Clansman VRC-321

Mobile Shortwave Transceiver

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General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  10m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
100 Hz

Receiver

RX-range
1.5-30 MHz
Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
?
Selectivity
?
Filters
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
requires headphones / external speaker

Transmitter

TX-range
1.5-30 MHz
Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
RF-Output
40 W, 25 W, 5 W (PEP)

Connections

Antenna
BNC + Proprietary (military)
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
20-32V DC (28V nominal)
Current drain RX
30 W
TX
140 W

Physical

Manufactured
Between 197x and 20xx in MEL Communications Ltd in Crawley, England
Dimensions (w×h×d)
230 × 220 × 336 mm (9.06 × 8.66 × 13.23 in)
Weight
26.00 kg (57.4 lbs)
Form factor
Mobile

Other features

Memories
?
Usage
Military communication
Features + options
?
Accessories
?
MPN
CLANSMAN-VRC-000321

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CLANSMAN VRC 321

Clansman VRC-321, Mobile Shortwave Transceiver

Bought my 321 some time ago, nice looking set
had some good contacts with it.......very distinctive transmit audio......still spot on frequency........very heavy needs a sturdy table/bench.......
Jim g4rek

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Aquired
Good condition in 2011

Built like a tank

Clansman VRC-321, Mobile Shortwave Transceiver

Like my review of the 320, it is based on my using these in the British military under exercise conditions.

These are very robust sets, and very straight forward to use. Managed to operate these in the rear of a Land Rover with minimal lighting. Rarely known to fail, but as a vehicle mounted set they are really heavy. Case was hardened to be EMP proof should there ever be a nuclear attack. Designed to be "soldierproof" they should be ham proof!

y preference would be the 320 only because it is a more versatile radio, but both proved to be exceptionally reliable over many years.

Written by zl4te on Apr 16, 2014

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Aquired
Good condition in 2014

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