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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.

General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
± 0.5 p.p.m.
Tuning steps
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Memories
10 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
1.5-40 MHz
Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
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Selectivity
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Filters
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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
1.5-40 MHz
Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
RF-output
50 W PEP, 2-5 W low power setting

Connections

Antenna
Proprietary (military)
Impedance
50Ω
Other
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Electrical

Power requirements
20-28V DC
Current drain RX
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TX
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Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
228 × 380 × 100 mm (8.98 × 14.96 × 3.94 in) with TURF and 4Ah battery
Weight
4.80 kg (10.6 lbs)
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 1988 and 199x in UK

Other features

Usage
Military communication
Features + options
Range: 20 km with whip antenna, up to 5000 km with long wire or dipole
Accessories
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RigReference ID
5110
MPN
CLANSMAN-PRC-000319

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

AN PRC-319 Service Mannual PDF - 9.67 MB, submitted by RigReference
 
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