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AN/APR-1 & APR-4 Radar/Comm Surveillance Receiver

AN/APR-1 Radar/Communications surveillance receiver.  (aka APR-1). Below: Type 13 and 22 Air Search Radars aboard the Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer HARUTSUKI. They were also installed on some submarines after mid-1944. […]

ChiCom Type 63 Wire Telegraph Set

From the Chinese “Peoples” “Liberation” Army….Got it… They were used in pairs to send morse code signals over infantry field telephone wire. It required both a 45 volt and a […]

Navy Model MAB Radio Set

Navy Model MAB Radio Telephone Transmitting and Receiving Equipment The MAB was one of a series of relatively small portable HF Voice radio sets designed for tactical Naval communications early […]

URC-64 and URC-4 Aircrew Rescue Radios

The AN/URC-64 radio was issued to USAF aircrews as a replacement for the AN/URC-10. It was apparently only issued within the USAF as the Navy and Army seemed to have […]

Military Radio “Field Day” 2019

Military Radio Field Day 2019 After Action Report UPDATED 9 NOV 2019 Another field exercise was conducted by the West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group (Detachment Alpha, FWD). The overall […]

TRC-88 HF CW/SSB Transceiver

UPDATED 7/1/19 A work in progress. I am currently working on reviving an RT-665( )/TRC-88 transceiver. This will be a challenge since I cannot find any documentation on the set […]

Military Radio “Field Day” 2018

AFTER ACTION REPORT – Updated 6/3/19 Dateline: 23 June 2018, Forward Operating Base BIGFOOT The West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group, Detachment ALPHA (FWD) conducted field ops in conjunction with […]

Military Field Day Ops, 2016

Updated 8/10/17 The American Radio Relay League sponsors “Field Day” as an operating event to exercise Ham Radio communications under austere, grid-down conditions. Such as in an emergency when mass […]

TRC-77A HF CW Transceiver

UPDATED 3/11/20 A friend recently gave me an RT-654A/TRC-77. Also known as the TRC-77A.  The RT-654(*) is the basic component of the “AN/TRC-77” set. (“TRC” = Transportable Radio Communications. The […]

Fast Patrol Torpedo Boats / PTF-17

PTF-17, PTF’s in general and Coastal River Division 21 Ops: Updated – 12/27/19 A Work in Progress. First, a little background: Why PTF’s?  The Green Water Navy. Despite what several […]