The #link error# 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 #link error# 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.
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