SINCGARS Squad Radios

©Brooke Clarke, N6GCE

Background
    RT-1439
    RT-1523
    RT-1702
    Batteries
    HRCRD
    Have Quick GPS TOD Cable
    AM-7239B
Cables
Data Modes
Manuals
Install Kits 
Patents
Links

Background

Wiki: SINCGARS

Since the U.S. discovered during W.W.II that HF radio (3 - 30 MHz) can skip around the Earth allowing eavsdropping, the main military tactical radio band is the VHF Low band of 30 to 88 MHz.  In Viet Nam the PRC-25 and it's successor the PRC-77 were back pack squad radios.  Both of these radios use the 150 Hz tone during transmit and then need to hear the 150 Hz tone on receive to open the squelch.  This makes them targets for squelch capture jamming.  The PRC-68 Family of hand held squad radios have about the same performance as the PRC-25 or PRC-77 and do not have tone squelch, but do transmit the tone for compatibility.  Another problem with conventional single channel radios is the they can be located by direction finding.

Voice encryption was handled on the PRC-77 by the KY-38 digital NESTOR Secure Voice System and later the VINSON system with the KY-57.  The PRC-77, and all the modern military VHF low band radios use a 25 kHz channel spacing (while commercial radios use 5 kHz) in order to support digital 16 kbps encryption of voice or data.  The KY-57 VINSON Secure Voice System is a separate box as was the KY-38.  The first SINCGARS radios (RT-1439) were designed (J5)  to support the use of an external KY-57 for voice encryption.

The next generation squad radio was designed to overcome these difficulties and at the same time to have operational modes that are compatible with the PRC-77.  The Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) is a radio system that supports frequency hopping or normal fixed frequency use.  When in frequency hopping mode the radio is a like other squad radios in that it can either talk or listen, but not both at the same time.

If the Transmission Security Key (TSK) used in the SINCGARS is the same as used in a KY-57 connected to a PRC-77 then they should be able to communicate.  This should also apply to the KYV-2 on a PRC-68.

The Portable manpack version is called the PRC-119(). All the other versions are either Airborne or Vehicle (land or water).

Procuring Service
Using service ->
Army
USAF
Navy
USMC
Airborne
ID



Army
ARC-201
Yes
-
ARQ-63
-
Navy/USMC
ARC-210
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Manpack






PRC-119
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Vehicular





Army/USMC
VRC-87A
Yes



Army/USMC VRC-87C
Yes



Army/USMC VRC-88A
Yes


Yes
Army/USMC VRC-88C
Yes



Army/USMC VRC-89A
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Army/USMC VRC-90A
Yes
Yes Yes Yes
Army/USMC VRC-91A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Army/USMC VRC-92A
Yes

Yes Yes

Note the Maintenance Kit needed for vehicle mounting is defined in SB 11-131-2.  This almost 300 page manual mainly lists the contents of the Maintenance Kits used for SINCGARS installations in about all kinds of military vehicles with wheels, tracks or propellers.  I have added bookmarks to make finding stuff easier.

The SINCGARS MTBF is about 5,000 hours, more than 10 times better than the VRC-12 & PC-77 MTBFs.  SINCGARS includes Bilt In Test (BIT) to help determine which module needs to be replaced.

RT-1439/VRC

Frequency hopping radio covering 30 to 87.975 MHz in 2,320 channels.  uses an external KY-57 for Transmission Encryption.  Can use either the MX-18290 or the MX-10579 to load the hop sets (Select 1 to 13) and the Transmission Security Key (TSK) (T1 to T3).  The hop sets define which frequencies will be used and the TSK supplies the key for the pseudo random generator that chooses which frequency to transmit or receive.  For voice security (COMSEC) an external KY-57 is needed which requires a different key loader.

This version, and maybe all of them, has two receive modes, tone squelch and open squelch.  The problem with tone squelch in an FM radio operating on a single fixed channel is that an enemy can "squelch capture" the receiver and make inoperable.  A check for this is to switch to the open squelch mode and if the radio is quiet, then it's being jammed with a CW carrier.  This mode of jamming is a problem for the PRC-25, PRC-77, and the VRC-12 Series of vehicle radios.  It may be that the frequency hopping of the SINCGARS radios is the answer to this type of jamming, but when a SINCGARS radio is used in the fixed single channel mode it still is susceptible to CW jamming.

There is an external speaker that can be added to the SINCGARS receiver that provides noise squelch so that stations not transmitting the 150 Hz squelch tone can be copied.

RT-1523 (RT-1702?)

Adds Integrated COMSEC (ICOM) so an external KY-57 is no longer needed.  Now a separate Transmission Encryption Key (TEK) is needed and a separate key loader.  This could be one of the standard key loaders used for the KY-57 such as the KYK-13 (Electronic Key Device) KOI-18 (Tape Reader), KYX-15 (Net Control Device), KYK-13 or the latest AN/CYZ-10 Data Transfer Device (aka ANCD) that holds all the keys needed for the SINCGARS and other Standard Operation Instructions (SOI).

Note that the RT-1523A and maybe later radios will not work at all when the KY-57 board has been removed.  But the no change RT-1523 does work with the board removed.  This may just need a jumper to fix or may require different processor ROMs.

RT-1702

ITT Exellis - Export version of the RT-1523F

Batteries

PRC-119
              & Battery

Main

The main Battery is the BA-5590 carried in the CY-8523() Battery Box.  The BA-5590 can be replaced by any of the Bx-x90 series of primary or secondary batteries.
6160-01-284-4200 CY-8523A/PRC (80063) A3018381-1
6160-01-304-2034 CY-8323B/PRC, (80063) A3132600-1
This battery box holds 1 each BA-5590 battery and connects both sides in parallel for a nominal 12 Volts to power the radio.  The Battery box also has a pair of telephone type push terminals to support Radio Wire Integration by means of audio tones.
5590BA Battery Adapter

HUB

The Hold Up Battery is the BA-5372 which is a 6 Volt LiMnO2 chemistry battery with the tip Negative.

HRCRD (Handheld Remote Control Radio Device) Handset C-12493/U

Close up of HRCRD . HRCRD Showing the 2 connectorsThis microphone has one U-229 type connector and one 6 pin Bendix MS3116F10-6P connector.  It also has an LCD and some navigation buttons.  TM-11-5820-890-10-6 "Operator's Pocket Guide For SINCGARS ICOM Ground Radios". 

There must be a nice digital interface to the ICOM SINCGARS radios allowing remote control, and probably other functions.
Must be used with the CY-8523C Battery Box.

GPS Have Quick Time Of Day (TOD) Cable

Marked 01365/91001A0027 in center, GPS TOD on the MC329G2 (6 pin version of the U-229) connector end and RT-1319 on the 35 socket connector end.  The GPS TOD would come from a PLGR.  The Have Quick radios cover the aircraft bands of 108-115.975 MHz and 225 to 400 MHz with frequency hopping opertion.  These are very similar to the SINCGARS radios in that they need an accurate Time Of Day as part of their frequency hopping system.
The tag has:
NSN: 6150-01-375-8665, CAGE: 13499, P/N: 4260141040

I'm not sure if this cable will also work with the SINCGARS radios.  But the SINCGARS radios also use the PLGR GPS receiver for TOD.

The RT-1319 Connector is a Bendix-9137 JMS27467T15B35S  1467830 only two sockets are installed.
RT-1319
J____ pin #
PLGR
J1 pin #
Function
10
E

11
F


Pacer Speak  The family includes the GRC-206, the AN/PRC-113 manpack( 116-150 & 225-400 MHz), the AN/TRC-176 transportable, and the AN/VRC-83 vehicle-mounted radios.

The unified, micro-computer based set control of the RT- 1319 receiver/transmitter allows 4 radios to be controlled from 1 central radio. Through a fiber optics link, remote control is possible at up to 1.8 nm (2 mi;3.3 km).

These radios integrate High Frequency (HF)/Single Sideband (SSB)-both Upper Sideband and Lower Sideband (USB and LSB), Very High Frequency (VHF)/Ultra High Frequency (UHF)-Amplitude Modulation (AM) and VHF-Frequency Modulation (FM) communications. In addition to the channel presets, a guard channel is designed in. Optional Electronic Counter-Counter Measures (ECCM) and Communication Security (COMSEC) capabilities are also available.

GRC-206(V)1 can be fitted with KY-57 or KY-65 COMSEC devices; GRC-206(V)2 cannot.

From a Commerce Business Daily solicitation:

CLIN 0001 AN/GRC-83 (V) 2 HAVE QUICK II Radios,
Each radio consists of::
  •  1 ea. Receiver-Transmitter, HQ II, P/N 914858-804;
  • 1 ea. Vehicle Adapter/Power Amp, AM7176A/VRC-83, P/N 811830-802;
  • 1 ea. RF Input Cable, P/N 565948-801;
  • 1 ea. Shock Mount, P/N 812097-803;
  • 1 ea. Keep Alive Cable, P/N 566083-809; and
  • 1 ea; and Power Cable, Rt. Angle, P/N 566085-811.
CLIN 0002, Handset, P/N H-250/U,

CLIN 0003, Vehicular Installation Kits for MMMWV,
 Each kit consists of::
  •  1 ea. 12V/24V Power Converter, P/N 535654-801;
  • 1 ea. Vehicular Antenna, P/N 626489-4;
  • 1 ea; Vehicular Antenna Mount, P/N 723340-801
  • 1 ea; and Vehicular Installation Kit, P/N 743758-801.
CLIN 0004, Fixed Installation Kits, Each kit consist of:
  • 1 ea. Rack Adapter, MXF-214-3A, P/N 900150-804;
  • 1 ea. 19" Cabinet Assembly, P/N 901886-801;
  • 1 ea. VHF/UHF Discone Antenna, P/N 620162-4;
  • 1 ea. Antenna Cable (Low Loss), P/N 420403-802;
  • 1 ea. Headset, P/N 627428-1; and
  • 1 ea. Headset Interconnect Cable, P/N 566656-802.
CLIN 0005, Remote Control Kits, Each Kit Consist of:
  • 1 ea. Remote Control C-11165/TRC-176, P/N 811843-801; and
  • 1 ea. Remote Control Cable 50M, P/N 420401-803.

CLIN 0006, Technical Manuals,  a DD Form 1423 is applicable and provides delivery instructions. Each set consist of:
  • 1 ea. RT-1319 Operator Manual, P/N MX-61-045;
  • 1 ea. RT-1319 HQ Supplement Operator Manual, P/N MX-61-046;
  • 1 ea. VRC-83 Operator Manual, P/N MX-61-047;
  • 1ea. VRC-83 HQ Supplement Operator Manual, P/N MX-61-048;
  • 1 ea. RT-1319 Maintenance Manual, P/N MX-61-154;
  • 1 ea. RT-1319 HQ Supplement Maintenance Manual, P/N MX-61-164;
  • 1 ea. VRC-83 Maintenance Manual, P/N MX-61-155;
  • 1 ea. VRC-83 HQ Supplement Maintenance Manual, P/N MX-61-165; and
  • 1 ea. Remote Control Maintenance Manual, P/N MX-69-174.

CLIN 0007, GPS (TOD) Interface Equipment for Vehicular Installation,  Each set consist of:
  • 1 ea. GPS Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver, Standard Positioning Service (PLGR SPS), P/N 822-0255-103;
  • 1 ea. Magnetic Mount Antenna (SMA Connector), P/N 013-1925-040;
  • 1 ea. Remote Antenna Cable (5M, SMA Connector), P/N 426-0141-050;
  • 1 ea. PLGR Vehicle Installation Mount, P/N 986-0645-001;
  • 1 ea. Vehicle External Power Cable (5 Meters), P/N 426-0144-010; and
  • 1 ea. TOD Cable, P/N 422851-801.

CLIN 0008, GPS (TOD) Interface Equipment for Fixed Installation. Each set consist of:
  • 1 ea. GPS PLGR SPS, P/N 822-0255-103;
  • 1 ea. Remote Antenna (bottom mounted, TNC, extra, threads), P/N 013-1925-110;
  • 1 ea. PLGR Vehicle Installation Mount, P/N 986-0645-001;
  • 1 ea. Antenna Mast, P/N AT-762
  • 1 ea. GPS Antenna Cable, P/N 422729-801;
  • 1 ea. Antenna Cable, 45 Meters, P/N 420403-802; and
  • 1 ea. TOD Cable, P/N 422851-801.

CLIN 0009, Field Level Spares as follows:
  • 1 ea. AN/VRC-83 (V) 2 Radio, W/HQ II, P/N 707123-855;
  • 1 ea. Handset, P/N H-250/U
  • 1 ea. 12V/24V Power Converter, P/N 535654-801;
  • 1 ea. Vehicular Antenna, P/N 626489-4
  • 1 ea. Rack Adapter, MXF-214-3A, P/N 900150-804;
  • 1 ea. Headset, P/N 627428-1
  • 1 ea. Headset Interconnect Cable, P/N 566656-802;
  • 1 ea. Remote Control C-11165/TRC-176, P/N 811843-801;
  • 1 ea. Remote Control Cable 50 Meters, P/N 420401-803;
  • 1 ea. GPS PLGR SPS, P/N 822-0255-103;
  • 1 ea. Magnetic Mount Antenna (SMA Connector), P/N 013-1925-040;
  • 1 ea. Remote Antenna Cable (5 M, SMA Connector), P/N 426-0141-050;
  • 1 ea. Vehicle External Power Cable (5 Meters), P/N 426-0144-010; and
  • 1 ea. TOD Cable, P/N 422851-801.
It's interesting that the PLGRs in the above list are SPS versions and not the Precision Positioning Service versions.

AM-7239B

AM-7239B SINCARS
            AmpThis is the vehicle adapter/Power Supply that holds the SINCGARS radio.
It has the system interface receptacle, just like the one on the battery box to supply power to the radio and also for other interfacing signals.






Cables

CX-13290 Control 15 Ft. 0 In.Cable - SINCGARS Amplifier/Adapter J9 to SINCGARS Control-Monitor
CX-13292 Speaker 4 Ft. 0 In.Cable - Mounting Base J4 to speaker
CX-13292 Speaker 14 Ft. 0 In Cable - Mounting Base J3 to Speaker
CX-13293 Special Purpose 4 Ft. 0 In. Cable - KY-57 Audio and Radio to SINCGARS J5
CX-13302 Power 13 Ft. 0 In. Cable - Terminals to Mounting Base J1
CX-13303? Power 1 Ft. 6 In.Cable - MT-6429 to MT-6429
CX-13303? Power 2 Ft. 6 In.Cable - SINCGARS Mounting Base J2 to MT-6429 KY-57 Mount
CX-13303? Power  4 Ft. 6 In.Cable - MT-6429 to RF Amp MT-6353 J1
CX-13308 PSG-5 data cable
CX-13402 Tacfire data cable
CX-13467 ANCD 18" Fill Cable NSN 5995-01-379-9689 Ref  11-5820-890-10-8
There are a number of configurations for back pack, vehicle and airborne operation.

10367-1806-01 Harris Universal Image Transmission Software (HUITS) Interface Cable
10367-1806-01 Harris Universal
                Image Transmission Software (HUITS) Interface Cable 10367-1806-01 Harris Universal
                Image Transmission Software (HUITS) Interface Cable

I'm guessing the MAX232 is there to convert RS-232 from the computer to TTL for the radio.
Also that DB-25 pin 9 is a +5VDC power supply.
Pins 15 & 17 are data clocks so synchronous data is probably supported.
DB-25f  - 4'- box - 10' - PCI-329S (6-pin U-229) (DATA/AUDIO on SINCGARS)
The box has J1 MIC which is a GC-283 (6-pin U-183) connector and a VOICE/DATA toggle switch (4P2T).
The DB-25f connector goes to J1/J2 COMS on the computer (may require +5VDC on pin 9).

The PCB contains a MAX232CPE RS-232 to TTL converter and a 74HC123 Dual Flip-Flop.
DB-25F

Wire


1
Gnd
Black


2
TXD
Blue


3
RXD
Orange


4
RTS
White


5
CTS
Gray


6




7
GND
Black


8
CD
Violet


9
RESERVED
Red


15, 17
TxClk, RxClk
Yellow


10, 11, 12,
13,  14, 16,
18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23,
24, 25
nc
na



A related item is the Military MVC-5000 Sony digital camera and PSC-6 interface unit.  The interface allows sending photos over phone lines, and might also work with radios.

Handheld Radio

There is now a handheld version of the SICGARS, but since there is no nomenclature it looks as if ITT has not yet sold it to the military.

Data Modes

The SINCGARS radios support both analog data (like a fax or modem) as well as digital data (like the UGC-74 RTTY machine, or computer serial coms).  See the U-229 Functions web page for more info.

Manuals

This is a list taken from an eBay acution saving me some typing, but I haven't reconciled it with my list.  A quick look at my list shows that these are maybe 1/2 of the SINCGARS manuals.

TB 11-5820-890- Technical Bulletins

TB 11-5820-890-10-2
Miniature Satellite Transceiver, MST-20 with SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-10-3
Wireline Adapter Interconnect Cable CX-13310/VRC with SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-10-4
Variable Format Msg Entry Device, AN/GSC-21 With SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-10-5
Tactical Fire Direction Sys, AN/GSG-10 With SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-10-6
Lightweight Digital Facsimile, AN/UXC-7 With SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-10-7
Secure Net Radio Interface Unit-TSEC/KY-90 With SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-10-8
Battery Computer Sys, AN/GYK-29 With SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-10-9
Digital Msg Device, AN/PSG-2A; With SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-10-10
Fire Spt Team Digital Msg Device, AN/PSG-5 With SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-10-11
Maneuver Control Sys With SINCGARS",
TB 11-5820-890-10-12
TACFIRE, AN/PSC-1 (BCT), AN/PSC-2 (DCT) With SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-10-13
Mortar Ballistic Computer, M23 With SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-10-14
LS-671 Loudspeaker With SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-10-15
Firefinder, AN/TPQ-36 With SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-10-16
Battery Computer Sys (BCS) To Gun Display (GDU) With
TB 11-5820-890-10-17
Radio Set, AN/PSC-3 With SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-12 Automated Net Control Device, AN/CYZ-10 With SINCGARS
TB 11-5820-890-30-4 Repair of the Dispaly/Keypad Assy A3266120-1 w/the Repair kit A3210962-1
TB 11-5821-333-10
            ARC-210(), Airborne: ICOM, AN/ARC-201A(V), Non-ICOM,
TB 11-5821-333-10-2
            ARC-201(), Airborne ICOM Radios With ANCD, AN/CYZ-10

TB 11-5895-469-30
          Flight Coordination Central, AN/TSC-61B, With SINCGARS

TM 11-5820-890-10- Main Technical Manuals

TM 11-5820-890-10-1   (198 pg)
Gnd ICOM  Manual, AN/PRC-119A, AN/VRC-87A,C Thru AN/VRC-92A (RT-1523 radios)
TM 11-5820-890-10-2  (29 pg)
Gnd ICOM RT-1523A/B/C Pocket Guide, AN/PRC-119A, AN/VRC-87 Thru AN/VRC-92 A (RT-1523 radios)
TM 11-5820-890-10-3  (193 pg)
Gnd Non-ICOM Manual, AN/PRC-119, AN/VRC-87 Thru AN/VRC-92 (RT-1439 radios)
TM 11-5820-890-10-4  (30 pg)
Gnd Non-ICOM RT-1439 Pocket Guide, AN/PRC-119, AN/VRC-87 Thru AN/VRC-92 (RT-1439 radios)
TM 11-5820-890-10-5    (29 pg)
Net Control Station Pocket Guide, AN/PRC-119/-119A, AN/VRC-87/-87A/-87B/-87C (RT-1439 & RT-1523 radios)
TM 11-5820-890-10-6  (54 pg)
ICOM Gnd w/ANCD, PLGR & HRCRD AN/PRC-119/-119A, AN/VRC-87/-87A/-87B/-87C (RT-1523 radios)
TM 11-5820-890-10-7  (56 pg)
ICOM Gnd w/CYZ-10 & PLGR AN/PRC-119A,/VRC-87A/-87B/-87C, With AN/CYZ-10, (RT-1523 radios)
TM 11-5820-890-10-8  (312 pg)
Gnd ICOM Manual, AN/PRC-119A,AN/VRC-87A/-87C/-88A/-88C/-89A/-90A/-91A/-92A (RT-1523 radios)
TM 11-5820-890-10-HR    (103 pg)
 AN/PRC-119/-119A, AN/VRC-87/-87A/-87C/-87D/-88/-88A/-88C/-88D/ -89/-89A/-90/-90A/-91/-91A/-92/-92A (RT-1523A/C/D/F radios)
TM 11-5820-890-20-1  (208 pg)
 ICOM, AN/PRC-119A,AN/VRC-87A/-88A/-89A/-90A/-91A/-92A (RT-1523A/D/F radios)
TM 11-5820-890-20-2 (444 pg)
 ICOM, AN/PRC-119A,/VRC-87A/-87C/-88A/-89A/-90A/-91A/-92A (RT-1523A/C/D/F radios)
VIC-1, C-11291, C-11561, MX-10862, ANCD& MX-18290, Batteries, HRCRD
TM 11-5820-890-20-3  (72 pg)
 ICOM, AN/PRC-119A,AN/VRC-87A/-88A/-89A/-90A/-91A/-92A (RT-1523A radios)
Manpack, Vehicular, Cable Schematics,  MT-6352,  AM-7239,  AM-7238,  RT-1523 (A-D),  C-11561,  C-11291, LS-671, H-250
TM 11-5820-890-20P (replaced by 20P-1 & 20P-2)
SINCGARS,AN/PRC-119/-119A,AN/VRC-87/87A/-87C/-87/-88/-88A/-89/-89A/
            -90/-90A/-91/-91A/-92/-92A
TM 11-5820-890-20P-1 (264 pg)
C-11291, CY-8523A&C, CY-8664, MX-18290, MX-10579, MX-10862, RT-1523, RT-1439, C-11561, AM-7239, AS-4266A, AS-3900, AS-3916, MT-6352, MT-6576, MK-3212, LS-671, AM-7239B, RT-1523B, RT-1523C, AM-7239C, RT-1523A, RT-1523D, MT-8352, C-11291, CY-8523B, AM-7239A, AM-7239D
TM 11-5820-890-20P-2  (60 pg)
RT-1523E
TM 11-5820-890-23P
Unit and Direct Support Maint Repair Parts & SpecialTO for FHMU TD-1456/VRC (NSN 5820-01-365-2721) (5975-01-430-3109)
TM 11-5820-890-30
RT-1439/VRC Rcvr-Xmtr; AM-7239/VRC Adapter; AM-7238/VRC Amplifier; C-11291/VRC Cntrl Mntr; MT-6352,-6429,-6353/VRC Bases; CY-8346/PRC Btry Box;OA-9263/GRC Grp
TM 11-5820-890-30-3
RT-1439/VRC Rcvr-Xmtr; OA-9263A/GRC Grp; AM-7239/VRCAdapter; AM/7238/VRC Amplifier; C-11291/VRC Cntrl-Mntr;MT-6352,-6353,-6429/VRC, AS-3684,-3900/VRC Bases; CY-8523,-8523A/PRC Btry Box; CX-13313,-13293/VRC Cable Assy
TM 11-5820-890-30-4 (1173 pg)
DS Maint, Ground Non-ICOM Radio Sets: RT-1523, OA-9297, AM-7239(), AM-7238, C-11291, MT-6352, CY-8523A, MT-6353, AS-3684 & As-3900, CX-13313, C-11561, MX-10862, CY-8664, MT-6576, LS-671, MX-18290
TM 11-5820-890-30-5  (957 pg)
DS Maint, Ground Non-ICOM Radio Sets: RT-1439, AM-7239, C-11291, MT-6352, CY-8523A, MT-6353, AS-3684 & As-3900, CX-13313, MT-6429, CX-13293, MX-10862
  TM 11-5820-890-30P-1
 SINCGARS, AN/PRC-119/-119A,-88D/-89/-89A/-90/-90A/-91/-91A/-92/-92A
  TM 11-5820-890-30P-2  (100pg)
 Rcvr-Xmtr, RT-1523A&D; Base, MT-6352A; Control, C-11291A; Btry Box, CY-8523B; Amp, AM-7238A, AM-7239A&D
  TM 11-5820-890-30P-3  (112 pg)
            RT-1523E
TM 11-5820-890-40P  (940 pg)
             AS-3683,  CY-13293, C-11291, CY-8523A, CY-8664, MX-18290, MX-10579, MX-10862, RT-1523, RT-1439, C-11561, AM-7239, AM-7238, AS-4266,     AS-3684, AS-3900, AM-6352, MT-6576, MK-2312, LS-671, J-4501, RT-1439 Sys COn tool, AM-7238 P1 tool, MT-6353 Con Tool, OA-9263, AM-7239B, ON-373
TM 11-5820-914-40P
???, AN/PRC-119/119A,AN/VRC-87/-87A/-87C/-87D/-88/-88A/-88C/88D/-89/-89A/-90/-90A/-91/-91A/-92/-92A

TM 11-5821-333-23P
        ???, Airborne Cmbt Net, AN/ARC-201(V), AN/ARC-201A(V)
TM 11-5821-333-30
        ARC-201(), Airborne Cmbt Net, AN/ARC-201(V), AN/ARC-201A(V)

TM 11-6625-3094-24
        SINCGARS Connect Devices, AN/USM-410(V)2, AN/USM-465A,
TM 11-6625-3094-24P
        Test Program Set, SINCGARS, AN/PRC-119/-119A,AN/VRC-87/-87A/-87C/ -88/-88A/-89/-89A/-90/-90/-91/-91A/-92/-92A

Install Kits

Installation kits are designed to install a specified radio configuration into a specified vehicle.  A configuration includes not only a Receiver-Transmitter but also the mount(s), adapters, amplifiers, antennas, cables, etc needed.

The Letter is the RT-1523 version A, B, etc. (instead of showing no letter the RT-1439 is explicitly shown), 1523 Series means any of the RT-1523 radios.
The TB-xx number is shorthand for TB 11-5820-890-xx. 
The MK-nnnn is the Kit number

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Vehicle
PRC-119
Man Pack
(M.P.)
VRC-87
Short
Range
VRC-88
Short
Range
Opt M.P.
VRC-89
Long &
Short
Range
VRC-90
Long
Range
VRC-91
Long &
Short
Range
Opt M.P.
VRC-92
Long &
Long
Range
Base
Station

1523 Series
TB-1
MK-2332
1523 Series
TB-1
MK-2332

1523 Series
TB-1
MK-2332


Dual
Base
Station



1523 Series
TB-2
MK-2333



TSM-153
Shop

1523 Series
TB-4
MK-2177
1523 Series
TB-4
MK-2177

1523 Series
TB-4
MK-2177


M911 8x6

1523 Series
TB-5
MK-2178
1523 Series
TB-5
MK-2178

1523 Series
TB-5
MK-2178


TPQ-32
Radar






1523 Series
TB-6
MK-2190
M34, M35, M36  6x6
M54, M813, M814
M543
M816, M818
M819
M821

1523 Series
TB-7
MK-2195
1523 Series
TB-7
MK-2195
1523 Series
TB-8
MK-2196
1523 Series
TB-7
MK-2195
1523 Series
TB-8
MK-2196

TWQ-1
Avenger



1523 Series
TB-9
MK-2201

1523 Series
TB-9
MK-2201

ASM-189
 Elec Shop

1523 Series
TB-10
MK-2202
1523 Series
TB-10
MK-2202

1523 Series
TB-10
MK-2202


M978 8x8
M984
M985

1523 Series
TB-11
MK-2204
1523 Series
TB-11
MK-2204

1523 Series
TB-11
MK-2204


M934 & M935 6x6

1523 Series
TB-12
MK-2207
1523 Series
TB-12
MK-2207

1523 Series
TB-12
MK-2207


MLQ-34
C mrs

1523 Series
TB-13
MK-2295
1523 Series
TB-13
MK-2295

1523 Series
TB-13
MK-2295


TRQ-32
R. Rcvr



1523 Series
TB-14
MK-2296



TRC-113 Rptr
S-250 shltr


1523 Series
TB-15
MK-2297
1523 Series
TB-15
MK-2297

1523 Series
TB-15
MK-2297


M109 155mm

1523 Series
TB-16
MK-2299
C
TB-16
MK-2299
1523 Series
TB-17
MK-2300

1523 Series
TB-17
MK-2300

M110 8"

C
TB-18
MK-2304
C
TB-18
MK-2304




M548
Cargo

C
TB-19
MK-2305
C
TB-19
MK-2305




M992
Ammo

1523 Series
TB-20
MK-2306
C
TB-20
MK-2306




M1009  4x4

1523 Series
TB-21
MK-2310
1523 Series
TB-21
MK-2310
1523 Series
TB-22
MK-2311
1523 Series
TB-21
MK-2310
1523 Series
TB-22
MK-2311
1523 Series
TB-22
MK-2311
M1009  4x4
1523 Series
TB-77
MK-2493
1523 Series
TB-77
MK-2493
1523 Series
TB-77
MK-2493
1523 Series
TB-77
MK-2493
1523 Series
TB-77
MK-2493
1523 Series
TB-77
MK-2493
Watercraft



1523 Series
TB-23
MK-2347

1523 Series
TB-23
MK-2347
1523 Series
TB-23
MK-2347
M1008  CUCV 4x4

1523 Series
TB-24
MK-2313
1523 Series
TB-24
MK-2313
1523 Series
TB-25
MK-2314
1523 Series
TB-24
MK-2313
1523 Series
TB-25
MK-2314
1523 Series
TB-25
MK-2314
M1010  CUCV 4x4

1523 Series
TB-26
MK-2316
1523 Series
TB-26
MK-2316

1523 Series
TB-26
MK-2316


M998  HMMWV 4x4

1523 Series
TB-27
MK-2325
1523 Series
TB-27
MK-2325
1523 Series
TB-28
 MK-2326
1523 Series
TB-27
MK-2325
1523 Series
TB-28
 MK-2326
1523 Series
TB-28
 MK-2326
M998 HMMWV 4x4
M1038

1523 Series
TB-90
MK-2328
1523 Series
TB-90
MK-2328
1523 Series
TB-29
MK-2327
1523 Series
TB-90
MK-2328
1523 Series
Dual
TB-29
MK-2327
1523 Series
Dual
TB-29
MK-2327
M163 Gun



1523 Series
TB-31
MK-2329

1523 Series
TB-31
MK-2329

OA-8389 Fire
OA-8390 Ctr



1523 Series
TB-32
MK-2330

1523 Series
TB-32
MK-2330
1523 Series
TB-32
MK-2330
M934 6x6
M935



1523 Series
TB-33
MK-2331

1523 Series
TB-33
MK-2331
1523 Series
TB-33
MK-2331
M820 6x6
M934

1523 Series
TB-80
MK-2531
1523 Series
TB-80
MK-2531

1523 Series
TB-80
MK-2531

1523 Series
TB-34
MK-2334
M577
Fire Dir Ctr



1523 Series
TB-35
MK-2346
1523 Series
TB-62
MK-2383
1523 Series
TB-35
MK-2346
1523 Series
TB-35
MK-2346
M577
Fire Dir Ctr

1523 Series
TB-63
MK-2384
+VRC-89
1523 Series
TB-63
MK-2384
+VRC-91
1523 Series
TB-63
MK-2384
+VRC-92
1523 Series
TB-63
MK-2384
+VRC-87
1523 Series
TB-63
MK-2384
+VRC-88
1523 Series
TB-63
MK-2384
+VRC-90
M577 VSC3
Fire Dir Ctr

1523 Series
TB-66
MK-2389
1523 Series
TB-66
MK-2389

1523 Series
TB-66
MK-2389


TSQ-130(V)
Ctrl Anal Ctr

1523 Series
TB-36
MK-2349
1523 Series
TB-36
MK-2349

1523 Series
TB-36
MK-2349


TRC-110 Rptr
TRC-117 Term

1523 Series
TB-37
MK-2357
1523 Series
TB-37
MK-2357

1523 Series
TB-37
MK-2357


M48 Bridge
M60

1523 Series
TB-39
MK-2353
1523 Series
TB-39
MK-2353

1523 Series
TB-39
MK-2353


TLQ-17A
Cntr Meas



1523 Series
TB-40
MK-2354

1523 Series
TB-40
MK-2354

OA-9092 Wthr
TMQ-31




1523 Series
TB-41
Dual
MK-2355


M728
Cmb Eng

1523 Series
TB-42
MK-2356
1523 Series
TB-42
MK-2356

1523 Series
TB-42
MK-2356


TRC-138
Rptr

1523 Series
TB-43
MK-2381
1523 Series
TB-43
MK-2381

1523 Series
TB-43
MK-2381


Watercraft
VIC  AM-1780



1523 Series
TB-44
MK-2347

1523 Series
TB-44
MK-2347
1523 Series
TB-44
MK-2347
MSQ-103
Rcvr

1523 Series
TB-45
MK-2360
1523 Series
TB-45
MK-2360

1523 Series
TB-45
MK-2360


M9 E Mvr

1523 Series
TB-46
MK-2361





SUSV
M973
M923
M1066
M1067

1523 Series
TB-47
MK-2362
1523 Series
TB-47
MK-2362
1523 Series
TB-70
MK-2395
1523 Series
TB-47
MK-2362
1523 Series
TB-70
MK-2395
1523 Series
TB-70
MK-2395
M1059
Smoke

1523 Series
TB-48
MK-2364
1523 Series
TB-48
MK-2364

1523 Series
TB-48
MK-2364


M60A1/A3
Tank



1523 Series
TB-49
MK-2368

1523 Series
TB-49
MK-2368
1523 Series
TB-49
MK-2368
TSC-61B
Flt Cord




1523 Series
TB-50
MK-2369

1523 Series
TB-50
MK-2369
M88A1/A2
Rcvy

1523 Series
TB-52
MK-2371
1523 Series
TB-52
MK-2371
1523 Series
TB-53
MK-2372
1523 Series
TB-52
MK-2371
1523 Series
TB-53
MK-2372
1523 Series
TB-53
MK-2372
M106SA Mrtr
M125A1

1523 Series
TB-54
MK-2373
1523 Series
TB-54
MK-2373
1523 Series
TB-55
MK-2374
1523 Series
TB-54
MK-2373
1523 Series
TB-55
MK-2374
1523 Series
TB-55
MK-2374
M113 APC

1523 Series
TB-56
MK-2375
1523 Series
TB-56
MK-2375
1523 Series
TB-57
MK-2376
1523 Series
TB-56
MK-2375
1523 Series
TB-57
MK-2376
1523 Series
TB-57
MK-2376
M113 APC


1523 Series
TB-105
MK-2848

1523 Series
TB-105
MK-2848
1523 Series
TB-105
MK-2848
M113 APC
Dual config

A
TB-58
MK-2376
MK2377
A
TB-58
MK-2376
MK2377

A
TB-58
MK-2376
MK2377


LARC  Watercraft

1523 Series
TB-59
MK-2387
1523 Series
TB-59
MK-2387

1523 Series
TB-59
MK-2387


TSQ-70
AC Ctrl




1523 Series
TB-60
MK-2379

1523 Series
TB-60
MK-2379
TSQ-71
Landing






1523 Series
TB-61
MK-2380
M578


1523 Series
TB-64
MK-2385
1523 Series
TB-64
MK-2385

1523 Series
TB-64
MK-2385


OK-398/TPQ




1523 Series
TB-65
MK-2390


1523 Series
TB-65
MK-2390
TSQ-138
Mstr Ctrl



1523 Series
TB-67
MK-2390



M1
Tank



1523 Series
TB-68
MK-2392

1523 Series
TB-68
MK-2392
1523 Series
TB-68
MK-2392
M2 & M3
Fght Vech

1523 Series
TB-69
MK-2394
1523 Series
TB-69
MK-2394
1523 Series
TB-69
MK-2394
1523 Series
TB-69
MK-2394
1523 Series
TB-69
MK-2394
1523 Series
TB-69
MK-2394
M923, M924, M925
M926, M927, M928
M931, M932, M933
M936   5 Ton

1523 Series
TB-71
MK-2378
1523 Series
TB-71
MK-2378

1523 Series
TB-71
MK-2378


M901
TOW

1523 Series
TB-72
MK-2403
1523 Series
TB-72
MK-2403
1523 Series
TB-73
MK-2404
1523 Series
TB-72
MK-2403
1523 Series
TB-73
MK-2404
1523 Series
TB-73
MK-2404
M981
F Sup



1523 Series
Dual
TB-74
MK-2406

1523 Series
Dual
TB-74
MK-2406

TSM-154
Shop

1523 Series
TB-75
MK-2407
1523 Series
TB-75
MK-2407
1523 Series
TB-75
MK-2407



M270
MLRS






1523 Series
TB-76
MK-2408
M551
Tank

RT-1439
A
TB-79
MK-2396
RT-1439
A
TB-79
MK-2396

RT-1439
A
TB-79
MK-2396


M915

1523 Series
TB-82
MK-2616
1523 Series
TB-82
MK-2616

1523 Series
TB-82
MK-2616


M1070

1523 Series
TB-83
MK-2692
1523 Series
TB-83
MK-2692

1523 Series
TB-83
MK-2692


M1074/75

1523 Series
TB-84
MK-2694
1523 Series
TB-84
MK-2694

1523 Series
TB-84
MK-2694


M1065



1523 Series
TB-88
MK-2359

1523 Series
TB-88
MK-2359
1523 Series
TB-88
MK-2359
TMQ-41

1523 Series
TB-107
MK-2852
1523 Series
TB-107
MK-2852
1523 Series
TB-107
MK-2852


1523 Series
TB-89
MK-2790
M1078, M1080, M1081
M1083-M1086
M1088-M1094
M1096 family

1523 Series
TB-101
MK-2400
1523 Series
TB-101
MK-2400
1523 Series
TB-92
MK-2715
1523 Series
TB-101
MK-2400
1523 Series
TB-92
MK-2715
1523 Series
TB-92
MK-2715
M1025





1523 Series
TB-93
MK-2801

TSM-163
TSM-164



1523 Series
TB-95
MK-2834

1523 Series
TB-95
MK-2834
1523 Series
TB-95
MK-2834
MRC-137



1523 Series
TB-96
MK-2835

1523 Series
TB-96
MK-2835
1523 Series
TB-96
MK-2835
M1031

1523 Series
TB-98
MK-2837
1523 Series
TB-98
MK-2837

1523 Series
TB-98
MK-2837


MSQ-114
MSQ-116






1523 Series
TB-99
MK-2838
M109
Patriot






1523 Series
TB-100
MK-2839
M56
Smoke

1523 Series
TB-102
MK-2845
1523 Series
TB-102
MK-2845

1523 Series
TB-102
MK-2845


Generic to add
TD-1456 Mux
Why
different
MK #s ?


1523 Series
TB-108
MK-2863

1523 Series
TB-108
MK-2863
1523 Series
TB-108
MK-2863
Generic to add
TD-1456 Mux
Why
different
MK #s ?


1523 Series
TB-110
MK-2865

1523 Series
TB-110
MK-2865
1523 Series
TB-110
MK-2865
Generic to add
TD-1456 Mux
Why
different
MK #s ?


1523 Series
TB-111
MK-2866

1523 Series
TB-111
MK-2866
1523 Series
TB-111
MK-2866
Generic to add
TD-1456 Mux
Why
different
MK #s ?


1523 Series
TB-112
MK-2867



DEUCE

1523 Series
TB-113
MK-2901
1523 Series
TB-113
MK-2901

1523 Series
TB-113
MK-2901


BFIST





1523 Series
TB-115
MK-2914
1523 Series
TB-115
MK-2914


Patents

3411089 COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, Francis A. Gicca,  filed: Jun 28, 1962, Raytheon, 380/34 ; 375/285; 375/E1.034; 375/E1.036; 380/35 -
This may be the SINCGARS frequency Hopping system like used on the RT-1439
Calls:
2408692 SIGNALING SYSTEM, Henry Shore (RCA), Oct 1 1946, 380/34 ; 455/61 - multiple channels
2878316 MULTI-CHANNEL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, Wilson P. Boothroyd (Philco), Mar 17 1959, 370/533 ; 375/240; 704/205 - FDM
2913525 SECRET COMMUNICATING SYSTEM, M. J. LARSEN (General Dynamics), Nov 17 1959, 380/276 ; 315/8.51; 380/36-
voice encryption using pulse amplitude modulation and purmutations (maybe KY-38?)
Calls 1920 to 1950 patents:
1369805 SECRET COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BAXTER P HAMILTON (AT&T), Mar 1 1921, 380/40 ; 333/28R
audio sub-bands are either sent normally or amplified thus distorting the sound
2089639 INTELLIGENCE TRANSMISSION, A. V. BEDFORD (RCA), Aug 1937, 348/480 ; 332/115; 348/725; 348/E7.027 -
a large number of newer patents call this one.  audio is sampled at  7 kHz and time mixed with a TV video signal
2313209 COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, G. VALENSI, Mar 9 1943, 370/214 ; 370/273; 370/533; 370/534; 380/33 -
only a small number of amplitudes are needed for speech so two channels can be combined
2364210 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOE SCRAMBLING SIGNALS, G. GUANELLA (Patelhold), Dec 5 1944, 380/35 ; 380/39
Prior art 1 where frequency bands are shifted do not alter the energy rhythm nor frequency change points and a skilled listener can understand.
Prior art 2 where segments are time shifted suffers from vowels being understandable allowing words to be guessed.
The new method combines the two prior methods.
2401464 PRIVACY SYSTEM, Roy Clinton Corderman (AT&T),  Jun 4 1946,  380/35 ; 379/194; 379/395; 380/36
Prior art frequency inversion can be understood by treating it as a foreign language, i.e. learning the new sounds.
Speech is time divided into two paths.
2401888 CRYPTOGRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, James Ernest Smith (RCA),  Jun 11 1946,  380/22 ; 360/15; 360/24; 360/8; 380/243 -
audio, fax, etc. signal is broken down into 50 to 100 ms long elements that are rearranged in the time domain.
2403280 SECRET TELEGRAPH SYSTEM, R. M. HICKS (Teleregister Corp), Jul 2 1946, 380/260 -
divides up the message and sends it over multiple lines
2406349 SECRET SIGNALING, Frederick G. Buhrendorf (Bell Labs), Aug 27, 1946, 380/36 ; 380/22 -
time slices are delayed.  More combinations than prior art systems
2467486 COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, James A. Krumhansl (Stromberg-Carlson), Apr 19, 1949, 375/239 ; 327/90; 329/313; 329/361
uses pulses to transmit the voice signal  also see RE23288
2486491 GATELDRSTRIBUTOR CIRCUITS, L. A. MEACHAM (Bell Labs), Nov 1, 1949, 327/237 ; 327/293; 370/534; 708/103 -
Time Division Multiplex
2508622 PULSE CODE MODULATION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, John R. Pierce (Bell Labs), May 23, 1950, 375/242 ; 327/171; 327/261; 327/303; 327/50; 327/552
the title says what it is.
2527638 PULSE SKIP SYNCHRONIZATION OF PULSE TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, John G. Kreer (Bell Labs), Oct 31, 1950, 370/305 ; 370/532; 375/364; 380/39
only hunts if sync pulse does not arrive when it should or upon starting
2965702 Television
3030450 BAND COMPRESSION SYSTEM, Bell Labs, filed Nov 17, 1958

Called by:
4181816 Devices for combining random sequences, using one or more switching operations, Jan 1, 1980
4349915 Minimization of multipath and doppler effects in radiant energy communication systems, Sep 14, 1982
4597087 Frequency hopping data communication system, Jun 24, 1986
4802220 Method and apparatus for multi-channel communication security, Jan 31, 1989
4866771 Signaling system, Sep 12, 1989

Links

FAS - SINCGARS overview-
Global Security - SINCGARS - (dupe of FAS pages)
SINCGARS Needs Maneuver Communications -
ITT - SINCGARS web page - History of SINCGARS with descriptions of the various models.  It's strange that this document does not mention RT-1523, but instead uses RT-1702.
Mike Murphy - some radios

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