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PRC-25 Radio Set

UPDATED 21 July 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 7/21/2020: 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 9/11/20 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 […]

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 […]

ChiCom Type 63 Wire Telegraph Set

From the Chinese “Peoples” “Liberation” Army….Got it… They were used in pairs to send morse code signals over infantry field telephone wire. It required both a 45 volt and a […]

Navy Model MAB Radio Set

Navy Model MAB Radio Telephone Transmitting and Receiving Equipment The MAB was one of a series of relatively small portable HF Voice radio sets designed for tactical Naval communications early […]

Military Radio “Field Day” 2019

Military Radio Field Day 2019 After Action Report UPDATED 9 NOV 2019 Another field exercise was conducted by the West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group (Detachment Alpha, FWD). The overall […]