AN/PRC-5

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Overview

Radio Set AN/PRC-5 is designed for shortwave communication over medium distances from variable points. It is a portable transceiver, the component parts of which are a radio telegraph transmitter, a radio receiver, and a power supply unit common to both. All three are constructed in one unit which is mounted in a luggage-type carrying case. The carrying case also houses other associated equipment such as the telegraph key, headset, antenna, and various spare parts such as fuses, indicator lamps, and vacuum tubes.

The transmitter is of the radio-telegraph type, with a power output of 16 watts when the output frequency is the same as that of the crystal, and an output of 10 watts when the output frequency is twice that of the crystal. The transmitter is composed of two stages: a crystal-controlled oscillator stage followed by a power-amplifier stage. Both of these stages are keyed during periods of transmission.

The receiver is of the superheterodyne type, and contains enough audio frequency amplification to operate the headset provided with the equipment.

Specifications

WEIGHTS
The transceiver unit alone weighs 15 pounds. The complete assembly, including the carrying case and associated operating components and spare parts, weighs approximately 25 pounds (subject to slight variation).
FREQUENCY COVERAGE.
The transmitter covers 4 to 16 mHz in four bands:
4 to 6 mHz
6 to 8 mHz
8 to 12 mHz
12 to 16 mHz
The receiver covers 4.5 mHz to 16 mHz in two bands:
4.5 to 8 mHz
8 to 16 mHz

Power Sources

The equipment is designed for operation from a 110- or 220-volt, 50- to 60-cycle, single-phase source. The equipment is set for operation from a source of either volta.ge by manipulation of the switch marked 110-220, located near the FUSE receptacle in the upper left hand corner of the transceiver unit.


Related Files

Adobe_PDF_icon.png TM 11-265[1]
Radio Set
AN/PRC-5
June 1944


Adobe_PDF_icon.png REP-439[2]
Repaired Equipment Standard
Radio Transmitter Section of Radio Set
AN/PRC-5
28 April 1954


Adobe_PDF_icon.png REP-890[3]
Repaired Equipment Standard
Radio Transmitter Section of Radio Set
AN/PRC-5
31 March 1954


Adobe_PDF_icon.png SIG 7 & 8 AN/PRC-5[4]
Army Service Forces Catalog
Signal Supply Catalog
Organizational and Higher Echelon Spare Parts for
Radio Set
AN/PRC-5
18 August 1945


Adobe_PDF_icon.png Technical Notes for Modifying the AN/PRC-5


Adobe_PDF_icon.png Schematic for the AN/PRC-5

References

  1. TM 11-265,
    "US Army Technical Manual Collection,"
    from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
    CECOM Historical Office
  2. REP-439,
    "US Army Technical Manual Collection,"
    from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
    CECOM Historical Office
  3. REP-890,
    "US Army Technical Manual Collection,"
    from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
    CECOM Historical Office
  4. SIG 7 & 8 AN/PRC-5,
    "US Army Technical Manual Collection,"
    from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
    CECOM Historical Office