All American Backpack- Radios from their beginning (1938) till 1990 are in the collection.
The chart can be used as quick navigation between the radios.
AN/PRC -8, -9, -10PRC-8 (20 .. 27.9 MHz) was meant for Armour,
PRC-9 (27 .. 38.9 MHz) was meant for Artillery and
PRC-10 (38 .. 54.9 MHz) for Infantry.
are portable manpack FM transceivers for tanks -, artillery- and infantry units.
They can be used either mobile or stationary; in planes or vehicles.
The forces can communicate by using the overlapping frequencies.
Relay station operation (also unattended) is possible;
they can be operated remotely, and a homing use is also possible.
They look alike, only differ in frequency range.
You still can get empty originally used batteries (e.g. for the setting up of a power pack).
There are however (rare) insertable power supplies, operated on 12 V.
Versions PRC-8A, PRC-9A and PRC-10A
have a flat front and
4 IF-amplifiers AM-427A/U (U101 to U104);
(An English version of PRC-10A belongs to the collection)
(see picture gallery)
Versions PRC-8, PRC-9 and PRC-10
have the better known step front and
5 IF- amplifiers AM-427/U
(U101 to U105).
( Examples shown in the Picture Gallery).
- Frequency ranges:
PRC-8: 20... 27.9 MHz, 1.2 W
PRC-9: 27.0... 38.9 MHz, 1.0 W
PRC-10: 38.0... 54.9 MHz, 0.9 W
- A co-operation is possible with:
- PRC-8: RT-66, R-108
- PRC-9: RT-67, R-109
- PRC-10: RT-68, RT-70, R-110, BC-1000.
- Here you find the battery testset AN/PSM-13
A chart shows the mobile and portable radios that can work together and their frequencies ==>
Link to the chart:
- Mass + weights:
- Radio: L/b/h: 290 x 76 x 242 mm; 11.8 kg.
- Transmitting power
- 0.9... 1.2 W
- 5 - 20 km.
- under 0,5 UV
- Sections of the radio:
- Radio, stretcher belt, bag with Antennas + antenna base + hand set
- Power supply AM-598/U
- Remote control box record GRA-6
- Directional antennas AT-339/PRC and AT-340/PRC
- Mast antenna RC-292
- Battery BA-279/U:
- +1,5 V, -6 V,
- +67,5 V, +135 V (from two batteries each 67.5 with central connection)