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The " banana "
might be the probably most well-known of these old devices, also called " the forerunner of the Handys ". It replaces the BC-611. Today, there are no longer batteries for this set. A relatively rare converter, operated by mono cells is available. Hint: seeing is buying!!
is a 1-channel portable radio of small output for communication over short distances. Operating mode is F3, type of modulation is FM. It uses minitubes.
It can work together with: RT-68, RT-70, PRC-10, R-110 .
It can be used with or without telephone handset. PRC-6 is a "Squad Radio", a small hand held unit for very local communications. The collection shows all American Squad radios from their beginning (1941) to 1986.
You may also read the article by Alan Tasker :
"U.S. Military Portable Radios"
The "bananas" in the collection