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ScimitarV VHF Tactical Radio


Scimitar V is a frequency hopping VHF, simplex FM combat net radio, with built-in cryptographic protection, for use in manpack or vehicle roles. It operates in the frequency range 30 MHz to 88 MHz with 25 KHz channel spacing giving a total of 2320 possible channels.

Scimitar V comprises a die cast light alloy chassis and front panel. Plug-in modular construction is used for the majority of the internal electronics. These features combine a lightweight rugged construction with eases of maintenance.

The case covers incorporate environmental seals to protect against the ingress of moisture. The radio can withstand water immersion of the manpack to a depth of 1m and exposure to driving rain for a vehicle station.

My Scimitar V purchased from UK and lack of frequency hopping possibility. It is a vehiclar version and with power output only 4 watt, if you want have higher power, a RF Amp is a easy job for every one. You can see the internal view Photo that one module is missing (original design?). But this is a very good radio, sensitivity is excellent and can compare with nowadays amateur radio equipment. The red color LED display has a three dash forming a receiving signal strength meter. The radio is in brand new condition and comes with a 24 volts supply assembly. The sequelch control is noise type and with 150 Hz tone in transmitting.

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The module interview of the Scimitar V. Inside view showing full modular construction of the Scimitar V. Main body taken out from the power supply assembly.
Top cover removed shows internal construction of the Scimitar V Radio. Vehicular version of Scimitar V. The lower one is the VRC321 HF SSB Radio. One Module is missing. The Radio is designed in early 80s.

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