Wireless Equipment, 'Kaynard' Emergency Communications System, British

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Catalogue number
  • COM 552
Display status
IWM London
Production date
1976
Materials
  • metal
Alternative Names
  • FULL NAME: Wireless Equipment, 'Kaynard' Emergency Communications System, British
  • SIMPLE NAME: transceiver, British
Creator
Category
equipment

History note

'Kaynard' was designed to be an emergency communications system operated from a diplomatic mission but was sufficiently portable in its four suitcases to be moved to another location. Data was put in & taken out in cassettes which carried messages in cipher text. 'Kaynard' was also used to supplement military communications during the Falklands War, 1982.

Physical description

Aerial, Tuning Unit, & Power Pack contained in several suitcases.

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