Wireless Equipment, 'Kaynard' Emergency Communications System, British
- Catalogue number
- COM 552.2
- Display status
- IWM London
- Production date
- Alternative Names
- FULL NAME: Wireless Equipment, 'Kaynard' Emergency Communications System, British
- SIMPLE NAME: transceiver, British
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Metal suitcase with black plastic outer casing, double metal catches with locks, moulded black plastic handle and metal fitting, and lined with yellow foam, with a plywood construction insert. Printed contents listing attached to inside of lid. In the suitcase there is blue grey, with bolted on shaped metal end pieces; two part round metal tin, painted back, containing 10 fuses; insulated wiring harness with metal connectors; length of black rubber insulated wiring, with metal connector, wrapped around former; lengthnof black insulated wire; black plastic box with screwed down lid and black insulated wire ending in a black palstic and metal plug; length of black insulated co-axial cable with three pin plug, crocodile clip and metal co-axial connector; length of white insulated wiring with crocodile clip connectors; short length of black insulated cable with metal end connectors; metal cylindrical container; black plastic former for coiling wire; length of white insulated aerial cable with metal plug; and white reinforced paper satchet with black printing.
'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.
Aerial, Tuning Unit, & Power Pack contained in several suitcases.
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