Three different 5 KW transmitters aee described in the Handbook of Technical Instruction for Wireless Telegraphists. They are called the "Plain Discharger Set" , the "Battleship Set" , and the "Special Set". The Plain Discharger used an ordinary spark gap ,in a box The Battleship Set used a synchronous rotary gap in a large, heavy teak box. Radio operators said that the Titanic was the first ship to receive a synchronous gap transmitter. It was the only ship that produced a musical note. The rotary gap for the Special Set was encased in a round aluminum case.
A detailed article on the radio equipment on the Titanic is availanle in the Vol. 25, 2012 issue of the Antique Wireless Association Review.
Power output: 5,000 wattsFrequency range: 400 to 4500 metres
|This image describes the principal parts of the 5 kw Marconi "Battleship Set" . Click on thumbnail to enlarge. ( Image courtesy Handbook of Technical Instruction for Wireless Telegraphists).|
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