SE-113 / T 5 set
Zellweger AG, Uster

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Transceivers SE-1xx
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SE-100 / FOX
SE-103 / RTS
SE-104 / P
SE-105 / P5
SE-106 / P5 F
SE-108 / K1
SE-109 / K1A
SE-110 / MAX
SE-112 / M5
SE-113 / T5
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überarbeitet am 5.9.2010

The T 5 set constructed by Zellweger and very similar to the P 5 patrol set has been in use onboard the Vickers tanks (T 5 / SE-113), onboard the tank, it has been powered from a rotary converter.
A series of six Vickers Carden-Loyd tanks has be acquired for testing purposes in 1934, these tanks have been used for tests and it is probable, that they have been equipped with the tank version of the P 5 transceiver.

Transceiver, receiver I.F. 465 kHz

18 - 24 MHz ,

AM (A3, A2)

pout A3 5 W



powered by a combined LT / HT battery 6 + 126V (Leclanché 1266), or a rotary converter (onboard vehicle)
2,4 - 3 m whip antenna on vehicle
Reglement Zellweger M 5

The T 5 set consists of a transceiver case (identical to the one of a P 5) with a battery compartment (weight 15,4 kg, with the battery 19 kg) and a vehicle mounted rotary converter unit.

In the transceiver case, the transmitter section is located at the right and the receiver section at the left side.

The receiver can be powered from a combined LT (1,5V)/ HT (126V) battery or a vehicle mounted rotary converter for onboard use.
The set switches automatically from receive to transmit mode when You press the push-to-talk button or when You operate the morse key, one second after transmitting the last morse code letter, the SE-113 returns to receive operation.

The operation of the T 5 is uncomplicated: The huge frequency dial pointer also acts as tuning knob, it does directly operate the main tuning capacitor of the transmitter and receiver sections. Press the two pushbuttons at both sides of the dial pointer to move it, it will lock in 20 kHz steps mechanically. A round thumbwheel lets You detune the set for +/- 50 kHz, to move the dial pointer to another position, set the interpolation tuning knob to zero again. A rotary control "Empfangsnachstellung" permits to shift the receiver's operation frequency +/- 50 - 100 kHz.
As found in other Zellweger sets, the main switch has it's zero / off position in the middle, turn it to the left for telegraphy mode and to the right for telephony mode, the control also acts as volume control.
Use the antenna tuning control to adjust for a maximum reading on the antenna current instrument when the transmit switch is activated; the meter can be switched to indicate the heaters and anode / B+ voltages, too.

The accessories can be stored in a compartment just below the transceiver chassis: the combined LT / HT battery, the headphones, the hand and the throat microphone and the morse key.
With the switch on the microphone on the "on" position, the valves of the transmitter stages are heated continuously, in the "off" position they are switched off and the T 5 / SE-113 is in "receive" mode only, when You press the push-to-talk button, You have to wait four seconds until You can start speaking.

The rotary converter comes in a metal case and is operated from 12V DC from the car battery, ot's output voltage is 180 Volts. The converter starts operation automatically when the T 5 / SE-113 is switched on.

The set's operation range is 15 km in telephony and 20 km in telegraphy mode under standard conditions and up to 180 or 200 km from a well suited location on top of a hill.

© 5/2008 Martin Bösch