Fw: [wireless-set-no19] WS A510 range? - First post

Michael O'Beirne
 

Gents,
 
My mates in the HAC, who then had a SF role, used PRC316s and used to spread the insulated aerial wire over the local bushes and trees.  Nothing fancy.  Some even used barbed wire fences for aerials.
 
73s
Michael
G8MOB
 

From: michaelob666@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:39 PM
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Subject: Re: [wireless-set-no19] WS A510 range? - First post
 
Gents
 
The A510 could be seen as a predecessor for the A16 / PRC316, much used by SF for long range HF comms on CW using a low dipole and probably NVIS mode.  Ideal for use in the jungle where the base station could be using a decent NVIS aerial such as a Shirley or a full Jamaica.
 
The key to the considerable success was the 300Hz Collins mechanical filter for CW.
 
They are very nifty and reliable sets if your CW is any good.
 
73s
Michael
G8MOB
 
 

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