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Racal VRM5080 VHF 50 Watt Tank Radio Transceiver

Racal VRM5080 VHF 50 Watt Tank Radio Transceiver
SKU 2354
Weight 13.50 Kg
Equipment Grade Grade 2
£265.00 (Approximately US$ 339.20)
The Racal VRM-5080 is a modern 50 Watt VHF FM Radio Transceiver designed for installation in armoured or soft-skin military vehicles. The radio covers the 30 to 76 MHz frequency band and comes with an integrated control / keyboard unit with a built in Red LED readout display.

The radio incorporates a built-in test sequence which automatically checks transceiver performance and displays results.

A 16 Kbits/s data capability is also incorporated in the transceiver and options extend the facilities to include built-in pseudo-white-noise encryption of both data and speech.

The front panel which is removable provides full-control over a simple serial data line. It can be relocated and mounted anywhere on a tank with a radio located in the hull or a similar remote position. The control panel also provides control of two radios from a single remote position.

The control panel enables selection of operating frequency and up to nine pre selected channels as well as encryption codes and the transceiver mode. An alphanumeric display gives read-out of frequency and status.

First announced in September 1979, the VRM5080 was in production by Racal Radio Ltd in Reading, England for users worldwide and by Kapsch for the Austrian Army. These radios are supplied in good used condition, tested and operational Grade 2.

Mode: F3E narrowband FM simplex
Frequency range: 30-76 MHz
Number of channels: 1841 with 9 pre-programmable
Channel Spacing: 25 kHz spacing
Power Output: High Power: 50 Watts, Medium Power: 10 Watts, Low Power: 5 mW
Power Supply: 24 V DC (nominal) negative earth
Power Consumption: high power: 7.5 A max, low power: 1.5 A max
Temperature Range, Operating: -40 to + 70?C
Temperature Range, Storage: -40 to + 70?C
Weight: 13.5 kg

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