[Milsurplus] parachute mobile

Mike Morrow kk5f at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 13 21:36:49 EDT 2009

>> I have been reading about SOG (Special Observation Group)...

If reference is being made to MACV-SOG, it was "Studies and Observations Group".

>>...looked like converted BC band transistor radios.

>Probably the converted BC band radios were converted to work above 1900 KHz.

Seems like very much speculation based on very little evidence.

WRT the original question about a suitable small and commonly available
military radio, try the RT-1113/PRC-68 VHF-FM set.  It's mid-1970s USMC
gear.  See Brooke's http://www.prc68.com/I/PRC68.shtml

HF parachute mobile would be quixotic, but one could try a BC-611 on 3885 kHz.

Today, the AN/PRC-148 would be ideal!  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AN/PRC-148
But you'll never get one of those.

Mike / KK5F

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