intended to give the groundpounders a way to talk directly to aircraft
using the new UHF AM band. In the late forties, U.S. military aviation
began a migration from the shared VHF AM band of 100-156 MCs to the strictly
military UHF AM band of 225-400 MCs. This little critter was one
of the military's first attempts to get a portable radio to work in that
UHF AM band. The set wasn't intended to be operated in the canvas
- it was instead strapped onto the lucky grunt with the power supply
on his back and the transceiver on his chest. The antenna was tightly
clamped onto the steel helmet - the radiation pattern modeling of
a 1/4 wave vertical atop a GI helmet is left as an exercise for the reader...
The PRC-14 is
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