Here is what you get with the deal. Qty 2 an/prc-132 radios with end plates, handset. They both seem to work. Qty 2 connectors for power to the radio main connector, unsoldered and new. Qty 1 DC cable with radio connector (fused). Qty 1 repair manual. Qty 1 operating manual. Qty 2 converted battery packs with old lithium ion batteries installed. Qty 1 charging cable for converted batteries (you provide charger). Harlikwin post: Introduced at the very end of the cold war, the PRC-132 built by Loral Terracom was. Procured to replace the ageing PRC-70s, PRC-74s and PRC-104s that were variously in use with US. SOF units back in the 1980s. The radio was utilized by US Special Forces operating behind Iraqi lines. During the first gulf war, and likely other conflicts during the 1990s. The radio is a rather unique design. For military use, the radio has 99 programmable memories, and can work split RX/TX. And canscan this memory in 10 memory blocks, i. You can scan memories 1-10 or 5-15 etc for traffic. Which was useful and a rather novel feature for the time. For HAM use this is the least user friendly radio. Each single memory has to be programmed, by using the single center knob, i. Rotate it to 1. Hit the freq sel button, then 4 and hit the freq sel button, then 3 and hit the freq sel button, then 1 and hit. The freq sel button, then 3 and hit the freq sel button, then 0 and hit the freq sel button. Took you less time to read that than it actually takes to program one, count em one frequency. Good news is you can tune around a given frequency in 100hz increments, yup thats right thats the. Number on the very very very far right of the display. Push a button ten times to move 1khz, push it 30. Times to move 3khz (the width of a SSB signal). This tuning feature can be useful for trying to cut down. On QRM from adjacent signals (think RIT), but in practice if you are using this radio, you better know. What frequency you are trying to make comms on or forget it, you absolutely cannot effectively scan. Through a band with this radio, and in reality you will only use about 3-4 of the actual memories. The radios have been tested on mostly 40 meters and seem to perform OK for transmit and receive, but. As any other electronic device, I cannot guarantee the specs of the units. Also, I will warn you that, even. Thought you have all the information you need to program these radios, they are certainly not intuitive in. It will take you a while to get good at it. Also, there is much information on. The web about this radio, so you shouldn’t be lost. A two way, so it is time for me to pass these on to someone who will use them under rough conditions. And very small for a late 80s era radio and relatively lightweight compared to its contemporaries, as you. Can see in the attached photo an H250 handset and my giant hand is provided for scale I also took a. Photo of it compared to an FT817. It breaks down into the RT, battery box and antenna sections. Comes with two protective covers that supposedly make it waterproof to 100 feet, but having taken the. Radio apart to repair it I would be very afraid of even dipping the radio in the water as the covers are not. The bare RT weighs in at 6.9lbs, which for a 50W radio from the 80s is pretty good, and very. Comparable to its British competitor the PRC319 which was supposed to be taken into service by US. Special forces in the mid 80s but never was. For military use, the radio has 99 programmable memories, and can work split RX/TX and canscan this. Memory in 10 memory blocks, i. The item “AN/PRC-132 Special Ops HF Field Radio” is in sale since Monday, March 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Ham, Amateur Radio\Ham Radio Transceivers”. The seller is “jamiethopper” and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Frequency Band(s): HF
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