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TRC-88 HF CW/SSB Transceiver

UNDER CONSTRUCTION 9/3/18 I am currently working on reviving an RT-665( )/TRC-88 transceiver. This will be a challenge since I cannot find any documentation on the set or even a […]

Military Radio “Field Day” 2018

AFTER ACTION REPORT – Updated 8/30/18 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 Vehicles and Radios MVCC/MRCG

2016 MVPA Rally The 41st annual International Convention and rally of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association was held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton CA on 11-13 August 2016. […]

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 […]

West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group

UPDATED 4/19/18 The twenty-first annual muster of the West Coast Military Radio Collectors group was held 5-7 May, 2016 at the National Guard base in San Luis Obispo. It included […]

TRC-77A HF CW Transceiver

UPDATED 9/3/18 A friend recently gave me an RT-654A/TRC-77. Also known as the AN/TRC-77A.  The RT-654(*) is the basic component of the “TRC-77” set. (“TRC” = Transportable Radio Communications. The […]

Fast Patrol Torpedo Boats / PTF-17

PTF-17, PTF’s in general and Coastal River Division 21 Ops: Updated – 5/13/18 First, a little background: Why PTF’s?  The Green Water Navy. Despite what several Keyboard Kommando’s have stated […]

The PRC-47 HF SSB/CW/RATT Transceiver

Updated 6/29/18 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 8/7/18:  My favorite “Black Radio” despite its few quirks. The “COOL METER” is Pegged on this one… They were used extensively from the early 1950’s (as the RS-1) through […]

SCR-284 Radio Set

UPDATED 22 June 2016  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 […]