PRC-136

©Brooke Clarke, N6GCE

Introduction and General Information

The Radio Set, AN/PRC-136 is a hand held, battery powered Crash, Fire, Rescue Communications System Radio.  It is part of the Crash, Fire, Rescue Communications System (CFRCS).  The other parts include the Base Station communications terminal AN/GRC-237 and the Amplifier-Power Supply Group OG-196/PRC.  The 237 base station is very much the same as the Vehicle Adapter case except that the antenna is mounted using a pole bracket and there is a 110-115 VAC to 28 VDC power supply for power.

It looks like the PRC-136 is exactly the same as a High Band only AN/PRC-128.  The OG-196 looks like a High Band only OF-185/PRC.

Technical Description

 
Frequency 130.0 to 174.0 MHz
Mode Half-Duplex Voice
Secure Voice Operation TSEC/KYV-2A
Range 3 Miles
Power BB-588, BA-5588, External

Parts List

Supply System Responsibility

 
Description
NSN
Figure
Item
FSCM
Part No.
Radio Set AN/PRC-136 5820-01-340-9438        
Antenna, Flexible stub single element; con mtg; 17 inch oa lg, 0.620 in oa dia  5895-01-285-4399   1 37695 518026-1
Battery Box  6160-01-298-2408   2 37965 914153-806
Carrying Bag 5820-01-255-4068   3 37695 349924-1
Receiver-Transmitter Group High/Low band, 4 cmpnt 5895-01-375-5481   4 37695 901609-802
Battery, Dry 6135-01-088-2708   5 80058 BA-5588/U
Battery, Storage potassium hydroxide 13.2 V, 2 top lug term 10 cell 6140-01-307-3030   6 37695 548103-804
Battery Box 6160-01-298-2408   7    

Subassembly Parts

Description
NSN
Figure
Item
FSCM
Part No.
Receiver-Transmitter AN/PRC-136 5895-01-375-5481 6-6 0 37695  
Frame & Panel Assembly 5820-01-255-5631 6-6 1 37695  
Module Cover 5820-01-255-4070 6-6 2 37695  
RF/IF Module VHF Low 5998-01-288-2255 6-6 3 37695  
Synthesizer/AAF Module 5895-01-291-9286 6-6 4 37695

The computer printed paper label on the front of the PRC-136 has the following NSNs:
5820-01-248-2852 is a radio $3485.00
5820-01-179-7027 is a radio $3084.50
on the PRC-136 label:
contract number M67854-90-C-0238
NSN 5821-01-347-9435? (hard to read, engraved not stamped)

Manuals

USMC TM 2000-30&P (18000020000.pdf) - Intermediate Maintenance for the Crash, Fire, Rescue Communications System
SL-3-09594A (12309594000.pdf) - Stock List
TO 31R2-4-810-1 (60000281070.pdf) - Operation and maintenance instructions with illustrated parts breakdown, organizational, Radio Set, AN/PRC-128, USAF Radio Set AN/PRC-128,  USMC Radio Set AN/PRC-136, 17 Aug 1993 - has Statement of Differences between PRC-128 and PRC-136.

Links

The AN/PRC-68 Legacy- I. The AN/PRC-136 - by Alan D. Tasker, WA1NYR
U.S. Military Portable Radios - Non Tactical Portables-Chart 6 By Alan D. Tasker, WA1NYR

http://mcsd4.ala.usmc.mil/MCSD/SL/Docs/SL1-3
MCSL COMPONENTS LIST                                                                             1 JUL  2001    SL-1-3

-   PCN  SHORT TITLE  Security Class LONG TITLE    DATE  SPON CD
012309594000 SL-3-09594A Unclass RADIO SET AN/PRC-136
30593
840
 
SL=Stock List

http://mcsd4.ala.usmc.mil/MCSD/SL/Docs/SL1-2
YYYYYYYYYYYY  PART I  CROSS-REFERENCE OF EQUIPMENT NAMES/MODELS TO ITEM DESIGNATOR (ID) NUMBERS                    SL-1-2
 

NAME, TYPE, MODEL
ID NO
AN/PRC-136 
09594A
1    YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY     PART II CROSS-REFERENCE LIST OF EQUIPMENT TO AUTHORIZED MAINTENANCE PUBLICATIONS                 SL-1-2
0   ID NO                 NAME, TYPE, MODEL
       PREFIX CONTROL NUMBER  PUBLICATION NUMBER                    PUBLICATION TITLE                      CLASS    PUB DATE
0   09593A                RADIO SET
123 095930 00  SL-3-09593A BASE STATION COMM TERM AN/GRC-237 93140
123 095930 01 SL-3-09593A CHANGE 1 94180
123 095930 02 SL-3-09593A CHANGE 02 97077
180 000200 00 TM-2000-30&P CF RCS INTERMED MAINT 93211
600 002811 00 TO 31R2-4-811-1 ADAPTER GROUP RADIO OF-185/PRC 88273
600 002811 70 TO 31R2-4-811-1 SUPPL ADAPTER GRP RADIO OF-185/PRC 93229
600 002812 00 TO 31R2-4-810-3 RADIO SET AN/PRC-128 91001
600 002812 70 TO 31R2-4-810-3-1 SUPPLCFRCS BASE STATION 92106
600 002812 71 T.O. 31R2-4-810-3-1 SUPPLEMENT 92106
-   09594A                RADIO SET
123 9594000
SL-3-09594A 
RADIO SET AN/PRC-136
93150
123 095940 01
SL-3-09594A
CHANGE 01
94179
123 095940 02
SL-3-09594A
CHANGE 02
97077
123 095940 80
SL-3-09594A
ERRATUM
00031
180 000200 00
TM-2000-30&P
CF RCS INTERMED MAINT
93211
600 002810 00
TO 31R2-4-810-1
RADIO SET AN/PRC-128 P/N 901608-801
88244
600 002810 70
TO 31R2-4-810-1
SUP 1 RADIO SET AN/PRC-136
93229
600 002811 00
TO 31R2-4-811-1
ADAPTER GROUP RADIO OF-185/PRC
88273
600 002811 70
TO 31R2-4-811-1
SUPPL ADAPTER GRP RADIO OF-185/PRC
93229
600 002812 00
TO 31R2-4-810-3
RADIO SET AN/PRC-128
91001
600 002812 70
TO 31R2-4-810-3-1
SUPPLCFRCS BASE STATION
92106
600 002812 71
T.O. 31R2-4-810-3-1
SUPPLEMENT
92106
-   09595A                AMPLIFIER, POWER SUPPLY GP OG-196
123 095950 00
SL-3-09595A
AMPLIFIER-PWR SUPPLY GP OG-196/PRC
93150
123 095950 01
SL-3-09595A
CHANGE 01
94179
123 095950 02
SL-3-09595A
CHANGE 02 
97099
168 047801 00 
TI-5820-25/22A
COMM EQUIP ON MC PLATFORMS 
00119
180 000200 00 
TM-2000-30&P
CF RCS INTERMED MAINT
93211
600 002810 00 
TO 31R2-4-810-1
RADIO SET AN/PRC-128 P/N 901608-801
88244
600 002810 70
TO 31R2-4-810-1
SUP 1 RADIO SET AN/PRC-136
93229
600 002811 00
TO 31R2-4-811-1
ADAPTER GROUP RADIO OF-185/PRC
88273
600 002811 70
TO 31R2-4-811-1
SUPPL ADAPTER GRP RADIO OF-185/PRC 
93229
600 002812 00
TO 31R2-4-810-3
RADIO SET AN/PRC-128
91001
600 002812 70
TO 31R2-4-810-3-1
SUPPLCFRCS BASE STATION
92106
600 002812 71
T.O. 31R2-4-810-3-1
SUPPLEMENT
92106
TI-5820-25/22A Communications Equipment on Marine Corps Platforms - how to measure VSWR and use a Megger to test antennas and coax, lists of coax numbers, connectors and screw threads with the gauge for each thread.

http://pubs.ala.usmc.mil/cgi-bin/pubsscr.idc
Publication Search Results

PCN SHORT TITLE LONG TITLE
12309594000 SL-3-09594A RADIO SET AN/PRC-136
12309594001 SL-3-09594A CH001
12309594002 SL-3-09594A CH 02
<Note: the first Sotcklist is on line and Changes 1 and 2 incorporated so CH01 and CH02 are redundant.

Links

Multi-Use Radio Service - MURS Allocated Freq.  151.820, 151.880, 151.940, 154.570, 154.600 MHz

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