WS88 Set Instruction Card

Continuing my on-going project to collect up all the accessories for my Malayan Emergency era WS88 set radio, I have recently managed to pick up the aluminium operators instruction card. This card is made of metal, with operating instructions etched into the front and the back, as the radio was designed to be used in tropical conditions aluminium was a good choice as it was more resilient than card and less prone to corrosion than steel or brass might have been. The front of the card offers some first principles:SKMBT_C36416071107080_0001aWith illustrations of the general set up of the radio system:SKMBT_C36416071107080_0001 - CopyAnd how to wear it:SKMBT_C36416071107080_0001The rear of the card gives operating instructions:SKMBT_C36416071107081_0001Including diagrams of how to set up the radio for transmitting:SKMBT_C36416071107081_0001 - CopyAnd some detailed text on how to test, operate and maintain the radio:SKMBT_C36416071107081_0001 - Copy (2)This card would have acted as an aide memoire to the designated radio operator and as a quick guide to anyone who was forced to use the radio in an emergency. The card itself slots into the back of the radio pouch and has a stores number of ZA32991.

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