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Clansman PRC-319

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Back pack HF/VHF Transceiver

The is a British Special Forces HF manpack transceiver designed by MEL (Mullard Electronic Labatories), A Division of Philips, in 1988.(It is part of the Clansman family). It is a microprocessor controlled radio and covers 1.5 MHz to 40 MHz.

Power levels are selectable between 5W and 50W in CW and USB. It's EMP and water proof but won't float. Operational temperature ranges from -31C to +55C.

There were only 350 sets made. It has mixed technologies; SMT, Hybrid, Through Hole and Flex Circuits. The 319 has 150 IC's and about 2200 passives not counting the internal parts in the Hybrids and TCXO. It also has about a 90% BITE capability for the radio and modem. The Radio + TURF weight is 10.5 pounds (4.8 Kg) without a battery pack. The dimensions are 9 x 15 x 4 inches with the TURF and 4AH battery.

The has both 10 receive and 10 transmit channels for fixed frequency operation. It has no VFO, but this is not a problem because most of the HF back packers operate on known fixed frequencies.

The external 'wide range' automatic antenna tuner (TURF) has memory and has 30 latching relays in it. It tunes the Rx & Tx for each channel and remembers the settings.

Specifications
Type
Handheld Military HF/VHF Transceiver 
Frequency range RX
1.5-40 MHz 
TX
1.5-40 MHz 
Frequency stability
± 0.5 p.p.m. 
Tuning steps
Filters
Receiver
Modulations
AM / CW / SSB 
Sensitivity
Selectivity
Receiver system
IF-frequencies
Image rejection
Audio output
Transmitter
Modulations
AM / CW / SSB 
RF-output
50 W PEP, 2-5 W low power setting 
Connections
Antenna
Proprietary (militaire 
Impedance
50Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
20-28V DC 
Current drain RX
TX
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
228 × 380 × 100 mm (8.98 × 14.96 × 3.94 in) with TURF and 4Ah battery 
Weight
4.8 kg (10.6 lbs)  
Form factor
Handheld 
Manufactured
Between 1988 and 199x in UK 
Other features
Memories
10 channels in 1 banks  
Usage
Military communication 
Manufacturer
Clansman 
Model
PRC-319
Features
Range: 20 km with whip antenna, up to 5000 km with long wire or dipole 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
None available  
 
 
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