[Milsurplus] MIL HF portable list

Alan Tasker atasker@ix.netcom.com
Wed, 06 Aug 2003 08:12:43 -0400


Any comments, corrections?
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Military/Paramilitary HF portable Radios,

Solid State or Mostly so



~2-30 MHz Portables, Racal


In the period from about 1960 to about 1980, Racal brought to the market a 
series of all solid state Low Band Backpack Military and Para-military 
portable radios. Chief among these were the following.

TRA-906 Squadcal (~1965) 29 ch, 2-7 MHz, clarifier, USB or LSB, but not 
both in the same unit/AME/CW, 5W, 18V

TRA-921 Syncal (~1970) syn, 2-8 MHz @ 1 kHz, clarifier, USB/LSB/AME/CW, 
5/20 W, 18 V

TRA-929 Minical (~19??) 6 ch, 2.6-9 MHz, USB/LSB/CW/AM, 1 W, 12 V

TRA-931 Syncal 30 (~19xx) syn, 1.6-30 MHz @ 1 kHz, clarifier, 
USB/LSB/AME/CW, 5/20 W, 12 V

TRA931 Variants, Courtesy of Keith at http://www.recelelectronics.demon.co.uk

TRA931

Syncal 30

TRA931A

As standard set plus auto ATU

TRA931AP

Programmable version of TRA931A

TRA931L

Low temperature version of TRA931 -40 deg C

TRA931P

Programmable Syncal 30 2-8 MHz 49ch 20W **

TRA931PL

Low temperature version of TRA931P

TRA931PR

Capable of remote control

TRA931X

Multi-role Syncal 30

TRA931XH

Frequency Hopping version of TRA931

TRA931Y

As TRA931X but with component changes for operation at lower temperatures. 
-25 deg C

  ~2-30 MHz Portables, Other than Racal

  In this same time frame, other manufactures also introduced HF portables. 
Companies and models included:

Harris RF301UP, (~1963) hybrid (tube and transistor), 2-15 MHz @ 1 kHz, 
USB/LSB/CW, 20/50W, 12 V

Hughes HC-162 (~1964ff) [became the AN/PRC-74 series], 2-12 and then 2-18 
MHz @ 1 kHz, clarifier, USB/CW, 15 W, 12 V

Sunair PRC-108 (~1970) 6 ch, 2-12 MHz, USB/AME (LSB/CW optional), 25W, 12 V

Southcom SC-120 Patrolfone (~1972) 23 ch, 2-10 MHz, clarifier, USB and/or 
LSB depending on model ordered/CW/AME, 10/20W, 12 V

Southcom SC-130 Patrolfone (~1978) Syn, 2-12 MHz @ 1 kHz, clarifier, 
LSB/USB/AME/CW, 5/20W, 12 V

Kachina MP-25 (~1980) syn, 2-15 MHz @ 100 Hz, USB/LSB/AME/CW, 6/25 W, LED 
display,

Transworld PRC-1099/1099A (~1980ff) syn, 1.6-30 MHz @ 100 Hz, 
USB/LSB/CW/AME optional, 1099A ALE, 5/20 W, 15 V, LCD display

  After 1980 or so

  Southcom SC-140/PRC-130, (~19xx) 2-30 @ 100 Hz, USB/LSB/AME/CW/FSK, 5/20 
W, ? V

Hughes PRC-104, (~1978ff), 2-30 @ 100 Hz, USB/LSB/CW, 20 W, 24 V

Cincinnati PRC-70, (~1972ff), 2-76 @ 100 Hz, USB/AM/CW/FSK/(30-76 FM), 3/30 
W, 24 V

UK/PRC-320 and PRC-320/1 (19xx) 2-30 @ 100 Hz, USB/LSB(320/1 only/AME/CW, 
15/20 W, 24 V

MEL (Philips) PRC-2000 Callpac (1980ff) 1.6-30 @ 100 Hz, USB/LSB/CW, 4/20 
W, 15 V

IRET PRC-247A (19xx) 2-30 @ 100 Hz, USB/LSB/AME/CW, 2/20 W, 24 V

Yugoslav RU-20 (Collins PRC-515) (19xx) 2-30 @ 100 Hz, USB/LSB/AME/CW, 20 
W, 24 V

Russian R-143 (19xx) 2-20 @ 1 kHz, USB/?, 10 W, 12 V Rx/24 V Tx

Russian R-163-1k (19xx) 2-30 @ 100 Hz, USB/LSB/AME/CW, x/y W, ? V

Russian R-163-10k (19xx) 2-30 @ 100 Hz, USB/LSB/AME/CW, x/y W, ? V

Racal BCC-39B (19xx) 2-30 @ 100 Hz, USB/LSB/AME/CW, 25/50 W, 24 V

Racal PRM-4031 (~19??) syn, 1.6-30 @ 100 Hz, USB/LSB/AME/CW, 15 W, 12V

Harris PRC-138 (~19xx) syn 1.6-60 @ 10 Hz, USB/LSB/CW/AME/+, 1/5/20 W, 
1/5/10 W FM, 24 V

Loral TerraComm (L3) PRC-132 (was Southcom M50A) (~1989) syn, 1.6-60 @ 100 
Hz (20-60 @ 5 kHz for FM), USB/LSB/CW/AME//+, 5/10/20/50 W, 5/10 W FM, 12 V

And a bunch I have forgotten or never knew about


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