- 1 Key assembly
- 1 Pair Headphones
- 1 Trailing antenna assembly
- Transmitting coils for the following frequencies: 333, 500, 3130, 5615, 8450, and 13240 KC.
- Receiving coils to cover the range of 17-150 meters, and 600-1100 meters.
- 1 Direction finder (Fixed Loop)
- 1 Emergency radio in water-tight box with dry cells (44 lbs)
- 1 Repair box containing spare tubes, wire, spare sntenna weight, tape, special antenna weight for emergency installation in flight, fuses, misc. spares
- 1 Extra antenna wire
- 1 Hydrometer (for battery testing)
- Lists of fixed and land stations
"Master Oscillator? Power Amplifier. I held them in my lap, as there was no other place to put them. They were both marked 5615 KC. That was not the right frequency. I was planning to send on 3130 kilocycles, therefore I must find the 3130 coils in the coil box at my feet. Feeling blindly, I took out two at random. they turned out to be 500 KC. These also went on my lap. Four more came out. One of the coils fell down and started rolling back into the dark unknowns of the fuselage... It was like trying to fit a lamps plug into a socket in the dark."Her book has this true sense of the difficulty a radio operator endured in that day. Her account is not just hers, but of any novice from that time. that day she did not get the radio to work, she did however manage to take a 400 volt shock to the chest. But by the time she took of at 18:06 July 30th from North Haven Maine for Ottawa she had it down and the radio was outfitted properly. She sent "POSN" and "WEA" (position and weather) every fifteen minutes.
Throughout the text she refers to stations by their cities Edmonton, North Beach, Coppermine, Chicago, New York, On their flight to Aklavik she was unable to raise another station. She got WXB in Point Barrow while en route on August 8th. He reported low fog confirming they'd be able to land by sight. On august 11th they landed in the Shismaref Inlet off the coast of Alaska as it had become too dark to land and they were short of fuel. She messaged WXB again because she was unable to get WXY in Nome or WXW in Kotzebue. At that time of year, at that latitude it is difficult to predict dusk.They were to meet a ship called the Northland to refuel.
The Sirius was damaged while being towed in the Yangtze river thus ending their air-travel in Hankow. . It was repaired by Lockheed and resides in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.