a pair of AN/PRC 25 field radios
Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:55 PM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:45 PM
I have a working AN/PRC-77. I have a Ham license so I occasionally use the thing on 6 meters. I use the pocket in an Alice Medium pack to tote mine around.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:50 AM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:39 AM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:17 AM
I do have a PRC-127, yeah I know thats a late 90s hand radio, not the same.
Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:50 PM
I have seen the battery adapters that hold "D" cell batteries for the PRC 25 and PRC 77 for sale here on the net. But are the magnesium batteries out there for sale anywhere?
Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:22 PM
I spent 15 months running a Commo Shop at fort Polk in the early 90s... I had both PRC-25 and PRC-77 radios, as well as GRC-125 and GRC-160 set ups in the M113's. Once I found out how, I could pull the case off and tune the freq packs using my PRM-134 Freq tester. Battalion wondered why I never sent my radios in to be re-tuned like the rest of the companies did till they came down to the shop on an unrelated issue one day and found me with the case off and the guts open in the process of fine tuning one. The Battalion CESO turned white as a sheet and asked me what the heck I was doing. I told him that I had taught myself how to maintain the equipment and if I knew how to fix it, it didn't make sense to deadline something I could fix.
There was one RT-505 (PRC-25) we had... Serial Number 29392C... I'll never forget that one because it was the one that I couldn't keep tuned for any length of time. One jolt and the radio would race up and down the frequencies. I'd put that one on the PRM-134 and watch the numbers go up and down and up and down... The only time you could hear any transmission from it was when the frequency actually crossed the set frequency so you'd hear like every fifth syllable. I'd turn that one in and they'd send it back unfixed. It wasn't until I got an order to laterally transfer some radios to another unit that I was able to get rid of it.
The batteries came in two types... the BA-4386 Magnesium and the BA-5598 Lithium. It was nice that you could carry two of the lithium batteries in the battery case... one plugged in being used and a spare.
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