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LA6NCA's WW2 German Radio Collection Pictures and a little history on many WW2 German radios including a cute as a button spy radio and the Lichtsprechgerät 80, an incoherent light audio transceiver. Also featured are a few photo essays of the equipment in use (Enigma, Luftwaffe Signals unit redeploying). [dorian
posted by Mitheral (20 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, this is great. I can't wait 'til I'm on a high-speed connection and can find out more about the LiSpr 80. That's really interesting.
posted by breezeway at 9:36 AM on February 8, 2007


Now use the Lichtsprechgerät for WiFi.

Interesting stuff, thanks Mitheral.
posted by caddis at 9:37 AM on February 8, 2007


hmm, I should have looked at the "via" portion of the post before commenting.
posted by caddis at 9:39 AM on February 8, 2007


Wow, this is great. I can't wait 'til I'm on a high-speed connection and can find out more about the LiSpr 80. That's really interesting.
posted by breezeway at 9:39 AM on February 8, 2007


Where was I reading recently that Mick Jagger collects Enigma machines?
posted by Relay at 9:42 AM on February 8, 2007


I can't wait 'til breezeway is on a high-speed connection and can find out more about the LiSpr 80.
posted by Floydd at 10:02 AM on February 8, 2007


White Noise Power.

Sorry, couldn't resist. Love the post, though.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 10:06 AM on February 8, 2007


Relay,
Mick Jagger owned an original four-rotor Enigma encoding machine which he loaned to the film for historical accuracy in constructing props.
according to the Wikipedia entry for the film Enigma.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 10:15 AM on February 8, 2007


I can't wait 'til Floydd knows when breezeway is on a high speed connection and can find out more about the LiSpr 80.
posted by wander at 10:22 AM on February 8, 2007


Don't know what happened to my via but it was suppost to be: via dorian.
posted by Mitheral at 10:34 AM on February 8, 2007


No way; that thing is 60 years old? Doesn't look like it. Amazing.
posted by jouke at 10:35 AM on February 8, 2007


Anybody know if wander found about about Floydd knowing whether breezeway got a high speed connection to find out about the LiSpr 80?
posted by Dizzy at 10:49 AM on February 8, 2007


No, but I wonder when you'll find out.
posted by jouke at 11:08 AM on February 8, 2007


I love me some nerd porn!!
posted by Megafly at 11:13 AM on February 8, 2007


Beautiful stuff, thanks Mitheral.
posted by doctor_negative at 11:15 AM on February 8, 2007


Thanks for your concern, Floydd et al. The LiSpr 80 did not disappoint. Does anybody know how well it would operate in less-than clear weather?

I bet trying to test those in the US now would earn you a visit from DHS.
posted by breezeway at 11:27 AM on February 8, 2007


Unless you had the scopes in place before visibility tanked you'd be limited by your ability to aim the scopes. They do work in the IR range so you would be able to communicate for a while in worsening conditions even if you couldn't see the the other scope.
posted by Mitheral at 11:41 AM on February 8, 2007


More about the LiSpr 80.
Sorry, couldn't wait.
posted by Floydd at 11:46 AM on February 8, 2007


Great stuff, thanks, Mitheral and Floydd.
posted by breezeway at 1:27 PM on February 8, 2007


This photo from the site is priceless.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 12:12 PM on February 9, 2007


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