Sets No. 62 MKII
Wireless Sets No. 62
low power short range vehicle station HF transmitter & receiver.
was intended as a lighter and water proof replacement for Wireless Set
22 MKI, which had been in service since 1942. The frequency range
1.6 to 10.0 MHz.
Designed and produced by Pye Ltd in
WS 62 had a long service life, being first trialled early in 1944, with
running from late 1944 to 1966.
The equipment was of
aluminium construction, was water resistant, semi-tropicalised and will
It weighs approximately 30lbs, and was used as a vehicle mounted
station, a man-pack set and
as an animal-pack set in both Europe and the Far East.
transmitter power output was approximately 1 Watt into a vertical rod
long wire antenna. The equipment was powered by a miniature rotary transformer mounted
the case and supplied from external 12 Volt batteries.
unit, Crystal Calibrator No. 10, was used as a frequency setting aid.