TRANSMITTERS & TRANSCEIVERS

Type 4 Transmitter

DATE OF DESIGN

1912 to 1913

FREQUENCY RANGE

500 - 1500 kc/s on Transmit and 70 - 1500 kc/s on Receive

POWER SUPPLIES

Rotary Converter. Two types used both giving an output of 1kW AC @ 17 Amps 95 - 105 Cycles. The AC voltage is low because of the low DC voltage and the Frequency is low because the speed of the Convertr is slow at 3000 revs.

RANGE IN MILES

TYPE OF SET

SPARK

WAVEFORM

METHOD OF PRODUCING OSCILLATIONS

WHERE USED/FITTED

Type 4 is a medium powered spark transmitter/receiver which was fitted into all types of Destroyers. Well capable of using the then full frequency spectrum to transmit and receiver. Destroyers were limited to D Tune as their primary operating frequency which at the time was 1.4 Mc/s, was one of the highest HF (short wave) frequencies used in the Service. Approximate distance achieved was 200 nautical miles.

ASSOCIATED WAVEMETER

G9

FURTHER READING

IMAGES, PHOTOS, DOCUMENTS, SCHEMATICS ETC.

Photographs and Schematics.

NOTES.

(a.) The wavelength of 9.5LS to 91.4LS is 1.5 MHz to 499 kHz. A wavelength of 14000 feet = 70 kHz D Tune or Wave @ 700 feet/LS 11.5 = 1.4

(b.) Note the different types of Crystals used to detect the incoming signal. Zincite, Tellrium and Carborundum.

(c.) For further information on Office build and Shore Stations see files under FURTHER READING.

(d.) The last image below is a set used for Harbour Exercise/Manoeuvres.