Spy radios

Yesterday I went, with my two small grandchildren, to the nearby library in Handen Center, Haninge. They have a nice reading corner for the small ones. They also have the Nordic amateur radio magazines. Of course, after parking the children, I went to the magazine department. And there was the September issue of NRRL´s magazine with its cover photo above, by Sindre Torp LA6OP, of a real spy radio station.This station, in custody of the Norwegian CIA, was used a long time by a Norwegian spy from 1948 to 1967. The radio was camouflaged to look like a US made station but it was built in the Soviet Union.

Is it possible to build an exact copy of a Paraset today asks Johnny, SM7UCZ himself on his web site. I have seen and touched his first replica of the WW II the secret agent Paraset radio. This time he is building an exact one! I can strongly recommend visiting his site.

Photo above by Johnny, SM7UCZ.

When building an exact replica you need a spotwelding machine. What do you do if you don´t have one? You do as Johnny, SM7UCZ does. Build your own! Have look here on his spotwelding project. The text is in Swedish, but that does not matter. I think you will understand how he did it by just looking at the photos.

Photo above by Johnny, SM7UCZ