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Author Topic: For The Prepper Ham With 'Everything'  (Read 3090 times)

RadioRay

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For The Prepper Ham With 'Everything'
« on: October 02, 2013, 10:54:24 PM »
For those who have a strong back and see filters and free tuning VFO's as being made for SISSIES, here is a radio for you!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clansman-PRC320-30-Watt-HF-Transciever-package-with-Extras-US-SELLER-100-Working-/181228130394?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a3209d05a

As seen in the Falklands/Malvinas war, the Clansman manpack radio is ready for anything - except repair of the Plessy IC chips which were made ONLY for this series of radios.  The factory spares were stored in a warehouse - which burned down.  Yes - it will probably run forever. If however it does not - it is basically unrepairable - a risk that those who love 'green radios' are willing to take.



I've talked wtih Paul/W0RW in Morse from the top of Pike's Peaks in Colorado (over 14,000 peak) as he walked from wind break rock to windbreak rock using his PRC-319 Special Forces radio which looks very similar to this PRC-320 but dozen a few extra tricks. for portable field radios this is pretty low on the Watts per pound scale!  However, it suuuuuuure is cool!



de RadioRay ..._ ._
« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 10:59:22 PM by RadioRay »
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Re: For The Prepper Ham With 'Everything'
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 08:39:37 AM »
Definitely looks heavy, cool but heavy. I'll probably stick with my KX1 for now. 8)
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Re: For The Prepper Ham With 'Everything'
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 08:39:37 AM »