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#26 BC312

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:55 AM

forum support, a short answer to your question is that the handie talkie is designed for short range two-way communictaion only responsive to other radios with same frequency/crystals.It is obviously very portable but with only a range of 1.5 miles.I am not sure on the requirements of distribution to whom gets it but I would assume that they can be requisitioned to meet the above mentioned requirements such as squad-squad, squad-to platoon leader etc.. also used by the USMC.It seems to get mostly related to airborne use but not it's intended development.
One interesting note I would like to add is the handie-talkies were also authorized for for adaptation for air sea rescue purposes by the AAF for communication between rescue units


The correct handie talkie for air sea rescue and for AAF and airborne ground to air use would be the AN/CRC-7 VHF survival radio. The BC611 is AM and would have to be VHF to comunicate to aircraft. As qoted by Military radio Historian Dennis Stark. The AN/CRC-7 was also popular with fighter pilots of the time and airborne.

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#27 subsystem4

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

Anybody have a TBX or TBY radio set?

#28 Mad Cat

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:34 AM

Here is a shot of my garage sale find Handie Talkies. Lo and Behold these were lurking in a basement around the corner from me all these years!
WWII Handie Talkies: $10
Front Seam WWII Helmet with liner: $10
Level of excitement when I got them back home: Priceless

What is the range on these? Like how far can you actually effectively communicate using them? I've always been curious.



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:55 AM

hello

onr tby4 with some accessories
 

 

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#30 Mad Cat

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:01 PM

I want to buy an old PRC-25 and 77.



#31 12thengr

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:54 AM

photo (29).JPG While we are on the TBY radio. A power supply or charger that I recently acquired.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

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#33 12thengr

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:35 PM

photo (30).JPG Almost forgot! The all important Data Plate.



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 10:10 AM

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#35 warpath

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 10:12 AM

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#36 Vpep

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 12:02 PM

Looking at all of these fantastic radios, I thought I would add one I'm working on.  Here is my AN/GRC-9 or "Angry Nine" as it was more affectionately known.  These came out after WW2 and were used in Korea as well as early in Vietnam.  I dont have all of the accessories yet, but am slowly locating them.  The only piece that is not the correct vintage for the radio is the BA-48 battery, but finding one of those dated from the 1950s is going to be tough. My next acquisition will be the legs for the GN-58 A generator.

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#37 Radioman31v20

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 06:17 PM

Where do you guys find these at?     Kevin    




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