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  R-853 B1

is a Soviet Manpack, mainly working in the air band. It is said to be used for ground-to-air-communication.
A flat document case, made of plywood, contains the museum set. The contents are as described in the original handbook and consist of:

  • Radio R-853 B1
  • 3 Batteries
  • 3 antennas: Kulikoff, Antenne in shoulder strap,long wire
  • Pouch
  • Battery loading adapter
  • HF- adapters
  • Small parts.

  • The battery loader is, beside the document case, the second part of the set.

    The battery loader is changed to German standarts,with German front and new switches ( see picture ). A plate tells that the battery charger must not be used as power supply, since the high loading voltage will damage the radio. Other descriptions call the battery loader a power supply, this is wrong.

    The radio being so very complete, the three batteries providing a long operating time and the three antennas included may hint that the radio was used for spy radio purposes.

    Frequency range:
    100 ... 149.975 MHz


    Technical data:
    HF output:
    0.5 W
    Channel spacing:
    25 kHz
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    Battery 12 V Type 10NKGZ-1D
    Frequency reading:
    red LED display
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    Batteries and cells of the Warsow Pakt