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#1 DM1975

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 01:42 PM

EE8 Series Telephone

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#2 Bob Hudson

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 05:08 PM

I had a couple of those EE-8 field phones earlier this year, found the pair at a garage sale. I hooked them together and tested them, it was fun to see (or rather hear) them working just fine even after 60 years or so. They use standard D-cell batteries to power the talk function. The crank powers the bell circuit.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 05:15 PM

I would like to get another one sometime and hook em up, one on each end of my display room. I will have to rewire my handset though. Maybe they will work with the newer field phones as well.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 05:27 PM

Field phones are pretty compatible across the years. I have a couple of civilian hand-cranked phones (they look like old fashioned desk phones) and they worked with the military field phones.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 05:36 PM

I figured they would, it is after all just a simple electric current ran through two wires. I am kindof a commo freak, spent too long as an RTO. Started with the PRC77 and have carried some sort of radio in some way untill today still with the imbidders. I have an almost-complete MICH system somewhere here also, everything besides the imbidder.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 05:52 PM

As a kid in the early 1960's (early teenage years) I was a radio operator with the Civil Air Patrol, we used to handle all non-military downed aircraft search and rescue in Southern California, and we still used big old WWII era radio transmitters (BC-610) to keep in touch with our aircraft and jeep units (which carried massive 24-volt-powered tube radios with very long whip antennas). Later as a ham radio operator we converted WWII era HF aircraft radios and as a member of MARS (Military Affiliate Radio System) I got some other vintage radios and a Model 19 Teletype (a friend got one too and we used them on the then mostly unpopulated two-meter ham band).

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 11:25 AM

When I visited Quineville Museum in Normandy on 06/06/04 they had a great EE8B, the signaller had painted mickey up a telegraph pole on the back of the set, so I got my mate tim parker [deros] to repro this on a spare one of mine.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 08:33 PM

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 01:02 PM

How do You connect a "double E 8" to a "Tr double E" ?

 

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:49 AM

My Dad had one of these, brings back memories.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:23 PM

I have a pair of EE-8-B field phones and plan on selling them anybody know what their going for now days?



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 04:49 AM

Where there different ways of connecting these to each other?
I red in company commander about a "party line" does this mean they where connect in a row with two wires both in L1 and L2 and then each couple of wires running to the next and previus station?


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