AN/PRC-64A conversion to 80m band

Started by dannobyte, March 13, 2018, 11:33:58 PM

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Hello all,
Does anyone have info or experience with using an AN/PRC- on amateur bands?

Regards, dannobyte


March 14, 2018, 10:14:15 PM #1 Last Edit: March 14, 2018, 10:23:17 PM by RadioRay
I do.  80 meters was a simple matter of adding crystals for TX/RX and peaking the stages per-the manual.  At the time I also crystalled in for the BBC ( long dead on that and most frequencies, these days, I am afraid. ) and use it in AM with great results.  I think I remember I had to mod it for forty meters, but a published spec on one site says it goes to 8 MHz another to only 6 MHz: I believe the '6' is correct. Power is going to require a home brew solution; 24'ish VDC for the transmitter power amplifier and 4.5 (?) for the receiver.   This is from memory and it's bee a long time. Mine came from Oz - surplused out from the very physically fit fellows in Perth ;-)

>RadioRay ..._  ._

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