Suitcase Transmitter-Receiver B-2
- Great Britain (UK)
- Manufacturer / Brand
- Polish Military Wireless Unit (Polski Wojskowy Warsztat Radiowy); Stanmore, UK (exile)
- 1942 ?
- Military Equipment (not Re, Tr or RXT)
- Radiomuseum.org ID
- Number of Tubes
- Valves / Tubes
- Main principle
- Transceiver; ZF/IF 1500 kHz
- Wave bands
- Short Wave (SW only)
- Power type and voltage
- Alternating Current supply (AC) / 120; 220 Volt
- - For headphones or amp.
- Metal case
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: Suitcase Transmitter-Receiver B-2 - Polish Military Wireless Unit
- Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 330 x 235 x 100 mm / 13 x 9.3 x 3.9 inch
The B-2 was designed and produced by Polski Wojskowy Warsztat Radiowy (Polish Military Wireless Unit) in Stanmore UK, in the same time as the A / AP series of clandestine radios, also under the direction and management of Tadeusz Heftman (chief constructor of PWWR and pre-war pioneer of radio amateur in Poland; call sign TPAX).
The B series was ordered by the General Staff of the Polish Army (Division II; in exile in the UK), and unlike the A / AP series, the B / BP series was intended for field use (larger antennas), mostly for use by the Polish Home Army for internal/domestic communications.
Receiver frequency coverage: 3.5 - 15MHz in two ranges 3.5-8 and 8 - 15MHz.
Transmitter frequency coverage: 4 - 15MHz in two ranges 4 - 8 and 8 - 15MHz.
Transmitter power 15 - 30 watts.
Successor to the B-2 was the BP-4 with a similar frequency range.
The British B2 Suitcase Transmitter-Receiver Type 3 Mark 2 is a different design.
- Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
- 5.5 kg / 12 lb 1.8 oz (12.115 lb)
- Mentioned in
- WftW Vol.4 - Clandestine Radio
- Model page created by Rafal Pietkiewicz. See "Data change" for further contributors.
- Other Models
Here you find 2 models, 2 with images and 0 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from Polish Military Wireless Unit (Polski Wojskowy Warsztat Radiowy); Stanmore, UK (exile)