The PRC319 is a British Special Forces HF manpack transceiver designed by MEL (Mullard Electronic Labatories), A Division of Philips, in 1988.(It is part of the Clansman family). It is a microprocessor controlled radio. It covers 1.5 MHz to 40 MHz. Power levels are selectable, 5W/50W. Modes are CW, USB and Data, (There is a LSB Mod in the "Photos" area). It's EMP and water proof but won't float. The temperature range is -31C to +55C. There were only 350 sets made. It has mixed technologies; SMT, Hybrid, Through Hole and Flex Circuits. The 319 has 150 IC's and about 2200 passives not counting the internal parts in the Hybrids and TCXO. It also has about a 90% BITE capability for the radio and modem.
The Radio + TURF weight is 10.5 pounds (4.8 Kg) without a battery pack.
The dimensions are 9 x 15 x 4 inches with the TURF and large battery case.
It has a 10 ch. receive and 10 ch. transmit memory for fixed frequency operation. It has no VFO, but most of the HF back packers operate on known fixed frequencies. Most HF USB operation is on 28327.5, 21437.5, 18157.5, 14342.5, 7296.0, 5371.5 and 3996.0 kHz.
The external 'wide range' automatic antenna tuner (TURF) has memory and has 30 latching relays in it.
This group is a forum for exchange of information about the 319.
Please read the 319 FAQ's in the "Files" area on the left sidebar.
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Archivists: Jeremy 2E0JEM, and Gerald G7HNM. They back up everything.
Repair: Scott, W7SVJ is the TURF repair guru.
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