Canadian Wireless Set No.C-43 WWII Transmitter
The Canadian Wireless Set C-43 was Radio Kaleidoscopes Short Wave (49 Meter Band) Broadcast Transmitter. Due to its size and power requirements the C-43 transmitter was installed at a separate unmanned location in a barn close to Rochford near Southend-on-Sea. Many overseas dedications and signal reports were received from person in continental Europe up to 300Miles away.
The Transmitter Power Amplifier section was modified to provide over 600 Watts of RF output power on the SW 49 Meter band, the power supplies used transformers produced by Chris McCarthy’s Grandfather Cecil Steward “Transformer Manufacturer” of Hadleigh, Essex.
The 43 set transmitter was remotely controlled via a GPO telephone line with the Radio shows being sent over the same two telephone wires from a location 5 miles away at Hadleigh Essex.
John Graves G3TOU a local radio amateur from Rochford, Essex would often monitor the transmissions and provide quality reports. (SWM-1965-02.pdf)
This transmitter was given to Radio Kaleidoscope by Roger Allen in 1969