This is a British military Clansman RT 344 / PRC 344 UHF Manpack Transceiver. Made in the late 70's by Siemens Plessey Defense Systems in Christchurch, England and was used by the British Army and the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps. It was also fitted aboard HMY Britannia
The PRC 344 is a light weight, solid-state UHF/AM transmitter/ receiver operating in the frequency range of 225 to 399.95 MHz band with 50 kHz channel spacing. This provides a total of 3500 synthesized channels. Channel selection is made by three decade rotary switches. Additional controls for mode selection and volume level.
Transmitter output is 2.5 watts with an operational range of greater than 160 km. Has a built-in Rescue Homing Beacon function.. The radio operates from a standard Clansman 24 Volt battery.
|UK PRC 344 overall view. (Photo courtesy Army Radios)|
|UK PRC 344 - Front panel close up. (Photo courtesy Army Radios)|
CREDITS or REFERENCES
1) PRC 344 photos and specs - https://armyradio.com/Clansman-UK-RT-344-PRC-344-UHF-AM-Ground-To-Air-Man-Pack-Transceiver.htmlOct 20/18
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