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Military Radio “Field Day” 2019

Military Radio Field Day 2019 After Action Report UPDATED 21 July 2019 Another field exercise was conducted by the West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group (Detachment Alpha, FWD). The overall […]

MVCC-MRCG Camp Delta Comms AAR 2018

Update: 9/29/18 The Military Radio Collectors Group (DET A, FWD) had a small but operational display at Camp Delta during the September 20-23 rally of the Military Vehicle Collectors of […]

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 8/1/19 A friend recently gave me an RT-654A/TRC-77. Also known as the AN/TRC-77A.  The RT-654(*) is the basic component of the “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 – 4/17/19 First, a little background: Why PTF’s?  The Green Water Navy. Despite what several Keyboard Kommando’s have stated […]

The PRC-47 HF SSB/CW/RATT Transceiver

Updated 1/24/19 Some notes regarding the Collins PRC-47.  This radio was designed by Collins and produced by them but they also subcontracted with Bendix to produce additional sets. All Collins […]

AN/GRC-109 “Special Forces” Radio Set

UPDATED 4/4/19:  My favorite “Black Radio” even with its few quirks. The “COOL METER” is Pegged on this one… They were used extensively from the early 1950’s (as the RS-1) […]

SCR-284 Radio Set

UPDATED 4 APR 2019  The SCR-284 was used extensively during WWII.  The basic component is the BC-654-A receiver transmitter. Designed as a portable field radio, the complete field set could […]