AN/PRC-117F

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A PRC-117 radio and SATCOM antenna

The AN/PRC-117F Multiband Manpack Radio, or Multiband Multi Mission Radio (MBMMR), is a man-portable, tactical software-defined combat-net radio covering the 30-512 MHz frequency range. The radio is manufactured by Harris Corporation.[1] It has NSA certification for the transmission of voice and data traffic up to the Top Secret level.[2]

The designation AN/PRC translates to "Army Navy / Portable Radio Communications" used for two way Communications, according to Joint Electronics Type Designation System guidelines. The radio is also provided in a vehicular configuration under the AN/VRC-103 nomenclature.

Users[edit]

The AN/PRC-117F radio is currently in use with the United States Navy Seabee and EOD teams in their MRAP and JERRV vehicles.[3] The radio is also in use by the United States Marine Corps,[4] United States Army,[5] USSOCOM,[6] United States Coast Guard, United States Air Force,[7] Spanish Air Force,Norwegian Armed Forces, Danish Army, Croatian Army[8] Canadian Forces in Afghanistan and German Armed Forces.[9]

The radio is part of an Over-the-horizon Satellite Communications and Improved Dual Command and Control Console system recognized by the US Army as a Top 10 Invention in 2005.[10]

The radio has also been embedded in remote mine hunting systems for the US Navy.[11]

Specifications[edit]

AN/PRC-117G in the National Cryptologic Museum

General[edit]

  • Frequency Range: 30 to 512 MHz
  • Presets: 100 (110 including DAMA)
  • Transmission Modes: FM, AM, PSK, CPM
  • Tuning Resolution: 10 Hz
  • Model: RT-1796 (P)(C)/U

Transmitter[edit]

  • Output Power: 1 W to 20 W (Max)
  • Harmonic Suppression: –40 dBc
  • Frequency Stability: +/- 1.0 ppm

Receiver[edit]

  • FM Sensitivity -118 dBm (10 dB SINAD)
  • Adjacent Channel Rejection 60 dB

Interoperability[edit]

Interfaces[edit]

Physical Dimensions[edit]

  • 3.2H x 10.5W x 9.6D in. (w/o battery case)
  • Weight 9.8 lbs (without battery)

Environmental[edit]

Key Features[edit]

Waveforms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to PRC-117 at Wikimedia Commons