All American SAR- Radios from their beginning to 1968 are part of the collection.
More modern ones are (still) too expensive....
You may also read the article by Alan Tasker :
"U.S. Military Portable Radios"
was used by the Navy. It is a two-channel handheld SAR- Transceiver for two-way communication between rafts and
ships or aeroplanes. A continuous tone or slow keying can also be sent. The radio with all its components (including
battery) is built into a watertight sheet metal housing.
It uses subminiature tubes.
The Navy used the AN/PRC-17, while the Army used the AN/URC-4.
It was also used on some commercial airliners. I know of at least one radio with the "TWA"- tag on it.
- 121.5 and 243 MHz.
- HF Output:
- 50 mW.
- 2A2, 6A3
- Battery voltages:
- 105 V and 1.3 V
- Year of issue:
- Replaced by: