RT1547/PRC-126Press SET- button and switch on
Press INCR- button until display shows the first number of the frequency
Press SET- button to confirm this number
Use INCR and SET until the complete frequency is shown
Press SET once more to load the frequency
is a "Squad-Radio", a radio operated with one hand for short range communication.
Older well known examples for Squad radios are SCR-536/BC-611 (AM) from WWII or PRC-6 (FM).
The demand for a modern Squad Radio resulted in the development of the synthesized PRC-68,
becoming the "father" of radios to follow: PRC-68A, PRC-68B, PRC-126, PRC-128, and PRC-136.
PRC-126 is a PRC-68 with frequency display and external frequency settability.
The antenna is matched by hand by means of switch. A wrong matching is shown by a beep-tone ( 1000 Hz )
A second beep tone ( 400 Hz ) shows a waek battery.
You can transmit and receive on the same or on
split frequencies. By using a relais cable two PRC-127 form a relais.
Setting of frequencies:
From the beginning of the development to the PRC-126 , all American squad radios are shown in the museum.
You may also read the article by Alan Tasker :
"U.S. Military Portable Radios"
- Frequency range:
- 30 ... 79.95 MHz
- Channel spacing:
- 25 kHz
- Possible Channels:
- HF Output:
- 1 W
- Frequency control:
- 150 Hz tone squelch transmitting, Signal squelch receiving.
- Frequency departure:
- +/- 0.005 %
- 3 ... 5 km
- Frequency reading:
- backlighted LCD- display
- Antenna matcher :
- A = 30.000 - 35.975 MHz
- B = 36.000 - 45.975 MHz
- C = 46.000 - 53.975 MHz
- D = 54.000 - 63.975 MHz
- E = 64.000 - 87.975 MHz
- 50 = 50 Ohm - output
- short rubber antenna ( to 1.6 km )
- long whip antenna (3 km )
- Battery Voltage:
- 0.5 uV / 10 dB
- 20 mW
- 1.17 kg incl battery
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