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Media Archive - Navy Marine Collins TCS Set In Action

This video was taken at a Military Radio Collectors Association mini-meet at former Signal Corps Fort Monmouth E Evans Signal Lab in Belmar, NJ, now the InfoAge science and history museum. N3FRQ, K4CHE, and K2WI gathered to activate a number of sets and demonstrate them to visitors to InfoAge and the New Jersey Antique Radio Club Radio Technology Museum.

I wish I could afford to put this set in a Jeep.

Before the days demonstrations I checked in with a group of buddies on 3.5Mc CW.

The TCS set is running off the car battery with its dynamotor power supply. Note that there is no sidetone, full break-in and the keying relay follows the bug at almost 30 WPM.

K2WI: W1AAX DE K2WI GM HW ES RICH KEN BT YES I AM RUNNING THE TCS FM THE CAR ON BATTERY ES WITH A WIRE ADDED ON TO CAR WHIP TO MAKE AN INV L BT ON TO ANDY W1AWDE W1AWB DE K2WI K

W1AWB: GM HARRY......

Second clip shows operation from drivers seat. The TCS remote can be seen on the dashboard. A Navy Flameproof key type 26003 is mounted on the console. My reply is delayed by need to unplug microphone and plug in key to remote.

K1JD: ... DE K1JD GM RM
W1AAX: SN GA RF
K2WI: R DE K2WI NOW ON FLAMEPROOF KEY ON CONSOLE 73 JD GA RICH WA1SKQ DE K2WI K
WA1SKQ: R ...

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