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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.

General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
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Tuning steps
0.1 kHz
Memories
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Receiver

RX-range
2-29.999 MHz
Modulations
AM   CW   SSB   USB  
Sensitivity
SSB/CW Narrow: 1.7µV @ 20 dB
AM: 7.5 µV @ 20 dB
Selectivity
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Filters
CW wide: 2900 Hz, CW narrow: 400 Hz
Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
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Audio output
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Transmitter

TX-range
2-29.999 MHz
Modulations
AM   CW   SSB   USB  
RF-output
SSB/CW: 3/30 W, AM: 7.5 W

Connections

Antenna
-
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

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
11.00 kg (24.3 lbs)
Form factor
Portable
Manufactured
Between 198x and 19xx in UK

Other features

Usage
Military communication
Features + options
Range: 40 km by day under normal conditions
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
5078
MPN
CLANSMAN-PRC-000320

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Clansman PRC-320 User Handbook PDF - 18.62 MB, submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

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bulletproof rig 6 years ago by zl4te
Great portable rig 8 years ago by KC5MO

New and second-hand prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the value of a used Clansman PRC-320. Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Clansman PRC-320 is around:

  • GBP 59.00 ~ GBP 95.00

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These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2016 GBP 100.00 Used / Okay BandRunner
2010 GBP 150.00 Used / Good ledtoe
2010 GBP 639.00 Used / Good KC5MO

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