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KM Lorenz Long Range Radio Lo6L 39a
Old 11-30-2017, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default KM Lorenz Long Range Radio Lo6L 39a

Hello, I just got this Lorenz Lo6L 39a radio to my collection. What I wonder a little bit abouth is the serial number. Is the low number 393 in 1943 correct? I don’t think it has been tampered with but hadn’t Lorenz made more of these until then?


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Old 12-01-2017, 05:08 AM   #2
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The long wave version Lo6L39a was built in relatively small numbers, there is another 1943 example for sale with serial 120 so I suspect numbering was restarted each year. Long wave would be used for intermediate distances, within the "skip zone" of short wave radios. Typically naval vessels would have carried the Long Wave "Martin" direction finder receiver for this purpose, only very large vessels would have had the space or need to carry an additional Lo6L39a receiver I suspect.

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Old 12-02-2017, 02:26 AM   #3
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Thanks for the answer and info, this would explain this low numbers. Regards Jon
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:04 PM   #4
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I have a Lo6L39a with a very high serial number.
How many were produced off this?
Is this rare?
I will start to restore this soon.



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I suspect that the 1940 numbering system was slightly encoded, so perhaps it's real serial number is 112. Referring to this old post showing the radios on board a major battleship "Prinz Eugen: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...4&postcount=10

You can see that the number of Lo6L39 is much smaller than the Lo6K39 (I think I count six "L's" versus 13 "K's"), so the "L" is definitely rarer than the "K" version.

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Old 12-10-2017, 10:57 AM   #6
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hello
the list i had put in old thread , comes from the book Prinz Eugen
they are 10 antennas for all those sets , and some radar antennas
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