Re: Of interest, a "paraset" connection
The ability to operate a clandestine radio transmitter from batteries was an advantage because of the portability afforded. But more important was the removal of the equipment from mains power.
The occupying Germans had mobile receiving units in automobiles with loop antennas. But their task was made easier when the Germans shut down various geographic sectors of commercially supplied electric power while the rogue transmitter was operating. Transmissions using commercial power immediately ceased and the location of the rogue transmitter became quickly localized.
P.S. I am a former French national and my dad was in the resistance movement, never transmitting, but listening to coded messages contained in the daily French language broadcasts by the BBC from London. With these he coordinated his sabotage efforts, spotting German coastal gun positions along the south-western coast of France while sailing a "fishing" boat.
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Yes, it seemed that those stationed at "listening posts" were the most vulnerable.
Since batteries were a scarce commodity, non-listening post stations completely shut down and hid the radio after their scheduled op-time. This, along with a secret, but appearingly random schedule, made detection more difficult.
When small aircraft made their nite pickup and drops of spies, batteries and first-aid supplies were usual cargo to the underground resistance groups.
On Tue, Jun 30, 2020, 6:14 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
On 6/30/2020 18:56, Frank Perkins wrote:
Charles Moizeau, W2SH