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