Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by WQ2H, Sep 3, 2019.
It looks like they discovered HF!!
It is about time for the USAF to obtain a "second-source"
for SDR-based airborne HF, now when the Thales SALAMANDER wide-band HF architecture is becoming fielded at our "side of the pond".
The Collins AN/URC-32 was a fine radio. I went to a three week "factory" school at Norfolk Naval Shipyard around 1973. Why they called it a factory school has always confused me because the factory was not in Virginia. They did have two or three instructors from the "factory" there. It was a good school with mostly hands on training. You had to be an E-5 or above to attend this school, Mostly ETs but, if memory serves, we had an RM Chief there as well.
Once the bugs got worked out it became a mainstay for decades. I started on it as an ET3 and left Active Duty as ET5, no school, just OJT!
Never worked on one again as the Reserves had other things for me to do