Clansman PRC-344 Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

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The British military Clansman PRC-344 UHF Man-pack Transceiver. Made in the late 70’s by Siemens Plessey Defense Systems in Christchurch, England and was used by the British Army and the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps.

Frequency range

RX-range
225-399.95 MHz
TX-range
225-399.95 MHz
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
50 kHz
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
AM  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
AM  
RF-Output
2.5 W

Connections

Antenna
BNC + Proprietary (military)
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
24V DC
Current drain RX
-
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
-
Weight
-
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 197x and 19xx in Siemens Plessey Defense Systems in Christchurch, England

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Military communication
Features + options
-
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

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Reviews

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Clansman PRC-344, Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

This is an AM military airband radio, not FM. It is only useable by authorized personnel on the assigned frequencies, so beware. I does, however make a great military ops monitor. Much more inexpensive than the Magnavox PRC-113, but limited to 50 KHz channels. Other than that, a very good value.

Written by W7SVJ on May 11, 2010

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Aquired
Good condition in 2010
EUR 200.00

PRC-344 UHF British Back Pack UHF Radio

Clansman PRC-344, Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

I purchased (2) sets over a year ago. They were operational from 220.0 to 400.0 MHz. They work great on the ham band 222.0 to 225.0 mhz. I believe a qualified tech could mod these rigs to cover the ham band 222.0 to 225.0. Great operational radio. oldbuzzardrich

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2009

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Price Condition Year User
EUR 200.00 Good / Used 2010 W7SVJ
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