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PRC-25 Radio Set

UPDATED 10 FEB 2018 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 4/13/18: 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 […]

“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 7/22/18 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 2/22/18 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 2/21/18       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 […]

MRGC-MVCC Battalion Communications Center

UPDATED: 2/3/2018 Battalion Communications Center – Military Vehicle Collectors of California Rally’s:  A periodic display of Military Communications Equipment at the MVCC events.  Some interesting “Joint Operations” were held at […]

Out There / HAARP

HAARP: High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program HAARP has been shut down at least temporarily since May 2013 due to budget cuts. But the primary reason is the inability of […]

Veterans Day Displays

Some photos of recent military radio displays set up for Veterans Day events. These are from November 11-13, 2016 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Danville CA. The theme for […]