Beacon Receiver R-23/ARC-5
- United States of America (USA)
- Manufacturer / Brand
- MILITARY U.S. (different makers for same model)
- Military Equipment (not Re, Tr or RXT)
- Radiomuseum.org ID
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- Number of Tubes
- Main principle
- Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 85 kHz
- Tuned circuits
- 6 AM circuit(s)
- Wave bands
- Long Wave and/or Very Low Frequency (VLF).
- Power type and voltage
- Storage Battery for all (e.g. for car radios and amateur radios) / 28 Volt
- - For headphones or amp.
- Metal case
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: Beacon Receiver R-23/ARC-5 - MILITARY U.S. different makers
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 120 x 140 x 275 mm / 4.7 x 5.5 x 10.8 inch
Part of AN/ARC-5 Aircraft Radio Equipment:
Navigation (beacon) receiver R-23/ARC-5; Coverage 190 - 550 KHz, VFO.
- Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
- 2.8 kg / 6 lb 2.7 oz (6.167 lb)
- Source of data
- -- Collector info (Sammler)
- Mentioned in
- The Surplus Handbook - Receivers and Transmitters (page 9-10)
- Literature/Schematics (1)
- -- Original-techn. papers. (AN 16-30ARC5-2)
- Model page created by a member from A. See "Data change" for further contributors.
- Other Models
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All listed radios etc. from MILITARY U.S. (different makers for same model)
Forum contributions about this model: MILITARY U.S.: Beacon Receiver R-23/ARC-5
Threads: 1 | Posts: 1
The R-23/ARC-5 long wave navigation command set receiver is very similair to the SCR-274/BC453. It is a newer version with another second IF penthode 12SF7, siilair to the 12 SK7, but with an extra AVC-diode.
There is a later -A variant with improved AVC and a higher level of audio output. This -A variant is identical to the R-148/ARC-5X except for the wiring of the vacuum tube heaters.The R-148/ARC-5X is designed for 14 volts power supply.
The R-24/ARC-5 medium wave navigation receiver, frequency range 520-1500 kHz, IF 239 kHz, is electrically identical.
The short wave communication receivers R-25/ARC-5, freq:1,5-3,0 mHz, R-26/ARC-5, freq:3,0-6,0 mHz, and R-27/ARC-5, freq:6,0-9,1 mHz, have a slightly different AVC circuit.
Eventually a VHF range model came into use: R-28/ARC-5, freq:100-156 mHz. This frequency is still in use for Airborne Radio Communications.
Jan Terranea, 25.May.10