenactment related events.

If you have and/or know where theses parts are it be great to know and to hear from you to source via the contact page

* 1D5GP – acquired
* 1C7G – acquired
* 1H6G – acquired
* 1F5G – acquired
* 6U7G – aquired
* 6N7GT – acquired
* 807 – aquired

* Valve Spares box – acquired
* 12V vibrator can (will have a ZAA 9900 on top the can) – acquired
* Aluminum front panel protection cages for PSU and wireless set
* PSU 1A – acquired
* morse key
* headset and mic
* relay protection cover – acquired
* belly plate for wireless set – acquired
* earth spring-loaded knob – acquired
* signal satchel – acquired
* suitable paddle knobs – aquired awa paddle knobs as suitable replacement

a wreak of a WS122 set be great to for parts, as still need headset drop leads etc for my wireless set.

and I will be updating my progress with the wireless set here:

updated Thursday 3 May 23:48:42 CST 2012
updated Tuesday 29 May 23:28:43 CST 2012 – gallery been updated too. and the receiver working, but still needs work though.

New Gallery Added

I have add a new gallery of the WS122 Aust. to show the restoration progress of the wireless set I am restoring.

The WS122 Aust is a 1945 built wireless set based on the British No. 22 wireless. The WS122 is a C.W, M.C.W, R/T unit and puts out about 10-20 Watts on 2-8MHz (150-37m bands). The set could be used in a couple of variations, ground station, vehicle station, or manpack station (this to 3 people). The set was built primarily in Melbourne by ‘Radio Corp’, but parts the set was built at ‘National Radio’ in Adelaide.


Updated HF-band conditions page

I have added a more localized to Adelaide for DX progration forcasts.


The contest is for low power operation (QRP) and divided into two (2) one-hour periods.

Date / Time: Saturday, 14th April 2012 / 1000-1159 UTC.
Frequency Band: 80m
Category: Single Operator.
Modes: CW or PSK31 or RTTY / SSB – see Frequency / Mode Table below.
Power: Preferably 5 Watts, but not more than 10 Watts average (CW / PSK31 / RTTY) or PEP (SSB) at the transmitter output – this is to stress the QRP nature of the event.
Exchange: A three-digit serial number starting at 001 and incrementing by one for each new contact.
Repeat Contacts: No repeats – only one contact per mode per hour.


New Gallery Added

Added two new galleries of the Kangaroos that crossed over the property early the other morning, and of the Kookaburra that was singing in the tree today.