Korean War era Portables
DH4PY

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      PRC-34/36
 RT-209/PRC-21
      AN/PRC-59

 

 

 

 

 

 

  RT-209/PRC-21
 
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.
 
TS-1836
Transistortester for
RT-209/PRC-21 and
AN/URC-11
(Click picture to enlarge)
A second non-tactical radio in my collection is the
PRC-127


 
The collection's Non-Tactical Radios
RT-209/PRC-21 and
PRC-127
(click pic to enlarge)

Frequency range:
152 .. 174 MHz

 


Technical data:
Channels:
1, crystal controlled
Mode:
FM
Channel spacing:
50 kHz
HF- output:
150 mW
Sensitivity
2 ÁV
Battery:
BA-358
Manufacturer:
Motorola
Year of issue:
1955