WWII Era USAAF Army Air Force Bailout Life Raft SCR-578 Emergency Radio Set - "Gibson Girl Radio" - Nice Condition - RARE. This was more commonly known as a "Gibson Girl Radio". The set included the radio transmitter, spooled antena wire, ground wire, hand crank and two antena box kites in the original storage bags.Please see photos for condition. NOTE: this radio set has NOT been tested and is NOT guarnteed to work. During World War II, Germany developed a hand-crank 500 kHz rescue radio, the "Notsender" (emergency transmitter) NS2. The radio case curved inward in the middle so that a user seated in an inflatable life boat could hold it stationary, between the legs and above the knees, while the generator handle was turned. The distress signal, in Morse code, was produced automatically as the crank handle was turned. An NS2 unit was captured by the British in 1941, who produced a copy, the Dinghy Transmitter T-1333. Britain gave a second captured unit to the United States, which produced its own copy, the SCR-578. United States Army Air Forces. Aircraft carried the SCR-578 on over-water operations.
Because of its hourglass shape, it was supplied with a fold-up metal frame. And a balloon with a small hydrogen generator, for which the flying line was the aerial wire. Power was provided by a hand cranked generator.
The transmitter component was the BC-778. At 4.8 watts, giving it a range of 200 miles (300 km; 200 nmi). Crystals were a scarce item for the U. During the war and the SCR-578 was not crystal-controlled.
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