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The RS-6 Radio Set

The RS-6 Radio Set

UPDATED 7/23/14 Another favorite field radio is the RS-6 set.  Many other sites go into the technical details of this set but I will mainly focus on general description, observations ...

The PRC-47 HF SSB/CW/RATT Transceiver

The PRC-47 HF SSB/CW/RATT Transceiver

Updated 8/9/14 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 ...

Back Country Fun & Food!

Back Country Fun & Food!

UPDATED 8/9/13 Camping and back country exploration are always fun. Here are some photo’s and tales of some recent trips… “If it’s raining – it’s training. If it’s sun – ...

Alcohol Stove for camping

Alcohol Stove for camping

Seems that I am the last camper in North America that had not heard of these clever contraptions. Backpackers who go the “ultra light” route have been making simple, lightweight ...

MRCG – MRHS Operating Event 2013

MRCG – MRHS Operating Event 2013

The 18th Annual Muster of the West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group has just concluded on May 4th, 2013.  The meeting was set up at the California National Guard base ...

Out There / HAARP

Out There / HAARP

HAARP: High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program FLASH! Update, July 2013. HAARP has been shut down at least temporarily since May 2013 due to budget cuts. But the primary reason ...

Radio News

Radio News

UPDATED 7/3/14 What’s happening at N6CC, both at the home QTH as well as tactical ops out in the boonies. Type 12 / MAW Hearability Tests:  In October 2010 we ...

Military Vehicle Collectors Rally April 2012

Military Vehicle Collectors Rally April 2012

UPDATE: The MVCC Camp Delta and Battalion Communications Center for 2012 are now history. For some photos of the 2012 event setup, go to the Radio News category, MVCC Battalion ...

Crystal Radios / Fox Hole Radios: For me, it all started here

Crystal Radios / Fox Hole Radios: For me, it all started here

Updated 9/3/13 My father built this Heathkit CR-1 Crystal Radio for me for my birthday when I was in the 5th grade, circa 1959.  I helped ;0)….. It was a ...

GRC-109 / GRC-9 Battery Operated Power Supplies

GRC-109 / GRC-9 Battery Operated Power Supplies

UPDATED 10-11-13 Both the GRC-9 and GRC-109 used the BA-48 battery to power their respective receivers as an option.  When operated from the various dynamotor, vibrator or AC supplies, the ...