I read the A510 set was found during trials to have a range in hilly, jungle terrain of 8 miles (13 klicks). Must have been using CW although I read this a long time ago and took notes from the book/manual. the test might have been at a lower latitude and I'm just wondering, basically: "really"? Seems pretty optimistic for one watt transmitted from a ten-foot aeriel or short wire antenna.
this seems to be a good point to mention I am looking forwards to months of adding terms to my browser's dictionary. When I make mistakes, please let me know as I am American and therefore cannot properly spell by definition.
I once heard that fire direction (calling for indirect fires) was better done using voice. I don't know the operational history of this A510 set and wonder if anyone knows if artillery missions were requested with it's CW capability? Also, does the receiver have a spotting function - the ability to tune the receiver to the transmitter's frequency? My AN/GRC-9 has this facility.
this is my first post to the group and below is the information I put in my profile on groups.io. I'm here to learn.
Joined on Nov 12
Seattle, Washington, USA
Lives in the USA. Service in Air Force and Army, truck driver during Operation Desert Storm - part of US 3rd Army. Ham radio operator since 1987. Got my first military radio, a Canadian CPRC-510 then. Collecting since around 1999. I forget things, since the war. Collection includes:
PRT-4A & PRR-9s
Ham radio has less activity in the West, less-populated half of the USA.
My other hobby is Star Trek. I like to listen to BBC.