These photos, by Tom Perera, W1TP, accompany his article --
"Ham Radio Returns to World War II" -- in the November, 2008, issue of CQ magazine.
They were taken at a WWII reenactment and flea market in Reading, Pennsylvania.

 

David Kormanicki, KB3ELD,

operates Ted Young's BC-669 radio set.

 

Another view of the BC-669 radio set owned and restored by Ted Young, W3PWW.

 

Still another view of the BC-669 radio set owned and restored by Ted Young, W3PWW.

 

 

This is an authentic American military 75 meter dipole antenna that was erected over the radio tent that houses Ted Young's BC-669 radio set.

 

This is an operational military teletype machine that was set up and operated in one of the communications tents at the Reading PA WW-II reenactment.

 

 

This is a BC-654 transmitter-receiver set up and operating in the back of a jeep.

 

This BC-1306 transmitter-receiver is also set up and operating in the back of a jeep.

 

Craig O'Brien, G3UZM, is dressed in an authentic WW-II German uniform.  He is demonstrating the operation of his fully functional German WW-II radio transmitter-receiver.

 

Dressed in an authentic German uniform, this ham is demonstrating the operation of the German Enigma cipher machine using one of the author's Enigmas. See W1TP's Enigma museum at <http://www.w1tp.com/enigma>.

 

This is a fully-functional German WW-II radio transmitter-receiver mounted in the back of an original German WW-II military truck.

 

 

This ham is dressed in an authentic British military uniform.  He is operating his British Wireless Set 19 while sitting on a moving British Gun Carrier.

 

Not all communications were conducted electrically.  This is an authentic carrier pigeon trailer complete with carrier pigeons.  When these pigeons were released, they flew back to their home bases carrying messages strapped to their legs.

 

Photos of the Military Flea Market at the Reading PA WW-II Reenactment:

 

The author proudly shows off the BC-1306 transceiver that he bought in the military flea market that is part of the Reading WW-II reenactment.

 

 

Here is some of the WW-II military radio equipment being offered for sale in the military flea market that is part of the Reading WW-II reenactment.

 

This tank-mounted military high frequency receiver was being offered for sale for $ 140 in the military flea market that is part of the Reading WW-II reenactment.