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THE DIVISION IN BATTLE

This booklet gives details of the radio equipment in common use in the Australian Army in 1970.

               Standard Radio Stations:

STATION TYPE

VEHICLE

VEHICLE MOUNTED

MAN PACK

A

ton FFR

AN/GRC-106
AN/GRC-125

 

B

ton FFR

AN/GRC-125
AN/PRC-47

AN/PRC-25
PRC-F1

C

ton FFR

AN/GRC-106

 

D

ton FFR

AN/PRC-41
AN/GRC-125
AN/PRC-47

AN/PRC-41
AN/PRC-25
PRC-F1

CHARACTERISTICS OF MAJOR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT USED WITHIN THE DIVISION

EQUIPMENT

FREQ.

MODE

WEIGHT

LOAD

ROLE

 AN/ARC-54

30-70

 FM    

25 pds.

 airborne

 Airborne VHF equipment for air to air and air to
 ground communication for Army aviation aircraft

 AN/GRC-106

2-30

 AM, SSB,
 RATT, CW

122+ pds.

 vehicle

 Vehicular ground station used in A type radio
 stations

 AN/PRC-125
          or
 AN/PRC-160

30-76

FM

38.5 pds.

 man pack

 Short range man pack VHF equip  for unit/sub-unit voice communication. Used in B type radio stations. (AN/PRC-77 used for secure voice)

 AN/PRC-25 or
 AN/PRC-77

30-76

 FM

24.5 pds.

 man pack

 Short range man pack VHF equip for unit/sub-unit voice communication. Used in B type radio stations. (AN/PRC-77 used for secure voice)

 AN/PRC-41

225-400

 AM

43.5 pds.

 man pack
 /vehicle

  Portable UHF equipment for ground to air communications in tactical air support and by army aviation units and FAC

 AN/PRC-47

2-12

 SSB, RATT,
 CW

80 pds.

 team pack
 /vehicle

 Vehicular/portable ground station equipment used in B type radio stations

 AN/PRC-64

2.1-6

 AM, CW

7.5 pds.

 man pack

 Light-weight HF equipment for long range infantry patrols

 PRC-F1

2-12

 AM, SSB,
 CW

20 pds.

 man pack

 Light-weight HF equipment for general purpose use

 GRC-F2

2-12

 AM, SSB,
 CW

55 pds.
29.5 pds.

 vehicle
 ground

 Vehicle/ground station version of the PRC-F1

 618F-1A

118-136

 AM

12.7 pds.

 airborne

 Airborne VHF equipment for air to air and air to ground communications for army aviation aircraft

 ASB-100

2-18

 AM, SSB

18 pds.

 airborne

 Medium power airborne VHF equipment for air to ground communication by army aviation aircraft

 AN/MTC-7

 

 

1410 pds.

 Fitted with
 mobiliser,
 towed by 1
 ton truck

 60 line switchboard

 Fmn/unit headquarters telephone exchange

 AN/MGC-17

 

 

1400 pds.

 Fitted with
 mobiliser,
 towed by 1
 ton truck

 one duplex tg circuit

 Fmn/unit headquarters communication centre
 telegraph terminal

 AN/MSC-29

 

 

3643 pds.

 Fitted with
 mobiliser,
 towed by 5
 ton truck

 4 duplex tg circuits

 major headquarters tape relay station

 AN/MTC-3   

 

 

3398 pds.

 Fitted with
 mobiliser,
 towed by 5
 ton truck

 2 x 60 line s/boards

 Div/TF headquarters telephone exchange

 SB-611/MRC

 

 

1831 pds.

 Fitted with
 mobiliser,
 towed by 1
 ton truck

 circuit patching, routing, testing and monitoring for speech and telegraph circuits. System switching centre used when multiple shelter systems are employed

    1" (one inch) = 25.4mm        1 pd (pound) = 0.454 kg

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