The Clansman PRC-320 is a lightweight HF/SSB radio station designed as part of the British Army's Clansman range of radio equipments for combat use throughout the world. It was used by long-range patrols and Special Forces because of its sky-wave range performance and hand generator system.
The equipment operates in the 2 to 30 MHz band with 100 Hz channel spacing, which gives a choice of 280 000 frequencies. Selection is by decade knobs which control a micro-miniature synthesizer locked to a temperature compensated reference oscillator, giving a high order of stability under all environmental conditions.
The PRC-320 provides SSB (USB), AM, CW (wide) and CW (narrow) facilities. Speech processing and automatic level control are employed to provide whisper speech facilities and a high mean output power.
A transmitter output power of 30 W PEP working into a 2.4 m whip antenna gives the PRC-320 a ground-wave communications range in excess of 40 km by day under normal conditions.
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