RACAL Squadcal TRA906 Manpack HF Radio

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  1. VK6MH

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    RACAL Squadcal TRA906 HF manpack radio
    A rare item.... private sale/auction on eBay
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RACAL-Sq...ectronics_Radio_Equipment&hash=item3cbc2e92d4 TRA906ant.jpg TRA906rear.jpg
    RACAL Squadcal TRA906 HF manpack radio
    5watt USB/CW HF radio 2-7MHz
    Crystal controlled
    29 channel
    18volt (uses 3 lantern batteries 996)
    4400g without batteries
    This is the first plastic army radio that RACAL made and was as successful as the RA17

    This item is tested and working.
    It is in fair clean secondhand condition.
    At some point the battery has been overtightened and broken out the battery screwholes from the plastic case and this has been Araldited.
    This is visible in rear photo along with added cable and socket which allows power to be delivered from a PSU (not supplied) in the absence of the batteries.
    It includes
    Telephone handset
    8ft foldable whip antenna
    Empty battery compartment
    There are no instructions with the set, but it is very easy to use.
    The set has no internal modifications.
    It is fitted with 8 crystals giving 8 channels listed below conditions.

    RACAL Squadcal Front panel controls and operation
    29 position channel selector allows the selection of up to 29 crystal controlled channels in range 2-7MHz (only 8 fitted) USB only 5w pep.
    2 identical PTT telephone handset sockets, which can also take Morse key.
    Whip antenna socket (8foot whip)
    BNC socket 2-5MHz
    BNC socket 5-7MHz
    Earth binding post
    Dessicant inspection window
    Meter with meter selector switch
    Meter selector selects:
    1. Set off position
    2. SSB (meter reads battery volts)
    3. Morse KEY (meter reads battery volts)
    4. AM (meter reads battery volts)
    5. TUNE (meter reads antenna current)
    Clarifier control
    Antenna tune control – adjusted on TUNE or on RX noise until meter is peaked
    VK6MH rawalsikunder AT gmail.com
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