Source: Time Magazine; BETTMANN / CORBIS
Yesterday, I stumbled upon this 1940 photograph of the US Army Signal Corps communicating via radio in the field.
I bet that radio kit weighs almost as much as or more than the typical soldier!
Does anyone know what model of Signal Corps radio that would be?
The original photo is at the site below.
At the link, https://tinyurl.com/hxp5akx
It’s a Radio Set SCR-203 (Phillip pack saddle mounted). Consisted of:
BC-228 transmitter – Transmitter, 2.1-3.1 MHz, 2 ea VT-25 & VT-50, Part of SCR-203
BC-227 receiver – Receiver, 2.1-3.1 MHz, Part of SCR-203
BC-235 control box – Control box, Part of SCR-203
The unit was powered by various battery packs and a GN-35 hand cranked generator and used a 25 ft whip antenna (Image: W.J. Schweitzer collection)
Thanks so much for identifying the equipment, Richard!