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The PRC-47 HF SSB/CW/RATT Transceiver

Updated 4/2/20 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 6/28/20:  My favorite “Black Radio” even with its few quirks. Probably the ultimate “SHTF Radio” for trained (or trainable) personnel. Some research, observations and adventures below, a Work in […]

SCR-284 Radio Set

UPDATED 29 June 2020.  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 25 MAY 2020 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 12/3/2019: 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.  Hand cranked generator, cold weather, […]

“Canteen” Shortwave Radio Receiver

UPDATED 11/15/17  One recent project was building a replica of the “canteen radio” that was used by US Army personnel in the Japanese POW camp at Cabanatuan in the Philippines […]

The RS-6 Radio Set

UPDATED 4/26/20 Another favorite Black Radio is the RS-6 set. (RS-6 = Radio Station number 6 per Central Intelligence Agency nomenclature.) Some other sites go into the technical details of […]

Back Country Fun & Food!

UPDATED 7/28/19 Training and back country exploration are always fun. Here are some photo’s and tales of some recent trips…(Some call it “camping”.) “If it’s raining – it’s training. If […]

Alcohol Stove for camping

UPDATED 4/19/20       Plus other Hot Topics – like Fire by Friction Seems that I am the last camper in North America to have heard of these clever contraptions. Backpackers who […]

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 […]