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“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 […]

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 […]

URC-64 and URC-4 Aircrew Rescue Radios

The AN/URC-64 radio was issued to USAF aircrews as a replacement for the AN/URC-10. It was apparently only issued within the USAF as the Navy and Army seemed to have […]

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 […]

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 […]