Military Tactical Radios

Military Radio “Field Day” 2019

Military Radio Field Day 2019 After Action Report UPDATED 21 July 2019 Another field exercise was conducted by the West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group (Detachment Alpha, FWD). The overall […]

TRC-88 HF CW/SSB Transceiver

UPDATED 7/1/19 A work in progress. 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 […]

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 […]

TRC-77A HF CW Transceiver

UPDATED 8/1/19 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 […]

The PRC-47 HF SSB/CW/RATT Transceiver

Updated 1/24/19 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 4/4/19:  My favorite “Black Radio” even with its few quirks. The “COOL METER” is Pegged on this one… They were used extensively from the early 1950’s (as the RS-1) […]

SCR-284 Radio Set

UPDATED 30 August 2019  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 10 DEC 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 8/30/2019: 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.  GN-58 hand cranked generator, cold […]