Clansman VRC-353

Mobile VHF Transceiver

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The UK/VRC-353 was manufactured by Marconi Space and Defence Systems for the British Armed Forces. The VRC-353 was first introduced in the 1970's and was the worlds most versatile and advanced VHF FM vehicle radio system of it's time, capable of voice and data. It was mainly fitted in Land Rovers, Tanks & FFR vehicles and used as a base station.

Constructed in a die-cast alloy waterproof case, the radio is operationally compatible with the Clansman range of VHF radios as well as the RT-524, PRC-25, PRC-77, VRC-12, SEM-25, SEM-35 and other VHF radio sets.

You just gotta love those military specs, from the manual:

Receiver protection: No damage will be caused by a signal on the antenna terminal of e.m.f. 100 volts r.m.s. and at any frequency within the tuning range.

You can almost plug the antenna input into a wall socket and get away with it!

General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
± 5 ppm (380 Hz maximum)
Tuning steps
25 / 50 kHz

Receiver

RX-range
30-75.975 MHz
Modulations
FM  
Sensitivity
Less than 0.5 uV r.m.s. e.m.f. for 6 dB
S/N at 1000 Hz modulation frequency and
N full deviation.
Selectivity
300 Hz: -3 dB
1000 Hz: 0 dB
3000 Hz: -3 dB
Filters
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Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
> 100 dB
Audio output
?

Transmitter

TX-range
30-75.975 MHz
Modulations
FM  
RF-Output
0.1 / 1 / 15 / 50 W

Connections

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

Electrical

Power requirements
21.5-34V DC (28V nominal)
Current drain RX
3 A
TX
10 A max @ 24V DC

Physical

Manufactured
Between 197x and 19xx in England
Dimensions (w×h×d)
242 × 217 × 259 mm (9.53 × 8.54 × 10.20 in)
Weight
22.00 kg (48.5 lbs)
Form factor
Mobile

Other features

Memories
1840 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Military communication
Features + options
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Accessories
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MPN
CLANSMAN-VRC-000353

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FM, not SSB/CW

Clansman VRC-353, Mobile VHF Transceiver

FM tactical radio

Written by W7SVJ on May 11, 2010

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