• Year
  • 1965–1983 ?
  • Category
  • Military Equipment (not Re, Tr or RXT)
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 97155

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 2
  • Number of Transistors
  • Semiconductors present.
  • Semiconductors
  • Main principle
  • Transceiver
  • Wave bands
  • VHF incl. FM and/or UHF (see notes for details)
  • Power type and voltage
  • Storage and/or dry batteries / 24 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 10 cm = 3.9 inch
  • Power out
  • 4 W (unknown quality)
  • Material
  • Metal case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: AN/VRC46 RT-524A/VRC - MILITARY U.S. different makers
  • Shape
  • Boatanchor (heavy military or commercial set >20 kg).
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 385 x 170 x 340 mm / 15.2 x 6.7 x 13.4 inch
  • Notes
  • AN//VRC-46 Mobile radio: Military transceiver covering 30-52,95 MHz (Band A) / 53-75,95 MHz (Band B), 920 channels with 50 kHz channel spacing, FM (F3), output power 1 - 3 (low power) or 35 W (high power), standard and subaudio tone (150 Hz) operated squelch.

    The AN/VRC-46 system consists of RT-524A/VRC transceiver (without auxiliary receiver) and the Mounting MT-1029. Standard vehicle antenna is the AT-912 whip antenna with the antenna tuning unit MX-2799. The System AN/VRC-47 consists of the RT-524A/VRC transceiver with the R-442 auxiliary receiver, the system AN/VRC-12 of the RT-246A/VRC transceiver (with mechanical presets, no speaker) with the R-442 auxiliary receiver.

    The system's core unit, the transceiver RT-524A/VRC is very similar to the RT-246A/VRC, but it comes with only manual tuning and has an integrated speaker. All accessories are interchangeable.

    The system was produced by several U.S. manufacturers and also by Tadiran, Israel.

    The set was used by U.S. Army in Vietnam and several other armed forces, in Switzerland it carried the designation SE-412.

    It was the successor of the AN/GRC-3 - AN/GRC-8.

  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 23.5 kg / 51 lb 12.2 oz (51.762 lb)
  • Source of data
  • -- Original-techn. papers.
  • Author
  • Model page created by Alexander Küffer. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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