This exceptionally nice AN/PRC-47 transmitter
provides single side band (USB) continuous wave (CW) and teletype (fsk)
modes of ground radio communication in the high frequency (HF) spectrum
from 2.000 to 11.999 MHz. This radio set is a 2-man team, pack-transportable,
transmitter-receiver. It is a self-contained unit and all that is needed
for operation is an antennae system such as a whip that attaches to the
front of the unit or a long wire type antennae tuned to the desired frequency,
power supply, telegraph key and microphone. This unit is operated from either
26.5 volt DC batteries or from 117 volt AC power supply. The transmitter
provides 100 watts PEP output power.
This field radio was made for the military special forces by Collins Radio.
It is built to exceptionally high military specifications. These units
were made in the 1960s and 1970s. This unit was remanufactured at a military
service depot in October 1974, and it does not appear to have been used very
much in military field service after that time.