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  TR-PP-8-A

is a French development. It is one radio of the series, consisting of
TR-PP-8, TR-PP-11 and TR-PP-13 . As successor of the PRC-6 it has the same shape as PRC-6, but has 6 channels, (unlike the one channel of the PRC-6.)

The radio can be held like a telephone handset , but also can be carried over the shoulder, using an handset.

It contains 12 subminiatiure tubes; 8 in the receiver and 4 in the transmitter.

The TR-PP-8-A consists of following components:

  • Transceiver ER-38-A with attached antenna,
  • Handset H 33/PT- Fr and
  • Battery BA-270/U.

    Frequencies are changed by a 6- channel turret (revolver). Here not a coil- turret is used, but a trim-capacitor-turret.

    The channel switch is not switched contunuously, but turning 45 and releasing switches to the next channel.

    The turret is switched to 6 positions or channels; and each position means a special frequency range:

  • Position 1: 47.0 ... 48.4 MHz
  • Position 2: 48.4 ... 49.8 MHz
  • Position 3: 49.8 ... 51.2 MHz
  • Position 4: 51.2 ... 52.6 MHz
  • Position 5: 52.6 ... 54.0 MHz
  • Position 6: 54.0 ... 55.4 MHz


     The "bananas" in the collection

    Frequency range:
    47 ... 55.4 MHz

     


    Technical data:
    HF output:
    250 mW
    Possible channels:
    43
    Switchable channels:
    6
    Frequency setting:
    Crystal
    Frequency departure:
    + - 15 kHz
    Mode:
    FM
    Operation:
    Simplex
    Range:
    2 to 3 km
    Usage per battery:
    20 hrs
    Battery:
    BA-270/U; 1.5V, 45V, 90 V
    Power consumption transmitting:
    1.5 V / 1000 mA
    45 V / 14 mA
    90 V / 28 mA
    Power consumption receiving:
    1.5 v / 400 mA
    45 V / 13 mA
    Antenna / Antenna length:
    Steel band antenna / 65 cm
    Weight:
    With battery 3.2 kg
    Year of issue:
    ?? (The handbook dates from 1956)