5 W. S. c

(5 Watt Sender)

The 5W.S.c is a 2-tube general purpose, medium frequency, low-power transmitter was contained in a case of light metallic alloy. It is often seen in many period photos, accompanied by a Torn. E.b or a Spez 445 BS receiver. It is one of the most attractively designed pieces of equipment in the use of the German military during WWII. The model displayed here is probably a 1943 manufactured transmitter. The "c" model of this transmitter has a build in dummy antenna for tuning the transmitter.
 

Quote from the previous owner:

"This is a very RARE and impossible to find German World War Two Army Radio Transmitter 5WS /5 Watt Sender type c with front cover and original circuit diagram inside front cover. Frequency range is 950 to 3150 khz. Power output 5 watts. It is in working order and comes with original 12 volt mobil power supply U5A1 umformer with case, original High voltage cable, reproduction low voltage cable and reproduction 12 volt power cable. Both units have original paint and markings. Uses two Telefunken tubes RS-242. This is the last version made in 1942/43, Telefunken redesigned the inside to a more compact modular construction. This is the transmitter that would go with the radio receiver Torn.E.b. There are tons of Torn. E.b around but not the transmitter."

 
Specifications
 
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1942-1943
   
MANUFACTURER: Telefunken
   
FREQUENCY RANGE:
(MO) 0.95 - 3.15 MHz in 4 bands as follows: 0.95-1.5, 1.45-2.05, 2.0 - 2.6, 2.5-3.15. The four bands are color coded for both the band switches and tuning dials.
NUMBER OF CRYSTALS:
None
PRESET FREQUENCIES:
2. Adjustable mechanical stops limit the rotation of the tuning mechanism.
ANTENNA:
Horizontal wire and cunterpoise of 50 feet (15,24 meters); Vehicular rod; emergency antenna of bare wire, or field cable of from 30 to 90 feet and counterpoise cable of from 45 to 60 feet.
TUNING:
(MO OR CRYSTAL) MO. The tuning dial has a graduated scale of 0 to 200 and 4 scale divisions calibrated to kilocycles whose color codes agree with those of the band switch.
SENSITIVITY:
na
SELECTIVITY:
na
POWER SOURCE:
Pedal generator, motor car storage battery and dynamotor U-5a1, or gasoline motor generator, depending upon the unit to which it is issued. Power requirements: for fillament, 3.8 volts at 1.2 amperes; for plate 300 to 330 volts at 0.14 amperes.
SIMILAR SETS
SCR-284a
POWER OUTPUT:
5 to 7 Watts
TUBES (TYPE and NUMBER):

2 x RS241 (triodes) used as master oscillator and power amplifier.

USE:
In divisional and regimental nets of the German army; it may be employed for both vehicular and ground operation. It is used with portable receivers Spez 445 Bs or Torn E.b. It can be operated while on the move. It could be used in nets with American AM radio nets within the frequency and distance range.
TYPE OF SIGNAL:
CW and voice.
RANGE: (MILES)
CW, approximately 36; voice, approximately 10
TO COMMUNICATE WITH:
30 W.S. and 80 W.S., and other sets within the frequency and distance range.
TO REPLACE IN PART:  
   
TRANSPORTATION:
Vehicular or pack (four men)
 

Other Examples

 

Front vew of the transmitter.

 

 

Top section close-up.

 

 

Frequency scale close-up.

 

 

Even closer!

 

 

Lower section close-up.

 

 

 

Data plate - note the absence of the manufacture year.

 

 

Internal view.

 

 

The two RS-241 tubes. The design of this transmitter was from the early to mid 1930s.

 

 

Inside the case.

 

 

Front cover.

 

 

Reverse of the front cover with electrical schematic and montage-schematic.

 

 

 

 

The transmitter together wih the U5a1 Umformer and cables.

 

 

The U5a1 Umformer. Input voltage is 12 Volts, output is 5 volts for filaments and 330 volts for anodes.

 

 

Cable connections.

 

 

More cable connections.

 

 

Power cables.

 

 

Power cables.

 

 

A very interesting and simple diagram for how to perpare the 5WSc for operation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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