• Year
  • 1943–1953
  • Category
  • Military Receiver
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 136602

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 6
  • 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
  • Loudspeaker
  • - For headphones or amp.
  • Material
  • Metal case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Beacon Receiver R-23/ARC-5 - MILITARY U.S. different makers
  • Shape
  • Rack
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 120 x 140 x 275 mm / 4.7 x 5.5 x 10.8 inch
  • Notes
  • Part of AN/ARC-5 Aircraft Radio Equipment:

    Navigation (beacon) receiver R-23/ARC-5; Coverage 190 - 550 KHz, VFO.

    Receiver with similar specifications with model name BC-453 is part of Radio Set SCR-274

  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 2.8 kg / 6 lb 2.7 oz (6.167 lb)
  • Literature/Schematics (1)
  • -- Original-techn. papers. (AN 16-30ARC5-2)
  • Author
  • Model page created by a member from A. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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Forum contributions about this model: MILITARY U.S.: Beacon Receiver R-23/ARC-5

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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

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