Military Surplus Personal Home Pages

© Brooke Clarke, N6GCE



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AN/ Designation System

AN/ Designation System


1st Letter
Platform
2nd Letter
Type
3rd Letter
Purpose
A
Aircraft
invisable light, heat radiation (IR)
Auxiliary Assembly
B
Submarine
COMSEC
Bombing
C
Crypto
Carrier
Communications
D
Drone, missile
Detection of radiation
DF, Recon & Surv
E
na
Laser
Ejection - Release
F
Fixed, ground
Fiber Optic
na
G
General ground
Teletype Telegraph
Fire Control
H
na
na
Recording - Reproducing
I
na
Interphone & PA
na
J
na
Electromechanical na
K
Amphibious Telemetering Computing
L
na
Countermeasures na
M
Mobile ground
Meteorological Maintenance or Test
N
na
Sound in Air Navigation
O
na
na na
P
Portable
Radar na
Q
na
Sonar and Underwater Sound Special
R
na
Radio Receiving
S
Surface ship
Special or Combination Search
T
Transportable ground
Telephone (Wire) Transmitting
U
Utility
na
na
V
Vehicle ground
Visual, Visible Light na
W
Water surface& below
Armament Remote Control
X
na
Fax or Television na
Y
na
Data Processing target detecting and tracking
Z
Airborne combined
Communications Secure

also see: Directory of Communications-Electronic Equipment JANAP 161, March 1953 


10-70 Repeater Assn. - USS Ling SS-297 Submarine -
9033 on the web -

AAFRadio - U.S. Aircraft Avionics from 1939 to 1945 - some Old Crows stuff
Adam Farson - tube mil radios, mostly British -
Air Force MARS -
Air Force Rome Lab - History -
All Data Sheets - only works with IE, not Netscape
AM Web ring -
AM Window - Zener Diode Negative Peak Limiter -
AM6155 VHF+ Conversion Repository by N1RWY J.Baack -
AN/PRC-68 Legacy by Alan D. Tasker, WA1NYR
AN/PRC-90 Legacy by Alan D. Tasker, WA1NYR
Angrynine - AN/GRC-9 - http://www.grc9.nl/ -
Antique Radio Archives - a number of pdf docs on tube equipment
Antique Radio Webring
ANTIQUE WIRELESS ASSOCIATION, INC. - Museum exhibits - Old Timers Bulletin -
ARC5.com - & Cable lacing -
Army Air Force Collection - Great manuals on line
Army Communicator - archives then special edition = "the Signal Corps in World War II"
Army MARS -
Army Radio List Server info -
Australian Army Land-Rovers in South Vietnam by Registry of Ex-Military Land-Rovers (REMLR)

B-52 Analog Computer System -
BC-221 Frequency Meter and using with Boat Anchors
Barometer Fair - weather instruments
Bags, Boxes, Cabinets, Cases, Chests, Covers, etc. - Identify the canvas,or other container
Boat Anchors for Your viewing pleasure. -
BC-611-F by Crusty old Joe Stevens
BC-224 AND BC-348 AIRCRAFT RADIO RECEIVERS
Bill's Ham Radio WWW Server - Tube data, Mil List and much more Bill NJ7P (this one is based on manuals)
Buzz's Military Vehicle and Radio Pages - some stuff for sale

California Historical Radio Society - flea markets at Foothill College, mostly vintage broadcast band radios
Catalog of Electronics Aboard USS Pampanito - late WWII sub - excellent web pages
CEI & WJ Information -
Chinese Mirror Site - Radio1, Radio2, Radio3, Radio4, Radio5, Radio6,Battery1, Battery2, Battery3, Battery4,
Chinese Type 102E HF Radio Set - Unpacking boxes - based on GRC-9
Circuits of Victory - signal Corps Museum
Collecting Military Radios by WB4TUR
Collins R388/URR Receiver Resource Page by Philip Neidlinger
Communications Museum by Ray Robinson
Communications Receivers - seems like all tubes, by Philip I. Nelson
Communications Shelters - a collection of personaly owned com  shelters

Dave Prince - Military Radio Collection -
Dave Ross -Real Radios Have MotorsWants, Trades -
Deployment and Reception of Supplies (French) - Paraset receiver-transmitter weighed only 3 kilograms - schematic - nice Tx poor Rx
Designations Of U.S. Military Electronic And Communications Equipment by Andreas Parsch with a page for each 3 letter designation!!
Dewayne 'Duck' Moore's ARC-5 Homepage -
Divisional Signal Company Royal Engineers -
Drake Equipment by Sindre Torp

Early Military Communication Researchers - Crypto  (no longer see the Confederate Cipher Disk)
Elektor Electronics magazine - UK does PCBs and software

Federal Signal and Ironworks - photos & manuals
Foundation for German communication and related technologies -
Frederick W. Chesson - nomenclature systems
Freitas's Homepage - Mil radios and some crypto machines

Getting the Message Through - On line book about Signal Corps. Civil war through the Gulf war
Glossary, Military Rado Data: Carry methods, abbreviations described - PRC list
Gray-Green Radio by IK0MOZ
GRC-9-Fr Radio Equipment by Andy Carter
GRC-46 U.S.Army Radio Teletypewriter Set by David Youse
Green Radio Germany - Private Sammlung militärischer Funkgeräte - Circuit to replace Russian Battery Supply -
Greenradio - G4NCE UK
Greg Goebel / In The Public Domain - Greg worked for HP Colorado and had some involvment with HP RMB
Grunt
- Vietnam US Radio Equipment - US Radio Communicatons - Delta Mike 2 -

Harris RF-3090 -
Hewlett Packard Vintage Archive - great site for HP stuff including catalogs
History of Communications-Electronics in the United States Navy, by Captain Linwood S. Howeth, USN (Retired).  657 pages
Home-made "Agent Radio ©2001 Peter McCollum -
Hyperbolic Radionavigation Systems by Jerry Proc VE3FAB

JA3HZE MilitaryRadio Club -
Janes Avionics 1999-2000 - broken link
Japanese Radio Military Surplus Club Kanagawa Signal Group - in Japanese, use Bable Fish or Google
Jerry Proc VE3FAB - radio & crypto stuff
Joao Freitas's Homepage - Portugal, a number if interesting mil radios
Journal of Tube Audio Circuit Design - June 2000 Regulator tubes -

KC5IJD - PRC-68 - PRC-47 -
Keiths Vintage RACAL Enthusiasts Site -
Kmec - eBay - microwave & other stuff
Kurrajong Radio Museum - nice ocverage of some tube mil and aircraft radios
Kursk Salvage - lifting a Russian Nuclear sub

Latest Updated Versions of Featured Articles by Alan Tasker & Dennis Starks

Man-packs (Portable radios) by Prem VU2JMX - Redifone GR345, GE524
Maritime Radio Historical Society - N. Calif coast station KPH
Mark's Green Radio Page - Sources for Military Technical Manuals -
MaxiMog - Mercedes Benz Unimog with HF, VHF and UHF radios
Welcome to node MEWTOO - assorted mil stuff including vehicle and radio manuals
Mirko Old Radio Collection - many mil packsets including detailed info on the RU-20 (PRC-515)
Mike Heltborg W7NPA - nice photos of GRC-9,-19, PRC-47, TCS, ART-13,  BC-348
Military Commo Equipment List by Tom Norris
Military Collector Group Post - backmails - PRC-25, FORGOTTEN LEGEND; By Dennis Starks, Backmail #46 Off the shelf Prick's,
Military Communications Equipment List - Handy to look up military nomenclatures like PRC68
MILITARY RADIO COLLECTORS GROUP West Coast with SLO info (MRCG)- (new 17 Nov 2k)
Military Radio and Boat Anchors - K4CHE - 5300 battery tray
MILITARY RADIO AND VEHICILE LOCATOR - many links to this type of page
Military Radios - Japanese - Long list of radios and a very good photograph of most
Military Radios - by Roy, many photos
Military Surplus Hot Sheets - on line calssifieds
Military Television Equipment Built by RCA - Photos -
Military Vehicle Preservation Association -
Military Wireless in the Midlands by Ben Nock -
Modern Practice of the Electric Telegraph (Book) 1872, by Frank L. Pope
MRCA (Military Radio Collectors Association) Homepage -
Museum Of Telegraph And Scientific Instruments -

Nadcom - Data Communications Technology
Nakamura's Homepage - Japan
Naval Technical Board - a sub page of Warships1 -
Navy-Marine Corps MARS - Technical Library & Equipment Modifications -
Navy RBZ receiver by Tony I0JX - with a 4 "D" cell to 67.5 power supply that fits in the space of a 67.5 V battery
Nekaf JEEP (M38 A1) -  FM-3600 Radio Installation -
North American Data Communications Museum (NADCOMM) -
North Norfolk Amateur Radio Group at the Muckleburgh Collection

Old Radio - Japan, tube radios & the floating GRR-5
Olive-Drab - Military Communications and Electronics -
Online Personal Museum of Military Radios - Spy Radios - Tubes By Antonio Fucci
On Line Radio Trader - classified ads
One Electron - Military Radio Equipment Schematic Diagrams - mostly BC- and R- models, but a few others
Ottawa Vintage Radio Club - Antique Radio Webring  -

Pete McCollum's page - U.S. Clandestine Radio Equipment -
PolyPhaser Corporation - Lightning Protection - Book - Links & Photos -
PRC-117 Quick Reference Pocket Guide -
PRC-64A- can use the GRA-17

Quarter Century Wireless Association On-Line Amateur Radio Museum -

Racal Equipment List .pdf -
Radio Bygones - magazine both web nad hard copy
Radio Stations Common?  Not This Kind by Spurgeon G. Roscoe
Radio Systems Aboard HMCS Haida by Jerry Proc -
Radios Are Great!!! by Francesco Ledda
Ray Robinson - Austraillian Radios - Museum of restored equipment - Wants and Trades - Plug (connector) List -
Real Radios Have Motors - many mil radios explained and links
R-390A Frequently Asked Questions Page -
R390A/URR -
Real Radios Have Motors by Dave Ross   N7EPI
Richard Lacroix's Military Communications Home Page-
Richard's Collection Web Page -
RigPix - Photos of some radios
RKK Radio Museum Exhibits - Russian, but some English placards (watch URL as you mouse over to get to more info)
ROMAD - NSNs
RTTY.com - ham rtty pages
Russian Nitel Factory History - BableFish Translation -

Saorbats - Argentina - old site in English
SB 11-131-2 Vehicular Radio Sets and Authorized Installations Volume (070469.pdf) 231 pgs.
Schematics of Military Radio Equipment -
Signals Collection '40-'45 -
Silicon Valley Surplus Sources - Including Electronic Flea Markets
SEM-25 Transceiver - 26.00 to 69.95 MHz, in 50 kHz steps
SEM 52A Information - 2 VHF Xtal controlled channels. on the Army Radio Sales Co. site
Signal Corps Association Reenactors' Division -
Society for the Preservation of Antique Radio in Canada (SPARC) - military collection of SPARC -
Southwest Museum of Engineering, Communications and Computation (SMEDD) - IFF virtual museum -
Steve Hill's VK4CZT Military Radio Page -
Steve Green's Military Radios -
Summer of 44 by Tim - UK Re-enactment web Ring -
Surplus Radio Society - U.S. mirror site - nice Links -

Tactical Air Control Parties Equipment - by The Nomad Locator - Equipment Photos -
Tactical Communications Procedures -
Tactical Link Systems - Army Radios - NVISALE -
Team-Signal -
Teletypwriter Systems - extensive info on these
Transportable Hardwall Shelters - Army Shelters -
TSC-15 "Communications Central" - description & photos by Dave Ross   N7EPI - real radios have motors (and wheels)
TV-7 Tube Tester by EB5AGV

UGC-74 Wiring diagrams by Buzz
Universal Inverter Power Supply, Part I;
U.S. Clandestine Radio Equipment -
U.S. Military Portable Radios - Squad, gnd. force, FAC, SF, SAR, guard (but missing Sat Com). comment
U.S. Navy LM Series Crystal Calibrated Frequency Indicating Equipment by Ken Corwin, KF6NUR and FREQUENCY METER SET SCR-211-(*),
USSR Military Tube Transistor Radio Gallery -

Vintage and Military Amateur Radio Society - scanning mostly UK manuals and other info
Vintage Broadcast Microphones-

WIRELESS SET NO. 19 - a lot of information on this radio set
Wireless Set No. 19 Yahoo Group - On line manuals for many different tube equipments
Vintage Military Radio Site Ring -
WA4KCY - photo of BC-611 collection
WWII Military Radio Information -
WA7NPA'S Radio Page - PRC-47 - TCS Radio Set  -
WJ & CEI Information -
Wammes Green Radios by Wammes Witkop - German SEM 25 and SEM 35 family
Warthog Territory - A-10 info (When the A-10 was in design the tank people said they had trouble knocking out tanks with 105 mm guns, yet the A-10 has a small 30 mm gun.  It turns out that because of the high rate of fire, one of the 30 mm rounds hits a weak point and that's that.)
WaveGuide  Electronics - eBay by kb6lue@pacbell.net
WB5PKN's Green Radios Page -
WB6FZH-Greg Greenwood's Classic & Military Radios - boatanchors
William L. Howard Technical Intelligence Museum -
Wireless for the Warrior by Louis Meulstee

Brooke's Military Information page, Brooke's Home Page

page created 5 Aug. 2000.