Clansman VRC-321 Mobile Shortwave Transceiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
1.5-30 MHz
TX-range
1.5-30 MHz
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
0.1 kHz
Filters
-

Receiver

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

Transmitter

Modulations
CW   SSB  
RF-Output
40 W, 25 W, 5 W (PEP)

Connections

Antenna
BNC + Proprietary (military)
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

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

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
-
Weight
-
Form factor
Mobile
Manufactured
Between 197x and 19xx in MEL Communications Ltd in Crawley, England
MPN

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Military communication
Features + options
-
Accessories
-

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Stories & reviews

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