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Clansman PRC-320

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Portable Shortwave Transceiver

The Clansman PRC-320 is a lightweight HF/SSB radio station designed as part of the British Army's Clansman range of radio equipments for combat use throughout the world. It was used by long-range patrols and Special Forces because of its sky-wave range performance and hand generator system.

The equipment operates in the 2 to 30 MHz band with 100 Hz channel spacing, which gives a choice of 280 000 frequencies. Selection is by decade knobs which control a micro-miniature synthesizer locked to a temperature compensated reference oscillator, giving a high order of stability under all environmental conditions.

The PRC-320 provides SSB (USB), AM, CW (wide) and CW (narrow) facilities. Speech processing and automatic level control are employed to provide whisper speech facilities and a high mean output power.

A transmitter output power of 30 W PEP working into a 2.4 m whip antenna gives the PRC-320 a ground-wave communications range in excess of 40 km by day under normal conditions.

Specifications
Type
Portable Military HF Transceiver 
Frequency range RX
2-29.999 MHz 
TX
2-29.999 MHz 
Frequency stability
Tuning steps
0.1 kHz 
Filters
CW wide: 2900 Hz, CW narrow: 400 Hz 
Receiver
Modulations
AM / CW / SSB / USB 
Sensitivity
SSB/CW Narrow: 1.7µV @ 20 dB
AM: 7.5 µV @ 20 dB 
Selectivity
Receiver system
IF-frequencies
Image rejection
Audio output
Transmitter
Modulations
AM / CW / SSB / USB 
RF-output
SSB/CW: 3/30 W, AM: 7.5 W 
Connections
Antenna
Impedance
50Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
20-28V DC 
Current drain RX
175 mA 
TX
1.2 A 
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
330 × 90 × 250 mm (12.99 × 3.54 × 9.84 in)  
Weight
11 kg (24.3 lbs)  
Form factor
Portable 
Manufactured
Between 198x and 19xx in UK 
Other features
Memories
Usage
Military communication 
Manufacturer
Clansman 
Model
PRC-320
Features
Range: 40 km by day under normal conditions 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
None available  
 
 
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