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Military Vehicles and Radios MVCC/MRCG

2016 MVPA Rally The 41st annual International Convention and rally of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association was held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton CA on 11-13 August 2016. […]

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 […]

West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group

UPDATED 5/2/17 The twenty-first annual muster of the West Coast Military Radio Collectors group was held 5-7 May, 2016 at the National Guard base in San Luis Obispo. It included […]

TRC-77A HF CW Transceiver

UPDATED 6/26/17. 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 – 3/14/17 First, a little background: Why PTF’s?  The Green Water Navy. During their deployment to Vietnam the PTF’s […]

The PRC-47 HF SSB/CW/RATT Transceiver

Updated 4/9/17 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 5/18/17:  Probably my favorite “Black Radio” despite 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 22 June 2016  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 […]

PRC-25 Radio Set

UPDATED 19 MAY 2017 The AN/PRC-25 (AKA “Prick-25″) had a relatively short but very successful history. In 1967 General Creighton Abrams, deputy commander of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam called […]

AN/GRC-9 Radio Set

Updated 17MAY17: US Marines of a Tactical Air Control Party with the First Marine Division in combat at the Chosin Reservoir operating a GRC-9 transmitter-receiver.  GN-58 hand cranked generator, cold […]