HomeCollectiblesEE-8 field phones for re-enactment

EE-8 working set instructionsAs a little summer project, I bought this set of EE-8-B field phones and put them to the test

Forget the SCR-536/BC-611  “Handie Talkie” you always see in the movies. These things never work when you need them, they require a custom-built 90v battery (!), the range is only a mile or two, and telecommunication laws in Europe prohibit the use of them anyway.

For fun re-enactment bring in the EE-8 field phone! It only requires 2 D-cell 1,5v batteries and the range of 11 miles is more than you’ll ever need. And all perfectly legal.

And yes, paratroopers did use them a lot.

Read the full instructions to test and use the EE-8



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