is a "non-tactical" radio, designed from the ground up for use by the Army, mostly Military Police.
Most military non tactical radios were just
adaptations of police radios in use already by commercial users
Secondly ist is one of the first radios to use transistors and tubes together.
Tubes were in sockets because they wore out. A tube tester told you when a
tube was worn out.
Transistors replaced tubes. Therefore, they needed to be in sockets, and so
obviously they needed a tester to test transistors..... except that you
didn't really need sockets or a tester because transistors do not generally
wear out. The joke was on the taxpayers.
A second non-tactical radio in my collection is the
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||The collection's Non-Tactical Radios
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- Frequency range:
- 152 .. 174 MHz
- 1, crystal controlled
- Channel spacing:
- 50 kHz
- HF- output:
- 150 mW
- 2 ÁV
- Year of issue: