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Clansman UK RT-344 / PRC-344 UHF/AM Ground To Air Man-Pack Transceiver
This is a British military Clansman RT-344 / PRC-344 UHF Man-pack Transceiver. Made in the late 70's by Siemens Plessey Defense Systems in Christchurch, England and was used by the British Army and the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps.

The PRC-344 is a light weight Solid-State UHF/AM Transmitter/ Receiver operating in the frequency range of 225 to 399.95 MHz band with 50 kHz channel spacing giving a total of 3500 synthesized channels. Channel selection by three decade rotary switches, Controls for mode selection and volume level.

Transmitter output 2.5 Watts with an operational range of greater than 160 km. built in Rescue Homing Beacon facilities. Remote-Control facilities up to 3 km using 2 core wire and Re-broadcast facilities. The radio operates from a standard Clansman 24 Volt battery.

The Clansman PRC-344 was mainly used for ground-to-air links between combat troops and their supporting ground attack aircraft and for control communications for emergency airfields and helicopter landing pads.

The radio is supplied in very good working condition. Please choose from the list of optional accessories that is available for this radio.
Clansman UK RT-321 / VRC-321 40 Watt HF Vehicle Transceiver
The British Army Clansman UK RT-321 / VRC-321 HF system has been designed and developed by MEL Communications Ltd in Crawley, England for mobile or static use. It is primarily designed as an HF vehicle station for mobile ground-wave operation, but can also be used as a ground station or for sky-wave operation over long distances. With the addition of a 250 Watt RF amplifier the station becomes a VRC-322, which is available elsewhere on this website.

Digital frequency selection in 100 Hz steps over the 1.5 to 30 MHz frequency range. All frequencies are synthesized from one reference oscillator. The receiver / transmitter frequency is selected by decade switches. Power output, High Power 40 Watt PEP (SSB), 25 W CW Low Power 5 Watt PEP (SSB), 5 W CW. Beta light illumination is provided to enable the meter and Setting Switches to be read in the dark.

The equipment operates from 28 VDC power supply which can have a wide variation in nominal voltage
Clansman SURF / TURF Mount for VRC-321
This Clansman mounting tray allows the SURF or TURF units to be mounted on top of the VRC-321 radio station. Supplied in good condition. NSN: 5820-99-645-0099.
Clansman Soft DPM Man-Pack Radio Ruck-Sack
Clansman DPM Radio Ruck-Sack for carrying a man-pack radio on the back, will fit the following radios, PRC-320, PRC-351, PRC-352, PRC-344 and some other Clansman portable radios. Supplied in good condition.
Clansman RT-352 / PRC-352 20 Watt VHF Man-Pack Transceiver
This is the Clansman RT-352 / VRC-352 Back-Pack Radio that was mainly used by the Royal Marines. The radio is basically a Clansman RT-351 / PRC-351 with the addition of a 20 Watt Amplifier.

The PRC-352 is a 20 Watt portable VHF (FM) Radio using a clip on external RF amplifier, made by RACAL BCC Ltd. in England. The PRC-352 has been designed to provide command communications at battalion and company level for dismounted troops. It was also used in vehicles by mounted troops.

Frequency Range 30 to 76.000 MHz in 25 Khz steps giving a total of 1841 programmable channels. The desired frequency is set by four knobs on the side of the radio which can be operated even while the operator is wearing Arctic mittens, or in the dark by counting clicks from the end-stops.

Intermediate Freq 11.525 MHz, Frequency Stability 5 ppm per year. Voice F3E Narrow with +/- 5 Khz deviation, Telegraph F2, 75 Baud.

A Whisper mode is provided for use when quiet conditions are essential. In this mode the receiver's audio output volume is reduced and the microphone sensitivity is increased. A Loud mode is also provided for operation in noisy environments as well as a Noise-On switch position which allows the radio to operate with the squelch in the off mode.

Local Squelch facility by either 150 Hz tone modulation of radiated signal, or by 160 Hz superimposed on receive signal. Auto-Rebroadcast operates on 150Hz Modulated receive signal.

Output power of the radio is 20 Watts into a 50 Ohm load using the RF amplifier. The amplifier can not be used on high power transmit using the radios normal whip antenna and instead a Ground-Spike Antenna is used. The amplifier can only be used on high power as a fixed radio station or in a vehicle using the vehicles antenna system. For mobile man-pack operations the battle antenna is fitted and the radio is operated on low power bypassing the amplifier as a PRC-351.

If more than one radio set is used in close proximately a Selective Unit RF 4 Watt SURF should be installed on top of the PRC-352 radio and used on low power. The SURF prevents one radio interfering with the other radio. The SURF is then tuned to give optimum performance and achieve maximum range with the radio set.

The radio is powered by a standard Clansman 24 Volt battery pack. The battery clips on to the bottom of the radio. The radio can also be powered / recharged with a Hand Generator which clips on between the radio and the battery. It can also be powered externally from Vehicle power supply or a 24 Volt DC Power Supply such as the UK-AC1-2870 14/28 Volt AC Adaptor, connected to the radio with a modified battery extension lead.
Clansman RT-351 / PRC-351 VHF Man-Pack Transceiver
This is the Clansman RT-351 / VRC-351 Back-Pack Radio. It is a 4 Watt portable VHF (FM) Radio, made by RACAL BCC Ltd. in England. The PRC-351 has been designed to provide command communications at battalion and company level for dismounted troops. It was also used in vehicles by mounted troops. The PRC-351 replaced the older A41 and A42 British VHF radios.

Frequency Range 30 to 76.000 MHz in 25 Khz steps giving a total of 1841 programmable channels. The desired frequency is set by four knobs on the side of the radio which can be operated even while the operator is wearing Arctic mittens, or in the dark by counting clicks from the end-stops.

Intermediate Freq 11.525 MHz, Frequency Stability 5 ppm per year. Voice F3E Narrow with +/- 5 Khz deviation, Telegraph F2, 75 Baud.

A Whisper mode is provided for use when quiet conditions are essential. In this mode the receiver's audio output volume is reduced and the microphone sensitivity is increased. A Loud mode is also provided for operation in noisy environments as well as a Noise-On switch position which allows the radio to operate with the squelch in the off mode.

Local Squelch facility by either 150 Hz tone modulation of radiated signal, or by 160 Hz superimposed on receive signal. Auto-Rebroadcast operates on 150Hz Modulated receive signal.

Output power of the radio is 4 Watts into a 50 Ohm load and the transmitting range is up to 10 Km when used with 1.2 meter standard whip antenna in open country side, and up to 20 Km when used with a vehicle antenna. The radio can be capable of transmitting to much greater distances by adding an external clip on 20 Watt RF amplifier. In this configuration the radio would effectively become a Clansman PRC-352 which is available elsewhere on this website.

If more than one radio set is used in close proximately a Selective Unit RF 4 Watt SURF should be installed on top of the PRC-351 radio. The SURF prevents one radio interfering with the other radio. The SURF is then tuned to give optimum performance and achieve maximum range with the radio set.

The radio is powered by a standard Clansman 24 Volt battery pack. The battery clips on to the bottom of the radio. The radio can also be powered / recharged with a Hand Generator which clips on between the radio and the battery. It can also be powered externally from Vehicle power supply or a 24 Volt DC Power Supply such as the UK-AC1-2870 14/28 Volt AC Adaptor, connected to the radio with a modified battery extension lead.
Clansman RT-350 / PRC-350 VHF/FM Man-Pack Radio
The Clansman RT-350 / PRC-350 is a narrow-band FM VHF man-pack radio that operates from 36-57MHz in 2KHz steps, total of 841 programmable channels with 2 Watts output. The radio operates from a 15VDC battery pack. The desired frequency is set by four knobs on the side of the radio which can be operated even while the operator is wearing Arctic mittens, or in the dark by counting clicks from the end-stops.

Having set the four frequency control knobs the operator has then to set the only remaining control, the system switch, to one of its four positions: Off, Whisper, Loud and Noise-On.

In the Whisper position the audio output is reduced by a factor of 10 and the microphone sensitivity is increased by about the same amount. This position is used in situations close to the enemy where a minimum amount of noise is desirable.

The Loud position enables the set to be used in conditions of high ambient noise levels, such as may be encountered in active service.

Noise-On position the squelch or muting circuit is disabled and receiver noise is heard in the absence of a signal.

The optional accessories include a Terylene harness for carrying the set on the hip or back, Battery Pack, Flexible Antenna & 2 meter Long Whip Antenna.

Normally the 2 Meter Whip Antenna is used and a rotating mounting socket on the set enables the rod to be rotated rough 90? when the operator is lying down. The headset and handset provided with the complete station can be connected to the set at the same time to enable an officer or a second operator to monitor the radio.

The radio is supplied in very good condition, tested and working. Please select accessories option that can be used with this radio below.
Clansman Robust Vehicle Morse Key
The vehicle and fix station robust Clansman Morse Key. It is used with the VRC-321, VRC-353, can also be used with Clansman back-pack radios such as PRC-319, PRC-320 when used in a stationary role. The cable terminates with a 7 pin standard Clansman audio plug. It is a great Morse Key to use and can easily be modified and used with other radio equipment. NSN: 5805-99-652-6572. Supplied in good condition.
Clansman Radio & Equipment Power Cable
This is the standard Clansman equipment DC power cable. The cable has a 2 pin bayonet fitting male and
Clansman Pressel Switch Box Assembly
The Pressel Switch Box Assembly is for use with Clansman Infantry and B Vehicle headgear, AFV Crewman's Helmet and Staff Users Headset. It consists of a pressel box with push-to-talk switch, clothing clip and long connecting wire terminating in a 7 Pin quick snatch Clansman plug.
Clansman PRC-352M 20 Watt VHF Man-Pack Transceiver with BID Interface
This is the Clansman VRC-352M Back-Pack Radio that was mainly used by the Royal Marines. The radio is basically a PRC-351 that has been upgraded to work with the Clansman BID system, British Inter Departmental. The BID system is some sort of army voice or data encryption system? that is still secret and unavailable.

The upgrade is a interface board connected internally to one of the audio sockets of the PRC-352 which now acts as the BID interface. The radio can still be used as a normal PRC-352 with-out the BID system attached.The PRC-352M is a 20 Watt portable VHF (FM) Radio using a clip on external RF amplifier, made by RACAL BCC Ltd. in England. The PRC-352M has been designed to provide command communications at battalion and company level for dismounted troops. It was also used in vehicles by mounted troops.

Frequency Range 30 to 76.000 MHz in 25 Khz steps giving a total of 1841 programmable channels. The desired frequency is set by four knobs on the side of the radio which can be operated even while the operator is wearing Arctic mittens, or in the dark by counting clicks from the end-stops.

Intermediate Freq 11.525 MHz, Frequency Stability 5 ppm per year. Voice F3E Narrow with +/- 5 Khz deviation, Telegraph F2, 75 Baud.

A Whisper mode is provided for use when quiet conditions are essential. In this mode the receiver's audio output volume is reduced and the microphone sensitivity is increased. A Loud mode is also provided for operation in noisy environments as well as a Noise-On switch position which allows the radio to operate with the squelch in the off mode.

Local Squelch facility by either 150 Hz tone modulation of radiated signal, or by 160 Hz superimposed on receive signal. Auto-Rebroadcast operates on 150Hz Modulated receive signal.

Output power of the radio is 20 Watts into a 50 Ohm load using the RF amplifier. The amplifier can not be used on high power transmit using the radios normal whip antenna and instead a Ground-Spike Antenna is used. The amplifier can only be used on high power as a fixed radio station or in a vehicle using the vehicles antenna system. For mobile man-pack operations the battle antenna is fitted and the radio is operated on low power bypassing the amplifier as a PRC-351M.

If more than one radio set is used in close proximately a Selective Unit RF 4 Watt SURF should be installed on top of the PRC-351M radio. The SURF prevents one radio interfering with the other radio. The SURF is then tuned to give optimum performance and achieve maximum range with the radio set.

The radio is powered by a standard Clansman 24 Volt battery pack. The battery clips on to the bottom of the radio. The radio can also be powered / recharged with a Hand Generator which clips on between the radio and the battery. It can also be powered externally from Vehicle power supply or a 24 Volt DC Power Supply such as the UK-AC1-2870 14/28 Volt AC Adaptor, connected to the radio with a modified battery extension lead.
Clansman PRC-351M VHF Man-Pack Transceiver with BID Interface
This is the Clansman VRC-351M Back-Pack Radio that was mainly used by the Royal Marines. The radio is basically a PRC-351 that has been upgraded to work with the Clansman BID system, British Inter Departmental. The BID system is some sort of army voice or data encryption system? that is still secret and unavailable.

The upgrade is a interface board connected internally to one of the audio sockets of the PRC-351 which now acts as the BID interface. The radio can still be used as a normal PRC-351 with-out the BID system attached.The PRC-351M is a 4 Watt portable VHF (FM) Radio, made by RACAL BCC Ltd. in England. The PRC-351M has been designed to provide command communications at battalion and company level for dismounted troops. It was also used in vehicles by mounted troops.

Frequency Range 30 to 76.000 MHz in 25 Khz steps giving a total of 1841 programmable channels. The desired frequency is set by four knobs on the side of the radio which can be operated even while the operator is wearing Arctic mittens, or in the dark by counting clicks from the end-stops.

Intermediate Freq 11.525 MHz, Frequency Stability 5 ppm per year. Voice F3E Narrow with +/- 5 Khz deviation, Telegraph F2, 75 Baud.

A Whisper mode is provided for use when quiet conditions are essential. In this mode the receiver's audio output volume is reduced and the microphone sensitivity is increased. A Loud mode is also provided for operation in noisy environments as well as a Noise-On switch position which allows the radio to operate with the squelch in the off mode.

Local Squelch facility by either 150 Hz tone modulation of radiated signal, or by 160 Hz superimposed on receive signal. Auto-Rebroadcast operates on 150Hz Modulated receive signal.

Output power of the radio is 4 Watts into a 50 Ohm load and the transmitting range is up to 10 Km when used with 1.2 meter standard whip antenna in open country side, and up to 20 Km when used with a vehicle antenna. The radio can be capable of transmitting to much greater distances by adding an external clip on 20 Watt RF amplifier. In this configuration the radio would effectively become a Clansman PRC-352M which is available elsewhere on this website.

If more than one radio set is used in close proximately a Selective Unit RF 4 Watt SURF should be installed on top of the PRC-351M radio. The SURF prevents one radio interfering with the other radio. The SURF is then tuned to give optimum performance and achieve maximum range with the radio set.

The radio is powered by a standard Clansman 24 Volt battery pack. The battery clips on to the bottom of the radio. The radio can also be powered / recharged with a Hand Generator which clips on between the radio and the battery. It can also be powered externally from Vehicle power supply or a 24 Volt DC Power Supply such as the UK-AC1-2870 14/28 Volt AC Adaptor, connected to the radio with a modified battery extension lead.
Clansman PRC-350 Selective Unit RF 2 Watt SURF
The Clansman Selective Unit Radio Frequency SURF 2 Watt for use with the Clansman PRC-350 VHF radio set. The SURF is used when more than one radio is used in close proximately and prevents one radio interfering with the other radio. The SURF is then tuned to give optimum performance and achieve maximum range with the radio set. NSN: 5820-99-630-6154. Supplied in good condition.
Clansman PRC-350 14.4 Volt 4Ah Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium Battery Pack
This is the Clansman 14.4 Volt Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium Battery Pack, capacity 4Ah. The battery is used with some Clansman Man-Pack radios such as PRC-350.

The metal battery pack is supplied in used condition and may not last for long. However as they are metal construction with the top riveted on they can be taken apart for cell replacement.

See this excellent article on Refurbishing a Clansman Battery on VMARS website.
Clansman PRC-349 Battery Cassette BCC-348C
Clansman PRC-349 12 Volt battery cassette type BCC-348C. The battery cassette easily comes apart and takes 10 normal or rechargeable AA batteries providing a convenient way to power the radio. The battery is protected against short circuits by a built in fuse that is under the top PCB. NSN: 6150-99-657-5246. Supplied in good condition, batteries are not included.
Clansman PRC-349 / RT-349 VHF Transceiver
The Clansman PRC-349 is a modern synthesised VHF/FM radio Frequency range is 37 to 46.95 MHz in 25 KHz spacing providing 400 possible channels and a maximum output power of 1 Watt. Frequency selection by 3 small thumb wheel knobs on the side of the radio which can be operated even while the operator is wearing Arctic mittens, or in the dark by counting clicks from the end-stops. Has Clansman compatible squelch and whisper modes of operation with battery saving function. Operates from 12 VDC using 10* AA batteries inserted inside the battery cassette.

The Racal Clansman PRC-349 / RT-349 is a VHF/FM transceiver intended for personal communication in combat conditions. The radio is designed to be fully compatible with the existing range of Clansman VHF equipment.
The radio can be mounted on the shoulder, chest or back with adjustable quick release holster. It can also be carried inside a back pack or pocket of a combat jacket. The Radio is supplied in Grade 2 condition, in good condition, tested and operational.
Clansman PRC-344, PRC-351, PRC-352, PRC-320 Hand Generator / Charger
The Clansman Hand Generator is used with the Clansman back-pack radios such as the PRC-344, PRC-351, PRC-352, PRC-320. It clips on between the radio and the battery and by turning the hand crank it generates 24 Volt DC for charging a standard Clansman 24 Volt battery to operate the radio. An indicator lamp lights up to indicate when the hand crank is being turned at the right speed. NSN: 5820-99-114-3390. Supplied in good condition.
Clansman PRC-344 Flexible 10 Inch Battle Antenna
Clansman PRC-344 Flexible 10 Inch Battle Antenna. Resembles measuring tape. Plugs in to the antenna socket of the radio and extends upwards. NSN: 5820-99-620-9814. Supplied in very good condition.
Clansman PRC-320 Springy Whip Adapter
This Spring whip adapter plugs in to the top of the Clansman RT-320 / PRC-320 radio. The whip antenna rod then plugs in to the springy adapter. The springy whip can be set for vertical or horizontal antenna position when the radio is used as a back pack or when it is lying down an a flat surface.
Clansman PRC-320 Selective Unit RF 12 Watt SURF
The Clansman Selective Unit Radio Frequency SURF 12 Watt for use with the Clansman PRC-320 HF radio set. The SURF is used when more than one radio is used in close proximately and prevents one radio interfering with the other radio. The SURF is then tuned to give optimum performance and achieve maximum range with the radio set. NSN: 5820-99-630-6174. Supplied in good condition.
Clansman PRC-320 Dipole Balun
This is a Clansman PRC-320 Dipole Balun. A Balun is a device that interfaces or matches the balanced antenna input of a radio to an unbalanced antenna load and is mainly connected to HF man-pack radios connected to a dipole wire antenna. The word Balun is derived from the words of BALanced to UNbalanced. A common example of where a Balun would be needed is at the feed point of a dipole antenna when a coaxial antenna wire from a radio is used. If a Balun is not used then the radios performance would be affected. Supplied in good condition.
Clansman PRC-320 Counterpoise Antenna Spool
The Counterpoise Antenna provides an artificial earth for all antennas when used on ground of poor conductivity, such as desert of frozen snow and ice, and should always be used with the ground wave vertical or end feed antennas. In use the wire from the 4 spools are spread radially around the radios such as a Clansman PRC-320 and the short lead from the main spool connected to the earth terminal of the radio. The counterpoise Antenna should always be used if doubtful about the ground conditions. Using this counterpoise antenna often improves the radios performance. Supplied in good condition.
Clansman PRC-320 Counterpoise Antenna
The Counterpoise Antenna provides an artificial earth for all antennas when used on ground of poor conductivity, such as desert of frozen snow and ice, and should always be used with the ground wave vertical or end feed antennas. In use the wires are spread radially around the radios such as a Clansman PRC-320 and the short lead from the main spool connected to the earth terminal of the radio. The counterpoise Antenna should always be used if doubtful about the ground conditions. Using this counterpoise antenna often improves the radios performance. Supplied in good condition.
Clansman PRC-319, PRC-320 Morse Key
These Morse keys are used with the British Clansman PRC-319 and PRC-320 or other Clansman back-pack radios. designed to be strapped to the leg, the cable terminates with a 7 pin standard Clansman audio plug. Can easily be modified and used with other radio equipment. The Belt Buckles are missing from these keys.
Clansman PRC-319 SAS Special Forces HF/VHF Man-Pack Radio
The Clansman PRC-319 is a real Spy Radio as used by the British Special Forces (SAS) in England as well as USA, Australia, and New Zealand. There were only 350 units manufactured for use in England by MEL.

The PRC-319 is a 50 Watt modern microprocessor based radio transceiver that transmits in both the HF and VHF bands, up to Aircraft frequencies for ground to air communications. Frequency range is 1.5 to 40 MHz with LCD frequency readout. The Electronic Message Unit EMU is a small alphanumeric keyboard that allows transmission of written words when voice transmissions would be dangerous, as well as data, coordinates, and direct communication with fire control and direction computers. The PRC-319 is also a burst transmitter which can store messages for up to 500 hours before automatically transmitting it at a high data rate. The radio can be operated by remote control from up to 50 meters away. The burst transmission feature allows considerable security over conventional radios. Transmitting range is 20Km with short antenna and up to 5000Km with a whip antenna. The radio operates from a 24VDC standard Clansman battery.The equipment and accessories are supplied in very good condition, tested and operational.
Clansman PRC-319 Dipole Balun
This is a Clansman PRC-319 Dipole Balun. A Balun is a device that interfaces or matches the balanced antenna input of a radio to an unbalanced antenna load and is mainly connected to HF man-pack radios connected to a dipole wire antenna. The word Balun is derived from the words of BALanced to UNbalanced. A common example of where a Balun would be needed is at the feed point of a dipole antenna when a coaxial antenna wire from a radio is used. If a Balun is not used then the radios performance would be affected. NSN: 5820-99-734-7838. Supplied in good condition.
Clansman PRC-319 Antenna Tuner Unit RF Extender BA1305 TURF Extender
This is the Clansman PRC-319 Antenna Tuner Unit RF TURF. Extender Manufactured by MEL Type No. BA1305. It is used to extend the tuning range of the PRC-319 TURF and match the transmitting frequency of the PRC-319 to the antenna to give optimum performance and achieve maximum range with the radio set. To tune the antenna it digitally talks to the radio through the 7 pin connector to the TURF. NSN: 5820-99-734-7837. Supplied in good condition.
Clansman PRC-319 Antenna Tuner Unit RF BA1303 TURF
This is the Clansman PRC-319 Antenna Tuner Unit RF TURF. Manufactured by MEL Type No. BA1303. It is used to match the transmitting frequency of the PRC-319 to the antenna to give optimum performance and achieve maximum range with the radio set. To tune the antenna it digitally talks to the radio through the antenna feeder cable. NSN: 5820-99-734-7836. Supplied in good condition.
Clansman Mass Battery Charger ACCU
The Clansman mass battery charger ACCU
Clansman Loud-Speaker PM Free Standing
A free standing Clansman loud-speaker with volume control. The speaker can be connected directly to all Clansman radio equipment such as PRC-319, PRC-320, PRC-344, PRC-349, PRC-350, PRC-351, PRC-351M, PRC-352. It also works with Clansman vehicle radio sets such as VRC-321, VRC-322, VRC-353.

Supplied in good condition. NSN: 5965-99-117-6264.
Clansman Light-Weight Carry Frame / Back-Pack for PRC-320,344,351, 352
The light weight carry frame is used to carry a Clansman PRC-320, PRC-344 or PRC-351, PRC-352 and other Clansman back-pack radios. Supplied in good condition.
Clansman Intercom Kit with Active Noise Reduction ANR
We have been asked many times for a easy Vehicle Intercom set-up. Here we have put together a Clansman intercom kit for up to 4 stations. This set-up uses the Gold Top ANR Active Noise Reduction version of the Clansman harness boxes. The Active Noise Reduction reduces the background noise that maybe present while driving for better voice communication.

This intercom kit can be used stand alone with-out a radio in any vehicle having a battery voltage of 24-28 Volt DC. It can also be used with up to two Clansman radios connected to the intercom.

The main unit in this kit is the Interconnecting Box 3 radio IB3. The IB3 provides audio amplification and DC power for the rest of the boxes. The IB3 can have up to 3 radios connected if used with Crew Boxes 3 Set CB3 but in this setup we are using CB2 boxes which provide connection up to 2 Clansman radios. If you require CB3 boxes with this kit then please let us know.

The IB3 requires 24-28 Volt DC to operate. This is taken from the vehicles power source. The IB3 is fuse protected against short circuits. If radios are connected they can only to be operated in pairs, even if CB3 are used. The IB3 can also allow a remote user to be connected into the harness using a remote handset to communicate with the crew over the intercom but not to control any installed radio.

The IB3 is then daisy chained with 12 pin harness cables to the Crew Boxes CB2, see diagram below.

The CB2 boxes are the main unit by which the personnel can connect into the audio system. Each CB2 allows up to two headsets with Pressel Switches and / or handsets to be connected to the intercom system. The CB2 also allows the operator to select and operate either radio A or B and to monitor the other radio.

We have put together the ANR versions of this intercom kit together for two, three and four operators. Each operator gets a CB2 box with a harness cable and a ANR Headset with Pressel Switch. Please ask for other combinations of boxes and audio accessories.

Select from the list below for the number of operators required. All equipment is supplied in good working order.
Clansman Intercom Kit
We have been asked many times for a easy Vehicle Intercom set-up. Here we have put together a Clansman intercom kit for up to 4 stations.

This intercom kit can be used stand alone with-out a radio in any vehicle having a battery voltage of 24-28 Volt DC. It can also be used with up to two Clansman radios connected to the intercom.

The main unit in this kit is the Interconnecting Box 3 radio IB3. The IB3 provides audio amplification and DC power for the rest of the boxes. The IB3 can have up to 3 radios connected if used with Crew Boxes 3 Set CB3 but in this setup we are using CB2 boxes which provide connection up to 2 Clansman radios. If you require CB3 boxes with this kit then please let us know.

The IB3 requires 24-28 Volt DC to operate. This is taken from the vehicles power source. The IB3 is fuse protected against short circuits. If radios are connected they can only to be operated in pairs, even if CB3 are used. The IB3 can also allow a remote user to be connected into the harness using a remote handset to communicate with the crew over the intercom but not to control any installed radio.

The IB3 is then daisy chained with 12 pin harness cables to the Crew Boxes CB2, see diagram below.

The CB2 boxes are the main unit by which the personnel can connect into the audio system. Each CB2 allows up to two headsets with Pressel Switches and / or handsets to be connected to the intercom system. The CB2 also allows the operator to select and operate either radio A or B and to monitor the other radio.

We have put together this intercom kit together for two, three and four operators. Each operator gets a CB2 box with a harness cable and a Headset with Pressel Switch. Please ask for other combinations of boxes and audio accessories.

Select from the list below for the number of operators required. All equipment is supplied in good working order.
Clansman HF 250 Watt RF Power Amplifier
The British Army Clansman HF 250 Watt RF Power Amplifier. These amplifiers were designed to upgrade the standard VRC-321 to a VRC-322. The amplifier boosts the output power of the Clansman VRC-321 vehicle radio station to 250 Watts. It can also be used with other HF radios having an output power of 20-40 Watts.

The RF amplifier has been designed and developed by MEL Communications Ltd in Crawley, England for mobile or static use. It is primarily designed as an High Power HF vehicle station for mobile ground-wave operation, but can also be used as a ground station or for sky-wave operation over long distances.

Frequency range 1.5 to 30 MHz. Power output, High Power 300 Watt PEP (SSB), 250 Watt CW, Low Power 40 Watt PEP (SSB), 25 Watt CW. Beta light illumination is provided to enable the meter and Setting Switches to be read in the dark.

The equipment operates from 28 VDC power supply which can have a wide variation in nominal voltage
Clansman HF 250 Watt Antenna Tuner Unit TURF
This is the Clansman 250 Watt HF Antenna Tuner TURF for use with the Clansman 250 Watt RF Power Amplifier. The TURF and the 250 Watt RF Amplifiers were designed to upgrade the standard VRC-321 to a VRC-322. The TURF is used to match the antennas length to the transmitting frequency of the radio for optimum performance and achieve maximum range. It can also be used with other HF radios having an output power of up to 250 Watts.

The TURF has been designed and developed by MEL Communications Ltd in Crawley, England for mobile or static use. It is primarily designed as an High Power HF vehicle station for mobile ground-wave operation, but can also be used as a ground station or for sky-wave operation over long distances.

Frequency range 1.5 to 30 MHz. Power handling up to 300 Watt PEP (SSB) and 250 Watt CW. Beta light illumination is provided to enable the meter and Setting Switches to be read in the dark.

The controls and front-panel has been designed to permit straightforward unambiguous operation without the need for extensive operator training. Protection circuits prevent damage from various hazards including local high power transmissions.

The TURF is available in good working condition. 250 Watt RF Amplifier and other accessories such as Harness Boxes, Hand-Set, Head-Sets as well as Vehicle Mounting Trays for the radio and TURF are available separately on this website.Click here for a list of Accessories.
Clansman Flexible Antenna for PRC-350, PRC-351, PRC-352
Clansman Flexible Antenna for PRC-350, PRC-351, PRC-352 Man-Pack radios. Total length is 26 Cm (10.23 inch). The antenna plugs in to the antenna socket of the radio. Supplied in very good condition. NSN: 5985-99-661-6417.
Clansman Flexible Antenna for PRC-349
Clansman Flexible Antenna for PRC-349 Man-Pack radios. Total length is 26 Cm (10.23 inch). The antenna screws in to the antenna socket of the radio. NSN: 5985-99-732-6041.
Clansman Battery Charger 28 Volt DCCU
Clansman Fast Battery Charger D.C. 14V, NSN 6130-99-117-0450. Charges 24 volt batteries from 28 Volt DC input. Features include a shorter charging time, automatic termination of charging when the batteries are fully charged and a fully charged battery indicator. Can charge 1-3.3 Ah 24 Volt Batteries.
Supplied in good tested condition, input and output cables are not included, but are available separately, See options below.
Clansman Battery Charger 14 Volt DCCU
Clansman Fast Battery Charger D.C. 14 Volt, NSN 6130-99-620-2114. Charges 24 volt batteries from 14 Volt DC input. Features include a shorter charging time, automatic termination of charging when the batteries are fully charged and a fully charged battery indicator. Can charge 1-3.3 Ah 24 Volt Batteries. Supplied in good tested condition, input and output cables are not included, but are available separately, See options below.
Clansman Antenna Wire Element Metal Spool
Designed to be slung over a tree or similar objects for a quick basic antenna for a radio set. Wire is wound on a Metal Spool with pull out handle and wire guide. Made for Clansman radio equipment. NSN: 5820-99-620-7373. Available in good used condition.
Clansman 24 Volt Battery Extension Cable
Extension Cable for Clansman 24 volt back-pack batteries. One end of the cable screws on top of the radios battery terminal and the other end screws on top of the battery's output terminal and allows the radio to be operated away from the battery.

This cable can also be modified by cutting the battery end off and connecting it to a stabilised 24 Volt DC power supply to operate the radio with-out a battery. Works with the following Clansman back-pack radios, PRC-320, PRC-344, PRC-351 and PRC-352. Supplied in very good condition.
Clansman 24 Volt 5Ah Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium Battery Pack
This is the Clansman 24 Volt Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium Battery Pack, capacity 5Ah. The battery is used with many Clansman Man-Pack radios such as PRC-320, PRC-344, PRC-351, PRC-352.

The battery can be re-charged by using a Clansman Hand Generator or with one of the following Clansman battery chargers:

Charger Battery, DCCU 28 Volt, NSN: 6130-99-117-0450
Charger Battery, DCCU 14 Volt, NSN: 6130-99-620-2114
Charger Battery, ACCU, NSN: 6130-99-117-0451

The metal battery pack is supplied in used condition and may not last for long. However as they are metal construction with the top riveted on they can be taken apart for cell replacement.

See this excellent article on Refurbishing a Clansman Battery on VMARS website.
Clansman 2.5 Meter Whip Antenna for PRC-319, PRC-320
Clansman 2.5 Meter Whip Antenna for PRC-319, PRC-320 Man-Pack radios. There are 8 sections to this antenna, when erected the total length is 250 Cm (98.5 inch). The antenna plugs in to the springy whip adapter of the PRC-320 and in to a special antenna holder of a PRC-319. Supplied in very good condition. NSN: 5820-99-661-6859.
CD-307 Cord For HS-30 Headset
The CD-307 cord is used with the HS-30 Headset, total length is about 170 cm and had a PL-55 plug to connect to radio and a JK-26 socket for HS-30 headset. Used with old war time radios such as BC-1306, BC-1000 and GRC-9 Radio sets. The CD-307 lead is supplied in very good condition.
CD-1086 Power Cable
This is the power cable for connecting the BC-1306 or the GRC-9 Radio Sets to the DY-88 or PE-237 Power Supply. CD-1086 Power Cable is available for Jeep / Manpack installations 2.2 Meters or slightly longer and 1.2 meter for stand alone station configuration.
C-2289 Control Box for VIC-1 Vehicle Intercom System
The C-2298 is the standard Crewmember Control Box in a VIC-1 Intercom system. The C-2298/VRC allows vehicle crewmembers to select, by means of the MONITOR switch and the audio accessory controls, to communicate with other crewmembers via the intercom circuit, or remotely operate or monitor any radio equipment connected to the AM-1780/VRC.

When connected to a special port on the AM-1780/VRC, the standard control box becomes a Commander's Control Box, allowing the vehicle commander to control and/or override crewmember functions of the intercom and radio equipment.

AN/VIC-1 Vehicle Intercom System Over-View
The AN/VIC-1 is a part of electrical harness of vehicles such as Tanks, Armoured Personnel Carriers and Self Propelled Howitzers. The AN/VIC-1 Intercommunications system provides tactical vehicle crew members with facilities for communications with radio connected to the system, as well as facilities for communicating with each other. It includes the AM-1780 and intercommunications remote control box C-2298. The number of remote control units used are dependent upon type of vehicle and its operational requirements.
  • Can support 2 Transmit / Receive radios and 2 Receive only radios.
  • Provides up to six intercom stations.
  • Push to talk can be selected for all stations or just the commanders station.
  • Each intercom station can select ALL or Radios A/B/C or intercom only operation.
  • Radio volume is reduced automatically when intercom is keyed.
  • Passive mode operation of radio's audio when the system is not powered.
  • Simplifies radio and intercom wiring.
  • Stations can use a Headset, CVC Helmet, H-180 headphones, H-250 Handset or M-80 Microphone.
  • Ruggedly constructed, water resistant and weather proof to military specification.
  • Operates from 24 Volt DC vehicle power supply.
BX-49 Crystal and Coil Kit for BC-611
Crystal and Coil Kit for BC-611. Box is dated 1943. Has 12 sets of coils and crystals.
British Navy Morse Key
Just in!, another one of these great Morse Keys.

These Morse keys were manufactured in England in the 1950's for the British Navy. It is a large heavy desk top key and is fully adjustable and very enjoyable to use. On / Off Switch is provided on the front. The key is supplied in very good used condition.
British Army Morse Key Trainer Model BZ-1000
This is a nice practice Morse key to learn Morse code with. Totally self contained and easy to move around.

The trainer isMade by Morse Equipment Ltd. in England, Model No. BZ-1000. These Morse Trainer keys were used by the army in the training of new radio operators in the art of Morse Code. The unit uses one standard 9 Volt PP3 Battery and has a built in sounder, that produces a pleasant sound.

The high grade Morse key is manufactured by Hi-Mound in Tokyo, Japan. Model No. HM-HK708 and can be connected to external equipment and used as a normal Morse key.

The key and the sounder unit is mounted on nice bevelled wooden base with felt backing. Overall dimensions 17*17*6 cm. Supplied in good condition, tested and operational.
British Army Morse Key Trainer
Made by Irwin Desman Ltd. in England, NSN 6940-99-219-2848. These keys were used by the MOD in the training of new radio operators. The unit uses 2 standard 9 Volt PP3 Batteries. Built in sounder with external speaker jack. Has Tone and Volume adjustment controls. Morse key is fully adjustable and is of sturdy metal construction.