Wireless Set No. 18

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Wireless Set No. 18
WS No. 18MkIII - front (1).jpg
Production history
Introduced 1940
Weight 32 lbs (complete set)
Length 10.5"
Width 11"
Height 17.5"

6-9 MHz
250 mW
Range 16 km (max)
The Wireless Set No. 18 is a Second World War era radio used for short range communications between infantry battalion headquarters and company headquarters. Using Amplitude Modulation (AM), the Mark I was capable of only Radio Telephony with the Mark II and Mark III could also do Continuous Wave.[1]

Normally fitted with an internal 'battle' battery, the Wireless Set No. 18 could also be powered from a Generator Hand 10 Watts Mark II.

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  1. Wireless for the Warrior Compendium 1. Louis Melustee. Emaus, 2009. ISBN 978-90-808277-2-1