• Year
  • 1951–1955
  • Category
  • Military Equipment (not Re, Tr or RXT)
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 175906

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 13
  • Main principle
  • Transceiver; ZF/IF 4300 kHz; 1 AF stage(s)
  • Tuned circuits
  • 8 FM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Wave Bands given in the notes.
  • Power type and voltage
  • Dry Batteries / 1,5 & 45 & 90 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • - only for Earphone! / Ø 3 cm = 1.2 inch
  • Power out
  • 0.25 W (unknown quality)
  • Material
  • Metal case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: PRC-6 RT-196 / PRC-6 - MILITARY U.S. different makers
  • Shape
  • Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 108 x 375 x 121 mm / 4.3 x 14.8 x 4.8 inch
  • Notes
  • RT-196/PRC-6 is a miniaturized portable handy-talkie for FM-communication over a distance of about 1 mile max.
    The working frequency is crystal controlled. One of 43 possible channels can be used in the 47-55,4 MHz range by fitting one out of 43 crystals, type CR-23/U. Channel spacing is 200 kHz. Modulation FM (F3).
    The internal multi-voltage battery BA-270 feeds the unit.
    The antenna is a 51 cm flat whip with a 50 ohm BNC connector. Telephone and microphone can be switched from internal to a handset H-33(*)/PT. A volume-control is present.
    All tubes, exept 3B4, are SQ-subminiature B5. Each tubecode listed only once.
    The net weight given is inclusive the battery and handset.

    With 3.2 kg this set is nowadays considered a "boat-anchor portophone".
    Hams could have used surplus sets in the 6 meter band.

  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 3.2 kg / 7 lb 0.8 oz (7.048 lb)
  • Literature/Schematics (1)
  • -- Original-techn. papers. (TM11-296 1951 / TM11-4069 1952)
  • Author
  • Model page created by Jan Terranea. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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