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überarbeitet am 25.12.2007

In the early years of wireless communications, the Swiss Army mainly relied on German made equipment constructed by Telefunken or Lorenz.
The very early sets have been installed on horse-pulled vehicles, later sets came installed on lorries. Portable sets that could be carried usually by several men have been added in the thirties.
You will find much more informations and images in the book "Die Funkertruppe" written by Col Rudolf J. Ritter, I got most of the following informations from his books - but they are written in german language only.
I hope to add images showing You the wireless sets, later.

Historic Equipment II
(pre WW II, until new designation scheme came in use in 1951)

Tragbare Leichte Station / TL
"Portable light"
Telefunken Zürich / K+W Thun, Kurzwellenstation 1002Bs
(1934/46, 676 sets):
portable "backpack" set, transceiver Ase 211: 3 - 5 MHz, 15W A1, 8W A2
Telefunken Zürich, export model, very similar to the German set "backpack" set Telefunken Stat. 272 Bs with transceiver SE 528, a successor of the SE 469 A
TL
1,2 kW - Kurzwellenstation
"1,2 kW shortwave station"
Telefunken / K+W Thun
(1936/37, 4 sets):
Transmitter S.344f: 3 - 6 MHz, 1200W A1, 350W A2, A3,
1938 for Air Force
 
Grosse 3 kW - Langwellenstation / G3L
"Big 3 kW - longwave station" Telefunken / K+W Thun
(1935/37, 6 Stk.):
Transmitter Spez 914 Bs: 100 - 600 kHz, 3000 W A1, 1000W A2, A3, operating distance up to 75 km
Receiver E31 (Telefunken Spez 470 Bs), Hellschreiber: 100 - 1090 kHz
 
Kleinfunkstation K
"Small wireless set"
Zellweger AG, Uster
(1937/38, 160 sets):
"backpack" station, transceiver: 4 - 6 MHz, 1W A1, A3
 
Grosse 1,5 kW - Kurzwellenstation / G1,5K
"Big 1,5 kW - shortwave station"
Lorenz / Standard Telephon/Radio AG / K+W Thun
(1938/45, 33 sets):
Transmitter: 1090 - 6700 KHz, 1500W A1, 500W A2, A3
Receiver EO509/I (Lorenz) resp. E41: 100 kHz - 60 MHz
G1,5K
Fahrbare Leichte Station 40 / FL40
"Mobile light wireless station 40"
Zellweger AG, Uster
(1941/47, 98 sets):
Transmitter : 190 - 715 KHz, 1,5-4,5 MHz, 100W A1, 25W A2, A3
Receiver E41: 100 kHz - 60 MHz
 
Motorisierte Funkstation KL / SE-217/m
"Motorized wireless station"
Telefunken, Station 1001 eF
(1942, 25 sets):
Transmitter As1017: 300 - 600 kHz, 3,75 - 12 MHz, 70/45W A1, 20/13W A2, A3, 20 pretuned channels
Receiver Ae3013
 
1,2 kW - Kurzwellenstation G1,2K
"1,2 kW - shortwave station"
Lorenz / Standard Telephon & Radio AG
(1942/44, 16 sets):
Transmitter: 2 - 12 MHz
Receiver E41: 100 kHz - 60 MHz
 
Motorisierte Funkstation KL43 / SE-218/m
"Motorized wireless station KL43"
Zellweger AG, Uster
(1944/45, 25 sets):
Transmitter: 300 - 600 kHz, 3 - 12 MHz, 70/45W A1, 20/13W A2, A3, 20 voreingestellte Kanäle
Receiver: 200 kHz - 24 MHz
 
UKW Kleinstgerät MAX
"VHF miniatur set MAX"
Autophon AG, Solothurn
(1945/46, 48 sets):
Transceiver: 58,4 - 68,4 MHz, 0,1W A2, A3
 
Motorisierte 1 kW - Kurzwellenstation M1K
"Motorized 1 kW - shortwave station"
Telefunken, Kurzwellenanlage 1122B
(1947/51, 20 sets):
Transmitter AS60: 3 - 25 MHz, 1200W A1, 300W A2, A3
Receiver E44 (Autophon AG, Solothurn): 100 - 37 MHz
 
Schwere motorisierte Station 46 / SM46
"Heavy motorized station SM64"
US SCR-499/A
(1946/47, 60 sets):
Transmitter BC-610 (Hallicrafters): 2 - 18 MHz, 400W A1, 300W A3
two Receivers BC-312 (12V =), BC-342 (115V ~)
SM46 / SE-402
VHF - Sprechfunkstation FIX / SE-400
"VHF radiotelephony station FIX"
US SCR-608
(1949, 250 Stk.):
Transmitter: 27 - 38,9 MHz, 20W F3, 20 crystal controlled channels
2 Receivers
SE-400