“Paraset” is a compact,
portable, extremely simple
yet rugged radio transmitter & receiver developed by UK
engineers, some of whom were radio amateurs, at the workshops of the
Signals Special Communications Unit at both Little Horwood & in
in the grounds of Whaddon Hall, Buckinghamshire in the early stages of
Second World War. The set is known as the Whaddon
MkVII & was
used for clandestine radio communication primarily in Norway &
Paraset Club is indebted to Mr. A.F. Fry for this information.
was founded by Adrian, G4GDR & Tom, G3EFY (SK
2005 & comprises a group
of more than 60 radio amateurs committed to the following
To honour the memory of the Whaddon Design & Manufacturing team & those brave men & women who operated this equipment clandestinely in enemy occupied territory during the Second World War.
the Paraset in its original form as far as is practicable &
enable members to construct authentic working replicas of the equipment.
members to operate their sets with simple wire aerials in the manner
used operationally i.e. without an A.T.U.
encourage & enable exchange of information, ideas &
experiences between members.
Full membership is open to all licensed radio amateurs. There is no subscription but members are required to comply the Club’s Aims & Conditions & are expected to make at least one contribution a year to the Club Website.
|Only a minority ever honoured their Membership undetaking to contribute to the website so on 29-10-2011 the decision was reluctantly taken
to wind-up the club. G4GDR & G3WXI thank those who did
contribute & invite them to follow the link below.
More information can be found here.
The Paraset Club exists to honour the memory of those who designed, built & operated the "Paraset" during WWII & to encourage & assist those wishing to construct accurate reproductions of the equipment. Many hours have been spent & many miles travelled to collect & edit the material on this site. Please do not mirror material from this site.