SAR Radios Lacking Squelch,
     KEL, Motorola PRC-68, R-1051,
     Manuals on the WEB,
     Obit, Retired Col. Rex Applegate,
NEW MEMBER; Ray Robinson


SAR Radios Lacking Squelch,

Reference: why no squelch on several "survival radios". The  radios were designed to be operated by anybody, the simpler the better, having operated all most all of the units between 1960 and 1985, the simpler radios were always the best.  You don't want to be  using a PLD "personal lowering device"  with one hand ,after landing in the top of a forest canopy and try to figure out how to operate a  radio adjusting squelch etc.

The reassuring hiss told you it was working and was ready.With the squelch open the units were very sensitive. The older radios of course were very broad banded and you could hear near by transmissions on frequencies close to 121.5 as the squelch was open.

You saved battery power by only listening only at designated times or when it was obvious help was in the area. On the subject of batteries, two things I aways carried was extra ammo and extra batteries.

The "survival radios" were used for many things, I've even used a URC-4 at a drop zone  for giving information to in coming aircraft as to winds and clearance to drop, "green smoke"  was always confirmed by radio if it was possible  This was always done on a "training frequency" During land and sea survival training, the radios were always on a "training frequency".

A reminder that some of your new members may not be aware is the use of 121.5 and 243.0  MCs, (I dont recognize MHz)   243.0 MCs was picked for the UHF frequency as it was the second harmonic of 121.5.  Most of the first "survival radios" had a very strong second harmonic as they were "simple" in constrution. If there was any confusion,  scratch that there was always confusion during a rescue, but anyway if you listened on  243.0 you has all the bases covered in the early days.

The URC-4 was very popular to convert to two meters in the sixties, several articles appeared in CQ magazine.  I have even used them on repeaters as they FM slightly, very low audio but still detectable.  You can "slope detect" for receive. Great display item at shows.

                                        73   Breck K4CHE

ed) I concur the non-recognition of MHZ, you'll never see me using it. Also the lack of a squelch control on Downed Airman's radio or otherwise in the hands of ill trained personnel. But for use by highly trained FAC's it doesn't seem practical in radios designed for this purpose. The URC-4 was indeed a popular radio for conversion and use on 2 & 6 meters, as well as 220. The URC-4 was also converted to both 220 and 2 meters by many hams.


KEL, Motorola PRC-68, R-1051,

Regard KEL ASR-100. Didn't KEL make the GE Pocket Mate for a while?  That could explain the folding antenna.

Regard experemental PRC-68. It is roughly the same size as the Magnavox unit but it has the antenna built into the base.  There is also a provision for an external antenna.  I used to own some of the prototypes that are in Janes, they are almost like the production unit execpt that the battery attaches by 2 studs that go through the battery rather than the clips on the side.  Other than that the radio is identical to the production unit.  They were marked XN or XE (can't remember which.) There are no "X" designations on the Motorola unit.

Have you had a discussion of the R-1051/T-827/URC-35/GRC-106?  I believe General Dynamics did invent it and the original set was the SC-901.  The SC-901 is similar to the URC-35 (i.e. a receiver/exciter.)  I was told that the original set was designed for communications among missile silos.


ed) it is very possible your observed KEL/GE connection is so. The internal construction of the ASR-100 is VERY similar to the GE Pocket Com.

I've heard the same story in regard the R-1051 family use in missile silos. I believe the origin was Jim Karlow, I wonder if we might impose on him to elaborate in detail.




     The AS-2259 is an antenna used with the PRC-47/104/etc for NVIS, near vertical incidence skywave, ops for 0-300 miles. I'll track down Pat Melly to see if will yak to a recorder about mid '50s Marine ops with the GRC-9 and the Lebanon deployment in particular. He was surprised I had the old radio gear and mentioned his using the GRC-9 with the leg key on the beach after their landing. By the way, Pat's experience in the '50s, the cannibalized PRT/PRRs, and the AS-2259 are some what related. Pat was using HF to comm with the afloat element for support etc. 25 years later the Marines were again in "The Root" but had VHF comms. Those VHF relays built using the PRT/PRR parts were to allow the Marines ashore and out of LOS with the ships or patrols blocked by cityscape to have comms. Beirut was not a friendly place and those interested should look for a copy of "The Root". The RPV/Relay was tested in the desert at 29 Palms then deployed. Research into NVIS for use with tactical radios got on a roll, and the Marines PRC-47 was a prime radio at the time. There was also work done on mobile NVIS from a Hummer and similar vehicles. The AS-2259 is one of the products from that era. I still have a co workers published work concerning the problem, math models, field test reports, and suggested fixes.
Surprisingly, the study was not really followed up here in the US but was jumped on hard by NATO, especially the Germans, and also the Israelis who were faced with urban scenarios and had similar radios. Funny how stuff stays the same......Pat Melly actually had a better chance 25 years earlier. Then there is the story of the low visability antenna to replace the '1729 VHF vehicle antenna and the procurement follies...but thats another story.

Ed Zeranski  This is a private opinion or statement.

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ed) NVIS radiation is indeed a very interesting subject, and one I would have liked to elaborated further on in the article but didn't feel it appropriate at the time. Maybe you'd like to do something in-depth for us??? In a nut shell, the practice involves using inverse wave propagation and radiating an HF signal near to strait up. This signal is then reflected back to earth in an umbrella pattern providing effective short range communications with HF radio equipment where VHF equipment/communications were not suitable either because of range or terrain. I have had some interest & experience with this type propagation in both civilian and military applications. Perhaps I will cover it in more detail in a future article.



     Well we all had a good time again, but as has become the norm, old green radios were very few. Ike got an RT-70/AM-65, and an R-110 after puttin up with a bunch of shenanigans from the seller, he pitting me against Ike said I'd had offered $60.00(my offer was for $20.00 as all were in pretty nasty shape). By hamfest end Ike got the lot for $45.00 which wasn't too bad. Ike also got some kinda impressive lookin field intensity/interference receiver for $100 that works from 100kc to 1gc, solid state, with the manual. He knocked me out of the way ta get it. The same guy had a PRC-47 for $200 and he took it home with him.

     I got just about every other item of military radio stuff including an SP-600, and MN-22 that I promptly swapped off to Bob Simpson(he likes heavy stuff). An ARC-5 trans/MD-7/racks/shock mounts/antenna relay/CW key, all in excellent condition, the lot was $25.00. I know, more aircraft shit, but what's a guy ta do when pickins are so slim? Also to provide ballast for my truck was a BC-684 transmitter, finally somethin green, but alas, I already got one. But at $10.00 who could resist especially as the guy had drove many miles to bring it to me?

     Also to attend were Sheldon Wheaton, and Frank White, but as I never saw either carrying anything I don't think their luck was even as good as ours. Both Bob and Ike also got some really heavy test equipment of military origin.

     The next hamfest we'll be attending is in Oklahoma City next weekend, the sponsors of this event have donated an undetermined quantity of tables for me to put on a display of equipment. As this is about as far as I'll ever get to the southwest(340 miles), I hope ta see some of you there.



Manuals on the WEB,

Since I am new to the list I don't know if you have this information on military manuals. So thought I'd pass it along anyway. I have found two web sites that have manual data bases. The first is, NTIS  (National Technical Information Service) at: At this site you can search for a manual then call in an order. They are not cheap but you can get the information.

The second site is, MOCAT  Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (MOCAT) at:

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

This site is a data base for the Federal Depository Library Program. You search for your manual and if you find it you can then locate a library near you that has the manual. In my case I am located in Reno, Nevada and the library at UNR is a depository site. I located what they call BGIC (Business and Government Information Center)  The first time I visited the BGIC section  I couldn't believe my eyes. There was row upon row of military manuals. As I browsed I saw manuals on the Pershing missile launcher, Abrams tank, cranes, generators etc. I also saw three bookcases of WWII manuals but they are not in numerical order so it's a long process to find a particular WWII manual. After talking with one of the very helpful clerks, I found out that there is also a Microfiche that lists the manuals by FSN and NSN. While the clerk was explaining how to use the fiche, she came upon a new version of the fiche, so she gave me the old version. I acquired a viewer and can now use the fiche at home. I also received instruction on how to access their catalog on line at home. If you'd like to try it you will need a program with telnet service. In my case Netscape brought up my Procomm automatically so I didn't have to do a thing. Here's the procedure. Go to, then click on

Nevada State Documents [via telnet]. This will get you on the NEON network. Hit enter to begin, then enter, "G" for Government, "B" for United States Government, "A" for monthly catalog and you are finally there. The catalog will tell you if the item you request is looseleaf or microfilm. The micro film viewers that they have there can make a hard copy but at .10 ea it could get a bit pricey to copy a whole manual.

Some advice on searches... NTIS wants the number with out punctuation so, TM 750-5-32 would be, TM750532.
MOCAT reads dashes as a separator so It'll return with a whole list of TM then 750 etc. To search for the above manual I drop the TM then use the AND operator like,   750 AND 5 AND 32. Experiment with a manual number that you know they have then try different searches.

If you have a FSN or NSN email it to me and I can check the Microfiche for you.

Hope this helps,

Buzz KD7BZ
The President has proven you can get sex from aides..


Obit, Retired Col. Rex Applegate,

Sunday, July 19, 1998

Roseburg, Ore.- Retired Col. Rex Applegate, a military tactics expert, died Tuesday of pneumonia, stroke and heart disease. He was 84. He was a commando in Nazi occupied France during WWII and was one of the first people assigned to the OSS.

He worked with the legendary W.E. Fairbain to develop silent killing techniques and designed combat knives, guns and other weaponry. Prior to WWII he joined the Army as a reserve officer in the military police. He set up a training site for OSS field operations at what is now the presidential retreat Camp David.  
He was an instructor for close-quarters combat and wrote several books including 1943's "Kill or Get Killed" reprinted by the Marine Corps in 1991 as a training manual.


NEW MEMBER; Ray Robinson

Hi Dennis,
I was talking to Ian O`Toole and Bill Howard about Japanese WW2 radios, and Bill has invited me to join your group. So I have read your intro document, and submit this. #1 I accept your conditions. #2 Ray Robinson VK2ILV

I've been a ham since I was 14 years old. When I first sat for my license in 1964, I passed the theory and regs but failed the morse. this made me eligible for a Limited License, but I was under age, and did not get it till I was 16, when I became VK2ZON. I was living in Cessnock then and going to school. The local TV and Radio repair shop was run by Chris Cowan VK2PZ and he taught me everything.

There was plenty of War surplus gear around and I bought and used what I could. I left school and went to University in Sydney where I got my degree in Electronic Engineering. I was a trainee at AWA (Amalgamated Wireless Australia), one of the largest radio and electronics manufacturers in Australia. I learnt lots about anufacturing processes, from operating a lathe to making crystals. I saw the PRCF1 being made, just a few benches down. Today, AWA is only a shadow of their former greatness. I was there for 3 years, then went to OTC (Overseas Telecommunications Commission), a semi goverment body that ran the radio, telephone, telex, and satellite traffic in and out of Australia. The Post Office ran the Australian internal communcations. They have since merged into one giant, Telstra. I was with OTC for 9 years, working in Coastal Radio then Telex. It was here that I discovered these funny microprocessor things. I had my own 6800 development kit (still got it), and could program in
machine code. I had to calculate the branch offsets manually, and I can still count backwards in hex! I joined Macqaurie University, and am still here, working in Speech Research for the School of English. When I joined I had 4 technicians, 1 CP/M microcomputer, 1 General Automation minicomputer, and 1 Hewlette Packard minicomputer. I retired the GA mini. The HP had 2.5 meg of fixed disc, and 2.5 meg removable disc! After a few years I retired this, and bought a VAX, for $120K. Three VAXes later, we bought a SUN workstation. I have 20 of these now, (I`m writing this on a Sun). These have heaps of RAM, I have 30gig of disc, and plenty of users fooled into thinking I know it all. In reality, I have made all the mistakes, and so know all the cures. The Suns are used for speech Synthesis, speech Recognition, and speech Analysis. I don't do any of this, myself. I provide the machinery for the PhD students, and the Academics. They come to me with wierd and wonderful ideas, and I'm supposed to know what they are talking about, and make the computers do it for them. I now have 1 tech, and 1 programmer, and my time is split between programming, and engineering. I am currently making a German EMR (Electro Magnetic Resonance) unit work on our Sun. We put a helmet on a subject and then glue electrodes to the lips and tongue. As the subject speaks, the electrodes pick up a field from the helmet, and give a trace of the movement.

In contrast to this, I go home and play with 1940s valve technology! I have a small collection of military radios, some under the bench waiting restoration, and a few working. Some of these, I had when I was 14 years old. Each time I moved house, I lugged them with me. I also have a vintage computer collection. I have put some of the radios on the web at and hope to put more there as time permits.

There is a rough balance of Australian, UK, and US equipment there. Last year I sat down and relearnt morse, and gained my full license, so that I can use some of this gear. This involved a change of callsign.

I have an SCR-274N and ARC-5 station almost complete, just missing a transmit control box (C-29, or BC-451), and a power adapter (MX-20, or FT-310) so that I
can connect an ARR-1 (also need a CZR-29173  switching relay and CZR-23214 pilots control box for this).



Ray Robinson                          VK2ILV
Electronic Engineer         
Speech Hearing and Language Research Centre 612-98508765  ph
School of English Linguistics and Media          612-98509199  fax
Macquarie University
North Ryde 2109
Sydney NSW


618T;Collins,2-30mc,synthesized,500w,AM/SSB aircraft(ARC-102)transceiver,also used in FAC vehicles(MRC-108).The Standard of comparison for over 25 years. Remains in service today with many foreign countries & airlines.All are missing the side covers.GD cond NCHKD, 2 avail.
PAT-50A;Bendix "Flightweight" vintage(circa 1947) mini aircraft VHF transmitter, 5 chan xtal contr,w/mount & modulator.GD cond nchkd.
ARB(CRV-46151); WW-II Navy aircraft rec, tunes 195-9059kc. W/dyno, gd-vg cond, nchkd.
RU-17;Early/WW-II Navy aircraft cmnd rec.Pre ARC-5/SCR-274,same as BC-229.W/range D plug in(820-1396kc)other ranges avail,spinner knob, converted to 110vac,other mods? BLK crkl finish,FR-GD cond      nchkd.
GF-11;(Type CW-52063A)Companion transmitter to RU series receivers.
W/CW-47137(3-3.675MC TU)missing tube cover.Dated Apr 1941,by Westinghouse.BLK CRNKL,VG cond.
RAX-1;WW-II,Navy aircraft rec,used with various liaison transmitters. Navy's equivalent to BC-348 but much narrower.Two rec with different ranges required per system.
     #1.Tunes.2-1.5mc,am/cw.Has pwr con but no dyno.Mods ? Ser.No.74 by Westinghouse.Gd-vg cond nchkd.
     #2.Tunes .2-1.5mc,am/cw, rear panel connector missing, no dyno, gd cond, ncgkd.
     #3.Tunes .2-1.5mc,am/cw, rear panel connector changed to octal, no dyno. gd cond nchkd.
ABA-1;WW-II,Navy,transceiver 460-490mc,airborne IFF transponder,same as BC-645/SCR-515(also avail).W/dyno pwr sup.VG-EXC cond nchkd. Dyno avail.
BC-224;Identical to BC-348 except ops from 12vdc & less 200-300kc band Aircraft liaison rec built for lend lease & use in 12vdc aircraft with BC-191 trans.Missing dyno(I know where one is)& one phone  jack(I may have one).No apparent mods.GD-VG cond nchkd.

BC-348;Aircraft liaison rec used with BC-375 & ART-13 trans.First superhet of it's type.Tunes 200-500kc & 1.5-18mc,AM/CW. 677 avail,  
     #1 BC-348R,no mods,W/dyno,WF-43 VG cond nchkd.
     #2 BC-348H,very nice 110vac conv,built by Belmont CHI-41,EXC cond chkd.
     #3 BC-348R,110vac conv started(heaters),no extra holes,or pwr sup.GD cond.
     #4,BC-348O,GD-VG cond,110vac pwr sup added(needs cords replaced), no extra holes,by RCA.
     #5,BC-348(*)uses external grid tubes,PR cond,no cabinet or data plate,110vac pwr sup added,face painted grey,no extra holes in front panel,probably good for parts only.
     #7,BC-348(*), front banel has been replaced, converted to 110vac, meter added, can be rack mounted. chkd

BC-357M;aircraft beacon receiver,gd cond.

BC-645;Part of SCR-515,Late WW-II,airborn transceiver/transponder IFF 460-490mc,same as Navy ABA.
     #1 exc cond still mounted to shipping board.
     #2 New in Box.

APR-4/R-54;Very similar to APR-4Y,w/TN-17(74-320mc tunning umit,dated 1944),others avail.DAY-45,VG cond,NCHKD.

APR-4Y;Part of ALR-5 airborne countermeasures receiving system.Receives 30-1000mc AM/FM/CW/Pulse using CV-253 4 band tuning unit(other tuning units also avail).110vac operation w/some documentation.VG cond CHKD.

APR-5A/R-111;Late WW-II rec comp to above.Tunes 1000-5000mc thus extending system range.VG-EXC cond nchkd.

APT-5/T-85;Jamming transmitter used in WW-II bombers other large aircraft to jam enemy radar.VG cond,DAY-44.

ARC-2/RT-298;Late WW-II Collins Auto Tune HF Transceiver. Intended to replace the ARC-5/SCR-274 systems with a single radio. Ops 2-9mc AM/MCW/CW,pair 1625 outputs. Antenna insulator has been tastefully replaced with SO-239,nothing de-faced,w/manual copy,& internal dynomotor.EXC cond CHKD

ARC-3/R-77A;receiver,late WW-II,VHF AM Xtal control.GD cond NCHKD.

ARC-3/T-67;companian transmitter to above.GD cond nchkd.

ARC-5,& SCR-274,aircraft command set components; BC-442A,antenna relay/current meter, by Western Elec, w/connector, still has vacume cap. gd cond, nchkd.
     BC-453B,190-550kc rec,  
     #1,marked Royal Canadian Airforce,W/dyno EXC cond.
     #2,no top/bottom covers or dyno,modified,by Western Elec,FR cond,
     #3,no top/buttom/or acc covers,poor cond.
     #4,no dyno,acc cover,or appearant mods,gd cond.
     #5,no top or bottom covers,mods to acc cover,no dyno,fr cond,
     #6,mods to acc cover, vg cond.

     BC-454B,3-6mc rec,
     #1,mods to acc cover,no dyno.VG cond.
     #2,no top/bottom covers/tubes,poor cond.
     #3,no bottom cover,mods to acc cover,pwr con changed,110vac pwr sup included,rePorted to work,FR-GD cond.
     #4,blk crnkl,by Western Electric,no mods,w/dyno,vg-exc cond

     BC-455B,6-9.1mc,chgd pwr con,PR cond.

     BC-458A,5.3-7mc trans,exc cond,no mods,by Western Electric

     BC-459A,7-9.1mc trans,
       #1,unused,EXC cond.
       #2,missing roller inductor, has SO-239 ant connector, otherwise vg cond
       #3,missing ant con & cal xtal, rear panel connector changed, blk crkl, Western Elec, FR cond.

     BC-696A, 3-4mc trans, missing roller inductor, tube cover, has SO-239 ant connector.

     BC-946B,.5-1.5mc rec, tubes,dyno or top cover,connector removed from FT-310A,no extra holes,by Colonial radio,WF-43,FR cond.
       #2. mods to acc cover, may have been 110vac at one time, gd cond.

R-13,108-135mc rec,missing top & bottom covers(may have),no dyno. No mods,FR cond.

     R-23,190-550kc rec,needs paint(blk crkl),no dyno.No mods,FR cond.

     R-26,3-6mc rec,FR-GD cond,no dyno or accessory plug cover,FR-GD cond.

     R-26,3-6mc rec,EXC cond W/dyno.

     R-27,6-9.1mc rec,

       #1.VG-EXC cond W/dyno.

       #2.mods to acc cover, converted to 110vac, has spinner knob, may work. gd-vg cond

     T-19,3-4mc trans.

       #1.Complete no mods,top dented.FR-GD cond. mods,VG-Exc cond,will need screws put back(included),& one          1625

     T-20, 4-5.3mc trans. BLK CRNKL, by ARC. EXC cond

     T-21,5.3-7mc trans. missing roller inductor, tube cover. Case very good, no extra holes.

     T-22,7-9.1mc trans.

       #1,missing some screws,one 1629,xtal,bottom cover(may have), pwr con chgd.Otherwise GD cond.

       #2,missing data plate,& tube cover. Rear panel connector changed.

     T-23,VHF command trnasmitter,WF-43,exc cond.

     ?,trans 4-5.3mc,missing data plate,roller inductor,blk crnkl,alum top & bottom covers,dated 1944 by cond ,no extra holes.

     ?,rec,3-6mc,mods ?,no extra holes in front panel,gd-vg cond.

     BC-944,dual rec contr,190-550kc/3-6mc,blk crkl by Westinghouse.GD cond

     FT-225A, MD-7 shock mount, BLK CRNKL, by Westinghouse. EXC cond.

     FT-226,dual trans rack,missing back cover,& small connector.

     FT-226,as above exc cond. BLK CRNKL.

     FT-227A, dual rack/shock mount, BLK CRNKL, Western Elec. Exc cond.

     FT-228A,dual rec rack,missing back cover,blk crnkl,by Westinghouse. Dual Trans rack,missing data plate,painted black.

     MT-71, Dual Trans rack, BLK CRNKL, exc cond. I-155A,test set used with variuos command sets,w/cable & connector.

     MD-7, modulator power supply for command set transmitters.

       VG-EXC cond. 2 avail.

     RE-2, antenna relay/RF current meter, still has vac cap. BLK CRNKL EXC cond by Got lots of Junker Command Sets, let me know what ya need.

ARC-Type 12;Aircraft command set components.Used in most aircraft early 50's-late 60's

     R-11A,190-550kc receiver.

       #1, w.dyno, connector covers, & M-12 shockmount/rack. VG cond.
       #2, w/dyno, VG cond.
       #3, w/dyno, GD cond.
       #4,R-11A(R-511/ARC), no dyno, gd cond.

     R-13B,108-135mc receiver.

       #1, VG cond,w/dyno & connector.
       #2, w/dyno, E-11 rack, MT-5 shock mount.

     R-15,Rec,no Dyno,VG cond.

     R-19,118-148mc rec.

       #1,no dyno,GD cond.
       #2,converted to 12vdc w/solid state inverter pwr sup,VG cond
       #3,w/dyno,gd cond.

     R-445/ARN-30,no dyno.GD cond.

     R-511,no dyno,GD cond.

     T-11A, transmitter, GD cond.

     T-13A,transmitter,GD cond, 2 avail. SET, Includes, R-34A, solid state power supply, B-13A converter, E-14-A-1     dual rack, M-10 shock mount, VG cond.

     CV-431A/AR,VHF-UHF converter-transmitter,w/connectors.VG cond,

     CV-1917/AR,control for CV-431 etc,w/connectors.

     MT-1174/ARR, dual rec chock mount.

ARN-21/RT-220;Use unknown,FR-GD cond.

ART-13 or ATC;Collins built,2-18mc,AM/CW,100w,cont or 10ch auto tune trans.Interred service with the Navy in 1939 remaining at least till late 50's.Designed for use in large aircraft,was also used shipboard(ATZ) & vehicular by the Navy.Have 2,both in VG-EXC cond.

ARR-15/R-105;Collins built rec,as comp to ART-13,dont know if ever was used with.Tunes 1.5-18mc,AM/CW,cont or ten chan auto tune.No dyno or apparent mods,ant con chgd ? W/pwr conn.FR-GD cond.

ARR-41/R-648;Collins built,last rec to be used with ART-13.Mini aircraft version of R-390A.Tunes 190-550kc & 2-25mc,AM/CW.Has 1.4 & 6.5kc mechfilters.Mech digi readout.Ops28vdc.W/dyno,man(copy),pwr con.EXC cond chkd.

ARR-52A/R-1170; Used to monitor under water radio transmissions from sonabuoies ,w/manual copy VG cond, nchkd.

AVR-20A,& AVT-112A; RCA mini twin transmitter & receiver, used in WW-II light observation, & spotter aircraft such as the Tailercraft L-2, and Piper Cub. Was also used in all aircraft as a "Delivery Radio" untill the permanent equipment could be installed. Ops approx 2-6.8mc, GD cond.

UPX-7;Simi to APX-6 IFF transponder,w/C-744 control head.GD cond NCHKD.

SCR-57;WW-I,aircraft interphone box,very attractive walnut box with brass hardware,switch selects interphone or radio,EXCCOND.

ARC-27,28vdc dyno for ARC-27,NIB.

CAY-211483,Westinghouse,dyno for ?

BD-41,terminal mounting plate only.

BD AR 83,PS-225.Westinghouse 14vdc dyno only for above, 2 avail.

DM-28Q,28vdc dyno for BC-348,complete.

DM-32A,24vdc dyno.for ARC-5 Rec.

DM-33A,28vdc dyno for MD-7 modulator.

DM-53,24vdc dyno for ?,w/terminal connector.

DMX 310,24vdc dyno for Type 12 receivers, 2 avail.

DY-8,28vdc dyno for MD-7 modulator,3 avail.

DY-66/ARN-14,24vcd dynomotor.

PE-86F,24vdc dyno


Type N-8A,Gun Sight,marked U.S.Army Air Force,appears to be a combination radar/gun sight,as used by tail gunners in WW-II bombers,VG-Exc cond, w/cable & connector.

MK 9,Mod 2,US Navy Illuminated gun sight,new in box.

MK 18,Mod 1,Gunsight,by Eastman Kodak,gd-vg cond.

MK 18,Mod 0, Gryo, w/bombsight adapter.

BC-1160,TV camera used to remotely pilot drones,bombs,& pilotless B-17's, (early atempts at smart bombs).VG cond.

BC-130,P/O SCR-133 aircraft set circa 1924.Radio control box,has jacks for mic,phones,conn for trans,rec,ant. 1-1.5 RF ampmeter,antenna tuner,trans/rec/off switch.OD wood,w/connectors,gd-vg cond. 2 avail.

BC-602B,remote channel selector for SCR-522,w/mount.

BC-1303,contr for SCR-522.FR cond.

I-82,radio compass indicator used with various radio compass receivers,vg cond

LP-21A,football shaped aircraft,loop antenna. Used with several airborne irection finding sets most notably the Bendix MC-28 and BC-433 radio compasses. gd cond.

RE-13/ARA-8,Antenna relay used with SCR-522,AN-104,& ARA-8, missing back cover.

RL-2B,24vdc antenna reel,used with BC-375 for trailing wire antenna in B-17.Missing side cover.


CW-47075,range K TU for Navy RU-16 rec.

CW-47069,range E TU for Navy RU-16 rec,

CW-47137,3-3.7mc TU for Navy GF-11 trans.

TU-5B,1.5-3mc tunning unit for BC-191/375

Tunning Units for APR-1,4,RDO etc;

     8-90mc in case,

     80-300mc, 2 avail,

     CV-253/ALR 30-1000mc 4 bands

TN-129/APR-9,tuning unit

TN-130/APR-9,tuning unit



A great new software announcement!!!! This memo is to announce the development of a new software system. We are currently building a data center that will contain all firm data that is Year 2000 compliant.The program is referred to as: "Millennium Year  Application Software System" -or- (MYASS). Next Monday at 9:00 there will be a meeting in which I will show MYASS to everyone.  We will continue to hold demonstrations throughout the month so that all employees will have an opportunity to get a good look at MYASS. As for the status of the implementation of the program, I have not addressed the networking aspects, so currently only one person at a time can use MYASS. This restriction will be removed after MYASS expands. Several people are using the program already and have come to depend on it. Just this morning I walked into a subordinate's office and was not surprised to find that he had his nose buried in MYASS. I've noticed that some of the less technical personnel are somewhat afraid of MYASS.  Just last week, when asked to enter some information into the program, I had a secretary say to me, "I'm a little nervous, I've never put anything into MYASS before." I volunteered to help her as it was her first time, and, when we were through, she admitted that it was relatively painless, and that she was actually looking forward to doing it again!  She went so far as to say that, after using SAP and Oracle, she was ready to kiss MYASS. I know there are concerns over the virus that was found in MYASS upon initial installation, but I am pleased to say the virus has been eliminated and we were able to save MYASS.  In the future, however, protection will be required prior to entering MYASS. We planned this database to encompass all information associated with the business. So as you begin using the program, feel free to put anything you want into MYASS. As MYASS grows larger, we envision a time when it will be commonplace to walk by an office and see a manager hand a paper to an employee and say "Here, stick this in MYASS". This program has already demonstrated great benefit to the company during recent OSHA and EPA audits. After requesting certain historical data, the agency representatives were amazed at how quickly we provided the information.  When asked how the numbers could be retrieved so rapidly, our Environmental Manager proudly stated, "Simple, I just pulled them out of MYASS".


Two boys are playing football in Golden Gate Park when one is attacked by a rabid Rottweiler.  Thinking quickly, the other boy rips off a board of the nearby fence, wedges it down the dog's collar and twists, breaking the dog's neck.  A reporter who was strolling by sees the incident, and rushes over to interview the boy. "Young Forty Niners'Fan Saves Friend From Vicious Animal," he starts writing in his notebook.  "But I'm not a Niners fan," the little hero replied. "Sorry, since we are in San Francisco I just assumed you were." said the reporter and starts again.  "Little Oakland Raiders' Fan Rescues Friend From Horrific Attack" he continued writing in his notebook. "I'm not a Raiders fan either," the boy said. "I assumed everyone in the Bay Area was either for the Niners or Raiders. What team do you root for?" the reporter asked. "I'm a Cowboys fan." the child said. The reporter starts a new sheet in his notebook and writes, "Little Redneck Bastard Kills Beloved Family Pet."


It started out innocently enough.  I began to think at parties now and then to loosen up.  Inevitably though, one thought led to another, and soon I was more than just a social thinker. I began to think alone -"to relax," I told myself - but I knew it wasn't true.  Thinking became more and more important to me, and finally I was thinking all the time. I began to think on the job.  I knew that thinking and employment don't mix, but I couldn't stop myself. I began to avoid friends at lunchtime so I could read Kierkegaard and Kafka.  I would return to the office dizzied and confused, asking, "What is it exactly we are doing here?" Things weren't going so great at home either.  One evening I had turned off the TV and asked my wife about the meaning of life.  She spent that night at her mother's. I soon had a reputation as a heavy thinker.  One day the boss called me in. He said, "Skippy, I like you, and it hurts me to say this, but your thinking has become a real problem.  If you don't stop thinking on the job, you'll have to find another job." This gave me a lot to think about. I came home early after my conversation with the boss.  "Honey," I confessed...  "I've been thinking..." "I know you've been thinking," she said, "and I want a divorce!" "But Honey, surely it's not that serious." "It is serious," she said, lower lip aquiver.  "You think as much as
college professors, and college professors don't make any money, so if you keep on thinking we won't have any money!" "That's a faulty syllogism," I said impatiently, and she began to cry. I'd  had enough.  "I'm going to the library," I snarled as I stomped out the door. I headed for the library, in the mood for some Nietzsche, with an NPR station on the radio.  I roared into the parking lot and ran up to the big glass doors...they didn't open.  The library was closed. To this day, I believe that a Higher Power was looking out for me that night. As I sank to the ground clawing at the unfeeling glass, whimpering for Zarathustra, a poster caught my eye.  "Friend, is heavy thinking ruining your life?" it asked.  You probably recognize that line.  It comes from the standard Ponderer's Anonymous poster. Which is why I am what I am today:  a recovering thinker.  I never miss a PA meeting.  At each meeting we watch a non-educational video; last week it was another Rob Reiner film.  Then we share experiences about how we avoided thinking since the last meeting. I still have my job, and things are a lot better at home.  Life just seemed...easier, somehow, as soon as I stopped thinking.

A lawyer and a blonde are sitting next to each other on a long flight from LA to NY. The lawyer leans over to her and asks if she would like to play a fun game. The blonde just wants to take a nap,so she politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists and explains that the game is really easy and a lot of fun. He explains "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5, and visa-versa." Again, she politely declines and tries to get some sleep. The lawyer, now somewhat agitated, says, "Okay, if you don't know the answer you pay me $5, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $50!" figuring that since she is a blonde that he will easily win the match. This catches the blonde's attention and, figuring that there will be no end to this torment unless she plays, agrees to the game. The lawyer asks the first question. "What's the distance from the earth to the moon?" The blonde doesn't say a word, reaches in to her purse, pulls out a five-dollar bill and hands it to the lawyer. Now, it's the blonde's turn. She asks the lawyer: "What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?" The lawyer looks at her with a puzzled look. He takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references. He taps into the Airphone with his modem and searches the Net and the Library of Congress. Frustrated, he sends E-mails to all his coworkers and friends he knows. All to no avail. After over an hour, he wakes the blonde and hands her $50. The blonde politely takes the $50 and turns away to get back to sleep. The lawyer, who is more than a little miffed, wakes the blonde and asks, "Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four? Without a word, the blonde reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5, and goes back to sleep.


The beautiful eighteen-year-old girl sobbed hysterically at the funeral service of her seventy-five-year-old husband.  She confided in a friend, "We had such a happy marriage for the three months it lasted.  Every Sunday morning he would make love to me, keeping time with the rhythm of the church bells."  She sobbed again, then added,  "If that fire engine hadn't clanged by,  he'd be alive today."


One day, this man, Tony, died. When he was sent to be judged, he was told that he had committed a sin, and that he could not go to heaven right away. He asked what he did and God told him that he cheated on his income taxes, and that the only way he could get into heaven would be to sleep with a 500 pound, stupid, butt-ugly woman for the next five years and enjoy it. Tony decided that this was a small price to pay for an eternity in heaven. So off he went with this enormous woman, pretending to be happy. As he was walking along, he saw his friend Carlos up ahead. Carlos was with an even bigger, uglier woman than he was with.  When he approached Carlos he asked him what was going on, and Carlos replied "I cheated on my income taxes and scammed the government out of a lot of money...even more then you did." They both shook their heads in understanding and figured that as long as they have to be with these women, they might as well hang out together to help pass the time. Now Tony, Carlos, and their two beastly women were walking along, Minding their own business when Tony and Carlos could have sworn that they Saw their friend Jon up ahead, only this man was with an absolutely drop dead gorgeous supermodel/centerfold.  Stunned, Tony and Carlos approached the man and in fact it was their friend Jon. They asked him how is he with this unbelievable goddess, while they were stuck with these god-awful women. Jon replied "I have no idea, and I'm definitely not complaining.  This has been absolutely the best time of my life (and I'm dead,) and I have five years of the best sex any man could hope for to look forward to. There is only one thing
that I can't seem to understand. After every time we have sex, she rolls over and murmurs to herself, 'Damn income taxes'!"


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